Teide and La Orotava

Teide and La Orotava

Teide1Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Tenerife. Its 3.718-metre-high summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic Ocean.

The volcano and its surroundings comprise the Teide National Park. The park has an area of 18,900 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 29, 2007. Is also one of the most visited National Parks in the world, with a total of 2.7 million visitors (ISTAC, 2011).