Mount Teide in the Canary Islands is a towering volcano on Tenerife that offers fantastic views of the Atlantic ocean and is at the centre of a vast national park. This mountain marks the third-highest volcanic mountain in the world and began forming nearly 170,000 years ago. It's still an active volcano and it stands above a spectacular national park among a sea of clouds above and vast untamed wilderness below.

Whether you're in it for great hiking, nature experiences or you just want to see a towering active volcano, this is a place to visit. It's good for families, couples or single travellers.

What are the highlights of Mount Teide in the Canary Islands?

Mount Teide in the Canary Islands is a highlight unto itself. It's the centrepiece of a gigantic national parkland with hiking trails, wildlife viewing, natural flora and untouched wilderness. It's a place where you can experience the natural wonder of the world. You can also get the opportunity to see the highest point above sea level in Spain and one of the highest volcanoes in the world, rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor.

If you're looking to get great photos, you'll find constantly changing tones and textures across the landscape and sea of clouds that backdrops the mountain.

What else is good to know about Mount Teide in the Canary Islands?

Mount Teide in the Canary Islands is both a site of global importance for studies about the geological processes that have formed our world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For this reason, it's important to be respectful of the land and to leave it as you found it. Clean up any rubbish you create and don't disturb the natural landscape.

While hiking here can be a fun experience, you won't find a lot of amenities and features. There aren't restaurants or shops here. You will want to bring everything you need with you. The good news is that Mount Teide is in the heart of Tenerife.

Mount Teide in the Canary Islands

Location: 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain