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  • 1 Roque de Los Muchachos Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma

    The road winding north of La Palma is lined with laurel bushes and pine trees and climbs up to one of the world's most important astrophysical observatories (2 423m). Here you are just a few metres from the summit and an impressive vista of the whole..

  • 2 Pico del Teide Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38000 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Peaking at an altitude of 3 718m, El Teide is an impressive volcano and the highest point in the whole of Spain's territory. From the cable car station (3 555m), you need a permit to continue the climb on foot (around 30min walk on unstable volcanic ..

  • 3 Parque Nacional del Teide Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Aguamansa

    This national park lies around the Las Cañadas corrie, a spectacular collapsed volcanic cone rising to a height of 2 000m and dominated by El Teide (3 718m) to the north. A crest of lava rocks laid bare by erosion and known as Los Roques stands in it..

  • 4 Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38750 El Paso

    The Cumbrecita Pass (1 833m) and especially the Lomo de las Chozas 1km away afford incredible panoramic views over the Caldera de Taburiente, a designated national park. The area is dotted with thickly covered Canary Island pines and up above loom to..

  • 5 Cueva de los Verdes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35500 Arrecife

    At the foot of the Corona Volcano, the subsoil of Lanzarote is riddled with underground galleries formed by lava streams. Upon contact with the air, the surface of the lava streams cools and hardens into a dense layer of basalt, underneath which molt..

  • 6 Pozo de las Nieves Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35001 Las Palmas

    This sometimes snow-capped summit (1 949m) looks out over the entire island. To the south San Bartolomé de Tirajana lies in the foreground, while the spectacular view stretches as far as the Playa de Maspalomas. To the west the unusual shapes of Roqu..

  • 7 Aclimatación de La Orotava Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    calle Retama 2 E - Puerto de la Cruz

    This botanical garden was established in the 18C by order of Charles III. The small 2ha enclosure houses an extraordinary profusion of all sorts of species of trees and flowers. While some of the species are native to the Canary Islands, others origi..

  • 8 Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35570 Yaiza

    Timanfaya National Park encompasses a massif that was formed by the volcanic eruptions of 1730-1736 and 1824. The colour of the landscape varies with hues of red to black. In the centre are the Mountains of Fire (Montañas de Fuego), whose depths rema..

  • 9 Monte de Las Mercedes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38201 San Cristóbal de la Laguna

    The mountainous Anaga headland is high enough to trap clouds from the north, making for a humid climate in which the Las Mercedes forest can flourish: tree laurel, giant heather and fayas, plants that are typically found in the Canaries. The roads wh..

  • 10 Valle Gran Rey Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38800 San Sebastián de la Gomera

    The road climbs the southern slopes of the island of La Gomera, which are less steep than those on the north side. Once it has reached a central plateau inside the national park, it passes through the potters' village of Chipude, before descending to..

  • 11 Mirador de Bandama Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35310 Monte Lentiscal

    A road leads up to the top of Bandama (569m) and the enormous volcanic crater with its eruption forms intact. The summit serves as a lookout point while the inside of the crater is now a small cultivated area. From the summit, you will be able to enj..

  • 12 Cruz de Tejeda Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35328 Tejeda

    The pass rises to an altitude of 1 450m. Near the hotel (parador) lies the village of Tejeda, nestling in a crater. From the chaotic landscape rise two volcanic necks, spikes of lava worn down by erosion: Roque Bentaiga and Roque Nublo. They are said..

  • 13 El Time Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - La Punta

    From the top of El Time cliff, there is a remarkable panorama of the Aridane plain, a sea of banana plantations and the Barranco de la Angustias. This imposing valley is the only outlet for the water that collects in the Caldera de Taburiente.

  • 14 Miradores Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38290 La Esperanza

    The road to the El Teide is punctuated by a series of belvederes including those of Montaña Grande, Pico de las Flores, Ortuño and Chipeque. When the mass of cloud which frequently obscures El Teide disappears, you can admire the stark contrast betwe..

  • 15 Boca de Tauce Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38613 Vilaflor

    From Vilaflor, the highest town on the island (1 466m), head north through a lovely pinewood. At the Boca de Tauce Pass (2 055m) stop and admire the view. The sight of Las Cañadas dominated by El Teide is striking.

  • 16 Mirador del Pico del Inglés Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38293 Las Mercedes

    This peak, which rises to a height of 1 024m, is part of the mountainous headland of Las Mercedes in northern Tenerife. From its summit, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the entire Anaga headland. In fine weather, you may see the outline of El Teide..

  • 17 Valle de El Palmar Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - El Palmar

    In the protected mountain region of Teno, beyond the El Palmar Valley, an age-old path leads up to the tiny village of Teno Alto, which is embedded in a volcanic chimney in the centre of a crater furrowed with crops growing in terraces. A choice itin..

  • 18 El Golfo Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38912 Sabinosa

    The sheer faces of this depression cover the northwest façade of the island and are probably an ancient crater. The rim is covered with laurels and giant heather while the level floor is cultivated. An excellent view can be had from the Mirador de la..

  • 19 Parque Nacional de Garajonay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38890 La Palmita

    The Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is covered in a thick forest of laurels, traces of the Tertiary Era, as well as giant heathers, dotted with enormous rocks (roques). The almost permanent mist, caused by the trade winds and c..

  • 20 Valle de Hermigua (Hermigua Valley) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Agulo

    Hermigua Valley is reached from Agulo, a village in a picturesque setting on the northern coast, some 20km from San Sebastián de la Gomera. Here, you will soon discover a landscape of white houses, palm trees and banana plantations against a backgrou..

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