Mount Teide a national treasure

The Canary Islands have eleven nature reserves, seven rural parks, and 156  natural spaces of great beauty where visitors can picnic or barbeque in idyllic settings, many of them within the tranquil setting of the pine forests.

But without a doubt, the most visited attraction is the Mount Teide National Park in Tenerife. Every week, thousands of tourist and residents journey by car or by bus to drink in the beauty,  and to let their imaginations run riot over the eerie lava fields, which can take on an almost “other world” quality.

Mount Teide is Spain’s highest mountain. In 2008, over 2.8 million people visited this magnificent National Park.