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Teide National Park

  • Posted on February 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

The Canary Islands, especially Tenerife, have become the favorite places for Europeans to enjoy your vacation, whether in summer or in winter. Year after year, the amount of online booking grows in a sustained manner, giving this beautiful island an unintentional social and cultural dynamics years ago. Declared a national park in 1954. Las Canadas de Teide has an immense volcanic crater, whose perimeter over 48 kilometres. From there stands Mount Teide, a giant of 3718 meters high which has well earned its reputation for the highest mountain in all Spain. The Canadas de Teide National Park is located above 2000 meters above the sea level, receiving much of the snowfall and strong winds during the winter period. In the arid summer months, the landscape seems copied from some movie Cowboys, where dust and high temperatures reaching 40 C, are the protagonists.

You can access the extinct volcano on foot or by funicular, which takes to the visitors to the Summit of the same. From there you can see, if the sky is clear and the weather is good, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. This vantage point offers indescribable views by their beauty and Majesty, making it one of the most requested attractions for those who choose this subtropical paradise for your holidays. Complementing the Canadas de Teide National Park, Parque Loro is an excellent alternative for tourists of all ages. After Mount Teide, the Parrot Park has become the most important tourist attraction of Tenerife. Since its opening in 1972, it has been visited by more than 19 million tourists. Open year-round, the initial surface of the Loro Parque has been increasing since about 35000 m2 until arriving to the extraordinary quantity of 135000 m2. With a collection of parrot species exceeding 300, a show of sea lions that surprised the more skeptical, dolphins acrobats, funny shows of parrots, an aquarium with sharks, the world’s largest Penguin Colony and a Zoo population of gorillas, chimpanzees, Tigers, Jaguars, flamingos, lizards and turtles make this reserve a unique and unforgettable place for those who make their booking hotel in Tenerife. Victor Tejerina original author and source of the article