Closer to Africa than Europe, Tenerife is dominated by the Teide volcano, Spain’s highest mountain, whose lunar landscapes are fascinating to explore.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference


There are a number of walking trails up and around the mountain, and Original Travel can arrange a guide if required. There is a cable car to the higher reaches, but then the rest must be done on foot and a permit needs to be bought in advance for this. We can also help with this.

For anyone wanting to spend more time up on the mountain, there is a charming parador (Government-run guesthouse) in the National Park where you can spend a night or two. But a word of caution - it can get pretty chilly up Mt Teide, so take a warm layer.


Where to stay

San Roque, luxury hotel in Spain

San Roque

San Roque is a design-led boutique hotel in a beautifully restored 18th-century manor house on the northwest coast of Tenerife.

The Ritz Carlton, Abama

The Ritz Carlton, Abama

Proof that big can be beautiful, the Abama is an exclusive resort in Tenerife offering five-star accommodation and a first class range of facilities, particularly for families.

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