The national park of el Teide was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2007 with the category of Natural Reserve. It is also European Diploma by the European Council and its part of the Red Natura 2000. It is the largest example of vegetation of the supramediterrane soil that exists. It is one of the most spectacular manifestations of volcanism in the world, and of course, the most outstanding of the Canary Islands.
The national park is in the middle of the island, at an altitude of 2.000 meters, and its peak represents the highest point in Spain, with 3.718 meters.
From the geomorphological point of view, we stand before nature’s wonder. The structure of the boiler and the Teide-Pico-Viejo stratovolcano are unique on the planet. Although its value is not there. The hundreds of cones, castings or caves that it has enrich its scientific and landscape interest. To this are added their wealth of fauna and flora, with many Canarian endemism’s and exclusive species of the park.
The park was created in 1954 in recognition of its volcanic and biological singularity. Its extension is of almost 19,000 hectares, which makes it the largest and oldest of all the national parks of the Canary Islands. It has a Peripheral Protected Area, and is surrounded by the Corona Forestal Natural Park, which, with 46,612.9 hectares of extension, is the protected natural area of greatest extension of the entire Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.