Best national parks in Canary Islands

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Explore the most popular national parks in Canary Islands with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best national parks (4)
#1 - Teide National Park
Canary Islands, Spain
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Teide National Park is the oldest of the Canary Island parks. Teide is the largest volcano in Spain and this area was designated into a national park in 1954. There are a variety of diverse flora because of the unique volcanic area - there is a diversity of plants, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, such as rabbits and bats. The last eruption was in 1909 and even if its been dormant all this time, the volcano still spews out some steam and sulphur. The park is popular and there are lots of opportunities to get into and experience the park. Visitors may take a cable car up to Mount Teide (make sure to check the tour and operating hours). Hiking is also popular and there are a variety of routes depending on your experience level. For those looking for a challenge, visitors also have the opportunity to climb Mount Teide. You may also take in the sight of Los Roques de Garcia, which are the famous formations below Mount Teide. There are stargazing opportunities as well - the Tenerife Observatory has guided tours for those interested in marveling at the stars and planets. There are limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure at Teide National Park. Show more
#2 - Caldera Taburiente National Park
Canary Islands, Spain
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Caldera de Taburiente National Park is located in La Palma on the Canary Islands. Surrounded by rugged landscapes, the most distinctive feature of the park is the Caldera de Taburiente which is an immense crater. The park has high peaks throughout, including the Pico de la Cruz at 2,351 m, Pico de la Nieve at 2,236 m, and Punta de los Roques at 2,085 m. The terrain drops steeply into the crater - it is 10 km across and the walls tower over 2000 m over the Caldera floor. On the south-west side, the caldera opens to the sea and a river runs through called Barranco de las Angustias. People must see this excursion with their own eyes - get ready to enjoy awe inspiring panoramas and bathing under roaring waterfalls at the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.Show more
#3 - Timanfaya National Park
Canary Islands, Spain
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Timanfaya National Park is a national park on the southern portion of Tinajo. The unique properties of this park is that the parkland is made up of volcanic soil. The Lanzarote's Montanas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire) is the main attraction here. Timanfaya is the only active volcano in the park. Given that the park is under strict regulations to protect the delicate environment, there are a couple of designated footpaths and a route for camels. There are other excursions available for guests as well. There are limited flora and fauna in the park because of the volcanic environment. Visit Timanfaya National Park and marvel at the impressive landscape formed only by lava!Show more
#4 - Garajonay National Park
Canary Islands, Spain
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Garajonay National Park is located on the Canary Island called La Gomera. It was declared a national park in 1981 and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park is covered in forests and includes vegetation and streams. The dense forest is made up of laurisilva forest which is one of the few places where this grows. Along with the laurisilva, the park also grows white tree heath, and the strawberry tree. There are many bird species that call Garajonay their home. Getting to the park is easy and there are hiking trails for visitors to explore. Make Garajonay National Park your next destination. Show more