PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT

RECOMMENDATIONS

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> Wear warm clothing and proper footwear.

> Protect yourself from sunstroke.

> Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses.

> Take plenty of water on hikes.

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People with health problems should consult with their doctors before undertaking this hike. This activity is not recommended for with cardiovascular conditions, pregnant women, or children under the age of 3.

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My people, the Guanche people, lived in Tenerife until about 500 years ago. They lived in harmony with Echeyde (El Teide), our sacred mountain, the source of food for our animals, our refuge, our hiding place, and even a grave for our dead.

Echeyde, or El Teide, is a geological monument, one of the most spectacular in the world, and we must respect it and take care of it.

Have you ever thought that everything we do has consequences?

Imagine a simple action, such as throwing a scrap of paper or a cigarette end on the ground. Now multiply that by the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the Teide National Park day...

We are all responsible for the care of our environment.

Small actions can bring about huge changes. That is why, at Volcano Teide, we want you to help us protect Mount Teide—to make it cleaner and better cared for.

What are these “small” actions that are in our hands? How can we contribute to caring for the environment when we visit the Teide National Park?

Let us tell you!

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Imagine a simple action, such as throwing a scrap of paper or a cigarette end on the ground. Now multiply that by the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the Teide National Park every day...

We are all responsible for the care of our environment.

Small actions can bring about huge changes. That is why, at Volcano Teide, we want you to help us protect Mount Teide—to make it cleaner and better cared for.

What are these “small” actions that are in our hands? How can we contribute to caring for the environment when we visit the Teide National Park?

Let us tell you!

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LETS KEEP THE NATIONAL PARK CLEAN

When we visit, lets use the litter bins, or bring a rubbish bag to put our rubbish in. A simple action, but a very important one.

And, wherever there are containers for different types of waste, let’s sort our rubbish.

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LETS NOT THROW CIGARETTE ENDS ON THE GROUND

Cigarette butts have become a major source of pollution in natural spaces all over the world. It has been calculated that of the six trillion cigarettes smoked in the world every year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts end up discarded in the natural world. Lets make sure they are fully extinguished, and then dispose of them in the litter bins.

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LETS AVOID USING THE CAR

To help with this, Volcano Teide offers several tours during the morning and the evening, so you can enjoy this awe-inspiring place before, during and after sunset.

Even if we can’t join a tour, we can use the shared transport service (or our car after 1.00 p.m. when the area is less crowded).

What’s more, if we keep our car ignition switched off when we’re not moving, we can prevent unnecessary gas emissions.

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LETS RESPECT THE FLORA AND FAUNA BY NOT DISTURBING THEM

Lets not pull up plants or flowers, and lets not feed the animals, so we can avoid upsetting the natural balance.

Let’s enjoy them in their own surroundings, because that is where true beauty lies.

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STONES ARE IMPORTANT

Lets not remove stones, or build them into little towers.

Even the smallest, most ordinary stone is an important piece of this national treasure. Lets not take them away with us. By doing so, we would be disturbing the ecosystem. Their place is here.

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LETS NOT STRAY FROM THE MARKED PATHS

By keeping to the paths, we will avoid damaging our surroundings, as well as keeping ourselves safe from danger.

In addition, we must follow the directions of the staff in the National Park. They look after the safety of visitors and of the environment. They know the risks and the rules, so that we can enjoy the best possible experience.

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DARKNESS IS ESSENTIAL

If we are visiting during the evening, we must turn off our vehicle lights once we have parked.

We will then be able to discover one of the finest starlit skies in the world, and the creatures that live here will thank us for taking care of their well-being.

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LETS PLAN OUR VISIT!

If we plan our visit in advance, we can avoid bad experiences.

Checking the weather forecast and finding out about the current state of services (such as the cable car and the paths) will save us unnecessary disruption.

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LET’S SUPPORT LOCAL PRODUCTS

We can contribute to the conservation of those forms of life that make the Canary Islands unique by buying local crafts and locally-produced items.

In our snack bar and shop, you will find a varied selection of Canary Island products to enjoy or give as gifts.

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LETS LOOK AFTER OUR BELONGINGS

Lets avoid leaving items in sight inside our vehicles, and we’ll be helping to prevent any nasty shocks.

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And now, imagine all these simpleactions multiplied by thousands of people every day.

To show that we have the spirit of the true #teidelover (or in other words, that we love Mount Teide), lets do everything possible to make sure that our visit does no harm whatsoever.

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Las Cañadas del Teide

15°C

Humidity 33 %

Updated on 27/05/2024 01:21

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Today

Cable Car Open
Teide Observatory Open
Car Park Closed
Shop Casa de los Balcones Closed
La Rambleta Open
La Fortaleza Open
Pico Viejo Open
Montaña Blanca Open
Pico del Teide Open