Parque nacional del Teide

El Teide – First Visit

Having good weather is the ultimate excuse to get out of the house and find something to do. Even people like me, who probably have a tortoise for a spirit animal (I like to go at my own pace, and I’m usually very happy at home) can appreciate the outdoors. Granted, just going out on the terrace would be enough for me, but part of why I wanted to move to Tenerife is to become a bit more active. Go on more ‘adventures’. So Easter Friday, we bundled the dog into the car and went to ‘find’ El Teide, Tenerife’s volcano.

I can’t honestly say that I’ve given a thought to living on an active volcano before sitting down to write this. I’m aware of it – you can’t go too far without seeing the volcano’s mountain range, nor can you drive too far before you see more of the notorious black soil.  I loved Geography at school. and I’ve found myself trying to remember what I learnt, or looking it up. Just the drive up the mountain was memorable, and it only took us 45 minutes to get to the tourist centre (with SEVERAL stops for photos).

The landscape changes so much from temperate vegetation, to pinetree forests, to cactus to what looks like driving on a new planet.

As we hadn’t planned to go all the way to the very top, we came home using the same route, filled with wonder at just what a lovely drive it was. There are a few routes to the top so we know we will get different views of the volcano. I’ve got a gallery of this visit to the Parque nacional del Teide here which I hope you’ll look at!

Do you have any recommendations for our next trip to El Teide? Have you ever been? Let me know in the comments below!

Be good or be good at it!

Rumbie xo

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