Teide National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The excursion begins with a visit to the historic town of La Orotava to see fine examples of typical Canarian architecture: the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square), the church, La Concepción, and the 17th century Casa de los Balcones. From there, we climb up the picturesque tree-lined Aguamansa road to the Teide, passing the Margarita de Piedra, a volcanic stone formation which looks like a flower.
Once in the Teide National Park, we visit the Portillo de la Villa and Montaña Blanca, which is situated at 2,373 meters high. There are some fascinating rock formations here: La Piedra Pómez, La Ruleta and the Roques de García, with a beautiful view across the Llano Ucana. For lunch, we will either stop at a restaurant or have a picnic (optional). The return trip takes a different route via Izaña, passing the view of the Diablillo, La Tarta, Fuentes del Joco, and Ortuño down to the village of La Esperanza, From there, we join the motorway at La Laguna returning to Puerto de La Cruz at around 5.00 p.m. (The route may vary depending on the weather).