Teide National Park by caravan

The Teide National Park is a natural environment that you cannot miss if you visit Tenerife in a camper van. Travelling through its diverse volcanic environments and spending the night in this impressive landscape will be an unforgettable adventure.

To get there, head along the TF-21 road until you see the majestic silhouette of Pico del Teide and its altitude of 3,718 metres. Once inside the park, you have two options for parking your camper van: the Montaña Blanca area at 2,300 metres or El Portillo, at 2,150 metres.

The Montaña Blanca campsite allows you to take the spectacular route up to Pico del Teide, the highest point in Spain. The path runs through a unique lunar landscape and, when you reach the summit, the panoramic views over the island are breathtaking. Return to your camper van to rest peacefully after the hike.

If you prefer to stay in El Portillo, you can easily access the trails of Los Roques de García or the Mirador del Pico Viejo. Imagine waking up every morning surrounded by striking lava peaks and colourful geological formations.

Whatever your base camp, get ready to explore the different environments of the park. Be sure to visit unique places such as the imposing Roque Cinchado or the striking natural arch of La Grieta. Walk through them on foot to appreciate all their details.

Take the cable car up to enjoy an aerial view of the National Park. From the top station, at an altitude of 3,550 metres, you can get spectacular views of Teide and the surrounding islands.

When the sun goes down, get out your telescope and get ready for some stargazing from this certified Starlight Destination for its excellent conditions. It will be a magical evening.

In a nutshell, visit the Teide National Park in a camper van will allow you to fully explore all its nooks and crannies, trails and unique landscapes while enjoying total freedom and comfort. Don't think twice and add this volcanic adventure to your next campervan trip in Tenerife.

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General advice:

Most of the sites have areas for overnight stays and some of them for camping, but it is always advisable to check in case you need to book in advance.

If you don't spread out (open the awning, open the windows to the top, make food outside, etc.) you can sleep anywhere, as you are not considered to be camping, however, here are some places where you are allowed to stay:

- Official Camping Areas: Tenerife has designated and conditioned camping areas for motorhomes and campers. Some of them include services such as toilets, showers and water points. Would you like to know which ones?

- Montaña Blanca Recreational Area (near the Teide National Park).
- Tamadaba Camping Area (north of the island).
- Chío Camping Area (west zone).

-Staying Areas for Motorhomes: Some municipalities have set up specific areas for the overnight stay of campervans and camper vans. These areas may have basic services and parking regulations.

- Guía de Isora Staging Area (south-west).
- La Laguna Motorhome Area (near Santa Cruz).

-Beaches and Parking Areas: At some beaches and parking areas, you are allowed to park and spend the night with a camper van. Be sure to check local regulations and be respectful of the environment.

- El Médano beach (south).
- Las Gaviotas beach (north).

-Rural and Natural Areas: In certain rural and natural areas, it is possible to find places where camping is allowed as long as the rules are followed and the environment is respected.

- Rural areas in Anaga (northeast).
- Areas close to footpaths and hiking trails.

Remember that it is essential to follow local regulations and be a responsible traveller. Avoid camping in unauthorised sites and respect the natural environment and local communities. Always check for up-to-date information before your trip and consider consulting reliable tourism and motorhome sources in Tenerife for the latest recommendations on where to sleep with your campervan.


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