The geology in the area surrounding Spain's highest peak gives rise to some truly spectacular shapes and colours. It's a sight you shouldn't miss when visiting Tenerife.
Spectacular geology at the foot of El Teide volcano.
Here in Teide National Park you'll find yourself facing the roof of Spain, a volcano nearly four kilometres (2½ miles) high that's a must when visiting Tenerife. And it's from here, the Roques de García, that you get some remarkable views indeed. The combination of material covering the area and millennia of erosion have created an ochre-stained landscape that is uniquely striking. From the nearby parador (inn) you'll get a perfect view of the area and the legendary Ucanca Plains. But if you can take the time to tour the area more in depth, it's well worth it. The shapes and colours of formations like Cinchado Rock and "The Cathedral" are like something out of a wild, wild west movie. This is a visit that will, er, "rock" your world.