Lookout points on the Legendary Volcanoes
When visiting these territories, their lookout points are an interesting stop. Here, you get an overall view of the landscape and gain a better understanding of the volcanic processes that formed them. And they are also a great place to relax and take in the amazing views.
La Crucita lookout point (Corona Forestal National Park). A unique location from which to envision the almighty rumble of Caldera de Pedro Gil erupting 300 years ago. The lava engulfed everything in its path, including homes and crops.
Los Volcanes lookout point (Teide National Park). Four volcanoes; four eruptions. In late 1704 and early 1705, the volcanoes named Siete Fuentes, Fasnia, Arafo and Garachico thundered into life within six months of each other. The locals could hardly believe it. They thought it was the devil's doing and, since then, 1704 has been known as the year of earthquakes.
Ucanca lookout point (Teide NP). Medieval sailors would refer to Tenerife as the "Island of Hell" because of the enigmatic image conveyed by Mount Teide. Little by little, scientists and naturalists have unveiled many of its secrets, but a shroud of mystery still envelops it to this day. And that is precisely what people see when they contemplate the view from this lookout point.
Las Narices del Teide lookout point (Teide N.P.). In 1798, the Chahorra volcano burst into eruption and did not stop for a hundred days. This marked the beginning of the end for darkness and superstition, which gave way to scientific knowledge after multiple trips and expeditions to its summit. A stop here gives you a closer look at the exceptional natural values concealed in this area. Humboldt's print
Los Poleos lookout point (Santiago del Teide). This vantage point overlooks the Island's north-west ridge, where most of the recent volcanic eruptions have taken place. Christopher Columbus witnessed some of this volcanic magic as he passed through the Canary Island's on his way to America. This is the most likely setting for the next volcanic episode.
Garachico lookout point (El Tanque). Eleven days after a lava tongue engulfed the harbour of Garachico, a second flow poured off the cliff and swept away most of the town. From that moment on, the area's essential sea exports were taken over by the ports of Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.