The crater of the Teide is definitely one of the zones of high ecological and geological sensitivity more important of the National Park of the Teide. So as to preserve these characteristics that distinguish it, this zone always has supposed a point of maximum protectionist interest by part of the Administration of the Park, thus, the interior of the crater is classified like Zone of Reservation and the access until the edge of the same is controlled to avoid the massive visit in this point.
So as to paginate the interest of the visitors and the conservation of the area, the Direction authorises to a maximum number of two hundred daily people the access until this point. Distributing them, to cause a lower impact, in groups of fifty visitors each two hours from the nine of the morning until the five of the afternoon.
To be able to obtain the permission of access, from the month of August of 2010, has put in operation the service of the Head office of On-line Reservations of the Autonomous Organism National Parks. A system with which issue the permissions to real time from any place of the world through internet.
The visitors no longer will have obligatoriamente that displace until the offices of the park in Santa Cruz of Tenerife put that they will be able to obtain gratuitamente his permission, choosing of between the available squares in each moment, his option preferred.
If the visitors did not have of resources to connect to Internet or simply is not his wish do it by his account, can attend to the offices of the park in which they have to his disposal gratuitamente a team of computer and printer so that they use it in the application of the permission.
The peak of the Teide is an ascensión that is worthwhile to realise. By the beauty the Park of The Cañadas of the Teide, as well as the beauty of this spectacular mountain. Besides, the tourist offer in The Canarian is enormous and allows us happen some days to prices very adjusted. We leave you this link where can find all the necessary for a cheap trip to Tenerife.