Photography next to Spain’s highest mountain
The viewpoint at Ortuño is very popular with visitors travelling to or from Teide National Park along Tenerife’s mountainous spine, especially at the end of the day when the viewpoint offers the chance to witness one of the island's spectacular sunsets. The sun sets on the highest mountain in Spain, bathing the steep slopes of the north of the island in shades of red and purple as the sea laps gently at its base. It's a paradise for photography enthusiasts.
Views over Tenerife’s sea of clouds
On highway TF-24, just a few kilometres from the recreational area of Las Lagunetas in the north-east of the island is the Ortuño Viewpoint, a simple lay-by with parking and information panels, surrounded by pine trees that frame the view. The height here is 1,610 metres above sea level, so expect clear light and very fresh, pure air. If there are clouds the view is normally unaffected as they are often lower down, creating a white sea on which the island seems to float.