Contemplating the stars from Tenerife's third highest mountain
Located in Teide National Park in Tenerife, the Guajara Mountain, at 2,718 metres, is the highest point within the park and the third highest peak in Tenerife. It’s easy to drive to the base of the mountain though the journey to the summit takes a little bit more effort. Visitors are advised to come with suitable clothing and footwear, food and drink. There are no services close by but the Parador hotel is only five kilometres away and El Portillo is 14 kilometres away.
Incredible star display just before sunrise
Sleeping in the open air on Guajara Mountain is one way to guarantee an incredible light and colour show as the sun appears over the horizon. At night, watching the sky over the horizon lets you see the Cassiopeia constellation in its characteristic W shape, while the North Star to the left shows the way northwards. To the right of Cassiopeia, towards the east, a square cluster of stars rises throughout the night. This is Pegasus, the flying horse of Greek mythology.