Ortuño Viewpoint

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.
Altitude
1200 m
Landscape type
Mixed
Protected space
Protected Landscape
Hiking trails
Parking
Localidad
La Victoria de Acentejo

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
1
9
15 14
262
10045