As dusk settles in we head back for a bit more exploring of Teide national park.
It’s a unique lunaresque landscape of craters, volcanoes and rivers of petrified lava, surrounding the ever present silhouette of Teide Volcano that stands at 3,718 m above sea level.
The park is 18,990 hectares and is located in the municipality of La Orotava.
It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 28, 2007 and since the end of 2007, it has also been one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
The eerie moonscape stretches as far as the eye can see – we feel a little like astronauts!
Within the national park are several notable sights. One of which is the Roque Cinchado.
The Roque Cinchado is a 27-metre high rock pillar, composed mostly of volcaniclastic sedimentary rock layer.
The rock to the right hand side is known as The Finger of God.
This immense landscape makes you feel rather small and insignificant.
As the sun sets the whole area takes on a blue hue making it look even more alien.