How to see the sea of ​​clouds in Tenerife from the Tarta del Teide viewpoint

Sea of ​​clouds over the Orotava Valley in Tenerife

There are many landscape attractions of the Tenerife Island, in Canary Islands, but if you have not yet had the opportunity to visit these beautiful Atlantic islands, you may be surprised to know what to see sea ​​of ​​clouds at the foot of Teide It is one of the essentials.

But what is the sea of ​​clouds?

Popularly known as donkey belly, is the result of wind winds coming from the Azores anticyclone that blow constantly.

Sea of ​​clouds at the foot of Teide in Tenerife

Due to the humidity they carry, these winds create a cloud front at a height between 500 and 1,200 meters, which hits the mountain chain that rises around the Teide.

These clouds tend to stagnate for months, especially in summer.

Therefore when from Cross port, at Orotava Valley, you go up to Cañadas del Teide, once you overcome the clouds, you can find a completely clear day ... and the stunning landscape of the sea of ​​clouds.

When you cross the sea of ​​clouds along the road, you will see a high humidity of almost one hundred percent.

As a result, for a couple of kilometers you will find landscapes more typical of regions such as Galicia or Asturias, for the effect of the so-called horizontal rain.

Sea of ​​clouds over the Orotava valley at the foot of Teide in Tenerife

Normally you can see the sea of ​​clouds in all its splendor in summer (it was not so in the summer of 2012).

For this, it is best to follow the TF-24 road from the Mount of Hope, southwest of The lagoon, will take you along the upper edge of the mountain range to Cañadas del Teide.

Along this road there are several lookouts, from which you will have diverse and spectacular perspectives of the sea of ​​clouds, with the imposing volcano Teide at the bottom.

Of all of them, certainly the best is the viewpoint of the Teide cake, place where you can also see an interesting volcanic landscape with several layers of exposed lava.

He sea ​​of ​​clouds It also occurs in the other islands of the archipelago where the height of the mountains exceeds the level of the clouds, above 1,000 meters.


- Teide Cable Car Tickets
- Excursion to Teide from the south of Tenerife
- Excursion to Teide from the north of Tenerife
- Teide Observatory, La Orotava and La Laguna
- Complete tour of the island of Tenerife
- Private tour of Tenerife

It is not the case, for example, of the island ofFuerteventura where the mountains don't reach that high

I have only had occasion to see it in Tenerife, yes, numerous times, and for its spectacularity, I advise you not to miss it on your tourist trip to this beautiful island.

Video: Sea of Clouds Review - with Tom Vasel (November 2019).