VIDEO: Tourists ignore regulations and enter Mount Teide’s crater

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 05-02-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: DA
  • Video Credit: Twitter (X)
VIDEO: Tourists ignore regulations and enter Mount Teide’s crater

In yet another violation by tourists in Tenerife, a group has disregarded regulations and accessed the crater of Mount Teide. The National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracting over four million visitors annually, has witnessed a surge in irresponsible behaviour reminiscent of an amusement park.

As the island's major attraction, the Teide National Park enforces strict measures and usage rules aimed at its preservation. The ascent to the peak is among the most sought-after activities, requiring a permit and adherence to specific guidelines to maintain the park's integrity and ensure safety.

Contrary to these requirements, a group of tourists has reached the summit, displaying a blatant disregard for this Natural Heritage site. Their irresponsibility poses a significant threat to the environment.

A video shared on Twitter (X) by user @marcediaz76 captures the moment as five people ignored the clearly marked prohibition chain leading to the crater of Spain's highest peak. "People accessing without permission, crossing the chain without any warning," the user states on their profile.