The geography of Tenerife

The geography of Tenerife

Tenerife (Spanish: Tenerife) is the largest island in the archipelago of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. With a relatively small area of ​​2,034.38 km² and a population of 906,800 people, representing 43% of the population of the entire archipelago, the island is the most populated in Spain. It occupies a central position relative to the islands of the archipelago and, together with the three neighboring islands of La Palma, Gomera and Hierro, is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with its administrative center in the city of the same name.

Volcanic eruptions gave life to the island 12 million years ago, the tribe of blond Guanches called it the “snow mountain”, and the two-faced nature (wet blooming north and sun-kissed south) gained fame in ancient Greek myths. Here you will see everything that remains of the legendary Atlantis: the Martian the landscape of the black desert at the foot of the highest point in Spain and the Atlantic – the Teide volcano, blocks of solidified lava hanging over the ocean, tropical forests and banana valleys.

Being the most populated and lively island of Spain, Tenerife has been welcoming millions of travelers for two decades now. The mild climate does not require getting used to, and the speech of expressive residents does not require translation, their gestures are so understandable. 

Do not look at the calendar, at any time of the year, welcome to the oasis of spring flowering – Tenerife. Here the sun gives a bronze tan, but there is no sweltering heat, and clean air and healing volcanic sand are in harmony with European service and developed infrastructure.