Discover the Tenerife

Tenerife belongs to the autonomous community of the Canary Islands within the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  Tenerife is not only the largest but it is also the most populated of these islands.

Tenerife is an important tourist destination, attracting around five million visitors each year.  One of the Islands major attractions is Teide National Park which has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Mount Teide is the highest elevation in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world from the base.  You can take a cable car to the top and the park provides viewing points where you can watch the sunset .

Tenerife as an Island has lots to offer, from relaxing beaches, fantastic shopping, great food, culture and the national park.
Tenerife has become famous for its iconic black sand beaches which tell the story of the Islands volcanic creation.  There are also white sand beaches and manmade beaches which have their sand imported from the Sahara.

The Islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma belong to the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  The capital city shares its name with the province although it is often abbreviated to Santa Cruz and is located on the Island of Tenerife.

The province forms one part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands or the Canaries are located in the Atlantic Ocean around 100 Kilometres west of Morocco and are the southernmost region of Spain, making up part of the archipelago.  The group of Islands have a subtropical climate, providing hot summers and mild winters which make them such a popular winter holiday destination.