Tenerife: The Largest Island of The Canary Islands

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Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and the most populated island of Spain, located about 300 km (186 mi) from the African coast, and approximately 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Iberian Peninsula. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island.



Five interesting facts about Tenerife:


  • It is an island created volcanically, building up from the ocean floor 20–50 million years ago.
  • It lies at the same latitude as the Sahara Desert and enjoys a warm tropical climate with an average of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F) in the winter and 24–28 °C (75–82 °F) in the summer.
  • At 3,718 m (12,198 ft), Teide volcano is Spain's highest peak and the third highest volcano on the planet.
  • The earliest known human settlement in the islands date to around 200 BC, by Berbers known as the Guanches.
  • It receives more than 5 million tourists every year.

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Landscape of Tenerife

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Landscape of Tenerife

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Path, Tenerife

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Adeje and Arona from a distance, Tenerife

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Snow-capped Teide volcano from a distance, Tenerife

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Rocky shoreline, Tenerife

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Shoreline, Tenerife

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Cliffed coast, Tenerife

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Cliff, Tenerife

Tenerife flora
Erect Prickly Pear, Tenerife

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Feral white cat, Tenerife

Canary Island spurge, Tenerife
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Euphorbia canariensis
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Canary Island spurge, Tenerife
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Tenerife lizard
Lizard, Tenerife

Tenerife fauna
Crab, Tenerife

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The Atlantic Ocean coast, Tenerife

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Tenerife from a distance



Have you ever been to Tenerife? What do you think about this island? Leave me a comment!

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1 comment

  1. Tenerife is one of my favorite place in the world...i love so much the life there

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