is the big brother of the island chain, forming the
province of the same name, along with the Islands of
La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. Located between the
28th and 29th parallel north and between 16º and 17º
west, it is also the highest of the Canary Islands.
It shares, with the other Islands, one of the most pleasant
and mildest climates in the world, and is the holiday
destination for four million visitors a year.
Under the attentive gaze of El Teide, the highest mountain
in Spain, and with the sea as an ever-present background,
the most significant feature of Tenerife is the wealth
and diversity of its landscape and micro-climates.
On the Island, you can combine a peaceful stay with
some healthy walking or rural tourism, or a beach holiday
in the sun with a slightly more high risk sport like
windsurfing, climbing, sailing, paragliding, diving
or horseback riding.
This is an island with a varied list of native species
of flora and fauna and several distinct topographies.
45% of the total area of the Island is under some form
of protection. This includes the Teide National Park,
the Corona Forestal Nature Park and the Anaga and Teno
For those who prefer to feel the Island's natural environment
close up and personal, there are several distinct topographies.