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This is a look at the special nature of the Island of Tenerife, an island full of varied landscapes, where you can go hiking in contact with nature and in various and unique environments.
This website offers a series of articles and pages about Tenerife and its particular aspects, also offers opportunities for accommodation, flight, beaches, nature and hiking information.
To optimize your holiday it is important to know what... read more
Cetaceans of the Canary Islands are very present in the... read more
First of all I would like to remind that here... read more
Lanzarote Island is the northernmost and easternmost island in the... read more
La Palma Island, is called "la Isla Bonita" (the pretty... read more
La Gomera Island has a round shape, is the second... read more
El Hierro Island is the western and southernmost one of... read more
Fuerteventura Island is part of the Canarian Archipelago (autonomous region... read more
Gran Canaria Island is the capital of the eastern part... read more
Short selection of the best Canarian beaches Here is a... read more
Brief description of the flora of Canary Islands The flora... read more
A short description of the Fauna of the Canary Islands... read more
A brief descriptio of the formation of Tenerife Island A... read more
An overview of Tenerife in the Canary Islands Archipelago Here... read more
Volcano El Teide, one of the most important highlights of... read more
The climate of Tenerife, Island of eternal spring The climate... read more
A brief summary of the History of Tenerife Island, archipelago... read more
The Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco L.) is a monocotyledon subtropical... read more
Trade Winds, winds regular in direction and constant intensity [caption... read more
Trail from Cruz del Carmen to Afur pass trough Taborno... read more
Trail from Cruz del Carmen to Punta Hidalgo through Los... read more
Trail from Cruz del Carmen to Pico de el Ingles... read more
Trail to roque del Conde from Vento Not very long... read more
Going up from Vilaflor to the caldera and descending back... read more
Trail from Teleférico de Teide to parador de Cañadas de Teide... read more
Trail from El Bailadero to Taganana [caption id="attachment_475" align="alignleft" width="285"]... read more
Some examples of diving in Tenerife Island Below is a... read more
Trail from Los Gigantes to Barranco Seco Dangerous trail in... read more
Ring path from Parador Cañadas del Teide to La Catedral Simple... read more
Trail from Los Batanes to Punta Hidalgo Path pleasant and quite... read more
Trail from El Bailadero to Playa Benijo Path pleasant and quite... read more
Trail from Cruce Las Carboneras through Cruz del Carmen to... read more
Here is an article on the parks and gardens of... read more
In this article you can find a review of Video... read more
A brief overview
Tenerife is located at 28 ° 19 ‘N and 16 ° 34’ W, slightly north of the Tropic of Cancer, in the Atlantic Ocean 300 km from the African coast, its latitude is the same of the Sahara, but fortunately the weather is mitigated by Trade Winds, that bring rain and fresh air from the North.
The island is part of the Canary Archipelago, made up of seven main islands and two smaller, belonging to Spain and therefore the European Union, however, it is an autonomous region and has for this low tax regime.
Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the archipelago, with 2,034.38 km² and a population of 908,555 inhabitants, it is 80 km along the major axis and houses Santa Cruz, the capital of the homonymous province.
On the island there are several natural parks and protected areas, among which, we mention the Parque Nacional del Teide, the Parque Natural de Corona Forestal, both located in the central area around the volcano and the Parque de Anaga, located in the North.
Remind also that several zones are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the ancient capital, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which is the model exported by the Spanish for South American colonial city.
The beaches are often made by dark volcanic sand or pebbles, many of them show a cliff behind or have hotels and restaurants behind, in other case beaches are close to a cape or have the desert back.