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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.

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.