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The largest Canary Island, Tenerife

The island of Tenerife is the largest of the seven main islands of the Canarian with almost 2035kmq, and the autonomous community of Spain.

This section will discuss a wide range of information about Tenerife, to make your holidays more exciting here.

We introduce the island saying that Tenerife is the most populated and cosmopolitan archipelago together with Gran Canaria and has the largest population, over 905,000.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife consists of 222,643 inhabitants (official source INE 2010) and is the capital.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is also the capital of the province, which includes the islands of the archipelago West:

  • El Hierro
  • La Gomera
  • La Palma

Santa Cruz was long the capital of the Canary Islands, except in 1927 to become co-capital along with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by means of a decree.

There are thirty-one cities Canary island with its municipalities and 2 cities of the island by extension ^ (3 ^ in number, 152.222ab. 2010, source INE), San Cristóbal de La Laguna magnificent city and also included in the Heritage of ‘ mankind, as with a stunning architecture and a historic center in fine condition, dated 1500, very inviting for wonderful visits to Tenerife.

About beauty and architecture on the island are also:

  • the ‘Adan Martin Auditorium, located just to the North West in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and example of futuristic architecture, antagoniosta Auditorium Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • pools Martianez Lake, by the famous Cesar Manrique (distinguished artist Lanzarote ) located in the town of Puerto de la Cruz.

Information about the island and relevance of Teide

Among the main island contextual information, note first of all that this has a very mountainous profile, from which stands the highest mountain in the whole Spanish territory, Teide;

the Teide volcano that dominates the island with its peak (Pico del Teide), high well-3718mt. (About 7000mt. Above the oceanic plate), the Pico del Teide National Park with attached (Teide National Park), is the third largest volcano in the world for its importance and attracts more than five million people annually.

Teide (pico del teide 3718mt) - Tenerife Canary islands

Teide (pico del teide 3718mt) – Tenerife Canary islands

Tenerife – The Pico del Teide, the symbol of the island of Tenerife

The volcano is not erupting most since 1909, the year 1954 was created the Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide, Parque Nacional del Teide from 06.28.2007 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Road, air and sea

The lines of communication on ‘island are efficient road network and road allows shortcuts from one center to another island.

The maritime connections

With regard to the maritime network, the ‘island’ major ‘archipelago has important port calls that put it at the center of the sea connections with Ferry on several islands (Puerto de Los Cristianos La Gomera and the islands of the West ), while the port of Santa Cruz (which also has a high commercial value), mainly connected with the Eastern islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura ), South (Gran Canaria), but also the islands, the Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is also important port of call for mooring large ships cruise the international system (eg, Costa Cruises and MSC).

Airports in Tenerife flights from Italy

The infrastructure of the ‘island with regard to the network of air links is complete to ensure a multitude of domestic and international flights, flown by scheduled, charter and low-cost, and there are two major international airports in Tenerife (of national importance) which have significant volumes of both passenger and freight traffic and that serve both the needs of two distinct areas of the island: the North of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with the Tenerife North Airport and the area of ​​most tourist beaches of the South with the ‘Tenerife South Airport, all existing links Italy and Tenerife, make it simple and affordable holiday on the island.

Playas and holidays on ‘island

The echo of tourism in Tenerife Canary Islands, following around the world and is therefore celebrated everywhere as a symbol of the holidays.

The Canary always benevolent climate of this island has been known for centuries and since the end of the XIX century, some areas of the island (see the history of Puerto de La Cruz) lived on tourism and began the history of the hotel;

Then with the advent of charter flights, the entire island along with famous beaches in Tenerife, experienced a boom in tourism from Northern Europe (England in the head) and the island was the beginning of a new era.

Teide in hand, travel to resorts on the island are remarkable and most of them essentially sea, famous everywhere as the beaches of the South, such as Playa de Las Americas, Costa Adeje and Playa de Los Cristianos which sail the connections ferry from Tenerife, but also deserve a mention important the other beaches including Playas between the North, such as those coming to the capital Santa Cruz, Playa de Las Teresitas, Playa de Las Gaviotas and Playa Jardin in Puerto de la Cruz of black volcanic sand.

One of the best beaches in Tenerife island is Playa de las Teresitas

One of the best beaches in Tenerife island is Playa de las Teresitas, near Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Fun in Tenerife

Notable among the many possibilities for leisure, both to spend it in the family in the many theme parks that other options for your free time maybe after dinner or nightclubs to spend with a touch of madness the nights in the Canaries, particularly in the southern side of Playa de las Americas on the Arona municipality.
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Teide in hand, travel to resorts on the island are remarkable and most of them essentially sea, famous everywhere as the beaches of the South, such as Playa de Las Americas, Costa Adeje and

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