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 Tenerife is with 2034 km² the largest Canary Island. With more than 900.000 inhabitants, it also has the most inhabitants of all the Spanish islands. The capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. As Gran Canaria Tenerife is also an island of volcanic origin situated about 250 km west of the coast of Morocco.
Tenerife is home to the Pico del Teide - Spain's highest mountain - 3.718m. For the native inhabitants, the Guanches, the volcano was also one of the largest sanctuaries. The last volcanic eruptions on Tenerife was at the beginning of the 20th Century.

The year round mild climate with average temperatures of about 18-25 degrees is the reason for the varied vegetation. Many plant species are there only to Tenerife. Therefore, almost all plant species are protected and export of plants and seeds is prohibited. To the southern tip of Tenerife, many people come because there often whales can be observe.
End of the 15th Century the Spaniards conquered the Canary Islands. The Canaries were then an important base for shipping with the American colonies. Several times the British failed in the 17th and 18 Century with an attack on the Canary Islands. Tenerife is now a popular holiday island. With about 5 million tourists, tourism is the main source of income. 1978 was opened therefor next to the airport in the north of La Laguna in the south have a second airport, from which one can reach the resorts more quickly.

Attractions in Tenerife: Pico del Teide, Old Town of La Laguna (World Heritage Site), Old Town of La Orotava, Orotava Valley, Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz, Los Roques de Garcia, Mercedes forest in the Anaga mountains, rocks in Los Gigantes, Cave Canyon in Adeje Pyramids of Guimar, Harbour, Old Town Hall in Santa Cruz.

Leisure activities and sports in Tenerife: diving, sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kite surfing, golf, surfing, sailing, tennis, scuba diving, deep sea fishing.

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