The island of Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. It is a huge tourist destination and enjoys a whopping 5 million tourists a year which is well over 5 times its population. It has tons of beautiful beaches, plenty of year-round sunshine and the third largest volcano in the world.

Tenerife also has one of the most popular and well-known international carnivals in the world, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is second only to the annual carnival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FunFacts about Tenerife (Source) (Source) (Source)

  • Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands.
  • The Canary Islands were named for the ferocious dogs that lived there: canaria
  • Maps of the 14th and 15th Centuries refer to the island as: Isla del Infierno or Island of Hell because of the frequent volcanic eruptions of Mount Teide.
  • Tenerife’s name is a combination of tene and ife, which are ‘mountain’ and ‘white’ in the language of the natives of La Palma. When colonized, the name became Tenerife.
  • “William Shakespeare was such a fan of Tenerife’s home-grown wine, that he referred to it in two of his plays and would receive a barrel of Malmsey wine as part of his salary each year.” (Source)
  • The Canary Islands form an archipelago 62 miles west of Morocco. They are an autonomous community of Spain. (More about autonomous communities.)
  • Tenerife has almost 900,000 inhabitants.
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capitol of the island.
  • Teide National Park is centered on Mount Teide and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mount Teide is the third largest volcano in the world. When measured from its base on the sea floor, it stands 24,600 feet high. From sea level, it’s just over 12,000 feet high. The volcano is active.

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23 thoughts on “Tenerife

  1. Would definitely want to go there. I particularly like the pictures of the paths through the forest. They are just breathtaking and I can see myself walking down them. The island seems to have something for everyone – mountains, beaches, quaint towns, craggy cliffs. Just gorgeous. Maybe someday…(NYC).

  2. Again, I have learned something new today! Thank you for this information. I had briefly heard of Tenerife, but had no idea where it was and definitely did not know it had an active volcano! What beauty! Another item for the bucket list!! Thanks again.

  3. What fantastic pictures and my favorites are #5 & #9. I’ve never been there but it would be a beautiful place to visit. Would be very uneasy living there with a live volcano nearby!! I’m assuming the canaria dogs are no longer living on the islands – they sound scary! (AZ)

  4. Had heard of it but that was all. By the descriptions and photos, it must be a beautiful place to live and to visit. Maybe one day…..

  5. That is very majestic.

    I’m leary of being too near volcanoes. Even extinct ones. I watched a volcano in Hawaii that’s still ejecting lava.

    Walked on older lava fields, where homes once stood and street signs!
    It was an odd feeling to see just the tip of the street sign poking up above the lava.
    I didn’t realize there are different types of lava.

    And stood on the rim of an old caldera. Still gave me pause. DH wanted to join the tour of hiking through dead lava tubes but I absolutely refused.

  6. I’ve never even heard of it! It is beautiful, however, and now I’d like to go. My favorite pictures are those with a path between trees.

  7. I haven’t heard of this before. I enjoy the different colors on the buildings. It never ceases to amaze me that you can have snow on a volcano on a island like this. I also would be kind of scary. I remember when Mt. Saint Helen’s erupted. Also the still active one in Hawaii. But it is a pretty place

  8. Beautiful!! Is that a black life size statue on right side of the path in picture 3? It looks like it and if it is that’s awesome lol. Imagine walking along and your in your own little world….what a shock that would be haha. It truly is a wonderful looking place!

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