The Geography of Tenerife

Your Quick Guide the The Island

A brief overview of the island and what it has to offer.


The island of Tenerife is situated around 200 miles off the west coast of Africa, about 28 degrees latitude north and 16.5 degrees longitude west. The largest of the Canary Islands, but still only has 786 square miles.

Tenerife truly has something for everyone, while the North houses the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife it is also very green. In contrast the South is dry and sunny, creating ideal conditions for tourists from around the globe.

In the centre of the island is the highest mountain of the Spanish territories, Mount Teide. Standing at 12,198ft and the third largest volcanic structure in the World.



South Tenerife

An idyllic location with all year round sun, sea and of course surf. The coastline is lined with beaches. The South of the island has become a much loved location in particular with the British.

A huge selection of beach hug the coastline, plenty to choose from for all tastes and all ages.

Shops for all tastes and budgets, from holiday essentials to designer luxury – don’t forget to take advantage of tax free shopping!

Food & Drink
Every cuisine available from local, Michelin Star restaurants to somewhere to grab a bite on the go.

Attractions & Excursions
Fun for all the family, or even just the big kids. There is plenty to keep you occupied and entertained.

Nightlife & Entertainment
From cocktail bars to sports bars, live entertainment to club nights – there is always something going on in the South.

Everything you could need for any water sport, plus plenty of gyms, golf courses.

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Central Tenerife 

Home to Mount Teide and surrounded but Tenerife National Park a unique volcanic landscape surrounded by the dominating Teide Volcano and a must see location while visiting Tenerife.

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North Tenerife

The slightly cooler side of the island has the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ideal for culture seekers or big brand shoppers, bright lights and big city with a laid back Spanish vibe. Feast from fresh fish brought in from the port and enjoy the city nightlife.

Stunning architecture dating back to the 17th Century.

Beautiful trails through pine trees that drop to secluded spots to look out to sea.

For all your big brands such Zara, Primark, C&A, Marks & Spencer to small independents.

Food & Drink
Traditional Spanish tapas to every international dish you can think of.

Ports & Marinas
Yachts, boats and fishing everything in between to enjoy a trip out on the sea.

Nightlife & Entertainment
Clubs, bars and entertainment for every budget.

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