Tenerife a Volcanic Island: its geography, its oringins and geological formation.
Tenerife - the largest of the Canary Islands - is located in the atlantic ocean about 300 km west of Afrika and a 1.300 km distance from the Spanish mainland. On about 2.000 square kilometres - with a superficial dimension from 83 km to 51 km - one finds the most different landscapes. Because of the all-season constant temperatures Tenerife is also called "Island of Spring" - and therefore gladly choosen for the winter holidays
The Island is crossed longitudinally by a mountain range centered by the impresssive mountain Pico del Teide, also beeing with his 3.718 meters Spains highest mountain - which formed the island by its volcanic past.
Beyond that Tenerife offers a wide variety of unique landscapes.

The South is marked by the sparse landscape »las Cañadas« at the foot of the Teide - a deserted lunar landscape with partly bizarr rock formations.

But nevertheless in the south of the island are also located the most beautiful and widest sandy beaches.

The North of the Island offers to that the perfect contrast. The North-East provides the green forests of the Anaga-Mountains, transforming towards the sea into deep canyons and steep coasts, and the North-West the wild green heights of the Tenno.


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