Category Municipalities

Adeje

The municipality of Adeje is located in the southwest of Tenerife and is sheltered from the trade winds coming through the north, meaning that it boasts a virtually-all-year-round exceptionally benign weather: warm and sunny. Surrounding its many and varied beaches, a luxury hotel infrastructure tapping on the excellent weather and natural resources has expanded to currently offer all sorts of activities: golf, hiking, scuba diving, whale-watching, and so forth.

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Vilaflor de Chasna

Vi la flor de Chasna (I saw the flower of Chasna). Legend has it that the origin of the name of this small mountain village is a statement by a certain Spanish gentleman at the sight of the beauty of a young guanche girl. Chasna is the name of the ancient guanche region and that remains to our days. Surrounded by mountains covered in pines, it is a scenery

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Tacoronte

Tacoronte is a municipality in the north of the island located 21 km away from the capital city, and it is the easternmost town of those forming the region of Comarca de Acentejo. Like many other municipalities, it spreads from the mountain range – 1,214 metres above the sea level – down to the sea along a rugged terrain formed by many a ravine. The mountain area is dominated

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Puerto de La Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is a municipality and city located in La Orotava valley, in the north of the island, mid-way between the municipalities of Los Realejos and La Orotava. Despite being the smallest of the island, it has always been of great importance, first as one of the main ports of Tenerife, and later due to tourism development. The origin and development of Puerto de la Cruz has

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Guía de Isora

In the southwest of the island, covering an area of 143.43 km2, we will find Guía de Isora, a municipality with approximately 21,000 inhabitants spreading from the summit to the coastline, where the most varied landscapes coexist with a rich architectural, cultural, ethnographic, and gastronomic heritage as well as a wide offer of outdoor leisure activities. In addition, owing to its location under the wind of humid winds coming

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Garachico

The story of Garachico is that of a small port which became the most important in Tenerife between the 16th and the 17th century. A volcanic eruption in 1706 ended the golden age of a town which retains to the date vestiges of that prosperous era. It is located in the northwest of the island and has a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants (5.169 INE 2014). It holds the

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Arona

Arona is one of the most important municipalities in terms of tourism both in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the rest of the Archipelago. The area is internationally known as a haven for resting and relaxing in the island, where the weather is always benign and the sun shines all year round. It is mostly popular thanks to the local beaches, the youthful atmosphere and the

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Tegueste

The municipality of Tegueste is located to the north-east of Tenerife. Housed in a wide basin, it is completely enclosed by San Cristóbal de La Laguna, being the only town in the Canary Islands that shows this feature. It is also one of the three municipalities that are not comprised by a coastline, along with El Tanque and Vilaflor de Chasna. Prior to the conquest of the Islands, the

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La Orotava

With a surface of 207.31 km², La Orotava is the most extensive municipality of the island (and the one with the largest forest area), as well as the biggest province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located in the North of the island, taking up the majority of the La Orotava Valley and the central part of the island, bordering on several municipalities. The fertility of its soils

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Candelaria

Candelaria, also known as the Vila Mariana, is a municipality located in the southeast of Tenerife highly regarded by the Canarian people. It owes its name to the Virgin of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands. Legend has it that two native guanche shepherds found the image of a woman in a cave. Since that moment and to the date, the Canarian people have expressed their admiration and

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