Depicted below are parts of three Tenerife towns which are also municipalities within the Orotava valley. Then, there are Tenerife's biggest towns which look like a single one already. Click the photos to enlarge them...
The three settlements which have virtually grown together don't reach a total population of 100 000 inhabitants.
They are Los Realejos in the foreground with La Orotava behind and
Puerto de la Cruz to the left. More such regions exist on the island. However,
all their cities want to be politically on their own. Sometimes they
share something, such as a communal High Court, though. It could also be the denomination of a wine area, as is the case with Vinos de Acentejo.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife the Capital with the biggest oil refinery of Spain.
Parts of San Cristóbal de La Laguna seen from the TF12 motorway above with Mount Teide on the horizon.
This is Tenerife's as well as the Canary Islands' most historic town. It could rival Wales of the UK in size together with its surrounding country side. Its Spanish traditions must be seen to be believed. It offers top university studies for many fields. There, volcanology and geology are most important.
La Laguna is also a good place for romantic vacations in Tenerife.
Tenerife El Sauzal another town in the green North was nominated the cleanest settlement of Tenerife Island by 2012.
Tacoronte the town with the saint that hasn't been acknowledged yet by the Vatican.
Vilaflor the highest located village which outgrew its category in all provinces of Spain.
Los Realejos has the oldest Tenerife church, albeit rebuilt because of fire. The town played the biggest socio political role to pacify the conquered Guanche natives. More about the town which is next to Puerto de la Cruz and which became a leader for top Tenerife culture and sports.
La Orotava Tenerife with its most elegant old quarters doesn't only have the biggest volcanic Teide sand carpet of Corpus Christi and flower carpet festival. It is a town of more superlatives, indeed. It is also the Tenerife town with the most amazing Canary houses with Spanish roof tiles.
This is the oldest Tenerife resort where the Guanche Mencey King of Taoro spent part of the year by the royal caves which were very close to the beach and near more than one Martianez fountain. Discover why the oldest Tenerife resort which is Tenerife's smallest municipality is the most engaged with environmental awareness.
Icod de los Vinos doesn't
only have the biggest and oldest dragon tree of Tenerife island. It
also has the 18km Cueva del Viento the longest, tubular Volcanic cave of
Europe. It became one of the most extended mausoleums for skeletons of
giant rats and lizards which are extinct. The geological and biological
value of the cave is highly applauded by scientists. Icod de los Vinos
is also the most historical wine town because of Tenerife's most renown
wine called Malvasia.
That's the town where the most crazy Canary island cigars are made by hand. It is also the place which has lost most material values in Tenerife history because of a catastrophic volcanic eruption, fires, floods and epidemics. Discover Tenerife photos of romantic images of Garachico by night.
The town by the giant cliffs
which are the steepest of the European union is by the oldest Tenerife
region the Teno Massif. This contributes to the best island climate, as
it is warm and dry.
Masca is the European Union's smallest mountain village with tropical climate all year round.
Candelaria is biggest pilgrimage destination of all Canary Islands where most Guanche heritage is also celebrated.
It also has the world best water park according Trip advisor.
Tenerife Arona which is said to shelter most millionaires on the biggest Canary Island.
Costa Adeje of Tenerife towns the town by Barranco del infierno the most daring Tenerife adventure track is also a settlement of Guanche origin which has become one of most popular holiday destinations with huge golf courses.
The seven km beach promenade which is totally wheelchair friendly is said to be the longest in Europe puts Los Cristianos firmly onto the European map.
El Medano the most Bohemian place on Tenerife and with the longest beaches with their boardwalk promenade and biggest stretch of golden sand all along the shores and beyond Montaña Roja.
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