I Can See Why Tenerife in the Canary Islands Is a Popular European Tourist Destination
After our stop at the island of Madeira, our next cruise stop was to the largest of the 7 Canary Island and the island of Tenerife. Instead of an island excursion, Amanda & I chose to walk around the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (capital city). With such truly beautiful island scenery, I can understand why Tenerife is a popular tourist destination for Europeans.
The Canary Islands are a group of 7 islands off the coast of northwest Africa formed by volcanoes 20-50 million years ago.
Tenerife is the largest island at 785 square miles with a population of 899,000 people (43% of all of the islands).
Located 186 miles from Africa & 621 from Europe.
Settled 1000 BC by settlers from North Africa, later conquered by the Spanish, where the islands still belong.
Tourism & Agriculture are the largest industries.
The palm trees were very enchanting to see….very tropical.
So, this was our stop for the day in Tenerife in the Canary Islands….on to our next stop in Lanzarote also in the Canary Islands…