The largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, Tenerife (located 200 miles west of Morocco) attracts nearly five million tourists each year to an island with about 900,000 inhabitants
Tenerife was originally settled around 200 B.C. by the Gaunches. It subsequently was invaded or taken over by the Spanish and the British thereafter.
The island can be reached by air via Tenerife North Airport (airport code TFN) or Tenerife South Airport (airport code TFS).
Tenerife North Airport handles approximately four million passengers a year with nearly 25% of them coming from Madrid . Binter Canarias, Spanair, and Air Europa Lineas Aereas operate the most flights out of Tenerife North.
Tenerife South Airport is the busier of the two airports transporting approximately seven million passengers and carrying in excess of 60 airlines with Thomas Cook Airlines, Thompson Airways, Ryanair, and Air Berlin offering the most destinations.
Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the world's largest Carnivales, second only to Brazil's Rio de Janiero.
The island is a top destination for visitors in search of diverse geography. Tenerife has immaculate black and white sand beaches, the third largest volcano in the world (El Tiede), and sprawling mountains, valleys, and massifs.