Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, covering over 2,000 square kilometers with its characteristic triangular shape. Along with Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, it is one the Canaries' most popular tourist destionations.

The island's most notable feature is Teide, a volcanic mountain (or crater, rather), whose peak (El Pico del Teide) reaches over 3,700 meters high, making it the highest point in Spain.

The mountain range and its surrounding valleys contribute to giving Tenerife's wildlife and scenery sharp contrasts and great variety. As a result, the island has been nicknamed "the island of eternal spring".

The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which has 220,000 inhabitants. The city is known for its beautiful gardens, especially the municipal park, Garcia Sanabria.

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