South Africa is a vast country with a long coastline. The island of Tenerife is located just off the coast of Africa, in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and is a popular tourist destination. The island is home to Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Tenerife has a subtropical climate and is known for its black sand beaches. The island is approximately 2,000 kilometers from the coast of Africa.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands. It is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres (785 square miles) and 904,713 inhabitants, 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of Macaronesia. The island is of volcanic origin, mostly made of fissure vents. The highest mountain is Teide, a volcano shared with the neighboring island of La Palma. It is Spain’s highest mountain and the third tallest volcano in the world after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Tenerife has a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. The average temperature is 22.2 °C (72 °F) during the day and 16 °C (61 °F) at night. The island is located about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from the African coast, and about 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) from the American coast.