Tenerife Administrative Districts (Municipalities)

Tenerife Municipalities

Tenerife Municipalities

The island of Tenerife is made up of thirty one municipalities.

The growth of the tourist centres and cities has gradually transformed the landscape, but without hiding the charm of the island and its inhabitants. Tourism leaves its mark in the tourist enclaves along the coast, with a more traditional atmosphere in the north and a more cosmopolitan air in the south, but all with modern amenities and a broad range of leisure products available.

Along with the archaeological sites of its Guanche past, the island conserves its own important historical-artistic heritage. Traditional and popular architectural style can be seen in the stately homes, farms and places or worship, but also in simple, rural houses, with their red-tiled roofs. The most representative elements of Canary Island style include the balcony, enhancing the façade and highlighting inner courtyards.

The historic centres of La Laguna, former capital of the island, La Orotava, Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz and Icod de los Vinos are well worth a visit, whereas interesting hamlets can be found all over the Anaga and Teno massifs and the foothills of the south.
The high number of endemic species of flora and fauna make the natural environment of Tenerife surprising, but there is also an enormous diversity of landscapes. 43 of the sites of natural interest on the island are protected natural areas, the best of which are the Teide National Park, surrounded by the Corona Forestal Nature Park, and the Anaga and Teno Rural Parks. Over 40% of the surface area of the island is protected in one way or another.

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