Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, off West Africa. It’s dominated by Mt. Teide, a dormant volcano that is Spain’s tallest peak. Tenerife may be best known for its Carnaval de Santa Cruz, a huge pre-Lent festival with parades, music, dancing and colorful costumes. The island has many beaches (with sands from yellow to black) and resort areas, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. The island offers year-round sunshine and fantastic places to explore. The top locations on the island are: Roque de Garcia, Puerto de Santiago. Pinor Chio, Roque de Bodegas, Mirador de la Poelos, Minas de San Jose, Icos de Los Vinos, Garachio, Benijo and Anaga.