Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is part of Spain. It is located 180 miles from the coast of Africa and has a population of 700,000. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and where we docked for the day. Tourism is the only real industry, and on the day we were there, there were 130,000 visitors. At Christmas the numbers reach 200,000. The average stay is one week, but in the winter it becomes the “Florida” of Europe with people staying for months at a time.