Vilaflor, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Vilaflor, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Vilaflor (Catalonian for "Villa Flower") is the name of a Spanish municipality and a village in the south central part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province).

Vilaflor, with an altitude of 1,400 m, is the highest village of Tenerife (though the highest municipality is La Orotava because the summit of Teide, of 3,718 m, highest point of the Islands and the whole Spain, is within its area). It is located about 90 km SW of the island's capital, E of Adeje and 25 km NW of Tenerife South Airport.

The population is 1,798 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 151/km² and its area is 33.92 km². Vilaflor is linked north of the TF1 Motorway and is linked with TF51 from Playa de las Américas and Arona and the TF-38 (formerly the E-N821). Farmlands are in the valley areas while Teide lies to the northeast. Grassland covers the south and the valley areas with forests and within Teide, the forests cover the north central part. The area also features Paisaje Lunar and the mineral springs of Fuente Alta, which can be found at 1400 meters above sea level in a protected nature reserve. The bottled water company Fuentealta derives from this mineral spring.

Its economy is based on agriculture. Tourism is not as important as it is on the coastline, but the Teide area does bring in many tourists. One of the major landmarks of the village of Vilaflor is the medieval-style church built in honor of Saint Peter, locally known in Spanish as La Iglesia de San Pedro.

Vilaflor has a few schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, churches (including San Pedro), and a few plazas.

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