With a surface area of 2034.38km², it is the largest of the Canary Islands and is located in the Atlantic Ocean across from the coast of Morocco. To the west, the closest island is Gran Canaria and to the east is La Gomera. Successive volcanic eruptions have meant that Tenerife’s terrain is jagged, in fact, the third largest volcano in the world is El Teide. With its 3178 metres in height it is the highest peak on the island and in Spain. There are three natural ecosystems in Tenerife, situated on the coast, medium altitude and the summit. This is the reason that desert landscapes on the coast, forests at medium altitude and volcanic landscapes at the summit all exist in harmony. As with all of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has a warm and consistent climate all year round. Temperatures range between 20º and 30ºC. Tenerife is internationally renowned for the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, considered one of the most important in the world and declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.