Santa Cruz Canary Islands. The largest of the Canaries it is also the most popular with tourists. The parched southern strip of Tenerife might be stuffed with a tourism development. But this string of resorts is just one part of a diverse and remarkable island. Most island inhabitants live elsewhere and although the Costa Adeje has added a touch of class to proceedings in the south, Tenerife’s most interesting towns and sights lie beyond this tourist enclave.