(or Autopista del Sur
, "Southern Highway") is a superhighway encircling the eastern and the southern parts of the island of Tenerife
). The TF-1 motorway runs from the capital Santa Cruz
in the north to Adeje
with its major tourist resorts Los Cristianos
and Playa de las Américas
in the south of the island. It is a 78 km superhighway and interchange numbers go facing south. The superhighway is one in the Canary Islands that passes through most of the municipalities and is the longest in the archipelago as well.
The superhighway begins with the junction with the northern motorway TF-5 and the short TF-4 near the Canary Islands' only refinery and is 1 km south from downtown Santa Cruz. The TF-1 follows the coastline to the TFS Reina Sofia southern airport, and ends in Adeje a few km before Playa Paraiso.
The motorway TF-1 connected Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Candelaria
first in the mid 1970s. In 1978 a very important extension to the new southern airport supported the creation of new villages on the south-east coast, like the small holiday resort of Abades
and prepared the field for a phenomenal touristic expansion starting from Los Cristianos and extending to Las Americas. The famous town of Güímar
was connected the same year. In the 1990s the TF-1 extended to Arona
and later to Adeje
to meet up with an increasing demand. The superhighway runs from El Rosario
to San Miguel de Abona
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