Some of the factors that set Tenerife's society apart are the sun, the sea, the Canarian accent and vocabulary, the Island's political and financial peculiarities and its culture and traditions. Altogether, this has led its just over 800,000 inhabitants to develop their own idiosyncratic, attitude and lifestyle.

The Island has a great number of institutions devoted to providing education and spreading culture. The benchmark in this field is the University of La Laguna, along with other major scientific and cultural institutions such as the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics, the Renewable Energy Institute, the Canarian Technology Institute, Tenerife's Symphonic Orchestra and the Professional Music Conservatory of Santa Cruz.