Arafo is a municipality of the northeastern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands. The city is also a suburban area of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife area.
The population is 5,122 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 151/km² and the area is 33.92 km². Arafo is linked with the old highway linking Abona and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the TF1 superhighway which encircles the eastern and the southern portions of the island and has an interchange near Arafo to the southeast.
Its economy are business, tourism and some agriculture. The urban area and some farmlands dominates the coastline area, farmlands in valley areas and the mountains with grasslands and some forests to the west.