Candelaria 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. Candelaria is located 15 km SSW of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The nickname is "La Virgen de Candelaria" (The Virgin of Candelaria)
The population is 17,938 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 362.27/km² and the area is 48.52 km². El Rosario 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.
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.