Tijarafe is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is situated on the west-northwestern coast of the island of La Palma. Tijarafe is linked with the highway that encircles the whole island and is located west of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and NW of the Las Palmas Airport.
The population is 2,666, its density is 49.19/km² and the area is 54.2 km²/5,420 ha. The elevation is 640 m.
Farmlands dominate the western and the central parts as well as the coastline, forests dominate the eastern part as well as grasslands, mountains and the Caldera de Taburiente to the east. A giant valley formed with a volcanic eruption is situated to the south and southeast and are filled with forests. The majority of the population are rural.
This was the name that is now a municipality that was one of the twelve old areas where the Guanches used to settle before the Spanish conquest which are today's Tijarafe and the northern part of the historic Tijarafe is presently being Puntagorda.
Tijarafe has a few schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, churches, a small beach, a small port, a post office and a few squares plazas.