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Tenerife

 Apart from having the best climate in Spain, Tenerife is a place where you can really relax and enjoy yourself. This island, crowned by Mount Teide, has picturesque villages, incredible landscapes and idyllic beaches.

Here you will be able to enjoy fiestas where you will feel as though you are just one more reveller from Tenerife. Guess why over five million people have chosen this Island as their holiday destination. Just come and have a great time.

currency

Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents

phone

Emergency: 112
National Police: 091
Local Police: 092
Civil Guard: 062

newspaper

El Dia
Diario de Avisos
La Opinion

In English:
Tenerife News
English Daily News

hours

Normal opening hours in Tenerife are from 10.00 to 13.30 and 17.00 to 20.30 hours. However, in tourist resorts the opening hours are longer from 10.00 until 22.00, sometimes even later.
Shopping centres are also open throughout the day from 10.00 to 22.00 hours. On Sundays and Bank Holidays only the shops in tourist resorts are open, those in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna and other non-tourist towns are closed. However these shops do open in December and a few Sundays during the year.

population

Approximately 1,000,000

info

Get all the information you need in the tourist information offices and points of the Infotén network. In the offices scattered around the Island, we will help you to find out about everything Tenerife has to offer.

www.webtenerife.co.uk/useful-information/tourist-information-offices/

website

www.webtenerife.com

The Island

Tenerife is a volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean where winter feels like spring thanks to the fabulous average year-round temperature of 23ºC. A place where the people are genuinely friendly, an idyllic paradise with such diverse scenery you’ll think you were at a thousand places around the world at the same time, or even on the moon: the Teide National Park (a huge volcanic area straight out of the movies) will make you believe you’ve travelled to a different planet.

Tenerife is a holiday destination offering hundreds of things to do, seducing and enticing sun-seekers from all over Europe to its beaches to enjoy some relaxation, sunbathing and water sports or to immerse themselves in magical natural settings that range from surreal desert landscapes to lush green mountains. And all within easy reach.

It is an island that offers so many ways to have fun, and those who know us return year after year to relive incredible experiences and happy memories. You’ll find modern accommodation, endless activities and ideas, exquisite cuisine, traditions, culture, a safe environment and hospitality. What more do you need? Just come ready to have the best time of your life.

Top 10

Teide National Park

The Ancient Dragon Tree

Volcanic Experiences

Anaga Rural Park

Teno Rural Park

Los Gigantes

Candelaria Basilica

Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Historic Areas

Lava Tubes

Events

Tenerife is proud of its authentic traditions, fiestas, gastronomy and friendly people. Religious festivals and processions are a prime example of local culture, as are local festivals and the wonderful carnivals. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, you can find information on all scheduled events at:

www.webtenerife.co.uk/events/

Events Calendar

Local Festivals

Religious Celebrations

Carnivals

Arts Festivals

Do & See

There’s no time to be bored in Tenerife, which has many theme parks where you can enjoy unforgettable experiences. The island also boasts 43 protected nature areas which occupy half of the island, and the list of outdoor activities to choose from during your holiday is endless, from riding through spectacular landscapes on your mountain bike or on horseback, to climbing the many rock walls and mountains found all over Tenerife. The island is also a leading European destination for paragliding thanks to the air quality and climate. We have over 100 sites that are ideal for this increasingly popular sport.

Sendero de los Sentidos

Canyoning

Lava Tubes

Bird Watching and Stargazing

Natural Wonders

Water Activities

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Siam Park

Loro Parque

Jungle Park

Tenerife Cinema

Spas

Medical Tourism

Language Learning

Museums

Cultural and Architectural Heritage

Cultural Activities

Beaches

On the island there are around 70 kilometres of beaches where you can enjoy a variety of activities, including pedalos, jet skis and parasailing. Or you can just relax, let the sea breeze cool you down and have a quick dip whenever you fancy. Most beaches on Tenerife have been awarded the Blue Flag for the quality of the water, the services available and their easy access. Beaches with golden sand are mainly to be found in the south, from Güímar to Adeje. Las Vistas, Las Galletas, El Médano, Torviscas and Fañabé are some good examples. For more information, visit:

www.webtenerife.co.uk/places-interest/beaches/
www.webtenerife.co.uk/places-interest/swimming-pools-and-pools/

Las Teresitas

Black Sand Beaches

Volcanic Pools

Outdoor Adventures

For some people a holiday is not a holiday without doing their favourite sport. Tenerife is for you if your idea of relaxation is to ride into the horizon on a road or mountain bike, take to the windswept shores on a windsurfing board, put your trainers on and run across mountains. Thanks to its excellent conditions, the island is appreciated by professional athletes who come to train and prepare for elite competitions. Cyclists Chris Froome and Alexander Vinokurov, swimmer Britta Steffen, tennis players Ana Ivanovich and Tomas Berdych, football teams, national swim teams, and more, are some of the athletes who train in Tenerife.

www.webtenerife.com/tenerife-no-limits.htm

Hiking

Scuba Diving

Cycling

Mountain Biking

Surfing and Bodyboarding

Stand-Up Paddle Surfing

Windsurfing

Kitesurfing

Sailing and Dinghy Sailing

Kayaking

Free Diving

Top-Class Fishing

Caving

Paragliding

Climbing

Tennis and Paddle Tennis

Golf

Swimming

Sports Centres and High-Performance Centres

Accessible Sport

Sporting Events

Accommodation for Adventurers

Dining

The local gastronomy is a further example of Tenerife’s authenticity and certainly the most delicious. Dishes made from local produce create a marvellous fusion between traditional and avant-garde. Find more information and dining suggestions at:

www.webtenerife.co.uk/activities/eat-drink/

Guachinches

Local Specialties

Markets

Local Wines

Abama Kabuki

Bodegón el Barranquillo

Mesón Los Ángeles

Papagayo Beach Club

Restaurante Bodeguita Canaria

Casa del Vino

Bars & Nightlife

When the sun goes down, Tenerife truly comes to life. Our excellent climate allows you to enjoy a drink at an open-air terrace bar any time of the year. Some have sea views, others are in parks, amid busy shopping streets or at peaceful marinas. Find more information and events at:

www.webtenerife.co.uk/activities/nightlife/

Papagayo Beach Club

Casinos

Live Shows

Cultural Events

Parties

Blanco Bar

shopping

Shopping

Out on the streets or in the convenience of a shopping centre, whether you are looking for the best bargains or the most exclusive items, searching for the perfect ingredients for a special meal or on a quest to find the right gift for somebody - no matter what you are looking for, all you have to do is head out, clear your mind and spend some leisurely time browsing stalls and window displays, for you can find everything you want and need in Tenerife.

Baratillo Los Verdes

El Corte Inglés

Empresa Insular de Artesanía

Gofio La Molineta

Aurum 1000

Buenum

Islenio

La Despensa

Accommodation

The leading Spanish and international hotel groups all offer accommodation on the Island, ensuring quality, prestige and expertise through a wide range of four and five-star hotels providing exclusivity and services such as spas, gyms and jacuzzis. Be it the south, the north or the metropolitan area of the Island, you’ll have more than one hundred hotels and fifty apartment complexes to choose from. Family-oriented or ideal for couples, specialising in business travellers, with golf courses, next to the beach, in busy shopping areas or above high cliffs, in popular tourist areas or in the city, modern or traditional - we have it all. There are also smaller yet equally welcoming places such as hostels and guest houses. Find more information here:

www.webtenerife.co.uk/accommodation

Essential Information

General Information

• An average annual temperature of 23ºC, with warm summers and mild winters.
• 3,000 hours of sunlight per year.
• Nearly 400 km of coastline and some 70 km of beaches.
• 43 protected nature areas (48% of the Island).
• More than 800 species of local flora and fauna.
• Modern network of motorways and full bus service. Tramway in the metropolitan area.
• Two airports, one in the south (Tenerife Sur) and one in the north (Tenerife Norte), with flights to over 150 cities around the world.
• Two international cruise ports.
• Between 2 and 4 hours by plane from the main Spanish and European airports.
• Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Teide National Park and the city of La Laguna.

Business Events and Conferences

Tenerife is also an ideal destination for conferences, events and incentive trips. A comprehensive network of ultra modern conference centres and accommodation, able to provide every convenience and cater to any needs, allows us to attract large groups, even in excess of 5,000 people. Our vast array of supplementary facilities, including all manner of leisure activities, ensures a successful outcome for any events held on the Island.

Website: www.webtenerife.com/tenerifecb

Accessibility

The island offers a safe and comfortable holiday for people with reduced mobility or language impairments. Many of Tenerife’s beaches, city squares and leisure facilities are equipped for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. The island has 12 beaches equipped for travellers with reduced mobility. It is worth highlighting Las Vistas Beach, which features a support service team, including the provision of crutches and amphibious chairs for swimming in the sea, as well as designated rest areas.

Website: www.tenerife-accesible.org

Airport

Tenerife is served by two international airports:

Tenerife Sur (Reina Sofía) - +34 922 759 000
Tenerife South is the larger of the two airports, handling traffic from many major European airlines and destinations. It is located some 90 kilometres from the capital of Santa Cruz. Bus 111 runs from the airport to Santa Cruz and the major beaches of the island. Taxis to Santa Cruz should cost about 60 Euros.

Tenerife Norte (Los Rodeos) - +34 922 635 998
Tenerife North is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, about 11 kilometres from Santa Cruz. Bus lines 102, 108, and 109 go to the city, while taxis should cost around 15 Euros.

Route 343 runs directly between both airports non-stop in just 50 minutes.

Regional airlines:

Binter Canarias
+34 902 391 392
www.binternet.com

Port

Cruise ships coming to the island dock in the port at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, located less than a kilometre away from the city. There are free shuttle services to Plaza España in the city, provided by the Tenerife Port Authority. In the south of the island is the smaller port at Los Cristianos, which handles many tourists boats, most of them going on dolphin and whale watching expeditions.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
+34 922 605 400

Los Cristianos, in Arona
+34 922 790 827

Regional sea links:

Fred Olsen
+34 902 100 107
www.fredolsen.es

Naviera Armas
+34 902 456 500
www.navieraarmas.com

Public Transport

TITSA manages the public bus system on the island. Line 111 crosses the whole island, from the capital of Santa Cruz to Playa de las Américas, stopping at the South Airport. There is also a small tram system in Santa Cruz, composed of two lines, one of which connects to La Laguna, stopping at many majour landmarks and important places.

Phone: +34 922 531 300

Website: www.titsa.com

Taxis

Taxis are the most convenient way to get around the island, but also the most expensive. Below is a list of taxi companies in different parts of the island:

Adeje: +34 922 714 462
La Laguna: +34 922 255 555
Güimar: +34 922 510 811
Puerto de la Cruz: +34 902 205 002
La Orotava: +34 922 323 077
Candelaria: +34 922 503 880
Tenerife North Airport: +34 922 635 114
Tenerife South Airport: +34 922 392 119
Eurotaxis in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: +34 609 867 581
Eurotaxis in La Laguna: +34 922 253 677
Eurotaxis in La Orotava: +34 646 369 214
Eurotaxis in Santiago del Teide: +34 922 86 08 40

Post

Oficina de Correos

Address: Av Princesa Iballa, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Phone: +34 922 64 43 53

Website: www.correos.es

Pharmacy

Farmacia Santa Cruz

Address: Calle Viera y Clavijo, 2, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Phone: +34 922 28 30 37

Website: www.farmaciasantacruz.es

Telephone

Country code: +34
Area code: 922

Electricity

220 Volts AC 50Hz, two-pronged European outlets

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