Practical Information, Tourist Info & Advice for Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife, a member of the Canary Islands, is the largest and the most developed of all with over 350 kilometres of wonderful coastline, excellent beaches and great nature. Tenerife is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about 300 kilometres from the African coast and it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of Tenerife and located in the north part of the island.

As for charming towns in Tenerife; Orotava is a sweet village that offers the best views of the island. San Cristobal de la Laguna is the world heritage city of the island and the second important city of Tenerife.

And finally Masca is the most picturesque part of the island of Tenerife.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Tenerife.

Holiday Resorts

Playa de las Americas is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife and it is located on the southern coast of the island. Playa de las Americas is also known as the new Las Vegas. Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje comes next as for the popular holiday resorts in Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz is another popular holiday town and well known especially by the British holidaymakers.

Getting There

There are many direct flights to Tenerife from many major cities of Europe and the world. Flying to the other islands of the Canary Islands and then getting to Tenerife by ferries is another option for getting to the island.

There are two airports in Tenerife that include; Tenerife South Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) and Tenerife North Airport (TFN).

Weather

Weather in Tenerife is great for beach holiday lovers. Tenerife enjoys a perfect warm climate with an average annual temperature is 25°C.

Electricity

220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialing Code

The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Tenerife is 922. (+ 34 922 xxx xx xx )

Money

Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT

GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

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