Tenerife: a multitude of worlds in one
Tenerife is one of the most highly favoured of islands in the Canary's. Located off of the north-west coast of Africa, this idyllic destination is well known for its volcanic beaches and gold and black sands. Palm trees line the streets and the Anaga mountain range offers magnificent views of the island La Gomera, making Tenerife extremely worthy of a visit.
Travel weather and island festivals
The weather in Tenerife is very pleasant throughout the year, which makes it an all year round destination. The temperatures, however, are a lot cooler and wetter in North Tenerife, in comparison to southern regions.
You'll save some money if travelling in the winter, as flight prices are cheaper during this season, although hotel prices are more expensive. If you book your holiday to Tenerife in the month of September, you'll enjoy the best of weather. Accommodation rates are a lot cheaper during this month too. The peak season in Tenerife falls between the months of January through to April.
The Carnival in Santa Cruz and Ouerto de la Cruz is held in February and March, when for 30 days you can enjoy the "Dias de las Islas Canaries", which is a holiday all over the Canary Islands. During this time locals and tourists are treated to numerous events, including festivals, music and dance performances. "Dia de la Hispanidad" (Columbus Day) occurs on the 12th October. A variety of events occur on this Spanish National holiday.
Basic facts to consider before you arrive
The resorts in Tenerife vary depending on the region. For example, the main resorts situated in the South of Tenerife, such as Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas are very popular. Therefore the area tends to be quite busy. The west coast is quieter, while the north is ideal for surfing and hiking activities.
Food and restaurant prices in the Canary Islands are slightly cheaper than those in the UK, so you'll save a little cash eating out while here.
Transportation accommodation and travel options
The buses 343, 350 and 111 all travel from Tenerife South Airport, to Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. Fares cost around 3 euros and the journey time is about 15 minutes. A taxi can cost anywhere between 15 euros and 20 and the journey duration takes approximately 15 minutes. If taking a bus to Santa Cruz, expect your journey to take at least an hour. Fares cost about 9 euros. A taxi ride will cost approximately 50 euros and generally takes about 45 minutes to arrive.
Hostel and Pension accommodation cost around 20 euros per night, while 3 star hotels charge about 35 euros a night, per person.
The bus company "Titsa" provides local transportation services around the city. Single tickets cost around 1.50 euros. Taxi fares are cheaper in Tenerife, compared to UK prices and a minimum journey of 3 km costs around 5 euros. 1 euro is added for each additional km.