Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Tenerife South
Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Tenerife South
Flight to Tenerife from Gatwick
Eternally sunny Tenerife offers visitors a wealth of striking and lush natural beauty as well as varied cultural and leisure activities for a memorable holiday stay. While the core attraction for visiting Spain's largest Canary Islands remains its various beaches and resorts and eternal sunshine, holidaymakers delight in its impressive volcano scenery, picturesque mountain villages and star-gazing adventures.
Best holiday travel time
When deciding which is the best time to book a flight to Tenerife, think about climate, pricing and busy periods. Tenerife's perennial mild weather makes it a popular year round travel destination. North Tenerife's lush, green landscape means it is cooler than the southern, drier end of the island. Peak travel season is from January to April. Flight prices drop during the winter season when hotel prices peak. The best month to explore Tenerife is during September with reliable weather and lower accommodation rates.
Festivities, which also attract visitors to Tenerife, occur throughout the year. A week-long Carneval celebration, which is the world's second largest, takes place in February in Santa Cruz. A colourful Carneval Parade with costumes and floats occurs in early March. On May 30th, the public holiday of "Dias de las Canarias" (Day of the Canary Islands) celebrates Tenerife's culture with numerous local events that include music, dance and festivals. October 12th commemorates "Día de la Hispanidad" (Columbus Day), which is a Spanish National holiday celebrated with events and parades.
Where to stay in Tenerife and the cost of living
The southern resorts and beaches of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas are very popular and lively destinations. Los Cristianos is a favoured family destination, while Playa de las Americas is regarded as Tenerife's principal holiday resort. For those seeking to escape the crowds, the west coast offers a quiet getaway, while Tenerife's northern coast provides hiking and surfing fun. Food and restaurant prices on the Canary Islands are slightly lower than in Britain.
Transport on Tenerife, accommodation tips
Travellers arriving at Tenerife South Airport can take buses 343, 350 or 111 to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. Bus prices are around EUR 3 and travel time is estimated at 15 minutes. Taxis prices for similar journeys to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje cost between about EUR 15 and EUR 20 and the trip takes approx. 15 minutes. Bus trips to Santa Cruz cost about EUR 9 and the estimated travel time is about an hour. Taxi fares to Santa Cruz start at around EUR 50, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Visitors will find reasonable hostel and pension accommodation starting at around EUR 20 per night. For those looking for a little more luxury, three-star hotel rates cost around EUR 35 per night/person. Public transport by bus represents the most affordable method of travelling in Tenerife. "Titsa" provides Tenerife with its only local public bus transport throughout the island. The bright green fleet of buses run frequently on the island's principal roads. Single fare prices are approximately EUR 1.50. Taxi costs are more economical than in Britain. The minimum fare in Tenerife starts at approximately EUR 5 for 3 kilometres with EUR 1 added per additional km.