Frequently Asked Questions about Tenerife

How to travel to Tenerife?

Tenerife is easy to reach with a plane from different destinations around the world. Flights land to the two international airports, Tenerife Sur (Reina Sofía) in the south and Tenerife Norte (Los Rodeos) in the north. If you are travelling with a car, the best option is to take a ferry to the island from mainland, Cádiz or Huelva. Ferries travel from the other Canary Islands to the ports in Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Tenerife as well.

Which part of Tenerife is the best to stay at?

Tenerife is a tourist friendly island in general and there are plenty of places to stay. The difference between north and south is nature, north is lush and green when the nature of south reminds more of a desert. Los Cristianos – Las Americas area is the most touristic spot on the island and if you are looking for more relaxed holiday, north is a valuable option with authentic Canarian atmosphere.

Why visit Tenerife?

Tenerife is a vibrant island with a variety of nature from mountains to sea. Its flourishing surroundings offer endless options of activities like hiking, climbing, canoeing and surfing to start with. One of Tenerife’s most popular attractions is Teide National Park with it’s magnificent volcano that rises up to 3718 meters. The island has as well several beaches with white or black sand to choose from.

When was Tenerife formed?

The current information about the origin of Tenerife reveals that it was created to its actual form three million years ago. The three mountain ranges of Anaga, Teno and Valle de San Lorenzo were formed due to a volcanic activity of the volcano Teide. The first mountain ranges on the island were created around twelve million years ago by a volcanic eruption.

Why is the sand in some of Tenerife’s beaches black?

Canary islands are all volcanic and that is why some of the beaches in Tenerife has black sand. Tenerife’s most known black beaches, Playa El Bollullo and Playa Jardín, are both situated close to a massive volcano Teide. This type of black sand consists of tiny fragments of basalt that is a relevant ingredient with the eruptions of volcanos. When basaltic lava flows reach the sea, the material cools rapidly and shatters into sand.

When is the carnival of Tenerife?

Carnival in Tenerife is annually held on the island in February. In general, every village has its own carnival, but the biggest celebrations are found in Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz. The carnival period is more or less two weeks and in 2018 the event is held between 7th and 18th of February.

When does the season end in Tenerife?

Tenerife is a destination which you can visit all year around due to its pleasant climate. The busiest season is from October to April but the island is fairly popular during the hotter summer months as well. During the winter Tenerife is suitable for visitors seeking a getaway from their colder countries and during the summer it’s a hotspot for the younger crowd.

How is the weather in Tenerife?

Tenerife is known for its eternal spring and tropical climate around the year. During the winter the temperature varies between 18-24 degrees and in summer between 24-28 degrees. Its favourable weather guarantees high total of sunny days annually and low rates of rain excluding the mountain areas of the island.

Where is Tenerife situated?

Tenerife with the rest of the Canary Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, north-west from Africa and in front of the coastline of Morocco. Tenerife is around 550 kilometres away from Morocco and it’s closer to Africa than to the content of Europe. Its basically situated in the middle of the Canary Islands and surrounded by La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

What type of activities does Tenerife offer?

Due to the island’s diverse nature and its flourishing forests, Tenerife offers to its visitors a rich variety of activities. The most popular sports to do on the island are hiking, mountain biking and surfing to start with. On the south coast where the sea isn’t as rough as in the north, kayaking, paddle boarding, diving and whale watching are considerable activities as well.