General information about Tenerife

Tenerife, the most popular holiday island in Europe!

The island of Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands, an archipelago located west of Morocco. Politically, the Canary Islands belong to Spain, but there is a fairly extensive form of self-government. It is not without reason that people sometimes speak of a country within a country. Tenerife, like the other Canary Islands, has a volcanic origin. The largest volcano in Tenerife is the Pico del Teide. With its imposing shape, it is a major determining factor for the island. You can see the snowy point in winter from many places on the island, such as from Costa Adeje in the southwest but also from Puerto de la Cruz in the north. Chances are that you will see this highest mountain in all of Spain when you fly to Tenerife. The planes must first turn south of Tenerife to fly properly on the runway. When you visit Tenerife, a visit to the Teide National Park should not be missed. There is plenty to see and do in Tenerife, but especially here you can see what volcanism means. Within the park you can see almost all possible landscapes that belong to a volcano. Even if you have visited the park several times, it is still impressive to see.

Holidays to Tenerife

With approximately three to four million visitors per year, Tenerife is one of the most important holiday destinations in Europe. Tourism has not even suffered from the massive economic crisis that broke out in Europe in 2008/2009. This is mainly due to the fact that Tenerife is an interesting sun destination all year round. It is therefore not necessary to have it only in the summer months. In the winter, the Canary Islands are the only holiday destination for Germans, British, Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgians and French in the winter period where you can enjoy summer weather up to 5 hours away. Tenerife has therefore been one of the most important winter sun destinations among Western Europeans for many years. The main reason to book a holiday in Tenerife is the pleasant climate. Most of the tourists therefore almost only come to Tenerife to enjoy the sun and the warmth for days. Most of the vacation is spent mainly at the pool, on the beach or on the terrace. Those who want more than just sun, sea and beach can also enjoy beautiful villages all year round, impressive nature and all kinds of sights. If you want an active holiday, you can choose from many walks or beautiful cycling trips in Tenerife. Tenerife is a nice challenge for cyclists because of the many bends and altimeters. Tenerife really has something for everyone. It is not without reason that so many people fly to this beautiful island every year. Most of the vacation is spent mainly at the pool, on the beach or on the terrace. Those who want more than just sun, sea and beach can also enjoy beautiful villages all year round, impressive nature and all kinds of sights. If you want an active holiday, you can choose from many walks or beautiful cycling trips in Tenerife. Tenerife is a nice challenge for cyclists because of the many bends and altimeters. Tenerife really has something for everyone. It is not without reason that so many people fly to this beautiful island every year. Most of the vacation is spent mainly at the pool, on the beach or on the terrace. Those who want more than just sun, sea and beach can also enjoy beautiful villages all year round, impressive nature and all kinds of sights. If you want an active holiday, you can choose from many walks or beautiful cycling trips in Tenerife. Tenerife is a nice challenge for cyclists because of the many bends and altimeters. Tenerife really has something for everyone. It is not without reason that so many people fly to this beautiful island every year. If you want an active holiday, you can choose from many walks or beautiful cycling trips in Tenerife. Tenerife is a nice challenge for cyclists because of the many bends and altimeters. Tenerife really has something for everyone. It is not without reason that so many people fly to this beautiful island every year. If you want an active holiday, you can choose from many walks or beautiful cycling trips in Tenerife. Tenerife is a nice challenge for cyclists because of the many bends and altimeters. Tenerife really has something for everyone. It is not without reason that so many people fly to this beautiful island every year.

Practical travel information

flight time to / from the Netherlandsabout four hours and fifteen minutes to almost five hours
time zoneUTC0; in Tenerife it is always one hour earlier than in the Netherlands
languageSpanish; English is spoken reasonably at tourist spots
moneyon Tenerife you pay with the euro, just like in the Netherlands
religionpredominantly Roman Catholic (approximately 90% of the population)
drinking waterthe tap water is not suitable for drinking (but for brushing teeth)
mobile networkgood coverage with the exception of some places in the mountains (including around Masca)
public transportexcellent coverage of buses and taxis in tourist places
price levelon average, prices are slightly lower than in the Netherlands

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