Travel: How to Get Around Tenerife After Landing


What destinations are on your travel bucket list? If you are reading this article now, there is a big chance that the thought of spending your next holiday in Tenerife has crossed your mind more than once. And who can blame you?

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The biggest island in the Canary Archipelago off the coast of Spain, Tenerife is best known for its wonderful beaches, for its nightlife and for its unique atmosphere resulting from combining the wildness with modernity. It does not matter if you have already bought the plane tickets or you’re still in the “dreaming of” period, this article will help you anyway, as more information about a place is always welcomed.

So, what should a person do after his/her the plane lands in Tenerife and how they travel safe from one point to another of the island?
Well, the first thing to do when you are at the airport, is obviously, to find a means of transport to take you to your hotel. Most tourists choose to go directly to the Tenerife airport taxi station, as this is the easiest way to transport you wherever you want.

Little tip: Be careful of scammers, because I’m sure you don’t want to spend half of your money just to pay the trip from the airport to your hotel. Better opt a private taxi service, as they have a fixed price and you don’t risk being fooled.

After you arrive at the hotel and you get rid of your thousand kilograms luggage (you really need all that things…don’t you?), there are many options you can choose when it comes to visiting the island and its amazing beaches, gorgeous mountains, dramatic coastline and the lunar landscape of Teide National Park.

First option, supposing you have a driver’s license, would be to rent a car. There are many companies dealing with car rental in Tenerife. Depending on the model of car you choose, you have to pay between 6 to 400 € per day. Tenerife has a free, efficient highway system surrounding the island. The highway crosses almost all big towns, with the exception of the area situated between Icod de Los Vinos and Adeje (located in the western part of Tenerife). However, you should know that although driving on this main highway is fast and easy, the other roads of the island (particularly the ones from the north-west part of Tenerife), present steep curves around mountainsides and can be dangerous.

This option is strongly complemented by the old but gold “taking the bus” option. Bus tickets are really affordable, and there are buses that circulate between almost all of the main points of the island (including the airport. Anyway, unless you want to die in a crowded atmosphere, better take the taxi from and back to the airport).

Tip: If you plan to travel by bus, ask the receptionist from your hotel for some information about the local buses program and/or buy a bus timetable from any of the bus stations.

The third option (which is valid only for short distances) is to walk. If you like to feel the general mood of the place on your skin, this is surely the best way you can do it.

Another option for traveling around the island would be to take a taxi.  As already mentioned previously about getting an airport transfer in Tenerife, it is recommended that you be patient when you choose your taxi. Ask the driver if the price per kilometer is fixed. Compare the prices of more than two taxi companies.

Now that you know everything about getting around Tenerife, all you have to do is think about what you’ll put in your luggage for some days in this Spanish paradise.

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