The impressive snow-covered Pico del Teide, landmark of Tenerife, rises up 3178 metres towards the sky. The «Island with two faces» is the biggest and also the most popular of the Canary Islands.

Every year the green, spring-like north and sunny, dry south attract millions of visitors to the island of Tenerife, which is only 360 km from the coast of West Africa. The island’s fascination lies in its variety. Volcanic landscapes with collapsed craters are juxtaposed with sun-pampered beaches.

It’s perfect for relaxing and bathing, but also for hiking and golfing, enjoying good food, relaxing, and simply recovering from the stresses of daily life. Start the day with a café cortado. And for those who would like to do a spot of sightseeing, the little towns like Puerto de la Cruz and La Laguna are delightful. Later on, try the tapas and Tenerifian cuisine – a clever combination of traditional Canarian and international cuisine – with a glass or two of the excellent local wine.

Tenerife’s pleasant climate – it’s like spring all year round – combined with the friendly openness of the Tinerfeños will quickly ensure that the Canary Island finds its way into every visitor’s heart. In all its facets. In fact, Tenerife is the perfect destination for anyone who wishes to escape the cool temperatures, fog and snow at home.

City Facts

  • Location

    Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and belongs to Spain.

  • Population

    About 908,000

  • Size

    Approx. 2034 km²

  • Public transport

    People travel around Tenerife by bus, hire car or taxi.

  • Climate

    Tenerife has mild temperatures all year round.

  • Best time to visit

    Its consistently mild temperatures make Tenerife the ideal year-round destination.

  • Good to know

    Tenerife is part of the EU’s Canary Islands Special Zone, so although Tenerife is part of the EU, in terms of taxes and duty it lies outside the Community zone. That is why there is no VAT on certain products, which means prices are lower.

  • Nice to know

    The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife takes place in February. It is the second most famous international carnival after Rio de Janeiro.

  • Airport

    The airport Tenerife South is 50 km from the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

  • Bus

    A number of bus lines connect the region directly with the airport.

  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside the airport’s Arrivals area.