Travel light, and best time to travel is
between November and March, take a light sweater or jacket
and long trousers for late nights or mountain trips.
Apart from your passport, you should take your National Identity
Card if you are from a country where they are issued. Non-European
or nationalities outside the EC (European Community) will
probably require an entry visa. There are no currency controls
as such, but very large sums, e.g. over £8,000, should
be registered at customs on entry.
You will find multitude of Hotels and Self Catering Apartments.
If booking with your local Travel Agents, they should have
all the photos and details. When booking through any agent,
check that they have accurate details of your accommodation
you are planning to book.
Money - Banks
Currency in Tenerife is the Euro. Take Travelers cheques in
your own currency, as most Exchange Bureau's do not charge
on foreign currency cheques or cash. If you take Pesetas Travelers
cheques, then you have to pay commission (at banks and Exchange
Bureau's), between 3.6 and 6.00 Euros per transaction.
You can use credit cards to withdraw Euro's via cash machines.
Personal cheques and Direct Debit Cards (Switch etc) are not
accepted in Tenerife as neither can be 'cleared' in Spain.
EuroCheques can be used, with a 150.00 Euro's limit per cheque.
Transfers from another country to a Tenerife Bank will usually
take a week. If you are in Tenerife and need emergency money,
you can try contacting the nearest Western Union branch or
Excursions are many and abound in Tenerife, and all the larger
licensed operators carry public insurance etc. The main areas
covered by excursions are Day tours - Around the island -
to specific places - Safari Tours camel, jeep, horses Full
day and half day. Night tours - to cabaret's and clubs. Sea
Excursions - Whale watching - Fun Cruises - Sea fishing. Attractions
- Loro Parque (parrot park &more) - Tenerife Zoo - Butterfly
park - Ecological Park (Birds of all kinds &displays)
- Cactus park - Botanical gardens - Octopus Aqua Park (water
theme park slides etc) - Go karting - Banana Plantations -
Pearl Factory, and more.
Some part of Tenerife is tax-free, so the prices for tobacco,
spirits and perfumes are cheaper there than on the average
in EU countries. Most of these shops are located in the streets
and most of them have a morning and afternoon timetable.
Tenerife young crowds fill the discos at about midnight dancing
and clubbing. The bailando goes on till the early hours of
morning. If you wish to go enjoy the night out, you can go
clubbing with friends to any of the discos and pubs.