Fly To Tenerife, Spain
Situated in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of Spain’s most popular beach destinations. The islands boast a European holiday atmosphere complete with fine beaches, monuments, museums, parks and much to see and do.
While the Canary Islands are Spanish, it is worthwhile noting that they are an autonomous community, with a very clear identity of their own; after all they’re closer to the West Coast of Africa than they are to Spain. This is a place where people are friendly, food is excellent, shopping is interesting and days are as relaxing as a late afternoon siesta after some good Spanish wine.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to enter Spain. Make sure you allow enough time for Visa processing, and ensure that your passport is up to date with 2 blank pages for stamps.
- There is a South African Embassy the in Canary Islands. It is in Tenerife, at the following address: c/o Albareda 54, 2 35008 Las Palmas de G.C. Canary Islands. Phone: + 34 928 265 452.
See and do
Top highlights to see here include Botanic Gardens and the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz, monuments such as Castillo de San Andrés and Basilica of Candelaria, Basílica de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Patron of Canary Islands), the beautiful buildings seen around Santa Cruz (Plaza de España), Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Square), Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Museum of Nature and Man), Casa del Vino-La Baranda (House of Wine-La Baranda) and beach resorts such as Playa de Las Teresitas.
While you are in town, besides enjoying the laid-back beach atmosphere and strong sense of history, you should sample some local dishes such as goat’s cheese, wine, confectionary and seafood. There are many great restaurants and cafes to try – why not ask a local to suggest somewhere they enjoy going. Other things to do include walking tours, fishing, visits to theme parks such as Loro Parque (Parrot Park), horseback adventures, hiking at Las Canadas del Teide National Park, scuba diving, snorkelling and plenty more besides.
Be sure to leave some time and cash for shopping too – there are loads of local specialities to take home to family and friends. Things to keep an eye out for include handmade Tenerife Lace known as calado canario, traditional baskets made from palm-leaves and beautifully made clay items. Shops to note are Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa, Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque, Tenerife Pearl, Vistasur Shopping Centre and one of the ubiquitous surf shops seen all over the city.
When it comes to getting around Tenerife you can choose between a few different options depending on your budget and preferences. You could hire a bike from Bike Point El Medano, which has a range of cycles at good rates. You could also hire a car to drive around (see below for operators based at the airport). The bus system, called ‘Guaguas’, has stops all over the city and the Tenerife Tram travels past a number of interesting landmarks on its routes.
Tenerife Airport (Canary Islands) – TCI
Food and beverage: Burger King, Burger King Express, Upper Crust, Curry Wurst, Bill Bentley Pub and Café & Tapas.
Currency Exchange: La Caixa-Caja Canarias (ground level in Arrivals) is where you can exchange currency – there are also ATMs throughout the airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost & Found is on the ground floor level in Arrivals – if nothing has been turned in, you will need to contact your airline.
Airport Hotels: Hotel Aeropuerto Sur, Casa Marechen, Los Amigos Hostel Tenerife and Apartment Vista Montana Roja Atogo.
Car Hire: Auto Reisen, Avis, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz.
Airport Hub: Tenerife Airport (code TCI) is a hub for Ryanair.