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As a proud member of the Islas Group of Travel Guides, we're not here to sell you a holiday to Tenerife,
we do not operate any form of on-line booking service, and being totally independent from all Travel Agents and
Tour Operators we derive no benefit from giving you a glossy tour operators view of the island.
Our mission is simple..., to provide you with practical first hand objective advice, from "real" paying visitors to the resorts, hotels and attractions that Tenerife has to offer.
This web site can only be maintained with feed back from your comments. So, if you've already visited the island in the last few months, any help, comments or contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands, which are a group of seven major islands and six smaller ones situated in the Atlantic Ocean between 60 - 190 miles off the north western coast of Africa.
Flying time to Tenerife from most UK airports, is around 4 - 4.1/2 hours, and on arrival local time is the same as Greenwich Mean Time.
Once you have cleared Customs Control and collected your luggage, there are always large numbers of taxi waiting outside of the arrivals hall, although during busy periods you should also be prepared to stand and wait your turn in a queue for the next one to become available. Taxis on Tenerife do represent good value for money by European standards, and can instantly be recognised as being the large eggshell/white cars with a green light on the roof.
One thing that you should be aware of is a standard taxi on the island is only licenced to carry a maximum of 4 passengers plus a "reasonable" amount of luggage, so for larger groups of travellers, or those with special needs, it is our recommendation to make provision for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you at the airport, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a larger, or specially adapted, vehicle is needed for the journey.
Originally the Canaries were only a winter sun destination, but the combination of warm sunshine and fantastic modern holiday development, has put the islands on the map 12 months of the year.
The island is dominated by the giant snow capped volcano Mount Teide, which at 3,700m high is Spain's highest peak. This will be the first sight you see when flying in, and it never ceases to take your breath away!
Mount Teide effectively splits the island in two. The cooler northern part is a lush tropical paradise with banana plantations and palm trees. Here, you will have a number of more cloudy days, and perhaps even a few rain days. In contrast the south of the island is hot and dry with almost a desert like landscape.
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