Cheap Flights to Tenerife
Spain's popularity as a vacation destination extends to its Canary Islands, which are located near the continent of Africa but are purely European in feel due to tree-lined cobblestone streets like La Rambla in the capital of Santa Cruz that lure visitors to take leisurely strolls before a delicious meal of fresh seafood. Cheap flights to Tenerife can be caught at worldwide hubs, and two airports, Tenerife North Airport (TFN) and Tenerife South Airport (TFS), make arrival by air convenient.
Flights to Tenerife
With two airports serving the island, flights to Tenerife land at either Tenerife North Airport or Tenerife South Airport. Both airports are connected with a bus service. Tenerife South is the largest with its single terminal housing a pharmacy, restaurants, shops, VIP lounges, and money exchange services. Rental cars and buses are available, and a taxi ride from the airport to Santa Cruz will cost $112. The trip is 40 miles and will last about 40 minutes.
Tenerife North is located eight miles from Santa Cruz, and a taxi trip will cost $30 and last around 20 minutes. Rental cars and bus service are also available. There are gift shops, cafes, lounges, and accommodations in or near the airport's single passenger terminal.
Attractions in Tenerife
Mount Teide, a 12,000-foot volcano located at the center of the island, is a natural draw for visitors taking cheap flights to Tenerife. A cable car makes the ascent to the top an easy affair, and the surrounding national park contains vegetation and wildlife unique to Tenerife. The views from the top will keep photography aficionados happy. Sometimes, there’s snow on the peak, and winds buffeting the area will have visitors glad they brought jackets.
La Laguna is a pretty little town designated as a heritage site, and its colorful buildings and Spanish architecture make strolling down the streets a rewarding adventure. Santa Cruz’s gorgeous beaches attest to the island’s abundant sunshine and balmy weather. The beaches in this area even boast different colors of sand with Las Teresitas Beach’s golden sand and Las Gaviotas’ black volcanic sand.
Hints and Tips for Tenerife
The climate of Tenerife is delightfully temperate with average daily highs in the 80s during the summer months and highs in the 60s during winter. The western half of the island receives more than double the rainfall of the eastern side, but the overall amount is quite low, especially in the months of May through September.
Canarians love to celebrate Carnival, with the celebration in Santa Cruz being second only to Brazil. Parades, dancing, food, music, and elaborate celebrations dominate the end of February and the beginning of March, which is an ideal time for people to book flights to Tenerife.
Spain's culinary influence is most evident in the Canary Islands' use of tapas or small hors d'oeuvres-style dishes of savory foods. Island specialties incorporate the abundant seafood from local waters, and Spanish favorites like paella, a delicious combination of rice, seafood, and chicken, are popular. Barraquito coffee, a mixture of spices, espresso, condensed milk, and lemon is also another specialty found in Tenerife. Dinner for two with multiple courses costs around $40.
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