Tenerife, Canary Islands
PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS, EXCURSIONS & AIRPORT TRANSFERS in TENERIFE
Warnings & Useful Information
Travel Prepared and Safe
Time zone: Greenwich Time Zone (UTC+00:00). For example, now in Tenerife 1 hour less than in Paris or Warsaw, 2 hours less than in Kyiv or Helsinki, 4 hours less than in Moscow.
Currency: Euro. Flag of Tenerife:
Bank opening hours: Mon Fri 09:00 14:00. Sat 09:00 13:00 (except from June to October).
Beach Safety: Always supervise children when near water and obey the beach warning flags:
– Red: strong currents do not swim.
– Yellow: strong winds and turbulent sea conditions take care.
– Green: safe to swim.
Sun Burn: Tenerife is quite near to the equator. The sun is powerful even in mid winter. Beware a cooling wind can lead you into a false sense of security the suns rays are still there.
– Keep covered up and use wide brimmed hats.
– Sit in the shade.
– Use high factor sun screen lotion.
– Limit your sunbathing sessions, especially on the first few days.
– Don’t sun bathe mid day, especially for children.
Tips: it is normal to leave a tip of around 10% of the total bill in Tenerife.
Cheating: Tenerife probably the Timeshare capitol of the world. The first question will always be “do you speak English?”. After that you may be asked to help them with a holiday questionnaire or the more common scratch card. These scratch cards are all winners. Prizes may be 3 days car hire, water park tickets, duty free packs or the star prize of a lot of money. Unless you want to sacrifice half a day of your holiday to a relentless hard sell, do not go with them to collect your prize!!! Remember, only the foolish or greedy will really believe that they are getting something for nothing!
Emergency numbers: call 112 for all emergencies and the operator will put you through to the police, fire brigade or ambulance service.
Los Rodeos, North (TFS): Tel. 922 635 800
Reina Sofía, South (TFN): Tel. 922 759 000
Hospiten Sur, Playa de las Américas: Tel. 922 75 00 22
Hospital Costa Adeje: Tel. 922 79 10 00
Las Américas: Tel. 922 79 44 28
Los Cristianos: Tel. 922 79 08 47
Puerto la Cruz: Tel. 922 37 06 55
You can also call 012 to contact the Canary Islands Health Service (Servicio Canario de Salud) to get more information about 24-hour clinics and chemists in your area.
Languages: Spanish and in mass touristic resorts some staff members usually speak English.
Travel safely with our Personal Travel Assictance service.
We offer tailor made tours & excursions in Tenerife up to your needs and by luxury limousines. The trip starts and ends at your hotel.