Serving the Spanish island of Tenerife alongside its smaller aviation counterpart in the North, Tenerife South Airport sits in Granadilla de Abona municipality and has been connecting the island to destinations around the world since its inauguration in 1978. The airport was previously recognised as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport during its initial years, but has been conveniently shortened to just Tenerife South Airport today. As the main gateway of the largest island within the Canary Islands, Tenerife South Airport enjoys high levels of passenger traffic especially from fellow European neighbours like the United Kingdom and Germany. Some of the prominent airlines found to have included the airport as part of their extensive flight routes are Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, EasyJet and Ryanair. The airport also welcomes many seasonal flights operated by foreign airlines at various times throughout the year, mostly during winter. Operations at Tenerife South Airport are collated under one main passenger terminal building; and include amenities such as retail and dining options for passengers to indulge in at their convenience.
How to get around in Tenerife
Tenerife South Airport offers its incoming passengers a good selection of transportation options for them to get to their destinations. The prominent green Tenerife Airport buses, for example, will bring passengers from their arrival gates to almost everywhere within the island. Line 343, in particular, will even get you across the island to the northern side where the other Tenerife airport is located in approximately 50 minutes with a direct journey. Should you need to get to the centre of town, Line 111 which will take you there. It also includes some great beaches in its route. Within the island, bus services are regular.
For a more convenient mode of commute, passengers may also consider hopping into a cab. Taxi ranks are available at the airport outside the arrivals hall and will get you downtown in a jiffy. Alternatively, passengers may also choose to rent a car for their entire stay and sightsee extensively.
What to see and do
Tenerife is probably one of the top holiday destinations for European holidaymakers, especially those from within the Spanish vicinity, as well as the United Kingdom and Germany. Boasting mild and comfortable climactic temperatures all year round, many visitors flock here to escape the unpredictable weather back in their home countries.
Tenerife has been dubbed as one of the last few paradises on earth, as well as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ for its high receptiveness to anyone and everyone. Offering extensive variation from pristine foliage and nature to non-stop partying and booze, holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice when visiting this vibrant island. While in Tenerife, definitely heat up some of the island’s appealing sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Visitors can also partake of water activities such as scuba diving, surfing, water skiing, and even cruises to spot some dolphins. Nature lovers will also have a ball of a time discovering the many treasures on the island, which is home to an eclectic selection of national parks, volcanoes and forests; and also the El Teide Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the country’s tallest peak. Book a stay in one of the island’s many impressive resorts, and plan your trip around the dynamic carnivals held on Tenerife.
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