Getting there & away
There are regular ferry, hydrofoil and jetfoil services from Tenerife to the other islands.
Two airports serve the island, with flights available to the other islands, the Spanish mainland and various European destinations, plus a few more exotic ones such as Venezuela and Cuba. Facilitating nine million passengers per year – often well in excess of 25,000 daily –is modern Tenerife Sur airport (Reina Sofía; 922 75 95 10; www.aena.es), about 20km east of Playa de las Américas. All international charter flights land here, plus most scheduled international flights and many from mainland Spain.
The airport functions 24 hours a day and has half a dozen car-rental offices, a post office, several banks, ATMs and exchange booths, and knowledgeable staff at its tourist office (922 39 20 37).
Almost all interisland flights, plus a few scheduled international and mainland services, use the older and smaller Tenerife Norte airport (Los Rodeos; 922 63 56 35). Here you’ll find an exchange booth, several car-rental agencies, a bar and a moderately helpful information booth.