Travel preparation for my Tenerife vacation.
Safe travel to Tenerife is also possible in Corona times. Whether you are planning a weekend trip, spending your vacation with your family or even relocating your home office to Tenerife for a long time, Tenerife is a perfect travel destination for every target group all year round! It is not without reason that the Canary Island is one of the most popular travel destinations for Germans. Here you can soak up the sun at any time of the year and experience a variety of activities in nature. In the following we want to help you to prepare your stay in Tenerife and to consider the most important points of arrival so that you can spend a relaxing time on the island.
Create a checklist for the baggage
A well-planned luggage checklist is helpful to pack the things you need for your stay in Tenerife and not to forget anything important. Think of your laptop charging cables or the list of passwords you need for your work. But you should also think of your outdoor shoes and enough sun protection! Tenerife is located close to the equator and topographically belongs to Africa, so the solar radiation is correspondingly intense here. If you are going to be in the north of the island, you should also bring warmer clothing and rainwear with you. In any case, a checklist is very helpful to keep track of things when packing your suitcase.
Plan the means of transport to Tenerife
There are different ways to get here:Basically, there is the option to travel to Tenerife by ferry from mainland Spain. If you are planning to stay longer and want to combine your stay with a stop on the Spanish mainland, this road trip can be worthwhile. The ferries leave from the port of Cadiz, a city in southern Spain. From there, the crossing takes about two days, which is why you have to plan a lot of time for the journey. That is probably the main reason why very few tourists set off to Tenerife with their own car.
Most holidaymakers therefore prefer to travel by plane. The flight time from Germany is between four and five hours. There are two airports in Tenerife: one is in the north and the other in the south of the island. Most of the charter flights from Germany, however, go to Tenerife South Airport. There are also better capacities here in order to cope with a larger number of travelers during holiday periods. In the current COVID-19 situation, you should definitely pack a sufficient number of FFP2 masks and / or surgical masks and disinfectant wipes for your trip. It is mandatory to wear masks at all airports. The same applies to the plane and on site in Tenerife
Book a parking space at the airport in advance
It is also advisable to organize a parking space at the airport in good time. If you start looking at the airport shortly before departure, there is a risk that you will have to choose one of the expensive parking garages at the airport under time pressure so that you do not miss your plane. It is better to book your parking space in advance to save time, money and nerves! At Fluparks you can compare the cheap offers from private providers near the airports and book them immediately.
Book the safe valet service that has proven itself in Corona times, where you drive your car directly to the airport, where an employee of the parking lot operator will be waiting for you. After a short handover protocol, he will park for you in the secured parking lot nearby. On the day of your return, he will bring your car straight back to the terminal so that you can get in and drive home. Absolutely comfortable and also corona-safe!
Arrange transport to the accommodation
With a package tour to Tenerife, you have usually already booked the transfer to the hotel. However, if you prefer to travel individually and far away from package tourism, a stay in a holiday home & finca Tenerife is better. To get there, buses and taxis are available at the airport, but you are more comfortable and flexible with a rental car on Tenerife. We advise you to book the rental car in advance so that you can read the contracts and insurance conditions carefully.
Pay attention to road traffic on site
If you plan to explore Tenerife by car, we recommend that you find out about the local conditions before you travel. This also includes familiarizing yourself with the routes and road conditions. Do you already know which vacation spots you want to visit? Then check out the routes in advance on the Internet. You should also know the road traffic regulations in Spain. Speed limits, in particular, but also other rules can deviate from our laws in many respects. In Tenerife, for example, you risk a fine if you just drive from the beach to the holiday home in swimwear. Planning ahead can save you money on parking tickets and avoid conflicts with local authorities.
With the right preparations, nothing stands in the way of your trip to Tenerife. We hope that we were able to give you helpful tips and wish you a relaxing stay on the sunny island!