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Preparing your trip to Tenerife: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Bahia Princess Hotel 1.Only euro is used to pay for goods and services. Travelers can find currency exchange at any local bank or exchange office. As a rule, a rather noticeable commission is charged there, so it makes sense to buy euro before a trip.
2. The system of cashless payment is widespread on the island; credit cards are accepted in almost all major hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. Cash will be useful to those who plan to visit small restaurants and shop at open markets.
3. There are travel agencies in all major cities of the island, some of which are located within hotel complexes. The tourist office will provide travelers with all necessary information about the resort and will help to plan a recreation program and book tickets to entertainment events.
4. The official language is Spanish; many local people are also fluent in English. You should definitely learn a few simple phrases in the local language to show respect for local traditions and culture; this will be appreciated by locals.
5. Mains voltage is 220 V, in some small hotels current can be variable. You may need adapters and connectors for some electrical appliances; you can buy them at any local supermarket or hardware store. Copyright
6. Vacationers have to use bottled water for cooking and drinking; it is sold in all supermarkets and grocery stores. Drinking tap water may affect the well-being and prolong the process of acclimatization.
7. Shoppers should definitely visit local markets and private stalls, as they allow saving significantly. Bargaining is not accepted there, but is possible in large department stores and supermarkets.
Each year, the grand carnival is held in Tenerife. It is the most striking event in the island’s cultural life. This beautiful national holiday has been celebrated since colonial … Open
8. On the island there is a favorable weather all year round. Travelers have to be aware that in different areas of the island the rainy season falls on different periods, so before you go be sure to specify the weather forecast.
9. It is convenient to travel around the island by car; you can rent it at one of the rentals. It's enough to have your passport and driver's license of international standard. The rental price is 20 euros per day. Those under age of 21, as well as those who have received the license less than two years ago may be denied service.
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What to visit being in Tenerife - unique sights

Magic Carpets Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
The tradition of decorating the street with fine carpets has originated over 150 years ago. In the mid-19th century, on the eve of one of the major religious holidays, the Monteverde family decorated its house with a small carpet of volcanic sand. In a few years, the tradition has spread all over the city, and then became a mandatory part of the celebration. In recent years, paintings are created using not only the volcanic sand, but the flower petals and colorful pebbles. … Read further

Piramides de Guimar

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
In the development of the new countries the farmers cleaned them of the stones. Since ancient times there has been a custom in the Canaries to put the stones into the pyramids. There were very many such pyramids on the island of Tenerife, as well as on the other islands. Later, however, they fell into decay. Some pyramids have taken the locals apart to build the houses. The pyramids served as the source of the free building material. … Read further

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