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Puerto De La Cruz,Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain,
December 14-16, 2009


Tenerife is probably one of the last European paradise isles. "Fascinating" is the word for this island. It offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, deserts, mountains, volcanos, sometimes snow, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches. Come on in and find out for yourself why this fascinating island has something for everyone.
Set in the Atlantic, like a jewel in precious metal, the island lies in the immensity of the ocean Achinech, Nivaria, Echeide, Tener-Ife... a diversity of names to say it, and each one of which constitutes a chapter in its history leading up to its present name: Tenerife. Here, the ancient greek philosophers located the lost Atlantis and here is the paradise place -- unique in the world -- with almost constant temperature (between 17C-25C) all the year. This is the crossroad of the Old (Europe-Africa) and New World (Americas). The Adelantado (Governor) Don Alonso Fernandez de Lugo and his host subjected it to the Crown of Castile on the 25th of July 1496. It is the largest of the islands that make up the archipelago of the Canaries, having a surface area of 2,036 square kilometers with a current populationof over 685,000 inhabitants living in the thirty-one townships embraced by El Teide, the great volcano, the highest peak in Spain, which rests on its torso. The variety in its climate makes it attractive and the contrasts to be seen in its geography make it an enigmatic, magical paradise bound in mystery. At its heart the island holds a great diversity of native flora and fauna. Rising up to the north and south are extensive tourist resorts that provide the entertainment of visitors to the island, who are greeted everywhere by the hospitality and friendly nature of the local people. It is rich in artistic, historic and musical patrimony in folklore and gastronomy; it successfully combines its indigenous elements with those that have been brought from beyond. Tenerife is a mixture of both the cosmopolitan and the authentic - the magical spell of silence and dreams, of peaceful thought beneath the wide firmament of the globe. See for more details at:

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HOW TO GET: The island of Tenerife is served by two airports, the Los Rodeos or Tenerife Norte and the Reina Sofia Airport or Tenerife Sur.

Green scenery at Los Rodeos AirportAeropuerto de Los Rodeos is located near the metropolitan area Santa Cruz-La Laguna. Of a smaller size, serves inter-insular flights as well as national and European flights, and since two years, there is a weekly service to Venezuela.

Aeropuerto Reina Sofía is the busiest Airport in Tenerife, ranking 7th in Spain. Typically serves the mass of regular and charter flights constantly arriving from the most of Europe.

As it is an island the only other way to arrive on Tenerife is by ferry, either to Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Los Cristianos just by Playa de Las Américas.

TF5 motorway as getting into Santa CruzA network consisting in two fast, toll-free motorways (TF1 and TF5) almost encircles the whole island, linking all the main towns and resorts with the metropolitan area. The exception is in the west from Adeje to Icod de los Vinos, which is traversed by a smaller mountain road. However, plans are now afoot to complete the autopista, which is causing heavy debate between the environmentalists and the local businessmen, though works are bound to start in early 2007. This, however, pales in comparison to the heated discussions concering the planned port in Granadilla, which is now in the hands of Brussels.

Away from the major motorways, theres a network of secondary and communal roads, varying from wide to steep, winding narrow roads, mainly unlit and often with drops either side of the main carriageway surface.

Public transport on the island is provided by a extensive network of buses (Guaguas) and run by T.I.T.S.A. who operate a fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses which, generally, run on time. Drivers are helpful and the mix of tourists and 'locals' (especially in the resort areas) makes for an interesting ride, not to mention it being one of the best ways to actually see the island. Plans for a Railway network linking the capital with the South have been approved by both the Tenerife Council and the Canary Islands Government, for Tenerife and Gran Canaria, thought the discussion with the central Spanish Government relies now on budget.

Santa Cruz de TenerifeThe metropolitan Area formed by Santa Cruz and La Laguna will be served by a tranvia (tram) working in early 2007, after 2 years of intensive works.

VISA INFORMATION: As Tenerife is within Spanish territory, it is governed by the same residential laws as the Peninsula. It is very easy to visit our island and the necessary documentation varies depending on which country you are coming from. If the visitor is coming from a country belonging to the European Union, the only document necessary is the national identity card [DNI] except those visitors coming from the United Kingdom, they need to present their passport. If your country of origin does not use a national identity card, visitors can enter using a valid passport.
All those citizens that do not belong to a country in the European Union need a passport and visa. Enquries should be made at the Spanish consulate within their country of residence. If the person travelling is a minor, visits can be made by using a national identity card and parents/guardians authority with a police stamp/seal from their country of residence. Depending on the purpose of the visit, the visa can be a transit visa, long stay, residence, work visa or student visa.
Visitors from countries within the European Union do not need a visa.
Visitors from the following countries do no not need a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Equador, El Salvador, United States, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Santa Sede, Singapor, Uraguay, Venezuela as well as special adminstrative areas of the Republic of China; Macao and Hong Kong.
In order to be considered for a visa at the consulate, one should take the following documentation:
- Visa request form
- 4 passport size photographs
- International medical insurance
- Passport
- Departure and return travel documents for the duration of stay.
- Proof of where you will be staying eg, hotel voucher
- One should also be able to prove they have the economic resources necessary to support themselves during their stay. In some cases, it may be necessary to provide bank statements.

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