Among all major Spanish cities, Tenerife is the one which attracts most tourists every year. But you can also find a job there. Find out how.
If you aspire to a change of scenery and a different lifestyle, Tenerife can be the ideal destination for you. Located in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is essentially a tourist region. In fact, it attracts tourists and expatriates in large numbers every year due to its tourist infrastructure and its places of interest such as museums, monuments, national parks, beaches, etc. According to official statistics, some 5 million tourist arrivals have been registered as at December 2013.
Moving to Tenerife can be a pleasant experience, especially due to its inhabitants’ relaxed lifestyle and its sunny climate. But above all, you will have to find accommodation. And this should be quite easy as Tenerife has a wide range of accommodation options for all tastes.
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Tenerife's population, to date, amounts to some 908,555 inhabitants, mostly of Spanish origin. But it includes a large number of German, Italian, British, Moroccan and Colombian expats, among others.
Tenerife is the Canary Islands biggest island and its capital city is Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is divided into thirty municipalities, namely Adeje, Candelaria, La Guancha, Guía de Isora, Puerto de la Cruz, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Los Silos, Tacoronte, etc.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Laguna, Bajamar Punta Hidalgo, Tacoronte, Puerto de la Cruz, as well as the North and South of the island are known to be the island's main tourist zones. In fact, most expats in Tenerife have settled in these regions. Hotels, tourism infrastructure and leisure activities are rather abundant there.
As regards Laguna, it is known to be Tenerife's historical district with museums, monuments, etc. Playa de Las Americas, on the other hand, is a more dynamic and lively district with its thrilling nightlife thanks to restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, among others.
Apart from hotels and apart-hotels, you can find apartments, studios and individual houses for rent in most neighborhoods. Prices obviously vary from one region to another, according to the type of accommodation and comfort level. Rent prices however remain more affordable than in other Spanish cities, although these have started rising for some time.
Tenerife's average rent price revolves around 600 euros monthly. Hence, to rent a single-bedroom apartment you will need some 550 euros per month and some 750 euros for a two-bedroom apartment. A studio's rent can cost some 250 euros per month. To rent a house, on the other hand, you will need between 1,100 and 5,000 euros.
If you are already in Tenerife, you can hire a real estate agent to facilitate your accommodation search. Otherwise, you can check out accommodation offers on the Internet or in the classifieds sections of local newspapers, some of which are available online.
Expat.com - Accommodation offers
Only Apartments www.only-apartments.com
Home Away www.homeaway.co.uk
Air BnB www.airbnb.com