Accommodation in Tenerife
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Here are some information about the accomodation in Tenerife, Spain.

If you aspire to a change of scenery and a different lifestyle, Tenerife could be the ideal destination for you. Located in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is mainly 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, almost 15 million tourists visited the Canary Islands of which almost 5.6 million tourist arrivals have been recorded in Tenerife in 2016.

Moving to Tenerife can be a pleasant experience, especially because of the locals' relaxed lifestyle and its sunny climate. Moreover, Tenerife provides a wide range of accommodation for all tastes, as long as you know where you would like to settle.

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Tenerife is deemed to be the Canary Island's and Spain's most densely populated island. In fact, its population amounted to some 891,000 inhabitants in 2016, including a large number of German, Italian, British, Moroccan and Colombian expats.

Tenerife's neighbourhoods

Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands and its capital city is Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is divided into thirty municipalities, including the likes of Adeje, Candelaria, La Guancha, Guía de Isora, Puerto de la Cruz, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Los Silos and Tacoronte. It's an avant-garde city that has seen great changes in recent years creating large spaces of great architectural value.

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 abundant there.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, it is a UNESCO world heritage city known as Tenerife's historical district with museums and monuments, as well as an importnat centre of commercial activity. For more tranquility, you may enjoy El Rosario as it is one of the coastal neighbourhoods with more charm to live in.

Playa de Las Americas, on the other hand, is a more dynamic and lively district in the South, with its thrilling nightlife thanks to restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, among others.

The municipality of Güímar offers quiet beaches and you can find the archeological sites of Tenerife: the Ethnographic Park of the Pyramids.

Rental prices in Tenerife

Apart from hotels and apart-hotels, you can find apartments, studios and individual houses for rent in most neighbourhoods. Prices obviously vary from one region to another, according to the type of accommodation and comfort level. However, rent prices remain more affordable than in other Spanish cities, although these have been rising for some time.

Tenerife's average rent price is around 600 euros monthly. Hence, to rent a single-bedroom apartment you will need an average of 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, depending on the area.

How to find accommodation in Tenerife

If you are already in Tenerife, you can hire a real estate agent to facilitate your accommodation search. However, the local real estate market rather encourages people to buy property than to rent. Thus, many agencies may not take into account your rental applications. But you can still seek their help by providing as much information as possible regarding your criteria.

You can also opt for short-term rental on your arrival so that you can look for long-term housing on your own more efficiently. Consider browsing ads on the Internet and in local newspapers as well, some of which are available online.

Your housing search in Tenerife could take up to 15 days if you have already listed your criteria in terms of surface area and neighbourhood. Hence, once you have moved there, take the time to visit the different neighbourhoods to see which one suits you best.

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