Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Costa Adeje
Forewarned is forearmed – at least, that's how the saying goes. We aren't here to warn you about the pitfalls of Costa Adeje because it's a lovely, welcoming sunshine destination but there are some things you should bear in mind. At Holiday Extras, we'll do our level best to ensure that your vacation gets off to a great start with our airport transfers. Pre-book with us and it'll be one less thing you need to think about.
Spanish with a twist
Although the Canary Islands belong to Spain, they are, in fact, adjacent to West Africa – Western Sahara, to be precise. In terms of temperature, August is usually the hottest month, with an average temperature of 24°C, which is just one degree lower than, say, Benidorm is at this time of year. Tenerife is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, and sea temperatures generally reach a peak of 24°C during the month of September. This is about two degrees lower, on average, than Benidorm's Mediterranean Sea achieves during the same time.
As with the rest of Spain (and two thirds of Europe), Tenerife uses the Euro.
The Canary Islands adhere to Greenwich Mean Time, which means that you won't have to make any time adjustments – useful if you need to contact someone back in the UK.
What to wear
The weather is warm at any time of year so try to pack light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes, a sun hat, sunglasses and enough sunscreen. A pair of sandals or flip flops and your bathing attire of choice are sensible inclusions, too, especially if you intend to make use of Adeje's many beaches. If you enjoy a good ramble, we advise that you bring a pair of reliable walking boots because much of Tenerife's terrain is very rugged.
Drink lots of water
Costa Adeje can get quite hot (temperature highs typically range between 19°C and 29°C), which is why it's important to stay hydrated, especially whenever sunshine is intense.
In case of emergency
If you do find yourself needing to call the emergency services, ring 112. The operator will then be able to put you through to the police, ambulance or fire services.
The phone number for Hospital Quirón, Costa Adeje is 922 75 26 26.
Ringing 012 will put you in contact with Servicio Canario de Salud (the Canary Islands Health Service), which can provide information regarding 24-hour clinics and pharmacies in Costa Adeje.
The number to call for the British Consulate in Tenerife is 928 26 25 08.
Come prepared and you're sure to love your Costa Adeje stay – and don't forget to take advantage of our Costa Adeje Airport Transfers.