When you leave the plane you head for the mezzanine level of the arrivals terminal via an airbridge.
On your way to the baggage reclaim you will see a Caja Canarias Bank and if you need to change some money it is open during the winter from 08:30 to 14:00. (Thursdays from 17:00-19:30) and in the summer from 08:30 to 14:00.
Once you have gone through passport control you go down to the ground floor luggage hall which has 6 carousels with the flight umbers clearly displayed above so you know which one to go to.
After you have collected your bags head for the public arrivals area where you will see the desks for the various car hire companies.
There are no train services on Tenerife, but if you plan to catch public transport there is a bus stop outside arrivals where you can get connections to a number of resorts (and Tenerife South Airport at the other end of the island).
You will also see the taxi rank here. Taxis are now metered but if you are not sure how far your holiday destination is away from the airport it is worth checking what the likely cost will be before you set off so that there are no nasty surprises at the other end.
The other alternative is to prebook a private transfer where a driver will meet you at a pre-arranged point in arrivals and have a vehicle waiting. If you are travelling with a larger party than 4 people, have a large amount of luggage or need child restraints or baby seats fitted for the journey then this is the best option. You can ararnge for any safety features during the reservation and they can supply vehicles which can carry up to 52 people.
By Linda Craik Google+