Tenerife North Airport is an 11km drive from the Island's capital Santa Cruz. It is in San Cristobal de La Laguna and can be accessed via the TF1 or TF5. You can reach to the Teide National Park via the TF24.
From you can fly to all seven Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Europe, and North America. The busiest route is the one between Tenerife North and Madrid-Barajas with about 40 flights per day handling over one million passengers a year.
Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport is less well known and used a lot less by foreign travellers than Reina Sofia in the South. Most Spanish passengers arrive and depart via Tenerife South Airport on domestic flights.
The north of the island is a lot cooler than the south. It has changed a lot in recent years with a number low-rise boutique hotels and casas rurales opening. Also now that British Airways fly direct to the north during the high season you don't need to fly into the south and make the one hour trip to the other ened of the island.
It is a great place if you like your food and drink with five wine-growing regions on the island producing some good whites and reds.
If you are staying in Santa Cruz then make sure you go to the seventeenth century convent of Santa Catalina overlooking the main square edged with bright blue jacaranda trees. A wooden filigree grille, at the top means the cloistered nuns can see the exotic flowers in the market below.
If you want to visit the less "touristy", quieter and more green part of Tenerife then Tenerife North is the airport you should fly into.
In 2014 Tenerife North Los Rodeos Airport handled 3.815.315 passengers with 53.259 flight operations.
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