Communication in Tenerife
International telephone calls can be made from almost anywhere in the Canary islands.
The distinctive blue booths are not easy to miss. You have the choice of using coins, phone cards and sometimes credit cards.
Telephone calls made from bars, restaurants and hotels are usually a great deal more expensive than the street pay booths.
Alternatively, you can call from a metered booth in a ‘locutorio’ where you pay after you have finished the call – often the cheapest option.
The Post offices are open from 09.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs and close an hour earlier on Saturdays. There are no telephones in Post Offices. They do have stamps, but so do tobacconists and other shops that sell postcards.
Post-boxes are yellow in colour and the service is quite laid back. If you have important or urgent mail, we recommend you use one of the international courier companies.
There are a number of internet cafes on the island and access costs between 1 and 3 Euros per hour. If you are travelling with your laptop, most four-star hotels and above have wireless connection in the rooms.
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