Tenerife Phones & Post
Your guide to the phones & post in Tenerife. Insider information from people who live there.
When phoning the UK from Tenerife you will need to dial 0044 and then miss off the first zero of your number. Example 01627 197641 = 0044 1627 197641.
It works out a lot cheaper to make phone calls if you firstly purchase a telephone card often known as a `Happy Card´ available from many hotel receptions or Kiosk's. When using the card you first need to dial the number on the rear of the card and follow the simple instructions.
USEFUL NUMBERS WHILST IN TENERIFE
Any Emergency 112
Red Cross 902 222292
24 Hour English Speaking Doctors:
Puerto de la Cruz & North-(freecall) 900 100090
Playa de las Americas & South- 922 791000
University Hospital 922 663194
Candelaria 922 602000
Rambla 922 291600
Puerto de la Cruz-
Bellevue 922 383551
Tamaragua 922 380512
Las Americas Hospital 922 750022
North (Los Rodeos) 922 635998
South (Reina Sofia) 922 759200
Stamps can be purchased from hotel shops or tobacconists. You will require a €0.52 stamp (Sello) to send a postcard. Post boxes are bright yellow and can be found on most major streets in the resorts.
There are many internet cafés all over the island so you can keep in touch with family and friends. On average it costs three euros an hour.
All English newspapers are available on the day of issue, as are a lot of magazines, however these tend to be a lot more expensive than at home. If you are interested in what's happening in Tenerife, there is a fortnightly paper called `Tenerife News´, which is written in English and available free from tourist information officers.