EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING IN TENERIFE!
WHAT TO EXPECT IN TENERIFE
Tenerife, being the largest of all seven Canary Islands, is known for boasting scenic conditions, volcanic landscapes as well as relaxing settings and a vibrant nightlife. Here you shall find some of the most stunning views, gorgeous beaches and exciting excursions spread accross 3 resorts in close proximity.
With each resort offering a different combination of activities ranging from whale spotting, paragliding & boat trips to peak season events such as pool parties, boat parties & bar crawls you can find something for everybody & live as relaxed or as mad as you wish. With the largest water park in Europe, don't miss out on this wicked excursion.
DO I NEED A VISA TO WORK IN TENERIFE?
Based on the current rules you do not need a visa to secure a job in Tenerife if you are an EU citizen. You shall, however, need to obtain a what is called a NIE Number & a Social Security Number. Your independent rep in resort shall be able to give you advice on obtaining this. (Please note: the cost of obtaining these documents is not included in your package) If your country is outside of the European Union and you are not an EU citizen then you do need a visa. Those from the United States, Canada, Australia and the rest of the world usually need a visa to do any work on the island.
WHAT AGE DO YOU NEED TO BE TO WORK IN TENERIFE
Guests have to be 18 years old to work full-time in Tenerife, whether or not you’re an EU citizen. The reason for this is that a lot of the jobs going are in venues which serve alcohol.
Most of our guests are around this age so it’ll be super easy for you to find like-minded people to make friends with during your stay.
WHAT IS THE PAY LIKE IN TENERIFE
Once in peak season you can be earning more than €80 per day, work hard and you’ll be reap the rewards.
The average wage sits at around €40 per shift - this is a great basic when you consider the potential of tips and commission on top... Time to turn on the charm!
WHAT IS THE COST OF LIVING IN TENERIFE
Cost of living is very low cost in Tenerife and you will find that the minimum wage is enough for your monthly allowances.
Your resort rep can also recommend the best bars and restaurants for you to visit which offer cheap deals. You’ll find that a lot of the main tourist bars have higher prices, but with our suggestions of the more local hangouts, you’ll find that the prices are much lower.
WHAT PERSONALITY SUITS WORKING IN TENERIFE
Working in Tenerife gives you the opportunity to be as relaxed or as crazy as you like. With many venues sporting a relaxed, chill vibes offering you the base to serve drinks & socialise on a level that shall allow you to meet many fun interesting individuals all summer long! The island has a long history of being a place where people go to party and relax. The music, dancing, beaches and sunsets make it a special place indeed.
The great part about working in Tenerife is that it’s suitable for all personality types. A lot of the time you’ll be working with other people, so an open mind and a willingness to meet new friends is always ideal.
Having the confidence to talk with strangers is great, but a working holiday is Tenerife is also a fab way to build these skills. A job in a bar, for example, is perfect for people who often feel a little shy to come out of their comfort zone and get chatting to people. Everyone on the party scene in Tenerife is warm, friendly, and very used to welcoming new guests, so you’ll never have a problem making friends and fitting in.
CAN I WORK IN BARS IN TENERIFE
The majority of jobs in Tenerife operate around the hospitality sector, meaning the likes of bars, clubs, restaurants & shisha venues are always on the lookout for staff members to join their team. Barwork is very popular with our guests and is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
You don't need bar experience to get barwork in Tenerife as most venues will offer training once you are in resort. Should you arrive with an open mind and the work ethic employers are looking for you shall have no problems here. You shall be serving drinks and chatting with other tourists and party people, adding to not only theirs but also your own holiday experience.
WHEN IS THE SEASON IN TENERIFE
“The Season” in Tenerife refers to the most popular time of the year for tourists on the island. As Tenerife is located next to the Equator it is one of the few destinations worldwide to attract high temperatures all year round - perfect for escaping the winter cold. We begin welcoming guests at the beginning of November, just as the winter season is kicking in. This gives you more of an opportunity to find the best job for you and meet new friends just as they are arriving too. Tenerife is busy throughout the entirety of the year, from January right through to December. The resort is very popular and busy over the christmas & new year period.