Why buy in Tenerife?
The Canary Isles is a very popular holiday destination for millions of people from all over the world for many reasons. It is a very good place to buy property whether it be for investment purposes, a second home or even your primary residence in the sun. Otherwise known as the land of eternal spring due to the fantastic weather which very rarely drops below 20º C in the winter months. Summer is a very comfortable 28ºC on average and is a nice dry heat with hardly any humidity making it the perfect climate to get away from the cold countries of central Europe.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Isles and is probably the most popular holiday resort. It offers a wide variety of beautiful scenery, from sunny palm tree lined beaches to the lush green pine tree forests and the lunar landscapes of the volcanic area Las Cañadas of mount Teide which is the highest mountain in Spain. You can literally witness all of the four seasons in one day if you decide to explore the island properly. In winter for example, you can set off early from one of the islands many sunny resorts and travel through the clouds and mist of the pine forests before coming out above the clouds to clear blue skies and play in the snow on mount Teide and then drive back down to the coast to sunbathe again.
The property market is always buoyant in the Canary Isles as it caters for everyone. It offers a wide range of properties from rural country houses to holiday apartments, luxury villas, apartment complexes and typical canarian style cottages. There are lots of quiet Spanish villages as well as busy tourist resorts. There are many great quality golf courses on the island with apartments and villas surrounding them. Tenerife also offers a wide range of watersports and activities including scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, boat trips and jet skiing. There are a multitude of outdoor activities like tennis, padel, bowls, hiking horse riding and cycling. Or you can just chill by the pool or go to one of the many sandy beaches.
Many people buy property in Tenerife for investment purposes due to the high rental potential, whether it be long term for residential use or short-term holiday lets. If you are buying for rental purposes, you must make sure that the agent you are buying from informs you about the up to date letting laws.
People also buy property in Tenerife as a second home and spend their winter months away from the cold weather in their own country. People who choose to live in Tenerife in winter months are named “swallows” by the locals who liken them to the birds that migrate for the cold winter months.
The Island in general is a very safe place to live and there is very little crime to worry about apart from the normal petty crimes which exist anywhere else in the world. You will feel very safe at all times in Tenerife, especially at night time. Tenerife is home to a large mix of many cultures and people from all over the globe.
The Canary Isles are easily accessible and are only a short flight away from the rest of Europe. If you are travelling from England for example, the flights are only around 4 hours long, which is nothing compared to other holiday destinations which offer winter sun. There is no need to put up with long-haul flights in order to achieve this..
Tenerife is also easily accessible by ferry and many people choose to drive and bring their car with them. This can be a nice way to spend time visiting different places on the journey to Tenerife as long as you take your time to enjoy the scenery.
Whether you are buying an overseas property for personal use or as an investment, you are certain to be making a very good investment providing that you follow certain guidelines that we will point out below. We have tried to keep things as easy and open as possible, and if you do have any further questions then please feel free to contact us. You will find all our contact details on the final page of this buyers guide.