You will notice no change at all in the time if you are travelling from the UK, Portugal or Ireland, as Tenerife and the entire Canary Islands stick to GMT. If you are coming from the rest of Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Italy or Sweden, you will have to set your watches back an hour.

Socially speaking, Tenerife has the same daily schedule as the rest of Spain. Lunch and dinner are somewhat later than usual in other European countries, but you needn't worry because hotel establishments have no problem adapting to tourist times and will serve you according to your customs and needs.