Tourists traveling to the Canary Islands often hear about the need to pay a tourist tax. However, there are no such fees on Tenerife, unlike on Spain’s other island, the Balearic Islands. The tourist tax in Spain was introduced in July 2016.
It is an additional fee charged to tourists. The tax is charged for each day of stay, throughout the year, and tourists pay it along with their accommodation bill. However, it is worth remembering that the tourist tax is not included in the price of the room only increases this cost by a certain rate. For example, the tourist tax in Mallorca is 2 euros per day for a stay in a three-star hotel. Taxes make it possible to maintain tourist infrastructure and protect valuable nature.
What kind of tourist tax is paid in Tenerife?
The obligation to pay tourist tax does not apply to Tenerife, as it does to the entire Canary Islands archipelago. There have been plans to do so, but at present no additional fees are charged to tourists in Tenerife. There are also no government projects to change this, so that tourists going to Tenerife do not have to pay more for their vacation.