Tenerife Safety & Emergencies

Safety & Emergencies in Tenerife, Spain

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Hanging out in sunny Tenerife by no means puts your personal safety at risk. The island is generally safe and boasts the extremely low crime rates typical of a friendly, laid-back community. While major crimes are practically nonexistent, tourists have to keep in mind that petty crimes, such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching, are far more prevalent than major crimes throughout all of Spain- particularly in major cities like Santa Cruz and in touristic areas like Playa de las Américas. Thieves typically prey upon care-free vacationers who are paying more attention to their new surroundings and having fun than to their belongings. Just think ahead and take precautions, because a stolen wallet or a vanished passport can put a real dampener on your vacation!

Some Personal Safety Tips:
-Always keep an eye on your belongings.
-Women: use purses with zippers and sling them across your chest instead of over one shoulder.
-Men and women: consider buying a money pouch, which fits comfortably under your clothes and holds all of your important documents and money.
-Be particularly aware in crowded, touristy areas- unsuspecting tourists are the easiest targets.
-If you rent a car, make sure everything is out of sight and never leave anything of value- not even in the trunk.
-Don't carry all of your valuable items- passport, money, credit cards- in one pocket. Also, if possible use your front pockets instead of your back pockets.
-Carry around a copy of your passport and leave the original in a safe in your hotel.
-Be sensible- for example, don't count your life's savings sitting on a city bench or lay your passport out on the table as you sip a coffee outdoors.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS FOR TENERIFE:

Emergencies: 112
National Police: 091
Civil Guard: 062
Sea Emergencies: 900 20 22 02

Fire: 080
-Santa Cruz: 922 60 60 80
-La Laguna: 922 60 11 00
-La Orotava: 922 33 00 80
-San Miguel: 922 73 22 80

Red Cross:
-Santa Cruz: 922 28 18 00
-La Laguna: 922 25 96 26
-La Orotava: 922 33 01 01
-Puerto de la Cruz: 922 38 38 12

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS FOR TENERIFE:
Airports:
-Tenerife Norte: 922 63 58 00
-Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofía: 922 75 90 00

Titsa Bus Company: 922 53 13 00
Bus Stations:
-Santa Cruz: 922 21 56 99
-Puerto de la Cruz: 022 38 18 07
-La Laguna: 922 25 94 12
-Playa de las Américas: 922 79 54 27
-La Orotava: 922 33 27 02
-Güímar: 922 51 16 65
-Granadilla: 922 77 06 06
-Tacoronte: 922 56 18 07
-Muelle Norte: 922 28 20 07
-Bravo Murillo: 922 24 30 23

Post Offices: 902 19 71 97
Visas, Embassies & Consulates

CREDIT CARD NUMBERS IN SPAIN:

If you have a credit card mishap and need to make a cancellation, you can call these numbers:

-American Express: 902 37 56 37
-Mastercard: 900 97 12 31 (toll-free) or 915 19 21 00
-Visa: 900 99 11 24 (toll-free) or 915 19 60 00

PHARMACIES:
For those pesky late-night headaches or unexpected bouts with the flu, Spanish cities are chock-full of farmacias (pharmacies) happy to help you get back on your feet. While tiny villages may not enjoy the same luxury, many Spanish cities have several 24-hour pharmacies called Farmacias de Guardia. No matter where you are, you can seek out the nearest pharmacy by calling Tenerife's pharmacy information and locator telephone number, 922 28 24 24. There's sure to be one nearby!

PUBLIC HOSPITALS & HEALTH CENTERS throughout Tenerife:

Santa Cruz:
Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Carretera del Rosario, s/n
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 60 20 00

Anaga (Health Center)
Avda. de Anaga (Edif. Casa del Mar)
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 59 89 40

Barrio de la Salud (Health Center)
Avda. de Venezuela, 6
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 59 89 40

Los Gladiolos (Health Center)
c/ Angel Ganivet, s/n
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 23 66 91

Ofra - Delicias (Health Center)
Avda. Príncipes de España
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 67 51 01

Toscal - Centro
c/ Ruíz de Padrón, s/n
Santa Cruz
Tel: 922 24 65 60

Puerto de la Cruz:
Hospital de la Inmaculada
c/ Cologan, 19
Puerto de la Cruz
Tel: 922 33 02 00

Ambulatorio
c/ El pozo s/n (Polígono el Tejar)
Puerto de la Cruz
Tel: 922 38 95 39

La Laguna:
Hospital Universitario de Canarias
Urb. Ofra s/n
La Laguna
Tel: 922 67 80 00
Tel: 922 67 82 84

Hospital Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
c/ Juan de Vera, 9
La Laguna
Tel: 922 25 97 41

Ambulatorio del S.C.S.
c/ Santiago Cuadrado
La Laguna
Tel: 922 25 84 47

La Orotava:
Hospital de la Santísima Trinidad
c/ San Francisco, 16
La Orotava
Tel: 922 33 02 00

Ambulatorio
c/ Cólogan, 4
La Orotava
Tel: 922 33 15 84

Los Realejos:
Centro de Salud
Avda. San Isidro, 4
Tel: 922 34 62 41