10 reasons to get a summer job in Tenerife

Tenerife is a popular destination with young travellers from around the world. In the UK especially, Tenerife is known for its consistently warm temperatures, scenic views and unforgettable party vibe. 

It might be a year-round tourist hotspot but there really is no better time to visit Tenerife than in summer. The sea’s warm and inviting, the sun sets late, and you get a tan just from stepping outside. 

A short holiday will leave you wanting more, but any longer and the finances can get tricky. That’s why opting to get a summer job in Tenerife is the perfect solution. 

If you’re not sure whether working abroad is right for you, here are some of the top reasons to consider getting a job in Tenerife this summer. 

  1. Take a break from normal life 

A change is as good as a rest, they say. We happen to agree. Especially when the change involves throwing yourself into a community of like-minded people and partying every night of the week! 

If work or school is getting you down, taking a break from the mundanity of everyday life can make all the difference in the world. And there’s no better place to do it than in a sunny foreign location like Tenerife. 

  1. Spread your social wings

Getting yourself out there and making new friends can be difficult at the best of times. You have other responsibilities and life just seems to get in the way. 

Working a season abroad is a great way of getting around the problem. Making friends is easy when you’re together 24/7 – and that’s exactly what happens when you’re working in a season in Tenerife. 

You’ll meet people from all over the world and get the chance to flex your social skills on a daily basis. It’s unlikely that your social and work lives will ever be this intertwined again! 

  1. Enjoy scenic views

Tenerife is full of spectacular sights, but the standout has to be the backdrop of Mount Teide. When you’re not admiring the dormant volcano from a distance, head up it for a truly breathtaking view. 

You can take a cable car to the summit, so don’t worry if trekking up mountains isn’t your thing. The panoramic view from the top of Spain’s highest peak is well worth the journey whichever way you do it.

  1. Benefit from a buzzing tourism industry

Tenerife is an exceptionally popular tourist destination, which means that there are loads of jobs available. Hotels, bars, nightclubs and activity providers are all constantly searching for people to fill roles like bartender, waiter, holiday rep and even tattoo artist. 

When you’re living and working in a buzzing tourist resort, it barely feels like you’re working at all. You benefit from a happy, holiday atmosphere where there’s something fun going on every day. 

  1. Experience incredible nightlife

Tenerife’s nightlife is both vibrant and diverse, catering to all kinds of people. There are laidback bars, live music venues and, of course, plenty of lively nightclubs. 

Playa de las Américas is where most of the action goes down but there are nightlife hotspots all over the island. Spending a summer working in Tenerife gives you time to check out all of them, and you might even be able to gain exclusive access to certain parties and events! 

  1. Live a beach lifestyle

As an island, Tenerife is surrounded by coastlines. This means that there’s an endless number of beaches just crying out for you to lay down your towel and make yourself at home for the day.

Thanks to the island’s volcanic nature (remember Mount Teide?), loads of these beaches boast iconic black sand alongside their crystal-clear waters. Head to Playa Jardin or Playa de los Guios to see what all the fuss is about. 

Tranquil bathing and lively beach parties are both in plentiful supply. That’s one of the reasons why when you’re not working, you’ll probably find yourself spending every free second of time on the beach. 

  1. Go on Insta-worthy day trips 

Tenerife is chock-full of sweeping landscapes and hidden gems that will have you pulling out your phone and reaching for the Instagram icon. The volcanic countryside around Mount Teide offers plenty of photo opportunities, as does La Laguna’s charming and colourful old town. 

One of the most Instagrammable spots is Masca Village, nestled into the Teno Mountains. This picturesque village has cobbled streets and beautiful old houses set against the dramatic backdrop of Masca Gorge.

For lush green landscapes, Anaga rural park can’t be beaten. But the cherry on top of Tenerife’s cake has got to be the volcanic rock pools in Garachico. 

  1. Dive into outdoor activities

Trying out a bit of paddleboarding on holiday is always fun, but just dipping your toes in the water isn’t enough to know whether you’re any good at it. 

When you’re working a summer job abroad, however, you have loads of chances to both try out and upskill yourself in different sports. Surfing, jet skiing, snorkelling, diving, whale watching – you name it, Tenerife has it. 

And if you’re not a fan of getting saltwater in your hair, there are plenty of land (and sky!) based activities to keep you busy. Hiking, cycling, paragliding and, for the real adrenaline junkies, bungee jumping! 

  1. Get immersed in the culture

If you want to learn a new language or authentically experience a foreign culture, there’s no better way to do it than to work abroad for a bit. You’re thrown in the deep end and become completely immersed in the local way of life.

Tenerife has a rich and welcoming culture. With influences from Spain, Africa and Latin America, it’s a glorious mix of carnival vibes and delicious tapas dishes. It makes quite the change from living in the UK! 

  1. You can come back and do it all again!

Tenerife is one of those places that people visit time and time again. The temperate climate makes it just as popular a winter destination as it is a summer one, so there are jobs available all year round. 

With Ace Working Holidays now offering winter jobs in Tenerife, the great news is that when you’re done with your summer season, you can come back and do it all again. 

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About Fabio Delgado

Fabio is a resort rep and experienced head hunter. Fabio has a wealth of knowledge in working abroad. Fabio writes regular posts for aceworkingholidays.com to advise and share his first-hand knowledge of working in Summer Resorts. The process can be daunting if it your first time, so his articles will answer any questions about how it works and what you might need to prepare. Fabio also shares regular tips and guides on getting the most of your Summer Season.