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Tenerife Lifeline reviewed

Updated on February 20, 2016

A complete guide to living in Tenerife and a guide to the island

Whether you are a visitor to Tenerife or already a resident, a book that gives details on all the things you might need to get by on the island is a must. Tenerife Lifeline by Leslie Beeson is such a book, and it is very aptly subtitled: The complete guide to relocating and living in Tenerife.

This is because Tenerife Lifeline covers everything you need to know if you are considering moving to Tenerife and tells you all about the official stuff you have to deal with once you are there. The 248 pages of Tenerife Lifeline are split into 18 information-packed chapters.

Tenerife Lifeline - The complete guide to relocating and living in Tenerife was published by MAGMA Publishing in 2009, and has already proved itself as the most popular book on its subject matter.

Tenerife Lifeline is endorsed by many leading people from the Tenerife media, including Clio O'Flynn, Editor of Island Connections newspaper and George Gray, publisher of The Tenerife Property Guide.

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The contents of Tenerife Lifeline

Tenerife Lifeline starts off by looking at why people choose Tenerife for holidays and to live, but it also lists the reasons they often decide to go home. It points out the pitfalls of making the wrong choice of relocating somewhere that does not suit your lifestyle but also looks at the advantages of life on the island of Tenerife.

The next two chapters cover all the legal and official documents that you need to sort out and looks at potential problems of bringing possessions to Tenerife and how to go about taking what you want to the island. Moving pets to the island is one subject examined in detail.

This section also looks at how you go about obtaining a NIE official document needed for several reasons in Tenerife. You require a NIE to legally work on the island and to open a bank account, pay utility bills, register in the healthcare system and many other reasons.

How to get a Certificado De Registro (Registration Certificate) to live as an official resident ot Tenerife and a Social Security number, which is needed to qualify for healthcare, are other items covered here.

The following chapters examine the options of renting, buying and owning properties in Tenerife. The author also looks into all you need to know about renovating properties and building extensions to a house in Tenerife.

Of course, there is much more to life in Tenerife besides all the red tape or no one would want to live there, and Tenerife Lifeline has a chapter all about the holidays observed in Spain. It gives details of all the important festivities such as the carnivals. Cinemas, sporting activities, the arts, libraries and bookshops, airports and travelling abroad, and religions and charities are also included in this section of the book.

There is a chapter all about the very important subject of Money and this is followed by a section all about working in Tenerife. This is followed by a look at what you need to know if you intend running a business on the island.

Leslie Beeson then devotes time to looking into Family Matters, Health and Education on Tenerife, which are all very important subjects.

The final chapters in Tenerife Lifeline examine Law and Order, Getting about in Tenerife, "Keeping in Touch," and the consuls of Tenerife.

I cannot think of any subjects that the author has not covered in great detail. Tenerife Lifeline - The complete guide to relocating and living in Tenerife is written in an easy to follow and very informative style and comes highly recommended by Tenerife Islander too.

© 2010 Steve Andrews


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      Steve Andrews 8 years ago from Tenerife

      Thank you, Rafini!

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      Rafini 8 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Nice book review with appropriate ads.