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Hiring a car in Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, which sit to the west of Morocco in the North Atlantic Ocean. It's a hugely popular tourist destination, with a great choice of stunning beaches and boasting sunny weather for most of the year.

The main road in Tenerife is the TF-1, which runs from Adeje in the west, down and along the south coast and then up to Santa Cruz. This then becomes the TF-5, which goes along to Puerto de la Cruz.

What you need to know

Tenerife has a number of car hire providers, and you can find the most competitive deal by searching on our website. There's a great choice of vehicles, so whatever you're looking for, our providers will be able to help you out.

Where to pick up your car

Tenerife has two airports, Tenerife South (TFS) and Tenerife North (TFN), both of which have car hire providers. After you've collected your bags, follow signs for 'alquiler de coches' (car hire) alongside a picture of a key above a car to reach the supplier desks. There is also a range of car hire suppliers throughout the island.

Car Hire Suppliers in Tenerife

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Where to go

As well as being the biggest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is undoubtedly one of the most popular.

As well as boasting some beautiful coastal locations, Tenerife is home to Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain. Mount Teide National Park has a stunning volcanic lunar landscape and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nearby Tenerife

One of the most popular areas in Tenerife is Los Cristianos, which is just 15km west of Tenerife South Airport. As well as an array of stunning beaches, Los Cristianos is popular for its beautiful harbour, that offers fishing trips, cruises, outings on glass bottom boats, diving excursions and ferries to the neighbouring island of La Gomera.

Longer drives

Just over an hour north of Los Cristianos is Puerto de la Cruz, the main tourist destination in the north of Tenerife. Despite welcoming large numbers of visitors every year, this area retains its Spanish charm, boasting stunning cobbled streets and architecture - including the Church of Nuestra Señora de La Peña de Francía, which dates back to the 17th century.

Top attractions to visit in Tenerife

Your hire car means that you're able to get about easily and see everything that you wish during your visit to Tenerife, including some of the island's top attractions.

Eating and drinking

Tenerife tends to serve traditional Spanish food, although the larger tourist destinations will also have a number of places serving a range of fare.

Things to do

There's so much to do in Tenerife that you won't be able to fit everything in. Those who enjoy water parks won't be disappointed, as the Siam Park in Costa Adeje claims to be the most spectacular water attraction in Europe.The Thai-themed water park has a lots of slides and rides.

Sightseeing

If you're looking to spend a day seeing the most beautiful spots in Tenerife, a visit to the village of Masca at the foot of the Teno Mountains is a must. It's not easy to reach - but it's definitely well worth it.

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