Car Hire Tenerife

by : Fiona Hiliard

Renting a car in Tenerife allows you to see the island from a whole new perspective. From the stunning national parks to the unusual black volcanic beaches, you'll find plenty to see and do in Tenerife with Tenerife car hire. There's a lot more to Tenerife than sun, sand and sea, discover it with car hire! The following is a guide to the best places to visit with Tenerife car hire.

Tenerife Airport Mini Guide:

Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport is located in Granadilla de Abona. The airport is a a major base for a number of international airlines including Aer Lingus, Thomas Cook Airlines, First Choice Airlines and Air Europa.

Things To See/Do in Tenerife:

Tenerife in the Canary Islands enjoys some of the best weather on the planet. Temperatures rarely vary between summer and winter and heavy downpours are rare. Lush greenery to the north o the island, as well as dramatic mountains, volcanoes, exotic plants and stunning beaches provide a holiday paradise.

Tenerife offers wonderful swimming and sunbathing opportunities too. Mount Teide takes pride of place in the centre of the island, towering above the surrounding landscapes at 3,719 metres. It's well worth taking a cable car ride to the summit. Here you'll find stunning views of the moonscapes and volcanic slopes.

Tenerife car hire allows you to explore both the restaurants and amenities of the thriving resorts and the peace and quiet and simple beauty of the surrounding area.

The capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a buzzing town, popular with tourists. Its port has a fascinating history too and is famous for being the site where the first shots of the Spanish Civil War were fired. Today the port is alive with ferries, jetfoils and freighters.

Eating Out in Tenerife:

Tenerife has a long history of tourism, meaning it's possible to find food from just about anywhere in the world here. From quick and convenient fast food to delicious fine dining, you'll be spoilt for choice in terms of eating out.

Day Trips/Events in Tenerife:

Tenerife car hire allows you to explore many aspects of this beautiful island, from the charming and unspoilt village of Masca to the unusual volcanic beaches, you'll find plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure in Tenerife. Teide National Park makes for another wonderful day-trip destination. The park has been recognised as a protected area since 1954. The park features a vast volcanic crater with a circumference of 48km, out of which rises the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide. It's worth taking a cable to the summit, but it's also good to get out into the open air for yourself and experience the flora and fauna including rare species such as the violet of the Teide, the Tajinastes and myriad varieties of lizards and birds.

Tenerife is a lively, vibrant island where there's always something going on. Special calendar highlights include February's famous Carneval, June's music festival of the Canary Islands and September's Sabandeno Festival, November's San Andrés and June's Corpus Christi.