The tourist towns and resorts in Tenerife are perfectly designed to give holidaymakers the ultimate mix of relaxation and entertainment on their break. However, no matter how accommodating and beautiful your hotel is, no trip to Tenerife should be complete without exploring the island beyond your tourist town – even if it’s just for one afternoon.
Tenerife has some of the most stunning scenery of the all of the Canary Islands and Spain. The wildlife is exceptionally diverse, and some of the views available are truly unforgettable. Hiring a car in Tenerife is the best way to get out of the local area and see what the island really has to offer.
The island has a good range of public transport, with air-conditioned buses running regularly from the tourist hubs of ‘Playas De Las America’ and ‘Los Cristianos’ to the more rural areas and harbour towns. However, nothing gives you the freedom to explore quite like hiring your own car. Choosing to hire a car in Tenerife means that you can plot your own journey from beginning to end. Decide which destinations you want to visit, how long you want to spend in each place and where you would like to stop off on the way. Waiting for public transport or spending hours on an uncomfortable bus can become tiresome in the hot Spanish climate, whereas hiring a car gives you the comfort and freedom to truly enjoy your travels.
As soon as you arrive in Tenerife, car hire is available from the airport from a number of approved companies. This is the perfect choice if you would like to hire a car for your entire holiday. Renting a car for the whole trip allows you complete freedom during your stay and could you save you a lot of money, particularly if you are staying in one of the more remote locations on the island. Alternatively, you can choose to hire a car for just one day. Your hotel can put you in touch with reputable Tenerife car hire companies, or you are likely to find some simply by walking through the centre of whichever resort you are staying in.
If you know that hiring a car in Tenerife is something that you definitely plan to do, then a good idea can be to look into companies and prices before you actually go on holiday. This will allow you to compare prices and deals, rather than choosing the first hire company you see on the island.
Once you know which company you are going to rent the car from, then the actual hiring process is relatively easy. If you think you may want to hire a car while on holiday, then be sure to take your driving license with you as you will need to prove that you can drive. There is also an age limit on hiring a car in Tenerife; most companies will require you to be at least 21 years of age, though some may only rent to over 25s. Providing that you meet the relevant criteria, however, hiring a car is simple and will be one of the best choices you make on your holiday.