Tenerife Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands.
  • The island is home to Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide.
  • The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • It’s got the highest population of any Spanish Island.
  • It’s a tax free island and so is great for shopping.

Tenerife Mini Guide

Tell me About Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands and a popular holiday destination attracting visitors mostly from the UK and Germany, although the Spanish prefer to visit at Easter. It is known as the ’island of eternal spring’ thanks to its consistently warm climate.

How can I get There?
There are two airports serving the island, Tenerife North and Tenerife South, you can fly into there from mainland Spain and most cities in Europe. Tenerife is also a hub for inter-island flights and ferries. From the airport you can take a bus or taxi, but the best option is to take advantage of great deal on car hire in Tenerife and drive to really see the whole island.

tenerife beach

It’s all About the Beaches and Night-life, Right?
If you are in the south of Tenerife, yes! Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are purpose built tourist resorts and extremely popular for holidays where sunbathing and drinking are the main activities. There are many places to stay whether you want a 5 star resort or a 2 star self catering apartment you'll have lots of choice. The streets are full of cafes serving English meals or fast food and you can browse the tourist shops to buy souvenirs. Night time of course, the resorts come alive with night clubs and bars that are always busy with young holidaymakers. The only real difference between the two resorts is the colour of the beach – Playa de las Americas has black volcanic sand and Los Cristianos has imported golden sand.

What if I Want to Take the Family?
In Costa Adeje there is something for all the family, it’s not just for the party-goers! There are two water parks, the Siam Parque and Aqualand, both are good for a family day out. Visit Jungle Park in Los Cristianos and see the bird of prey show or take a camel ride at the Camel Park. We have family cars for hire in Tenerife and can cater for all needs.

But I Just Want to Relax!
Maybe it is best to stay in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. It is an old harbour town that has kept its heritage and very different to the resorts in the south. Instead of clubbing, you can sit at a bar in the town square and watch the street entertainment. Playa Jardin is outside of town and the best place to sunbathe or swim. If you like to scuba dive, it is well worth diving around the harbour walls in Puerto de la Cruz or feed the sting rays at Las Galletas. If you visit the city of Santa Cruz, there are museums and art galleries to keep you busy and a large market on a Sunday if you get the urge to shop.

I Heard Tenerife has Lots of Natural Beauty
You should start out at Mount Teide National Park and take a cable car up the volcano - from the top you will see amazing views across the whole island.  If you are feeling energetic take a hiking route through the Parque Rural de Anaga. For something less taxing, take a sea cruise and watch out for the dolphins and whales. If you have a hire car in Tenerife, take a drive to the pretty Masca, locally known as the forgotten village due to only recently having an accessible road.

tenerife mount teide

What is the Food Like?
Mostly the food is typically Spanish, try the paella and tortilla. Tacos filled with pork are a popular snack or street food, if you are on the go. The fish is good there but find a nice restaurant in one of the harbour towns for the freshest catch. Visit one of the traditional bars and try tapas, sample a little taste of everything.

Are There any Festivals?
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the second largest in the world after Rio Carnival. It lasts between 7 and 10 days with parades, music and lots and lots of parties!
 

Best Irish Pubs in Tenerife:

Irish Pub in Tenerife

Address

Rating

Claddagh Irish Bar

6c San Telmo, Ave Havana, 38652 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

****

The Molly Malone

C/Las Lonjas 4, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

***

Irish Rover

Spain, TF-481, 42, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

***

The Wild Geese Irish Bar

Av. del Atlàntico, 2, 38639 Los Abrigos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

****

Temple Bar

Av. de Colón, 3, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

***


 

Latest Update from Tenerife:


07/02/17 – One of the municipalities of Tenerife, Puerto, has seen its tourism figures boom in recent months with a 15.5 % rise on the same figures for 2015. 

08/05/12 - The Aguere Theatre closed some years back through financial problems but has recently reopened as an arts centre not just with theatrical performances but also with concerts, exhibitions and workshops for those that want to try singing, acting or even set design. See www.aguerecultural.com for details of what's happening during your visit.

Car Hire Tenerife Customer Comments

19/02/2012 - The car I wanted was sold out by the time I got round to booking so had to take a more expensive option which was a shame.

16/02/2012 - Booking online was easy, nice and simple no frills car hire.

13/02/2012 - Rhino came highly recommended from friends of the family and we had no problems and no complaints. Very happy

20/07/2011 - you were the only company who offered a full to full fuel policy on Tenerife - all others were full to empty, which is a rip off! Hope you do this for other countries!

Driving in Tenerife

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    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

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  • 30-50mg

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  • 21

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Car Hire Tenerife Customer Comments:


Rhino cars in Tenerife are the cheapest on Google

Tai - Spain
03/04/2012 00:00 AM


We've booked with Rhino before in Italy as prices were great, pleased to say they are equally cheap in Tenerife

Duncan - Scotland
01/04/2012 00:00 AM


Excellent car hire service

Jerry Richards - UK
26/03/2012 00:00 AM


I challenge anyone to find cheaper car hire in Tenerfie!

Dave B - UK
28/02/2012 00:00 AM


First time using Rhino car rental, cheap prices and good cars

Mo - Bahrain
25/02/2012 00:00 AM

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The must-see experience of your holiday is a visit to Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide. The lower slopes are easily reached if you rent a car in Tenerife but be warned though that the height of the mountain means that altitude sickness is common and that several metres of snow fall there in winter, take a trip in the cable car to reach the summit.

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