Car hire on Tenerife
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car on Tenerife, which is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Spain, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices on Tenerife
- Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz is the biggest city on the island. The town has excellent connections with both the rest of the island and the northern airport. There are several good places to rent a car in the city. Many of the hotels have car rental offices, and you’ll also find an office on Calle Lepanto.
- Puerto de la Cruz: There are several car rental possibilities in Puerto de la Cruz, on the northwest coast of Tenerife. There are a number of offices spread out around the city, all of which are easy to get to. Puerto de la Cruz is close to the northern airport on the island as well as santa Cruz, and there are many nice spots in the area around the city.
- Playa de la Américas: In Playa de la Américas, located in the southern part of Tenerife, there are a large number of car rental offices. In total, there are nine offices in the city and several of them are in hotels, for example in Hotel Troya. Getting from Playa de la Américas to the motorway is convenient and smooth.
- Costa Adeje: Slightly north of Playa de la Américas is the popular Costa Adeje, where you’ll find several car rental offices throughout the city. Just like in Playa de la Américas, there are many offices at the city’s hotels, such as Hotel Jardín Tropical, and it’s smooth and easy to get to the other parts of the island by car.
Car rental at Tenerife Airport
There are two international airports in Tenerife: Tenerife South Airport (TFS) and Tenerife North Airport (TFN). At both airports, there are several car rental companies, and their offices are located in the Arrivals terminals.
The traffic rules on Tenerife are the same as in the rest of Spain. You should, however, be aware that some roads, especially in the mountainous areas, can be winding, narrow and bumpy. Stay alert and don’t go too fast!
Where to go on Tenerife
There is tons to see and experience on Tenerife and with a rental car, the trip will be much easier and more convenient. The island has everything from picturesque beaches to magnificent scenery.
Teides National Park
This unique national park is one of the island’s main tourist attractions. It consists of a huge volcanic crater, inside of which is Mount Teide, which is the highest point in Spain. It is often said that driving in the area feels like driving on the moon. To get higher up the mountain, you’ll need to take the cable car.
Puerto de la Cruz
If you want a “traditional” Tenerife experience, Puerto de la Cruz on the northern tip is a must. This city is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Canaries. There is shopping, swimming and nightlife, but also an old town where you can get a glimpse of historic Tenerife.
Masca is one of the gems of Tenerife. Located on a hillside, the village gives you breathtaking views of mountains and valleys. The drive there is an experience in itself, even though the roads are narrow and winding. Wandering around the villgae while taking in the views is simply a must.