From dazzling beaches to stunning vistas and volcanoes, the subtropical paradise of Tenerife really is the jewel in the Canary Islands' crown. Pick up your hire car at Tenerife airport and explore all this island of promise has to offer! Book car hire Tenerife airport
Why hire a car at Tenerife airport?
It might be famous for its beaches, but Tenerife has so much more to discover. There are eye-popping volcanic rock formations in the Teide National Park, spectacular green gorges at the Barranco del Infierno and enough slides, rides and pools to keep all the family amused at the amazing Aqualand. Enjoy these sights under your own steam by booking a hire car at Tenerife airport - the most convenient way of exploring the largest Canary Island.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Tenerife airport?
Driving your hire car in Tenerife couldn't be easier - roads are generally quiet and the local drivers tend to be easy going. The airport is situated in the south of the island at the end of the TF-1 motorway, which puts you within easy reach of the resorts of El Médano, San Isidro, Granadilla de Abona and more. Remember, as in most of mainland Europe, Tinerfe?os drive on the right!
You can find car hire desks in the central hall of Tenerife airport, close to the information points. Once you've picked up your luggage, follow signs for 'alquiler de coches' (car hire) alongside a picture of a key above a car.
Tenerife is famous for its bananas, so if you're looking to take home a taste of the sun-soaked island, why not pick up a bottle of delicious local tipple Cobana, a tasty banana liqueur.
There are several cashpoints dotted around Tenerife airport - you'll find most on the ground floor, just follow signs for 'serviços bancários'.
There are cafés, bars, pizzerias and fast-food joints at Tenerife airport. If you're looking for a quick snack before boarding your plane, you are sure to find something to take your fancy!
The entire island is duty free, so you don't have to wait until you visit the airport to pick up a bargain. More often than not, local supermarkets provide better value than airport shops.
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Tenerife's golden sands are a haven for sun-worshippers - hire a car and spend a few days effortlessly hopping between them. The man-made Playa de las Teresitas is one of the most popular beaches on the island, at just under a mile long it is the perfect place to unwind, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to pick up refreshments.
The island's capital is a vibrant port city that remains surprisingly unaffected by the bustling tourist trade of the south. With colourful buildings, a wonderfully green park and one of the biggest carnivals in Europe (which takes place in February), Santa Cruz is a quintessential Spanish town and the perfect base for exploring the northeast region of Tenerife.
The water park at Costa Adeje has 15 bottlenose dolphins performing in one of the biggest aquatic shows in Europe. After being wowed by the intelligent sea creatures, keep your water babies happy by indulging in a hair-raising trip down the park's exciting slides, from the bendy Super Slalom to the terrifying Tornado.
At a staggering 3,718 metres, Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain - an active volcano it explains the awe-inspiring lunar landscape that punctuates the surrounding countryside. Around 2.8 million tourists visited the national park last year, making it Spain's most popular area of natural beauty. Once you've picked up your hire car at Tenerife airport, be sure to take in Teide's spectacular scenery.