Tenerife Car Hire
Tenerife is the largest of a total of 7 islands comprising the Canary Islands, located in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
The Canary Islands are volcanic islands and Mount Teide on Tenerife is the highest mountain in all of Spain standing 3,718m high and is actually classed as the 13h most dangerous volcano in the world due to its proximity to areas of high population densities. The fascinating geographical aspects of Tenerife make tours up Mount Teide very popular and one of the main reasons to visit the island. The volcano is still active with the last earthquake in 2002 but the last volcanic eruption was in 1909.
On the greener and more humid north side of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is the main tourist destination which was traditionally a fishing village but is now a thriving cosmopolitan community. The northern part of the island is also home to the Teide National Park, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
The South side of the island is much more popular in terms of the tourist industry as it benefits from a drier and warmer climate. The tourist industry really began to take off in the 1960-70s with major expansion, the opening of the Tenerife South Airport and major construction building new hotels and apartments to cater for the increasing tourist numbers.
Well known areas of the south include Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Both are awash with bars and discos and the Veronicas Strip in Playa de las Americas is the best known area for nightlife in Tenerife and has bars and clubs in over 3 floors across 5 buildings.
To let the effects of the alcohol settle after the night before, spend the day on one of the 2 world-class beaches at Los Cristianos, both boasting clean beaches and a range of water sports and activities with relatively inexpensive restaurants to enjoy the local specialities along the beach side.
Tenerife also offers lots for visiting families and has the Aqualand water park and dolphinarium on the Costa Adeje, not far from Playa de las Americas; the Cactus and Animal Park next to Los Cristianos; the El Drago butterfly garden and zoo in Icod de los Vinos to the north west of the island; the El Loro Parrot Park near to Puerto de la Cruz and much much more!
If you are also interested in doing a bit of shopping while you are away there are larger shopping centres to be found on Tenerife in addition to numerous stores, boutiques and markets selling traditional handicrafts, souvenirs and holiday essentials. Most of the bigger shopping areas are found near to the popular tourist destinations on the island where you can purchase all those things you may have left at home from electrical goods for a new camera for essential holiday snaps, to beauty stores selling sun creams, perfumes, avene products etc.
To explore the best of Tenerife we recommend using Tenerife car hire to get around the island, to go up to Mount Teide and to experience the fantastic views from the top of the mountain so you can definitely leave the suits at home and make the most of what Tenerife has to offer you. The entire island has a fantastic road network encircling the island making navigation very simple leaving you no excuses to explore the best deals our Tenerife car hire currently has on offer. With a secure online comparison and booking service and a simple 3 step process, we can get you the cheap Tenerife car hire deals on offer across all the big names in Tenerife car hire.