Surrounded by the shimmering waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Created following a volcanic eruption, the island's terrain varies between lunar landscapes, sandy beaches and mountainous backdrops.
Positioned off the coast of North Africa, with neighbouring islands La Gomera to the west and Gran Canaria to the east, Tenerife is an ideal sun-seekers' destination thanks to its year–round agreeable climate.
You can find our pick-up locations scattered across the island, making care hire in Tenerife simple. If you're flying in, our branches situated at Los Rodeos Airport and Tenerife South Airport will be ideal, and you'll find our other offices in convenient locations across the island.
If you're a regular traveller or are here on business, you can earn frequent flyer points on every rental. Plus, with no hidden fees and a 24-hour helpline should you need us, you can plan your hire car with ease.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2300
Address: Ap Tenerife Sur, Local 1 - Granadilla de Abona, Canary Islands
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2300
Address: Local 40 - La Laguna,
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1300 1600-1900, Sa 0800-1300, Su 0800-1200.
Address: C/ Noelia Alfonso Cabrera 6
Phone: 922 793 931
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1300 1600-1900, Sa 0800-1300, Su 0800-1200
Address: Av. de Bruselas, 14, Canary Islands
An island that's perfect for holidaymakers and packed with amenities for those visiting for business, Tenerife attracts 10 million people every year, and boasts a comprehensive network of roads for anyone travelling across the island. The south tends to be the most popular place for tourists, with sandy beachfronts and many of the island's resorts, such as Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje.
Tenerife's highest mountain, Mount Teide, is accessible by taking the TF-24 across the centre of the island from the north and the TF-21 from the south.
The TF-1, the main motorway, circles the eastern and southern regions of the island, allowing you to travel across the whole of Tenerife if you need to. Motorways are toll-free, and with clear signposting, finding your way around the island is simple. Speed limits vary depending on which road you're using: motorways have a limit of 120kph, while built-up areas have a speed limit of 50kph. For most other roads the restriction is set at 90kph – but always check to see which speed you should be travelling at.
If you want to explore the more rural areas of Tenerife, it's worth noting that the mountain roads can be quite narrow and winding, so take extra care on this terrain.
Many of the laws that apply to driving in Spain are also present in Tenerife. You need to be over 21 to rent a vehicle and children aged 12 and below are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat, and you must use a child seat suitable for their size and weight.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Situated off the coast of Africa, Tenerife is a popular holiday destination with a climate that provides great weather for the majority of the year. Seamlessly blending everything from golden beaches to striking mountain views, Tenerife is a stunning place to visit for a holiday. But it's also becoming an ideal place for business, with many hotels now offering first-rate meeting facilities and conference rooms.
With the highest mountain on Spanish territory as its backdrop, it's little wonder this island is so popular with visitors. Dormant volcano Mount Teide, which rises 3,718 metres, offers stunning views of Tenerife and is a must-see for any visitor to the Canary Islands. Situated in the middle of the island, you can hire a car from one of our pick-up points and travel to see this dramatic snow-capped sight for yourself. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, you can hike around the area and take in the unique landscapes of the Parque Nacional del Teide.
If you're looking for a relaxing beach break, Tenerife can give you more than just a suntan. While many of the island's most popular beaches are in the south, the north also possesses some incredible shorelines, with dark-coloured sands offering an alternative to the typical golden grains. Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of the island and is home to the beach of Playa Martinez - closest to the town – as well as Playa Jardin, which is the area's tourist hotspot. Los Gigantes, on the west coast of the island, enjoys the highest number of sunshine hours, and thanks to its stunning location is hugely popular with tourists.
Santa Cruz, the charismatic capital of Tenerife, lies in the north-east of the island and is home to pretty and historically significant harbours that still make for a charming gateway into mainland Spain. A thriving city, here you'll find brilliant shopping opportunities, and buildings of importance, including the parliament buildings of the Canary Islands, and the Auditorium of Tenerife, which offers guided tours and musical performances. Even if you can't spare the time for a show, it's still definitely worth taking a trip to see the soaring wave-like structure.
Don't overlook the island's detailed and intricate architecture – historic house and museum La Casa de los Balcones is worth a look, while the streets of La Orotava and La Laguna serve up the best examples of beautiful traditional Andalucian architecture.
Visit Santa Cruz in February and find yourself seduced by a carnival atmosphere as the streets become an array of colour, music and celebration with the annual three-week event that takes over the city.
Whether you're visiting for some downtime and sight-seeing or are on the island strictly for business, hiring a car in Tenerife means you can be confident you'll get to your destination in good time.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.