Leaving Playa de Las Americas

Without a shadow of a doubt, the most popular resort in Tenerife is Playa de Las Americas. With its sun-kissed beaches, hundreds of bars and nightclubs as well as attractions for the whole family, it isn’t hard to figure out why this area is so popular. However, even the party animals in all of us can get bored and restless, so why not get a car hire in Tenerife, and set off on your own adventure?

Where to go

Tenerife may be a small island, but there is plenty to see and do beyond the discos of Playa de Las Americas. Head north towards Tenerife’s highest peak and popular tourist attraction, Pico del Teide. If you want to get away from the crowds, then why not take a drive to the picturesque village of Masca? This beautiful little town is steeped in Canarian tradition and the drive offers some of the most breathtaking views the island has to offer. La Orotava is another traditional Canarian town worth a visit, with colourful buildings and scenic landscapes these escapes will give you a glimpse of Tenerife that many people don’t know it exists.

La Orotava, Tenerife
La Orotava, Tenerife

Head North

If you are looking to please the child in you then why not visit Loro Parque – Tenerife’s biggest Zoo located to the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz. With everything from dolphins to chimpanzees, you are guaranteed a close encounter with another species. If you are staying in Puerto de la Cruz, then why not check into the Hotel Botanico – one of the most luxurious hotels on the island that ranks highly with Trip Advisor reviews on Tenerife.

Looking for some R ‘n’ R?

If all that driving has taken its toll, and you just want some rest and relaxation then it is time to head for the beach (and Tenerife has plenty of them). If you want to soak up the sun on the natural volcanic black beaches, then Playa de La Arena has one of the best. If you would rather seek a golden sandy beach then Costa Adeje’s coastline is for you. Wherever you decide to go, this island has something for everybody and it is all yours for the taking.


Tenerife Map: Getting Around the Island

Who wants to visit Tenerife and stay in the hotel for a week? Not us, that’s for sure! At TenerifeCarHire we believe that holidays are meant for exploring, and that’s especially true when you visit such a diverse and fascinating place as Tenerife. You only have to look at some of our other blog posts to read about the superb attractions you can visit all over the island. From theme and water parks to volcanoes and National Parks, this is certainly an island worth exploring.

Getting around isn’t as difficult as you might think, and there are plenty of helpful English-speaking representatives who can help you out if you’re a bit stuck with the lingo, too. So, here’s our quick rundown on how to get around the island with Tenerife map.

Playa Los Cristianos, Tenerife
Playa Los Cristianos, Tenerife

By Car

Need a pick up at the south airport? What better way to do it than by car? You can rent a car on your own and skip the long, boring holiday transfer bus by heading straight to your hotel. In fact, we bet that by the time the transfer bus is just pulling up outside your resort, you’ll be unpacked and lazing by the pool with a glass of something cool and refreshing. Then, you can set off early doors the next morning in your car to discover some of the island’s best attractions.

Tenerife Map
Tenerife Map

By Bus

It’s a bit more laborious than car hire, but Tenerife does have a network of bus routes for ferrying visitors to and from the main sites. The Wiki Travel page on Tenerife recommends TITSA buses and also a BONO travel card, should you intend to spend a lot of time travelling by bus.

Tenerife Ferry
Tenerife Ferry

By Water

There are some superb islands to visit around Tenerife, so why not build a bit of island-hopping into your travel itinerary? You can enquire about ferry services going to Gran Canaria from Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz, and to the beautiful little island of La Gomera from Los Cristianos, in the south. In particular, La Gomera is a lovely spot that’s like one big nature reserve, so it’s well worth a day trip (don’t forget your camera!)

Short of having a personal chauffeur for the week, car hire is widely considered the best way to get around Tenerife and to explore its wonderful attractions. Find out more about car hire in Tenerife and reserve your vehicle online, at Tenerifecarhire.com.

Options of Tenerife Car Hire in Playa de las Americas

When you’re looking for Tenerife car hire in Playa de Las Americas, then look no further! We offer a wide range of vehicles from small budget cars to spacious people carriers, and from funky jeeps to posh cabriolets. And what’s more, you can pick up (and drop off) your car at dozens of locations all over the island.

We know that most sun-seeking holidaymakers head to the southern shores of Tenerife when they’re looking for a beach break to remember, and that’s why we’ve equipped those fabulous southern shores with stacks of different car hire locations. So if you’re looking for a local branch for car hire in Playa de las Americas, how about one on Avenida de las Americas? Or maybe at Hotel Troya?

Car Hire Playa Las Americas

In fact, at TenerifeCarHire we have almost 20 different locations dedicated to car hire in Playa de las Americas. You might choose to pick up your car on Avenue Rafael, right near the bay, and head off for a few days or a week of exploring, before dropping your car back off at Tenerife South Airport.

Car Hire in Costa Adeje

Or maybe you’ll choose to pick up your car in nearby Costa Adeje, perhaps at the Hotel Bahia Princess on Avenida de Bruselas, before heading off on a voyage of discovery around the island. From here, you’re in a great spot to access the TF-1 which wraps around the southern and eastern shores of the island – giving you easy access to all the lovely beaches on the southern fringes of the island, access to Teide National Park, the many small towns and villages along the east coast, and the superb capital city of Santa Cruz on Tenerife’s northern tip.

Whatever Tenerife road trip tickles your fancy, you’ll find stacks of car hire locations in and around Playa de las Americas as well as numerous other locations around the island. Visit TenerifeCarHire web to get started, and to put your foot down on a holiday to remember!

Best Tenerife Theme Parks: Siam Park, Loro Parque y más

Heading to Tenerife this year? Whether you’ve got the kids in tow and you’re looking for some fun days out, or you fancy something a little bit different from the pool and the beach, there are plenty of first-rate attractions on offer, for example, Tenerife theme parks.

Siam Park Tenerife

Siam Park

Based near Costa Adeje, Siam Park is one of the largest water parks in Europe and a hugely popular spot with all sorts of different rides, slides, fountains, pools and attractions for all ages. There’s the Tower of Power, The Dragon and the Mekong Rapids to name just a few, along with a wave pool and a lazy river. Have fun in the splash-tastic environment of Siam Park or find a quiet spot, which given its size are quite plentiful, and enjoy a bite to eat with a glass of something cool and refreshing. Thanks to its location in the south of the island it’s easily accessible, so you can use public transport or drive there with a hire car. Book through TenerifeCarHire.com and you’ll find a hire point based in Tenerife South Airport, among others.

Loro Parque Tenerife

Loro Parque

This popular wildlife centre is based in the north of Tenerife, near Puerto de la Cruz. It’s home to a vast array of animals including gorillas and chimps, tigers, jaguars, alligators, sea lions and wonderful sea creatures including tiny sea horses and huge orca whales. You’ll also find many wonderful birds including rainbow-coloured parrots, flamingos and pelicans.

Jungle Park Tenerife

Jungle Park

Jungle Park, located near Los Cristianos, is home to a vast jungle – over 75,000 metre square in total. It’s criss-crossed with tunnels, bridges, walkways and waterfalls, dotted with lagoons and peppered with caves. Exotic and colourful birds of various species live here, including eagles, falcons and flamingos, along with other fantastic creatures including lemurs and monkeys.

Many of the most popular theme parks can be reached by public transport, but naturally, we think car hire is the best way to get around and explore everything that Tenerife has to offer – be it waterslides, exotic jungles or bright and colourful parrots! Search for car hire and find a quote at tenerifecarhire.com, and let’s get your holiday in Tenerife off to a cracking start.

Things to Do and See Around Puerto de la Cruz

If you’re heading to Puerto de la Cruz for a holiday this year, the best way to get out and explore this wonderful area of Tenerife is to hire a car.

Puerto de la Cruz itself is a pretty town and a popular holiday resort that’s a great spot for enjoying traditional Canarian surroundings and Tenerife’s glorious year-round climate. From here, you can hire a car with Tenerife Car Hire either in Puerto de la Cruz or at Tenerife North Airport, and discover some of the island’s best beauty spots.


Head to La Orotava, a lovely town with a distinctive Canarian charm, and spend a leisurely afternoon wandering along its winding streets and sampling the local produce in its tempting cafes and restaurants. Or, drive further along the north coastal roads and make regular stops at its small towns and villages. This is a great way to discover the ‘real’ Tenerife and you’re bound to find plenty of lovely little photogenic places – the type that the locals frequent and very few tourists know about.

It’s also well worth spending a day in Santa Cruz, the island’s capital city. This vibrant place is located in the far northeast of the island, and it’s a haven of traditional Spanish restaurants, tasty tapas bars, vibrant bars and cafes, and fabulous shops – perfect for melting some plastic and picking up some souvenirs for the folks back home.

And if you’ve got the kids in tow, a trip to Loro Parque is an absolute must. Here, your kids can discover such wonderful animals as tigers, gorillas, dolphins, whales, exotic fish and rainbow-coloured parrots. There are regular shows and demonstrations too.

So whatever you fancy, there is a seemingly endless list of things to see and do all over north Tenerife. It’s just a matter of getting behind the wheel, hitting the road and finding your favourite…

Best Tenerife North Attractions By Car

If you’re looking to hire a car from Tenerife North Airport, there are dozens of wonderful places to see and experience all around the island’s northern region.

One of the main attractions for visitors, especially when you’ve got the kids in tow, is of course Loro Parque. It’s a hugely popular wildlife park on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz that was initially created as a sanctuary for parrots, and has developed over the years into a home for creatures great and small, including gorillas, sea lions, tigers, alligators, pelicans and sharks, along with an orchid garden featuring rare plants. Naturally, it’s a fantastic day out for the family and kids will love the many different animal shows and demonstrations.

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Moving on, Tenerife north is the perfect place to explore if you’ve hired a car and want to get out and discover the lesser-known side of the island. Puerto de la Cruz is a pretty town in itself and a popular holiday resort, so you’ll find plenty of things to see and do here. Or, head to the beautiful town of La Orotava, a historic place with an old mill and lovely winding streets, which boasts some fantastic restaurants.

Virtually at the end of the island, on its northernmost tip, is the Anaga Mountain range. This is a beautiful spot and one that makes a fantastic day out, walking, taking in the scenery and of course enjoying a picnic in one of its many beauty spots.

When you hire a car through TenerifeCarHire.com you can pick it up at the location of your choice – such as Tenerife North Airport – and drop your car off in a different location. It makes exploring Tenerife’s beautiful northern region a breeze – and gives you the utmost flexibility, so you can get on with enjoying your holiday any way you see fit.

Explore Tenerife island with TenerifeCarHire.com

Planning you sunny holidays in Tenerife island? Then allow us to show you some of the best and most memorable experiences you can enjoy in this beautiful location.

Wherever you’re staying, with a car hire service you can access fantastic attractions all over the island. If you’re choose to accommodate in one of the southern resorts such as Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas, you’re in a great place to discover many superb beaches along the south coast. Here’s an idea for a great day trip. Take the scenic road eastwards and travel along the south coast, before heading in a northerly direction along Tenerife’s east coast, stopping to visit the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar. Join the TF-1 and follow it right up to the city of Santa Cruz and, here, experience the buzz and bustle of Tenerife’s captivating capital.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Tenerife Island

After you’ve spent some time in the city, why not continue further north and experience the beautiful beaches and mountainous scenery of the island’s most northerly point? It’s a great place to kick back and relax or, for the photographers and nature enthusiasts among us, to spot wildlife and enjoy Tenerife island’s dramatic volcanic landscapes.

If you’re looking for somewhere to entertain the kids, take a day trip to the brilliant Loro Parque near Puerto de la Cruz. This is a popular tourist attraction and it’s not hard to see why – experience wild animals up close and personal, from wonderful dolphins and cheeky monkeys to rainbow-coloured parrots and fearsome predators.

The easiest and most flexible way to access these locations is by car. Whether you’re looking for quotes for car hire in Costa Adeje or in any Tenerife airport, we can help. Whatever road trip takes your fancy, at TenerifeCarHire.com we can provide the right vehicle to suit your needs, your personal preferences and your budget.

Head over to Tenerife Car Hire website to search for quotes and reserve your car online today.

Tenerife Holiday: Where Can We Take You Today?

If you’re planning to make the most of your Tenerife holiday, let us to help you get out and explore our wonderful island!

At TenerifeCarHire.com we’ve got a fantastic range of car hire pick-up points and a huge choice of vehicles on offer too.  We can offer car hire in all the major regions including the southern towns of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Golf del Sur, the northern resort of Puerto de la Cruz, and the western coastal areas of Guia de Isora and Playa Paraiso. We also provide car hire to and from both airports – Tenerife South and Tenerife North.

Across our range of vehicles we can provide a rental car for every occasion. For those who love a bit of adventure we offer a range of off-road vehicles such as Jeeps and Land Cruisers, or if you’re planning to impress someone special, why not try one of our luxury cars or cabriolets? Take your pick from an open-top Mercedes or a Porsche Cayenne, to a fabulous BMW Z4 or perhaps a luxurious Audi.

If budget is high on your priority list, try one of our economy cars to help keep the costs down. And if you’ve got the extended family in tow, we’ve got a fantastic range of people carriers available. What better way to keep the kids entertained than whisking them off for a road trip, or treating your older relatives and in-laws to the spectacular sights and stunning scenery of Tenerife’s beautiful Teide National Park?

Rest assured, whatever type of Tenerife road trip you’re after, we’ve got the answer. From luxury car hire in Playa de Las Americas to budget-friendly cars in Puerto de la Cruz, search and book online at TenerifeCarHire.com and let’s hit the road in style!