A car hire in Los Cristianos gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore more than just the town itself. Instead, why not have the entire island of Tenerife at your fingertips. Once you’ve discovered the Los Cristianos harbour and got acquainted with the monkeys at the nearby Monkey Park, there’s a whole range of things to see and do further afield. Journey along the coast for picturesque sea views and uncover hidden bays away from the tourist buzz. Alternatively, you can head inland to the Parque Natural Corona Forestal for stunning hikes and unique rocky landscapes.
Tenerife South Airport is only 15 km (9 miles) away from Los Cristianos and hosts a great range of top car hire companies to choose from. The likes of Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and more can be found on either Floor 0 or Floor 1 in the main terminal building. You’ll pick up your car from the designated car hire parking facility, which is around a 7-10min walk away. Once you’re ready to go, take the TF-1 west and you’ll be in Los Cristianos in roughly 15min.
Los Cristianos can be particularly busy with pedestrians during the height of the summer season. Take extra care when driving around the promenade and central areas of town. The roads in Los Cristianos are nice, wide and well-maintained, although you may still want to add a sat-nav to your booking if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Remember to drive on the right side of the road and be cautious of this when approaching roundabouts.
In general, offices in Los Cristianos don’t close until around 18:30 and shops even later. As such, a slight rush hour may occur around 20:00-21:00, yet it’s nothing to worry about. A build-up of traffic can occur on weekends during holiday season as tourists are travelling in and out of town. It can pay to leave early if you’re heading to the airport at this period of time. You’re likely to experience high temperatures, so it’s important to book a car with air conditioning and always carry water in your car hire in Los Cristianos.
Book your car hire in Los Cristianos at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Mini car hires in Los Cristianos are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Los Cristianos
A compact economy vehicle is ideal for trips to and from the beach and exploring coastal roads. If you plan on venturing inland, a 4x4 is better suited to the rough terrain and steep hills. A convertible is great fun for island driving and offers a nice cool breeze when you’re out on the open road.
In the centre of town, the speed limits are clearly signposted and are usually 50km/h (around 30mph) unless stated otherwise. Dual carriageways and motorways like the TF-1 have a speed limit of 120km/h (roughly 75mph). Keep an eye out for speed cameras and always maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front.
The car park at Los Cristianos harbour offers an ideal location just 2min from the centre of town and 5min to the beach. The price is around €1.70 (£1.45) per hour, although it can get rather busy. Underground parking lots like the Safari Centre car park are a little further out (around a 10min walk), yet these kinds of car parks can be hot and stuffy. The locals aren’t too keen on using them for this exact reason, which means you’ll more than likely find a space if you can bear the heat.
The average price of fuel in Los Cristianos is R118,06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 417 and R1 889, depending on the car size.
Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Los Cristianos.