Public transport is very limited on the small island of Tenerife, which means that hiring a car is essential. Some of the most popular locations may be some distance from your accommodation in Tenerife, depending on where you wish to visit. There are a number of attractions and landmarks that make Tenerife popular with every tourist, visitor, and resident. No matter whether you want to visit leading events venues or sandy beaches, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Some of the top destinations include Siam Park, Mount Teide, Playa de las Américas, Playa de Las Teresitas and much more.
Driving in Tenerife is not too different from driving around in your hometown in the UK. All cars in Tenerife feature a right-hand side driving wheel and a speedometer in kilometres per hour. The small island is easy to drive around and navigate. Speed limits on motorways tend to average around 120 kph (74 mph), whereas a single carriageway road is around 100 kph (60 mph), or 50 kph (30 mph) in urban areas. There is also a number of parking regulations that drivers have to follow. Parking is free in parking spaces marked with white lines. However, parking is forbidden between yellow lines and parking can vary on spots marked with blue lines.
The age restriction for car hire in Tenerife changes depending on the car hire company you use. Whilst most companies request that a driver is aged at least 21 years old, there are car hire agencies that are willing to allow people aged 18+ to hire their vehicles. This is subject to conditions and could mean that you will also have to pay a young driver car hire fee. A driver must also have a full and clean driving licence that has been valid for at least 12 months.
On average a car hire in Tenerife costs R1 728 per day.
Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tenerife.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Goldcar Rental SP (R1 412/day), Ok Mobility (R1 608/day) and Top Car Canary (R2 282/day).
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
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