Car Hire in Tenerife
Car hire in TenerifeAvis have car hire offices at both Tenerife Sur Airport and Tenerife Norte Airport as well as at locations across the island.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Explore its history by visiting the many museums and monuments, drive up to Mount Teide, which is the world’s largest ocean-island volcano and still active, and relax on the many beaches.
All from the comfort of your Avis hire car.
Plan your trip in TenerifeAvis car hire has rental stations at several convenient locations across the island, pick up your car and enjoy the sights the island has to offer
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island. It’s full of culture and home to Playa de las Teresitas, a stunningly beautiful sandy and family friendly beach. Santa Cruz hosts the annual carnival which is full of colour, music and a parade and is one of the largest in the world.
Playa de las Américas is great if you’re looking to party. Verónicas is a stretch of bars, clubs, shops, restaurants and live music venues that comes alive at night. The area is also great for golf lovers. Golf Las Américas is a challenging 18 hole golf course with amazing views. Golf del Sur is another top golfing resort with an impressive 27 hole course.
Puerto de la Cruz is a busy and vibrant resort with a very pretty Old Town boasting boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The Loro Parque animal adventure park is a perfect for family day out. There are over 300 species of animals and you’ll get to see dolphin and orca performance, an area created to look like Antartica (Planet Penguin), and exotic birds flying overhead. Lago Martiánez is a water park and great on a hot day.
Los Cristianos offers stunning beaches and a busy harbour where you can go for fishing and diving trips, and catch boats to other islands. It’s a great place for shopping, you’ll find unique boutiques and lots of cafes where you can rest before more shopping.
La Laguna (San Cristóbal de La Laguna) is known as the religious capital of Tenerife. Check out Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (La Laguna Cathedral), which has been recently restored and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción (Church of Our Lady of Conception), which boasts an impressive carved wooden ceiling and a grand clock tower.
Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide (Teide National Park) has an enormous volcanic crater where you'll find Mount Teide, a volcano and the highest peak in the whole of Spain. You can grab a cable car up to the highest point and then with a pre-arranged permit, hike up to the mouth of the volcano. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views.
One of the most scenic Tenerife drives is the route from La Laguna to El Portillo. This beautiful, snaking road offers views of both sides of the island. The winding track passes through the La Tarta rock formation, an incredible geological wonder.
Driving rules in SpainWhich side of the road?
In Spain, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may not be used at all whilst driving
- Do not use headphones when driving (except hearing aids)
- Dipped headlights must be used in poor daylight visibility
- Always use indicators, you will be fined for not using indicators when needed
- Cyclists have right of way, at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Children aged under 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seat
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.