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Destination Guide to Tenerife

Discover the beautiful island of Tenerife with Avis

Tenerife is the largest and best known of all the Canary Islands. It is a holiday hotspot, very popular with North Europeans. However, there is more to this busy island than meets the eye, with tropical forest walks, designer shops and volcanic lava formations. An Avis car is a great way to see the best Tenerife has to offer.

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Tenerife Road Trip

The island of Tenerife is a great size for exploring by car. This is a fantastic route, taking in some of the islands wonderful sights and stunning scenery. Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the North is the site of Tenerife's oldest church, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. From this must-see destination, head south into the heart of the island to the Parque Nacional del Teide. Lying within the fantastic national park are the Roques de Garcia, fascinating lava pinnacles that a well worth a stop. Keep heading south down to Las Galletas where you will find mighty Montana Amarilla. This volcanic mount features wonderful rock formations, forged over time by the elements. On your return journey, take the TF-1 coast road right up the East coast of the island to take in the dramatic scenery. The total drive time for this round trip is around 3 hours and 15 minutes.

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Top spots to visit with an Avis car

Sights

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, is the oldest church in Santa Cruz De Tenerife. It has a striking bell tower, tiled roof and some traditional mudéjar (Islamic-style architecture) ceiling work.

Loro Parque

This fantastic park is home to more than 3,000 parrots from 340 species! There are also other exotic animals including tigers and chimpanzees. Throw the camera in the car and visit this fantastic attraction.

Shopping

Calle Castillo, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Some promising deals are available on electronics and watches but there are also some great little boutiques, stocked with clothes from Spanish and international designers. Be prepared to fill the boot with shopping bags!

Activities

Golf del Sur, Los Cristianos

Constant mild weather means that Tenerife is a place where golfers can play year-round. Pack the clubs in the car and head for one of the islands best courses.

Cable Car, Parque Nacional Del Teide

The Cable Car provides the easiest, most popular way to get up to the volcanic peak of El Teide.

Useful driving tips

  • A right hand side road system operates in Spain
  • kph Motorways
  • kph Main Roads
  • kph Urban Areas
  • Children under 12 cannot sit in the front unless a suitable child seat is supplied.
  • Spain has stricter drink-driving laws than the UK with severe penalties and automatic bans.
  • Speeding fines are on the spot for non-residents
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving.

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