If you're traveling to Tenerife for the first time then here are some basic facts that you might find useful.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and rumour has it that it is the most popular when it comes to the annual influx of holiday-makers from across Europe.
Tenerife enjoys good year round weather conditions with slightly little difference between summer and winter month temperatures.
The scenery is stunning and when coupled with the low cost of living and alluring night-life in the main resort towns of Santa Cruz and Los Cristianos, it's no wonder that it has become a firm favorite for many.
Driving around Tenerife's highways and byways is the best way to get to know the island and discover its dramatic scenery and picturesque villages.
The Tinerfeños as the locals are known are quite a sociable lot and tend sometimes to use driving around as way of catching up on the local gossip often stopping in the middle of road to engage in conversation with family and friends.
On arrival you basically have 2 choices of pick up and drop of locations namely:
1. Tenerife Norte – Los Rodeos Apt
2. South Tenerife – Reina Sofia Airport
For either of the above drop off / pick up locations the cost of hiring a car is roughly the same.
But do make sure that you specify the correct airport on your booking form as this will help to avoid needless time loss and confusion on arrival.
Typical Car Hire Rates:
Hire rates tend to vary greatly depending on the size, make and model. But in the main, most car hire companies will quote you roughly around £ 135 for an Economy Volkswagen Fox 2 dr. with AC Manual for 7 days. For those after something more sport, a 'soft-top' Volkswagen Eos Cabrio with Ac, Manual may just fit the bill. Cars with that kind of, high-spec and flashy looks do not come cheap at around the £ 440 mark for a week's hire. A 2-dr and 4-dr version are both available with the 4 -dr. version approximately £ 20 cheaper to hire for the week.
So, are you getting a good deal?
When it comes to hiring a car in Tenerife it does pay to check exactly what is and is not included in your hire rates as this does vary from company to company.
For instance your hire company should include these as standard:
1. Unlimited mileage
2. Local taxes
3. Airport hire
4. Apartment / Hotel Delivery Service
5. Driver insurance
6. Car theft insurance
7. Civil liability
8. 24 hours emergency phone service
9. Low excess charge
If not, do shop around particularly online where you can easily compare different supplier rates and offers.
Other options that you might want to look out for are:
- Child Seat – what's the daily hire cost?
- Does the company offer – Out of hours Pickup / Drop off?
- Surcharges if any for drivers aged 25 or younger or aged 70 or older?
TIP: For rentals concluding at airport locations make sure that your booking form has accurate flight information. This is essential to ensure a timely service in case your flight is delayed.
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