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Tenerife

Begin your trip to Tenerife with car hire offered by Online-Car-Hire.

We offer online bookings with cheap car hire at Tenerife airport.

All of our car rental suppliers have specialist telephone staff on hand waiting to answer any extra queries that you may have before or after completing your car hire booking.

For your information the airport at Tenerife is situated about 12 km from the centre of Tenerife.

Terrific Tenerife, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the World. Over ten million people land on Tenerife every year and return time and time again for what promises to be a great holiday that is good value for money.

Situated just off the coast of North Africa, it is one of seven volcanic Canary Islands. Out of all of them, Tenerife enjoys a bigger chunk of the tourism pie.

Volcanic in origin, Tenerife was created as a result of several eruptions. These eruptions happened about three and a half million years ago and there has been no such activity since, although there was a recent earthquake measuring a Richter scale of 4 in the year 2002.

The island is split into two very distinctive geographical zones. In the south, the island is considerably dry while up on the island�s northern territories, it is very green and fertile with high humidity.

The majority of holiday resorts are concentrated in the south of the island in the Costa Adeje region. This is where the popular and overflowing Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos resorts are situated. In the north, the town of Puerto de la Cruz is fast becoming a popular holiday resort too. Here however, a considerable effort has gone into preserving the old and traditional charm of the town and is a dream location for a peaceful and more relaxing break.

Originally, up until the invasion of the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, the inhabitants of the island were the simple native peoples known as the Guanches. �Tenerife� translates from the Guanches language for �white mountain�.

Down in the richly developed south is the lively resort of Los Cristianos. A mile away from its noisy neighbour, Playa de las Americas, the holiday scene in the bay of Los Cristianos is preferred by those who enjoy a fun filled family escape.

Hard to imagine that it wasn�t so long ago when Los Cristianos was merely a charming fishing harbour. Things have changed enormously over the last forty years since the tourism boom hit the unassuming island of Tenerife.

Although much has changed, it is fortunate that much of the original charm of the town is still in evidence. As you stroll through the older parts of town you will notice the Canarian buildings provide a striking contrast to the modern hotel developments. All this co-exists with unquestioningly one of the liveliest holiday experiences you can get anywhere in the world. There are two great main beaches, Playa de Los Cristianos and Las Vistas which offer plenty of water sports activities as well as refreshment and accessibility. Don�t forget the black sand beach of Rincon for that all over sun tan.

Playas de Las Americas is where to go if you fancy a lively holiday, packed with energy and adrenalin sports. Hard to believe, that all the white sand you see before you was imported from the Sahara Desert and that this whole resort has sprung up to answer the call of a growing package holiday market. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, you could be better off at Los Cristianos or any of the resorts along the west coast of the island.

In the south, there is no shortage of things to do, including the family fun-filled day of water games and dolphin shows on offer at Aqua Land.

How about climbing Tenerife�s volcanic Mount Teide? Don�t panic, the volcano is extinct and you can reach its summit with the help of a cable car. Teide offers the best way to enjoy the island and beyond for the panoramic views of La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria are stunning.

The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has across the years served as a principle port in the Atlantic a role that it continues to satisfy today. The capital city as well as the largest city on the island, things are more cosmopolitan here. The nightlife here is excellent with a wide varieties of restaurants offering international cuisines. This is a city especially exciting throughout the month of February when it plays host to the huge world famous Tenerife Carnival.


Tenerife Airport

There are two airports on the island, both of which accommodate low cost airline flights.

Los Rodeos Airport

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Los Rodeos Airport (or Tenerife North Airport) is situated in the north approximately 11 kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is the smaller of the two airports and generally used by domestic passengers. The resorts on the south are about 90 kilometres from the airport and it is recommended that holidaymakers heading for Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas land at Reina Sofia Airport otherwise known as Tenerife South Airport.

When driving upon arrival, the airport is easily reached by the TF-5 motorway. There is a new four lane slip road allowing exclusive entering and departing the airport.

People requiring bus transport should check out the timetable for Lines 102, 107 and 108 to get to Santa Cruz before transferring onto one of the routes taking you to the south of the island.

Taxis are available from outside of the airport terminal.


Reina Sof�a Airport

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Reina Sof�a Airport ( or Tenerife South Airport) is located in Granadilla de Abona close to the big tourist resorts in the south.

If driving, the airport is easily reached by the TF-1 motorway.
If bus transportation to the big south resorts is required, you will need Line 487 or 470. Check out the timetables for times either online or in Arrivals.

Taxis are available and charge just under twenty euros for Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas. A taxi up to Tenerife North Airport will cost about sixty four euros.




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