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Using on of our hire cars, feel free to explore the hidden beauty of its dramatic volcanic landscapes, black-golden beaches and its out worldly beautiful and neat villages. Enjoy the year-round sunshine and turquoise waters that make holidays to Tenerife last so little, yet so unforgettable.
An ideal family getaway island, Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands and also the most populated island of Spain. With a land area of 2,034.38 km² (785.47 sq.miles) and 908,555 inhabitants, 43% of the total population of the Canary Islands. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, the most of any Canary Islands. Tenerife hosts one of the world's largest carnivals and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is attempting to become a World Heritage Site. Tenerife is serviced by two airports, Tenerife North Airport and Tenerife South Airport, and is the tourism and economic centre of the archipelago.
Tenerife boasts and huge range of attractions, with something to offer everyone from young children to senior travellers in your group. There are a number of theme parks on the island, the biggest being Siam Park, a Thai themed, water slide extravaganza complete with thrilling rides, a floating restaurant and Thai-specialised market.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and the seat of the island council . The city is capital of the autonomous community of Canary Islands (shared with Las Palmas), sharing governmental institutions such as Presidency and ministries. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands, until in 1927 a decree ordered that the capital of the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains as at present.
Tenerife also has the highest elevation of Spain, a World Heritage Site that is the third largest volcano in the world from its base, El Teide. The island's capital contains the architectural symbol of the Canary Islands, the modern Auditorio de Tenerife.
The island is home to the University of La Laguna, which was founded in 1927 and is the oldest university in the Canaries. San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a city of World Heritage Status and is the second city of the island and the third one of the archipelago. The city of La Laguna was also capital of the Canary Islands until Santa Cruz replaced it in 1833.
Sources: Wikipedia, Thomas Cook
Getting around with one of MisterHire.Com rental cars in Tenerife is pretty easy. Attractions such as the Loro Parque form an excellent choice for something a little less adrenaline fuelled on a sun drenched holiday. This tidy animal park boasts dolphin and parrot shows, as well as gorillas, tigers and penguins. This is a day out that the whole family will love, with a number of different themed restaurants and cafes for refreshments during the day.
Teide National Park is one of the main attractions of this volcanic island is the home of the highest point in Spain, Mount Teide. A day trip here is a must during your stay, where you can take a cable car up this impressive volcano, with stunning views of the rest of the island. On a clear day you can even see Gran Canaria and the smaller Canary Islands.
Water sports are a popular activity in Tenerife, especially diving, and the island has an amazing underwater world to explore. The volcanic activity over the past few centuries has created a maze of underwater caves and lava tubes to explore, which are home to hundreds of different types of fish and sea life.
Las Vistas beach is a long golden stretch that connects two of the most popular resorts on the island, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. It is perfect for families as it has a large breakwater, that shelters the beach. The shallow waters are calm and the soft sand make it perfect for younger swimmers and paddling tots.
Another great family beach is El Puertito, which is great for snorkelling and has a black sand beach, near to Playa de las Americas.
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