Tenerife and the Canary Islands in general are a great destination. Is a holiday in Tenerife worthwhile in winter? Tenerife, thanks to its geographical location, maintains temperatures of up to 22 degrees from December to February. The Canary Island is therefore ideally suited as a winter destination. A special feature, despite these warm temperatures, is the ski resort of Pico del Teide. So from December to February, the warm temperatures can be enjoyed on the coast and you can go skiing anyway. This contrast makes Tenerife the absolute winter insider tip. To get the most out of your Tenerife trip, we recommend booking a cheap car hire at Tenerife Airport. Compare with Driveboo the offers for rental cars at Tenerife Airport to get the best deal.
Where do I pick up my hired car at Tenerife Airport? Depending on the arrival time and airline, you will be able to pick up your baggage at Tenerife Airport (TFS) either on level -1 or on level 0, and then pass through customs, from where you will reach the counter of your car hire company in just a few steps. If the corresponding counter on level -1 is not manned, you will certainly find a contact person on level 0, as all car hire companies have a counter on both levels.
Thanks to your hired car you can easily reach both the north and the south of the island. The journey time from the airport to the capital of Tenerife is about 40 minutes and the route is very well signposted. Go with your hired car in your resort and the surrounding area on a journey of discovery and let the volcanic island of Tenerife captivate you. If you want to make some excursions across the island, you will find some interesting points of contact in the table below:
|Place to visit on Tenerife||Distance to Airport TFS||Duration|
|City centre Santa Cruz de Tenerife||62 km||41 min|
|San Cristóbal de la Laguna||64,9 km||48 min|
|El Rosario||74,1 km||54 min|
|Icod de los Vinos||64,8 km||1 h 4 min|
|Playa de las Américas||17,6 km||15 min|
With a hired car on Tenerife you can explore the best beaches and sights of the island. Tenerife's road system is well developed and is, thanks to the motorway TF-1, convenient to discover. Below we have compiled some of the TOP excursion destinations for you:
the Teide National Park with its volcano and observatory
the Cueva del Viento (the only lava cave of this kind in Europe)
the Piscinas Naturales El Caletón near Garachico
the botanical garden in Puerto de la Cruz
the Basilica de Nuestra Senora in Candelaria
Celebrate with the locals in February! Book a holiday in February and join the Tenerife Carnival in Puerto de la Cruz, where the whole island celebrates exuberantly.
In autumn Tenerife is the ideal holiday destination for a road trip with a hired car. From the European mainland you can reach the Canary Island in just a few hours. The island has a contemplative size, which is why you can still see and discover a lot even with a short stay with your own hired car. From one of the northernmost points of the island, Taganana, to one of the southernmost places, Las Galletas, you need less than two hours by hired car. In autumn, thanks to the pleasant temperatures, it is also more fun to see the sights of the island. With an average of 19 degrees in October, hiking and excursions into the island's nearby nature are also highly recommended. If you are very adventurous, you can ride a mountain bike through the Anaga Mountains or even climb Pico del Teide on foot.