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Traffic and Parking
Hiring a car is the most practical and affordable way to experience all the island of Tenerife has to offer. Scenic drives through attractive landscapes, visit sites off the grid of public transportation and most importantly; travel on a time frame that is your own. That being said, of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is not only the largest in size and population, but it is also the most trafficked by tourists (approximately five million per year). Ensure that you rent your car in well in advance to confirm its availability, and follow these tips on driving in Tenerife.
Unlike mainland roadways, the roads and highways of Tenerife are more narrow and winding, so keep to the recommended speed limit postings.
There are monitored speed traps which result in guaranteed speeding tickets, which is another excellent reason to stay within the proscribed speed limits.
Using a hand-held mobile device, even with a hands-free unit, is expressly forbidden and applicable fines will be incurred.
The driving laws for the Tenerife Island are the same as for mainland Spain. For further inquiries regarding traffic regulations, visit Auto Europe┤s Spain driving information page.
As with any area that sees an exceptionally high level of tourism, parking for free can be a challenge as they are few and far between. Free spaces are available, provided you have impeccable timing, great luck, or tips from a friendly local. Learning the traffic rhythm of the island┤s cities will be beneficial as well. If time is of the essence, the most expedient way to stretch your legs is to utilize one of the paid parking facilities available.
The Isle of Eternal Spring has a jagged coastline where dark pebbled shores give way to beaches of finely-grained sand. Inland, the flora and fauna of the islands reflect the rich biodiversity of this Mediterranean gem. Mount Teide, or in the local dialect Pico del Teide, is an active volcano in Teide National Park that last erupted in the early 1900┤s. It is the highest point in Spain and third in the line of the world┤s highest elevations. Cave paintings, castles and cathedrals are spread across the island, ensuring your own vehicle will be an invaluable asset in traversing this landscape of natural and manmade curiosities.
Tenerife enjoys fairly comfortable weather year round, with the exception of the volcanic Teide which sees varying levels of snowfall during the winter. Temperatures and climate between the northern (verdant) and southern (hot and dry) points of the island can contrast drastically with the mercurial nature of the wind and sea.
Tenerife North Airport
Located 10 km from the capital, Tenerife North Airport is in the municipality of San Cristobal de la Laguna. While it is an international airport, most flights arriving and departing are domestic, almost half of which are connecting flights to other islands, such as Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Tenerife North Airport - TFN (Formerly Los Rodeos Airport) Website:Tenerife North Airport Official Website Phone: +34 91 321 10 00/902 404 704/922 635 999 Address: 38297 San Cristobel de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife South Airport
Tenerife South Airport is situated in the southern region of Tenerife Island and of the two international airports it sees the greatest number of travelers. The busiest times of the year are Fridays during the winter months.
Tenerife South Airport - TFS (Formerly Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport) Website:Tenerife South Airport Official Website Phone: +34 91 321 10 00/902 404 704 Address: 38610 Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz deTenerife
There is limited public bus, taxi and railway travel options available on the island of Tenerife.
A public bus line, Titsa, provides transportation across the island for regulated fares.
Look for a green light displayed on the roof or window accompanied by a rear bumper plate that should display the letters SP. These items designate that the driver is an official licensed taxi.
Although it is the least viable option, a public railway is available for travel between select destinations.
Whether you need a pre, or post flight hotel at one of the Tenerife Airports, or are looking for comfortable accommodations in one of Tenerife┤s city locations, Auto Europe┤s hotel division offers a host of accommodations from the affordable to the extravagant.