Car Hire Tenerife Sur Airport
Find your perfect car hire at Tenerife Sur AirportOne of two international airfields on the island, Tenerife Sur Airport is the point of arrival for many international travellers.
From here, you can pick up an Avis hire car and explore the south of the island with ease.
Plan your journey from Tenerife Sur AirportWhen you arrive at Tenerife Sur Airport, you’re perfectly placed to explore the many stunning beaches, hillside villages and impressive landscapes that are all easily reached with a rental car.
One of the resort areas closest to the airport is Abades, lying on the south east coast of the island. Just 19km away, it takes less than 20 minutes to drive here.
The resort’s most striking feature is Playa de Abades, which despite being a beautiful beach, has managed to avoid becoming inundated with tourists. It’s great for winding down and relaxing with plenty of space around you. Here, you can also enjoy a number of water-based activities, like snorkelling and scuba diving. It’s possible to find equipment and lessons locally. If you’d prefer to stay closer to shore, you can still see an array of sealife by the rocks at the far end of the beach. You may even be lucky enough to spot schools of barracuda fish. A cafe sits above the beach, affording spectacular views of the surrounds.
From the beach, you can follow a path up to the red and white lighthouse, Faro de Punta Abona. Along the way, you’ll pass the remains of an abandoned village.
Beyond Tenerife Sur AirportAlthough Tenerife is mostly thought of as a beach destination, Tenerife Sur Airport is close to some wonderful inland attractions that are easy to reach with an Avis hire car.
Montañas de Ifara y Los Riscos
Tenerife has many hilly areas, perfect for hiking. For an exciting day trip, head to the Ifara and Los Riscos hills – just a 25-minute drive from the airport. These volcanic cones are covered with a variety of flora and fauna, and are particularly popular with bird watchers. Spot trumpeter finches, pipits and shrikes here.
Vilaflor is a traditional hillside village in the south of the island, just a cool 35-minute cruise from Tenerife Sur Airport. This is the place to escape crowded beaches and experience life as a local. At an altitude of 1,400m, this is the highest village on the island and offers spectacular views across the coast. While you’re in the region, don’t miss the mineral springs of Fuente Alta.
Collect your rental car from Tenerife Sur Airport and explore the best of south Tenerife at your leisure.