Offering all the wild landscapes, rugged beauty and picturesque beaches you could dream of, Tenerife promises an unforgettable road trip.
Collect your Avis hire car from Los Gigantes and start exploring Spain’s largest Canary Island for yourself.
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Tenerife has a diverse mix of landscapes, all easily reached by car. From luscious green forests to golden sand beaches, your Avis rental makes discovering this spectacular island a joy.
Perched high in the rugged mountains of Tenerife, the traditional village of Masca is well worth exploring during your road trip. Just an hour from your hire car pick-up point in Los Gigantes, Masca is said to have once been a pirate hideaway. Tucked at the base of the Teno mountains, the winding roads leading here snake through deep ravines and past spectacular scenery. In the town, houses sit along narrow rocky ridges, seemingly teetering on the edges.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Just over 90 minutes from Los Gigantes, the island’s capital city is a top day trip destination. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a vibrant, bustling centre. With brightly coloured buildings, stunning architecture, plenty of shops, mouth-watering restaurants and a magnificent harbour, Santa Cruz has much to keep you amused. Set on the island’s northeast shore, the city offers pretty palm-lined streets and a number of nearby beaches, including Playa de Las Teresitas. Be sure to visit the science and archaeological museum (the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre) while you’re here.
With your Avis hire car, it couldn’t be easier to take in the very best of Tenerife.
The largest and most populous island in Spain, Tenerife is the king of the Canary Islands and this incredibly diverse paradise offers no end of things to see and do. On the island’s west coast, you’ll find the resort town of Los Gigantes – the perfect base to explore Tenerife.
Blessed with natural beauty, year-round sunshine and sparkling blue sea, Los Gigantes is certainly easy on the eye. The Cliffs of the Giants (which are over seven million years old) dominate the skyline, creating an impressive backdrop for the town. A myriad of hiking routes meander through these mountains, attracting outdoor enthusiasts.
The glittering marina in Los Gigantes is the town’s hub, packed with bustling cafes and restaurants. Los Guios Beach, the town’s famous black sand shorefront, is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon soaking up the sun. You might even spot dolphins playing in the water here.
Nearby, Teide National Park is easily identified by the snow-capped wonder that is Mount Teide – the tallest mountain in Spain. This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and simply superb for hiking. It also offers stunning views across the island.
From Los Gigantes, an array of paradise beaches can be easily reached, including Playa de los Guios and Playa la Arena.
Los Gigantes is the ideal place to start your Tenerife road trip. Discover the island for yourself with your Avis hire car.
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