Driving in Tenerife
Theoretically you require an international driver’s licence to rent a car in the Canary Islands. However, in practice you can make a rental with a standard valid driving license.
You will find most of the international car rental companies on the island and many Spanish companies.
Generally, you will always get a better price if you book in advance and Internet bookings are probably the most competitively priced.
Rentals prices on the Canary Islands are considerably lower than on the mainland.
Go to our services page for car hire companies offering great deals.
Regardless of which company you use, make sure you understand what is included in the price you pay and what your liabilities are. Minimum age to rent a car is 21 or 25 depending on the company you use.
In Tenerife we drive on the right hand side of the road and steering wheels are fitted on the left side of the car.
Seat belts must be worn at all times and the blood alcohol limit is 0.08%.
Road blocks are carried out at random and are common – non residents are subject to substantial fines for motoring offences, which have to be paid on the spot.
Motorcyclists must wear crash helmets when riding scooters or motor bikes of any cubic capacity.
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