Different ways to explore Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and this holiday destination has many wonderful places to discover. Beautiful black sand beaches, stunning valleys, breathtaking stargazing spots, the peaceful Mercedes forest, and charming Canarian villages are just some of the highlights of Tenerife. All these wonderful locations make it the perfect combination for an adventurous road trip throughout Tenerife. In this blog post, we will share information and tips about all kinds of transportation in Tenerife.
Discover Tenerife by bicycle
Rent your own bike in Tenerife and cycle along the coastline while exploring places like Costa Adeje, Las Americas, and Los Cristianos is a wonderful Tenerife activity because of the splendid views of the southern Tenerife beaches and happy tourists all around you. However, unless you are a professional cyclist, we don’t recommend cycling much further from the main tourist areas. This is due to the fact that there are not a lot of sidewalks for cycling and it can be very risky for people who are not familiar with the areas. For the expert cyclists, Tenerife has a number of challenging cycling routes which you can find here. A great option for hobby cyclists is the bike tour from Mr Bike Tenerife, where you ride El Teide downhill.
Explore Tenerife by bus
A nice way to explore Tenerife is by bus and it is also relatively cheap. The name of the bus company is Titsa and in most cases, you can easily find a bus stop near your accommodation in Tenerife. There are also a few disadvantages when you travel by bus in Tenerife such as the buses being often late, there might be no available seats during rush hours and in some cases, the coach can be full and not accept new travelers. If you want to visit El Teide, Santa Cruz, Masca, Puerto de la Cruz or any other Tenerife highlight, it is advisable to book a tour. In terms of total price, it doesn’t make much difference from public transport, but it will save you a lot of hassle and waiting time. Club Canary has a wide selection of great guided bus tours in Tenerife.
Tenerife by taxi
You can find a taxi in Tenerife almost everywhere and they are easy to spot. You can see the available white taxis driving around with a green light on top of the car or encounter them at taxi stations. Taxi fares in Tenerife may vary during special events or times. To avoid surprises, it is recommended that you ask for an estimated price before getting in the cab. If you want to arrange a taxi beforehand, you can request it at your hotel desk but you can also easily arrange it yourself over the phone. They normally speak both Spanish and English. The cab prices and the South Tenerife taxi phone number can be found here.
Explore Tenerife by car
Exploring Tenerife by car is perfect for people who want to discover the Canary Islands in the most flexible way. Renting a car is a safe option if you’re a self-insured car driver. That is because when driving in Tenerife, you will definitely experience the following – long search for parking spaces, stressful traffic situations, people with little patience, and narrow two-lane mountain roads in Masca. If you want to hire a car for a longer period, it is best to rent a car at Tenerife South airport.
Discover Tenerife through excursions
The local excursion guide on your chosen trip will share their knowledge and love of the island with you, making your day in Tenerife unforgettable. If you want to learn more about Tenerife’s history while driving around the volcanic island, the Teide Masca tour is a great option. Another popular way to explore Tenerife is with a quad tour to El Teide. Alternatively, discover the island from the air, and choose a Tenerife helicopter flight.