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Car rental Tenerife South airport

Tenerife South Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), formerly named as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, is one of the two international airports located on the island of Tenerife, also the largest of the Canary Islands. Located around 60 kilometers southwest of the capital Santa Cruz and 16 kilometers east of Playa de Las Américas, the airport is the busiest of the two airports on Tenerife island, handling around nine million passengers a year, mainly conducting flights to other Canary Islands and to mainland Spain. Airlines serving at airport include Aer Lingus to Belfast, Dublin, ArkeFly to Amsterdam, Ryanair to Barcelona, London, to name just a few.

Easy acces to the highway, ideal for car hire

The airport is situated along the highway del Sur, TF-1M, which forms a ring road with highway del Norte. It is very convenient for travelers, who choose to travel with car rental from Tenerife South airport. You can book car rental at Tenerife South airport in advance and simply pick it up at the airport and easily drive to your holiday resorts by following the highway. There are several companies that offer car rental at Tenerife South airport in the Central Hall, such as Hertz, Avis, Cicar, Europcar, Betacar, and Record. Please be aware that if you rent a car at Tenerife South airport at the local car rental counter, you may face a higher rate with limited availability. Considering the popularity of Tenerife being the holiday to-go, it is wise to make an early booking. You can book car rental at Tenerife South airport at car hire broker holidaycars.com, where you are more likely to rent a car at a cheaper rate with reliable quality, thanks to its wide network of suppliers with abundant fleets.

Facilities at Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) are:



Contact

Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
38610 Granadilla de Abona
Tenerife
Spain

Airport code

IATA airport code: TFS
ICAO airport code: GCTS
Tips and experiences for Tenerife South airport

Our customers rated Tenerife South airport with an average of 9.2 based on 106 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

13-05-2019
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Its a nice airport and fairly hassle free Shopping is good but make sure you have time to look downstairs too Take a foldable travel water bottle Dont forget to take your belt off in security You dont need a euro for the trolley which is good Tske a magnetic.board gsme.for the kids to.play with if delays
16-04-2019
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1. Value for money if you get a top class car in Tenerife - good attention 2. The road conditions are great - especially in highways. Get a fast car if you’re a speed devil 3. Get the full experience, rent the car, get to mount Teide and watch the sunrise. 4. The whole island is only 2 hours drive and take the shortcuts through the mountains and get the full scenarios. 5. Rent a car is definitely worth the value. 6. Public transport is good but better of to rent a car of take the taxi, if you want to get around and experience the beaches, The zoo and the waterpark
08-04-2019
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As always in Spain the road network is well maintained. Very easy way finding (due to the mountains, only few roads are there...) Mostly very careful drivers, probably british! I did bicycle the Teide mountain road, somewhat too busy with tourist cars, but still safe Cool/cloudy in the north, but more spanish and classy feel Warm and sunny in the south, but no flavor or atmosphere, puby and sangria bowls..
02-04-2019
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Drive slowly enough around the airport to understand the signs ( they can be a bit confusing when in heavy traffic). Prepare well for your onward journey as the locals, though very understanding of visitors, can be a fit intimidating.
19-03-2019
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Budget's fleet is based just 5 minutes bus ride from the airport with a complimentary shuttle bus put on. I would encourage people not to be put of by this as the service and cars are excellent. Most of the budget team speak English and are very helpful. Time spent picking your care up is really quick and you are soon on your way. I always return fuel to the level you picked your car up at, as this avoids any unexpectedly high fuel bill at the end of your hire period. Cars are generally new and in good condition with a wide range of vehicles to choose from. I rented 6 times from Budget and never had a problem.
10-03-2019
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Be prepared before you go homework is vital
21-02-2019
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Nice and clean. Good selection of shops. Had to wait for baggage a long time. Queuing for rental cars was a bit crowded. Easy to find things. Car park signing for the rentals was confusing.
21-02-2019
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You can't miss the trip on the vulcano Teide. The night in the cottage Altavista and the sunrise on the top was nice. The northern part and Anaga mountains was also very interesting. I was only one week on Tenerife and It was not enough ;-)
18-02-2019
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Lovely Airport. Easy to navigate. Lots of Rental booths on site. Cars parked just across the road.
12-02-2019
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The airport is large and modern and everyone is so helpful. There is some work going on but this didn't cause any problems. The electronic passport gates worked great, they don't usually work for me, and we were through very quickly even though there were a lot of people. Signage to help direct you to the. At hire desks would be good
31-01-2019
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When you come to Tenerife you have to see of better climb El Tiede. Also enjoy the cuisine and the beach.
29-01-2019
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Prepare for steep guarantee reserved on your credit card. Be sure to inspect tur car I detail to prevent surprises upon return
28-01-2019
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1. Research in advance. 2 Have a tentative itiniary. 3 Be flexible in your demands. 4 be prepared for all kinds of weather 5 rent an appropriate type vehicle for the number of people in your party. 6 be smart when you pack , co you need all those clothes.
23-01-2019
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It’s better to buy the insurance at the place.
14-01-2019
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Make sure you have the right paperwork or mobile phone confirmations to hand. Travel as light as possible to ensure easy check-in.
16-12-2018
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Always choose a car rental service that is based within the airport terminal.
19-11-2018
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when you reach baggage reclaim, you will see a row of car hire companies. The offices are double sided, so I went to sort car out, but had to go around the exit side to process. Trouble was I couldn't go back to retrieve luggage. Luckily I had a friend with me, who struggled getting all of our luggage off of the belt. You can see through the hire companies windows to the belts. Did Not help me by waving, as they thought I was taking the p**s. Get your luggage first, then the car
07-11-2018
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Nice fine resort to being small kids with. Good five star hotels, many entertainment parks.
07-10-2018
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Best tips are book your car with Orlando your never go wrong
29-09-2018
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What can I say? It's an airport! Amenities are clean, exit and access are easy and the duty free it fine
16-02-2018
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Chaotic passport control. Badly signposted as to where to collect hire car.
15-02-2018
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Get away from the hustle and bustle of the southern resorts and see more of the real Tenerife. Highly recommend the Masca gorge walk.
11-02-2018
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Easy accessible, good selection of shops. At least for us the check-in and the security was very easy and fast.
02-02-2018
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the airport is very well arranged! you get very fast at the embarkation gates!
30-01-2018
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Drive carefully as the residents of Tenerife. Keep distance and refill the fuel tank before to return the car. Take good care of the car. Enjoy the lovely time on your vacation. Don't lose your contract or another important document. Never leave lugguge in your car. Ensure when you take a car from rent a car that all is functional and in good shape.
30-01-2018
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Fast and efficient servic couple of restaurants with a reasonable menu of the day to finish our holiday. The assistance staff could not do enough for my partner and made the trip through the airport extremely easy wonderful service
27-01-2018
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An easy airport to get through. No problems apart from the toilets. They were not very big and a bit smelly. Signage was good. Would go again. Would recommend this airport.
27-01-2018
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Come to Tenerife with adventure on your mind. Travel by car to the Canadas del Teide with warm clothes and good shoes. Eventually, stay a night in the Parador hotel, it is an unique experience in an unforgettable setting. There you can lunch or have dinner at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain and gaze at the stars. Travel to the North and discover a totally different Tenerife. Eat, drink and be happy!
18-01-2018
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Go scuba diving in Las Galletas. Dive Tenerife on Calle Consuelo Alfonso Diaz-Flores offers boat tours and PADI courses. They have experienced dive masters who know their dive sites. They have gear to rent. The coastal waters of Las Galletas offers a dramatic volcanic subaquatic landscape and a plentitude of fish and all sorts of marine animals.
26-12-2017
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Do not come to Tenerife only for the sun. Hire a car to travel around. Read everything very carefully before signing the car hire contract. Fuel is cheap at less than one € per liter... Visit the mountain areas and the North. Do not forget Spain”s highest mountain El Teide. Enjoy the local wines which are distinctive and of high standard.
26-07-2017
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great airport, very easy to check in with little ques this time but at some desks they were very long, great service for our disabled little one took straight through downstairs security in to departures and then met at our departure gate and taken on to the plain with very little fuss, plenty of shops and food places so you do not get board.
11-04-2017
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I have no tips, just Enjoy this amazing place!!!!
05-04-2017
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Make sure you read the small print when booking. Make sure you hire a car to travel the island, it's simply the way forward!
01-04-2017
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we travelled all over the island had a great time you just need to be careful of the switch back roads once you leave the motorways
31-03-2017
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Tenerife is a beautiful island. I would certainly recommend a trip to mount teide, the landscape is amazing.
27-03-2017
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West coast is best for sun and beach pleasure. Crossing the vulcan area and the middle of the island is awesome experience - wonderful art of nature. Best views in the north coast. Cold in the mountains. And off course the ocean is mind-blowing. Could sit and watch it for hours.
22-03-2017
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I would say get into the country side stop at the most unpromising places for for food even the petrol stations have good hot food.Before returning to the airport i stop nearby at at a small town called Poris it has a nice bar and harbour with a sandy beach,its very laid back.Check out the water park in los christianos its fantastic but be aware some of the rides will injure you if you dont follow instructions to the letter.Finally the corona forest has plenty of BBQ areas and good scenery and is used alot by the locals.If you can get up to the volcano plateau it is spectacular.
19-03-2017
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Loro park, Pico de Teide. Puerto de la Cruiz.
14-03-2017
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one must see everything ad not stay in the hotel
14-03-2017
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just go all around the island to discover a lot of hidden gem, dont stay only on the tourist side. locals are really friendly also if they dont speak your language.
10-03-2017
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beaches, shopping, see the volcano
09-03-2017
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Great island to explore by car if you are not an all day beach person. La Oratava great basis to explore from. Nature is fantastic and varied. Northern park is beautiful and so is Volcan El Teide. Don't miss the cable car to the top. Parque Loro is better than Sea World in Florida. Not to be missed either. And then there are so many great restaurants as well. Recommend Meson El Monasterio in Los Realejos. Enjoy Tenerife by rental car!
08-03-2017
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Don't go to kava tube without booking!! No good for children.
07-03-2017
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Mount Teidi. Siam Park was a great family day out.
06-03-2017
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Always stay in the outer lane around roundabouts
05-03-2017
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Go to the Northern area (Taborno etc), Watch the sunrise at Samara by Teide. Visit a vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting. Tenerife has some of the best wines I have ever tasted. Find a good Guachinche. Make time to just sit and enjoy the stunning views.
04-03-2017
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We were staying in los Gigantes. While the views were spectacular, the resort has little charm. What is attractive is the inland scenery as well as some of the old inland town whose architecture is unspoilt in the old town areas. The volcano is of course overwhelming and there is promise of excellent walking.
01-03-2017
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Massive difference in weather between North (wet) and South (Dry) on the same day. Consistently north wetter than south. Mountains are exquisite, much better than the beaches. Food is absolutely divine, just wander into the local restaurants - very inexpensive (in January) and huge portions with brilliant taste. Can't imagine why anyone would go to the beach/water park with the mountains there.
28-02-2017
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The scenic island of Tenerife could be said to be on the crossroads of the historic trade route to the new world. Here you can find reflections of free enterprise among both the ancient tiered vineyards and the modern 24 hour tourist strip at Playa Las Americas. Sedately respectable colonial towns in the north of the island accompany the Barcelona like capital Santa Cruz which inherits most of the Spanish administration. To the north of these is the vertiginous rain-forested peninsular of Anaga, with winding roads to just a few isolated communities. Superb for hiking! Tenerife beaches are not world class, but certainly good enough for a days lounging, with adequate, if slightly aging, facilities and clientele. These are better appreciated in the south on the Costa Adeje with its generally warmer climate and resorts. There are also some good beaches at Puerto Cruz and also Playa de las Teresitas although here you have to look at some oil stations drilling just offshore. The east coast is mainly rocky but Candelaria has some nice restaurants for seafood. In the middle of the settled Spanish north of the island and the package holiday south, is a volcanic desert which includes 2.3 mile high mount Teide. This sterile wilderness stunningly contrasts the other aspects of the island and sets a fascinating geological backdrop above the clouds. Pristine pine forests can be found on some of its lower slopes which can be explored on a trail network.
23-02-2017
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Make the trip over to Loro Park. It is well worth the drive over. The scenery is breathtaking. Also Mount Teide and the surrounding villages are stunning. Try some of the local spanish restaurants for exceptional value for money. 3 course meal for two with wine for less than €20!
17-02-2017
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Love it! Great to hire a car to get around. We loved a trip up to Mount Tiede, Go Karting , Siam Park and the lovely scenery on route to Loro Parc. Loads to do and great food at Empire in Las Americas.
15-02-2017
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Everything! :) have fun!
08-02-2017
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Go to teide
28-01-2017
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If you like exhilerating driving along mountain roads then its perfect,We were terrified but survived the trauma. The drive if your brave is well worth it but be prepared . Lots of lovely quiet coves with only a few people on the beach. Lots of very good fine restauarants. Avoid Los Christianos and Playa Americas,Or go if you want to be in an English Ghetto...
25-01-2017
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Some of other rental companies were so busy with big queue's
24-01-2017
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Highly recommend to visit Playa las Teresitas, probably best beach on the island.
22-01-2017
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Take a drive in the mountains north of Santa Cruz
19-01-2017
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Stay away from the main tourist areas. The island has a lot to offer in smaller places and off the beaten track.
19-01-2017
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skip Los Christianos and las America, but go to los gigantes, Masca, Puerto de la cruz, La Laguna and off course: el Teide
17-01-2017
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Good weather, teide mountain is beautiful
16-01-2017
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Loads to do and see in Tenerifi. So check out any flyers at tour desks
14-01-2017
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Love it. Locals tend to drive very close to your bumper so leave lots of space. Main roads are ok, in the mountains they're more rough / unkempt. Macca was great, as was Los Gigantes.
09-01-2017
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Tenerife is nice, but definitely hire a car to go and see Masca and Teide, as well as some of the towns on the north coast. Just don't hire from Goldcar. Ever!
07-01-2017
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The famous zoo is overpriced and pity, but Masca and Anaga are ones of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
07-01-2017
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Get away from the hotel and pool and get around as much as possible. The island is so different from place to place and has so much to see and do. It really is an amazing place.
05-01-2017
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Rent a car and see the whole Island instead of just the main tourist resorts down south. We based ourselves in Santa Cruz which was a beautiful, safe city. People very helpful and you can live like locals do. Xmas was celebrated with exceptionally well decorated streets. New Year's night was a city party. Well done Santa Cruz!!
26-12-2016
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Stay in the middle of the island (San Cristobal/Puerto de la Cruz) as that allows you to do day trips all accross the island without travelling too much.
22-12-2016
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El Duque, Los Gigantes, Teide, Loro Parque, Monkey Park
20-12-2016
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visit Teide volcano, Masca valley, beach San Andrés(Playa de las Teresitas ), Garachico town, bathing Charco de la laja
20-12-2016
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Tenerife - awesome! Go there! Now!
13-12-2016
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I would higly recommend Masca, Teide mountain, Garachico and the Santa Cruz capital. Also I suggest to learn driving by map as GPS does not really work in Tenerife (it does not find half of the destinations by name/post code nor by street name.
12-12-2016
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El Teide, La Laguna
12-12-2016
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Masca, Teida, Anagra
04-12-2016
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Get a rental car if you want to do anything but lay on the beach. Try the paragliding, it's much easier than it looks and not that expensive. Pack a jacket if you plan to check out El Teide.
22-08-2016
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Suggest car hire as taxis can be expensive. Even if you are only going to make a few taxi trips during your stay it may be more cost effective to hire a car even if it's not used for the majority of your stay.
13-08-2016
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El teide road + Anada mountains
12-08-2016
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I spent 10 days traveling across Tenerifa. My best suggestions: Masca, Barranco de Infierno, mountains around Teide , Anaga mountains, Whales ( traveled from LosGigantos Port) , Jungle Park what is more quiet then Loro Park ( also interesting) , Garachico- "pools" .
04-08-2016
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Good warm and dry weather in the Southern part of island, unlike the Northern areas where winds and rains can be heavy and much more frequent. Very competitive prices in most areas and fields, e.g. food, restaurants etc. (except real estate ways too inflated for such remote place)
01-08-2016
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Beaches, people, services
01-08-2016
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Tenerife is much Destinations for excursions. Among them, the volcano Teide, Loro Park, the old parts of cities.
28-07-2016
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fantastic place so much to see and do highly recomend
17-07-2016
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If you're going to Siam Park go early. Doors open at 9, not 10 as advertised.
14-07-2016
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See the beaches and the Teide mountain. It's easy to get around Tenerife if you drive on the right side of the road. People are friendly and helpful.
27-05-2016
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all parts are nice.
06-05-2016
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Stayed on Gomera
19-04-2016
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North coast hike from Afur to Taranaga.
07-04-2016
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Don't panic when you take a wrong exit - it is usually easy enough to get back on the correct road.The SatNav was a saviour for us.
29-03-2016
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Tenerife is an excellent place for a laid back and/or outdoorsy holiday.
28-03-2016
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Very beautiful nature.
27-03-2016
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Mount Tiede and the beautiful cost line in the west.
27-03-2016
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Perfect Weather / Good Food
22-03-2016
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Second visit - El Medeno - away from the 'popular' areas Beautiful island and lots to see and do
13-03-2016
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Avoid the touristy beaches and explore the island by car. Visit the top of the mountain, but don't forget to take a winter coat. Take a small sailing boat to see dolphins and whales. We used big smile luxury charters, which was great!
09-03-2016
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Weather, El Teide, Los Gigantes, Las Americas
06-03-2016
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see Garchico, Santa Cruz, Teide ..
26-02-2016
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Get a comfortable car .. you end up driving everywhere there is something to see!
01-02-2016
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Take some time to see the island. Many good restaurants.
26-01-2016
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Make sure you get away form the coast and enjoy the mountain scenery and walks for at least some of the time.
12-01-2016
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Just enjoy the sun!
05-01-2016
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Be ach,nature, surf, food
04-01-2016
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rent a car and take a ride around .... Tenerife is so much more than Playa las americas !
28-12-2015
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a lot of sport activities
26-12-2015
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obisk Loro parka, Teide, Suam park, odlicne plaže, odlicna hrana,
21-11-2015
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Stay up north with less tourists!
13-11-2015
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Siam Park Lora Parque
07-11-2015
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Mount Teide, Loro Parque and Pyramids of Guanmar. And generally the mountainous nature is fantastic, and if you are fit to walk: Numerous possibilities! I will also recommend the gourmet restaurant El Rincon de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes. Fantastic food for special occasions!