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SEAT TOLEDO
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RENAULT SCENIC
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7 seater
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Opel Vivaro Minivan
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Exploring Santa Cruz by rental car

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As the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz is the ideal starting point to explore the unique island with a rental car. With Driveboo you can compare the offers of the car rental companies in Santa Cruz and book online a rental car for Santa Cruz easily. Santa Cruz is the capital of the province of the same name on the island of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. Located in the northeast of Tenerife, the city has about 200.000 inhabitants. The city is significantly characterized by its port, which is one of the largest Spanish seaports of the Atlantic.

Fall highlights in and around Santa Cruz

A hike through the Canyon of Masca is highly recommended, at the end the refreshing sea awaits you and during a boat trip to the harbor past Los Gigantes you could come across a dolphin. The Pico del Teide, the highest mountain in Spain (3,718 m) and the Parque Nacional del Teide with its fascinating volcanic landscape, which are among the most popular destinations in Tenerife. If you are on Tenerife in February, you should not miss the Carnival in Santa Cruz. This is considered the second largest in the world after the one in Rio de Janeiro and leaves even the Ruhr area behind. The Plaza de Espana is the heart of the festival and lavishly decorated every year. If you want to explore the whole island, below is a list of places you must visit.

View of Santa Cruz Tenerife at Night
Beaches Distance from Santa Cruz Duration with a rental car
Candelaria approx. 20 kilometers approx. 15 minutes
Puerto de la Cruz approx. 35 kilometers approx. 30 minutes
Garachico approx. 60 kilometers approx. 50 minutes
Los Cristianos / Costa Adeje approx. 75 kilometers approx. 50 minutes
Playa de las Américas approx. 76 kilometers approx. 50 minutes
Playa San Juan approx. 100 kilometers approx. 1 hour

Car Rentals in Santa Cruz

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In Santa Cruz, Tenerife, you can pick up your rental car from the car rental company both in the city center and at the airport. Please note that there are two airports on Tenerife, Tenerife North and South.Tenerife North TFN is located about 10 kilometers west of Santa Cruz and today primarily serves traffic to the Spanish mainland and the other Canary Islands. Airport Tenerife South TFS is the newer and larger of the island's two airports. Scheduled buses connect the airport with the island metropolis of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the north, about 50 km away, there is a direct fast connection via the southern freeway.

The road traffic on Tenerife and Santa Cruz

View from Santa Cruz Tenerife

To get to the really beautiful places and beaches of the island, it is advisable to take a rental car. The road network is now in good to very good condition. All main connecting roads have been upgraded and renewed in the last 10 years. In addition, the highways and the coastal roads that connect the north with the south are free. The roads in the mountains are sometimes very narrow and winding. Here, however, you also do not have the big tour buses in front of you on the roads. All roads on the Teide, however, are very well developed. Thus, the island can be explored also excellent far from the tourist centers with the rental car. Recommendations of the respective car rental companies for individual round trip routes help with the trip preparation.

General information about car rental in Spain

Beach in Santa Cruz Tenerife

In many Spanish vacation regions, such as the Canary Islands, rental cars are very cheap to have. Reason is the strong competition of the dealers. Thus, actually every vacationer can afford a rental car. For who wants to book the car over a longer period or requests certain specials such as a child seat, it is advisable to book the rental car beforehand via the Internet.

Car rentals and the rental conditions in Santa Cruz

Beach with boats in Santa Cruz Tenerife

The rental contracts usually provide for flat rates including unlimited mileage. After a change in the law, liability insurance with unlimited coverage also applies in Spain. An additional insurance by the so-called Mallorca policy is therefore largely superfluous. Most car rental companies for Spain require that the car driver is at least 21 years old and has held a driver's license for at least one year. In southern countries - so also in Spain - applies quite often the fuel regulation "full - empty". This means that the rental car is taken over with a full tank and can be returned with an empty tank.

General traffic information for Spain

Sea View from Santa Cruz Tenerife

For those who don't know, the Canary Islands are part of Spain, so they have the same traffic rules as mainland Spain. However, most traffic rules in Spain do not differ significantly from those in the EU countries. But some regulations are a bit different. Not to mention the discipline on Spanish roads, which leaves a lot to be desired. The situation is improving, however, since the police are taking stricter controls. Traffic offenders face stiff penalties.

  • Interurban: 50 km/h
  • Out of town: 100 km/h
  • Highway: 120 km/h

Alcohol at the wheel of the rental car in Tenerife

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The alcohol limit is 0,5 per mille in the blood and 0,25 per mille in the breath. For novice drivers who have held a driver's license for less than two years, the limit is 0,3 per mille in the blood and 0,15 per mille in the breath. Anyone who gets behind the wheel after drug consumption and is caught must expect heavy fines, as in the case of drunk driving. The mere detection of drugs in the body is sufficient for punishment; thus, there is no threshold rule.

More traffic rules in Tenerife by rental car

Spanish Square in Santa Cruz Tenerife

Naturally, there is also on Tenerife for drivers as all passengers Belt obligation. All children smaller than 1,35 meters or younger than 12 years must travel in a special child seat and sit in the back if there is room. Cell phones must not be used while driving, unless afixed hands-free system is used to make calls. Dipped headlights during the day are not mandatory for cars. However, it is increasingly recommended by Spanish road authorities, especially on rural roads, on overcast days and in the darker season. Vacationers from EU countries can drive in Spain with their domestic driver's licenses without any problems.

Rent a car and park in Santa Cruz

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Blue Parking with costs
Green Resident parking
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Spanish Square in Santa Cruz Tenerife
Sea View from Santa Cruz Tenerife

Parking is regulated by no parking and no stopping signs. In addition, there are sometimes yellow markings on the edge of the roadway, which also signal a parking ban. Blue lines mean you have to pay parking fees at a ticket machine. Green markings mean residents parking, but there can also often be parked at certain times with a paid parking ticket. Note that in the event of a violation parking claws are attached to the vehicle and in severe cases the vehicle is towed away!

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