Car hire in the Canary Islands is a fantastic idea when you want to move away from the usual tourist resorts and experience the volcanic landscapes, unspoilt villages and cliff views. If you were to wait for a bus, it could take several hours, depending on the location. Therefore, the advantages far outweigh public transportation. With great prices on appropriate car hire deals on all the Canary Islands, you will be able to pop from village to beach and beyond effortlessly.
Despite the small size of the islands, you can certainly find the roads have been well-maintained and are easy to navigate. The most challenging part of driving in the Canary Islands is probably the lack of signage in the rural areas and the large amounts of motorcycle users who drive quite fast. As for your Canary Islands car hire, 4x4s are a comfy, fun drive, but they are not necessary for the terrain; a standard vehicle will handle as well as a luxury car.
Canary Islands car hire is a simple process. Being 21 is the first step. Some companies may charge a young drivers fee for under 25s, but that depends entirely on the car hire company. You will need an international drivers licence that is valid for the region as well as your home country licence to prove that you have been driving for longer than a year. Photographic ID is also mandatory, so remember your passport and, of course, your credit card.
On average a car hire in Canary Islands costs $58 per day.
Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Canary Islands.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Go By Car ($51/day), Avis ($56/day) and keddy by Europcar ($69/day).
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