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Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Canary Islands Car Rental Deals

Choose a SIXT rent a car in the Canary Islands for a premium and reliable rental car service at affordable rates. The Canaries are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean that has become a popular tourist destination for its spectacular national parks and subtropical climate. Volcanic activity has formed dramatic landscapes that make for impressive car rental road trips on the Canary Islands. Have a look at our branch menu to find out where we can satisfy your mobility needs in the region.


Sixt Car rental in the canary Islands

Our car rental deals in the Canary Islands can be found in convenient locations like Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma. We are situated at the area's major airports allowing you to pick up your car rental in the Canary Islands and quickly get your vacation quickly underway. And with our selection of vehicle categories, you will be sure to find the best convertible, sports car, luxury sedan, SUV or compact car to suit your needs. Remember when booking that we can only guarantee you will receive a vehicle in your category and not a specific model.

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Our Service

Our fleet of leading car brands such as Ford, Citroen and Mercedes-Benz are ideal for road trips on the Canary Islands. All of our car rental deals in the Canary Islands come with air conditioning and our rental cars are excellently maintained with frequent safety checks. We also offer a fantastic range of useful add-ons to let you customize your car rental in the Canary Islands to suit your needs. Be sure to ask about adding a LDW, personal accident protection, baby and child seats, additional drivers, and GPS when you make your reservation. Take a look at our car rental categories to choose the right one for you.

  • Compact cars are perfect for city driving as you can easily maneuver and find parking.
  • Sedans give you extra comforts which you will appreciate on longer distance drives.
  • SUVs and station wagons will give you more room for your gear and a group of friends.
  • Convertibles will let you enjoy the warm breeze of the Canary Islands.
  • Minivans can make a family vacation to the Canary Islands more comfortable equipped with ample leg and luggage room, plus top safety systems.
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Tips for the Region

The Canary Islands are unique for their rugged beauty, black and white sand beaches and charming seaside villages. There is much to explore from Sahara-like sand dunes to lush pine forests and rocky lunar landscapes. Each island has its own special landmarks and attractions that make them special, in Tenerife the active volcano Mt. Teide dominates the landscape while in Lanzarote the Timanfaya National Park is made up of rolling hills and mountains covered entirely in volcanic soil. On La Palma we recommend the Caldera Taburiente National Park for its volcano tours and in Fuerteventura the stunning beach Playa de Sotavento de Jandia.

  • From Lanzarote Airport to Timanfaya National Park: 15 miles in 22 minutes
  • La Palma Airport to Caldera Taburiente National Park: 17 miles in 32 minutes
  • Fuerteventura Airport to Playa de Sotavento de Jandia: 44 miles in 1hr
  • Tenerife South Airport to Mount Teide: 30 miles in 1hr 7 minutes
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Important Cities

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz is the administrative capital of the Canary Islands and a major transport hub with its port linking Europe with Africa and the Americas. It is home to some impressive contemporary architecture including the Auditorio de Tenerife, an expressionist arts complex with an iconic profile that has come to symbolize the city. The city is also an important cultural center for the islands, we recommend the Museum of Fine Arts for its brilliant paintings from Madrazo, Ribera and Peter Coeck.

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

With a low population don't expect any bustling cities on Fuerteventura but do expect to be charmed by this small harbor town. The harbor area is the oldest part of the town and has many Canarian style houses that are worth a visit. Puerto del Rosario is near to Fuerteventura airport and is a handy spot for grocery shopping if staying in the nearby resorts.


Arrecife gets its name from the rocky reef that covers the beach which is located within the city. Like many of the major towns on the Canary Islands Arrecife is also an important port town with many cruise ships operating here. The town is also well connected to the rest of the island by major highways LZ1, LZ2 and LZ3. We highly recommend taking a walk around the Charco San Gines salt-water lagoon in the heart of the city. Another beauty spot is the Playa del Reducto, the main beach in Arrecife complete with golden sands and palm trees.

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Climate, Cuisine & Travel with Children


Most of the Canary Islands have a hot desert climate, it is good to be prepared with plenty of water. The islands are also known for their many small microclimates, in the mountains and inland you can find lush vegetation and large pine forests.


Tapas is known locally as enyesques and is extremely popular as is seafood from the rich seas around the islands. Mojo originated on the islands and is classically served on potatoes that are cooked in their skins in salted water. There are many goats on the islands and so fans of goat cheese will be pleased with the many variations.

Traveling with Children

The sand dunes are an endless source of fun for children along with a huge amount of water sports on the beaches. Snorkeling is particularly popular due to the island's rich marine life. Siam Waterpark in Tenerife is great for thrill seekers with a raft rides and massive slides. A boat ride to Isla de Lobos is also recommended, children will be enchanted when arriving on this tiny uninhabited island.

Good to know - renting a car in Spain

Can I rent a car under 25 in Spain?

At SIXT, we welcome young drivers. The minimum age to rent with us depends on the country. In Spain, you can rent a car from the age of 18. You’ll be limited to certain categories and may have to pay a young driver fee.

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Taking a ferry in Spain

When renting a car in the Balearic and Canary Islands, it is not possible to take the rental car on a ferry which is standard for most car rental companies. If you’re planning on visiting more than one island, we advise that you make different bookings for each island.

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What do you need to drive in Spain?

When picking up your rental car in Spain, the driver(s) will need to present a valid driving license and passport. You’ll also need to have an accepted payment method under the name of the main driver. If you have a US driver’s license, you won’t need an International Driving Permit (IDP).

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Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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