Lava beaches: experience Granadilla de Abona by car
The lava rocks of the Costa del Silencio do not seem very inviting at first sight. Most tourists who pick up a car from the Playas de Granadilla car rental office drive to Playa de las Americas. But a visit to Playas de Granadilla is worthwhile, especially in winter, when the temperatures reach only 20 °C, this coastal section is ideal for sunbathing.
The dark lava rock is pleasantly warm and the bizarre rock formations offer a natural protection against the coastal wind. You can also enjoy a trip in a cabriolet, after all, Tenerife is rightly called the island of eternal spring.
Excursions in a hire car: Granadilla de Abona and Teide National Park
The iconic landmark of Tenerife, the sublime Pico del Teide, offers unique views of the island and the sea. The national park surrounding the volcano is a popular destination for tourists, who drive through Granadilla de Abona in their hire cars on the way to the summit.
The winding road to Teide National Park first passes through a hilly landscape dotted with pine trees before reaching the barren high plateau at the bottom station of the cable car. From here the cable car takes you to 3,555 m above sea level, to the highest summit of Spain. Spring is a great time for this trip, as at this time of year the national park is covered with a veritable sea of flowers.
The culinary Granadilla de Abona: by car to Tasca Tierras del Sur
Away from the big tourist centres, Granadilla de Abona hides a little culinary secret: the small, charming restaurant Tasca Tierras del Sur spoils its guests with homemade cooking. Especially the many different tapas, prepared by the master chef himself, draw insiders in the know from far and wide to Granadilla de Abona.
Experience Granadilla de Abona in your time in a hire car, stop off at Tasca Tierras del Sur and buy fresh local produce from the local farmers' market on weekends. In a hire car on Tenerife you can experience a wide variety of adventures as well as simply soaking up the sun on the beach that takes your fancy.