Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.
For a chance to grab some sunshine before it all disappears, you can't do much better than the Canaries. This Spanish group of islands located just off the African coastline has temperatures that stay warmer longer than most other European holiday destinations. And if you hire a car on Tenerife or Lanzarote or any of the other 5 islands you can explore the length and breadth of your island to your heart's content. Through MoneyMaxim you can find some fantastic car hire deals in the Canaries. An economy sized car could be booked today from either Tenerife South, Lanzarote or Fuerteventura airports for the October half term week (26th Oct - 2nd Nov) at a price well under £50.
It can be hard to choose between the islands as they are all beautiful with some spectacular scenery and each offers something unique in character. Try star-gazing on La Palma where the lack of light pollution gives you some of the clearest skies in the world. Explore the volcanic sea cliffs on La Gomera with their fascinating vertical lava pipes. Or how about trying a spot of diving on El Hierro where you can learn how to dive safely and then try any of the numerous dive sites around the island.
All of the Canary Islands have amazing beaches - from quieter stretches to the more popular locations - and there are also national parks with enchanting forests, waterfalls and hills where you can hike and experience the mesmerizing views across the islands. With your hire car in Tenerife you can reach any of the many golf clubs and with over 150km of beaches in Fuerteventura a rental car will enable you to enjoy whichever takes your fancy! MoneyMaxim can help with car hire in any of the Canary Islands.
Ferries run between all of the islands so there is the opportunity to take your hire car from one island to another in the Canaries. If you intend to make a crossing then there are some extra considerations. You should also always have permission from your car hire company before taking your vehicle on to a ferry. The insurance that is provided by your car hire company may not cover the car while you are on board so always ensure you have any additional insurance needed to take your hire car on a ferry. You can find a Collision Damage Waiver policy to cover your vehicle through the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance comparison service. When running a quote you will find more options available through worldwide rather than just European policies. Make sure any policy limit is adequate to cover the value of your vehicle.
If you are unsure about the insurance cover you need for a ferry crossing with your hire car, or you need assistance with car rental in the Canary Islands then our friendly customer service team are on hand to help you. Call us on 0800 520 0699 or contact us via the online webchat service by clicking on the green button at the bottom of any page of our website.