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Getting Around

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Car hire

The Canary Islander recommends the Cicar company, since it offers the best value deals on all the islands. Hiring a car is the best way of getting to where you want to go at a time that suits you. Book your car in advance so that it will be ready for you at the airport when you arrive. Always take out full insurance to ensure that your holiday is not ruined by an expensive accident to your hire car.


Cheap and reliable way of getting around all the islands, to and from the airport and links to the capital that connect to holiday centres in the south throughout the day and most of the night. Your hotel will suggest which bus number you need to reach your planned destination, but you can check out timetables on this website. These are often in Spanish, but if you click - LÍNEAS Y HORARIOS - at the top of the page, you will find all the bus routes.

Gran Canaria:




La Palma:

Taking a taxi to your hotel or apartment when you arrive at your destination airport takes away the possible stress of driving on new roads and actually finding your accommodation after a tiring flight. The cost of the taxi fare to your hotel depends on which resort you are staying in, but should be a convenient added luxury for your peace of mind. Taxis around your resort are cheap and reliable for short distances, but there are set prices for destinations that are not set on the meter. Just ask the taxi driver how much it costs to go to your destination. The Canary Islander recommends Cicar.
By ferry to other islands (Click on the links to be taken direct to the website of the operator)

Fred Olsen Ferries link
La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro with Tenerife
Gran Canaria with Tenerife
Lanzarote with Fuerteventura

Naviera Armas Ferries link all the Canary Islands, and there are also ferry links from Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote to Madeira, and from Gran Canaria and Tenerife to Portugal.

Trasmediterranea Ferries link Cadiz in Spain with Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

By air flights to other islands (Click on the links)

Island hopping is possible with regular daily flights to each of the islands either for day trips or for two centre holidays.