Tenerife is known for being the island with the highest point in Spain and for having the best water park in Europe. But this destination has many other secrets, small jewels that surprise the traveller to help them experience a unique and wonderful destination. In this sense, the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is emerging as one of those hidden treasures full of beauty and charm. A place with narrow streets that speak of past eras and that allow visitors to relive the history of colonisation and the subsequent urban development of the island.
Most of the tourists that arrive here stay in the south. If this is your case, we recommend you book a cheap rental car at the Tenerife Airport so you can move freely. Also, if your hotel is in the north, this is an alternative to consider since public transport has time limitations. Once you are on board your cheap rental car in Tenerife, it's time for you to head towards La Laguna, the university city of excellence, and a World Heritage Site.
The first thing that stands out from the urban centre of this town of just over 150,000 inhabitants is its small houses, with colourful facades and beautiful wooden balconies. Calle Herradores, for example, is one of the most outstanding. Here it is possible to find stately buildings, such as the Casa del Corregidor, the residence of the former civil governor. The Alvarado Brahacamonte House, from the 17th century and with an intense yellow facade, is well worth a visit. By accessing it you can get an idea of what life was like inside these small palaces. If you want to continue with the walk, there is nothing better than going to Calle San Agustín, where Casa Salazar is located, a manor house of Canarian Baroque style. The Cathedral of San Cristóbal or the Plaza del Adelantado are other corners that you can not miss during the visit.
Once your route is completed, utilising your cheap rent a car in Tenerife, we recommend you make a stop at one of the numerous and exquisite restaurants that populate the city. La Laguna is known throughout the archipelago for its excellent cuisine, with elaborations ranging from traditional gofia to octopus, fish or goat meat.
Definitely, if you go to Tenerife to spend your holidays, you must come to La Laguna. Not in vain, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1999. Remember that in Payless we have a wide range of cheap rental vehicles in Tenerife with which you can move with comfort and safety, making the most of your getaway.