The Profesional Association of Taxi Drivers of Santiago del Teide was founded in the early 1960s and at that time there were only two cars!
The very first taxi in the area (below right) was registered in 1952 and was driven by Teodosio González Navarro of Tamaimo. (picture courtesy of the Arguyo collective).
Nowadays the association has 34 vehicles. The association covers taxi ranks at Tamaimo Tropical, Hotel Barcelo Santiago, Vigilia Park, Plaza de Santiago, Playa la Arena, Los Gigantes Sports Center, Los Gigantes Harbour and the Central office which is located at the side of the Hotel Los Gigantes at nº10 Calle Flor de Pascua - where you can pop in to see Marta or Daniela and enquire about the many services that we offer to visitors including custom excursions for up to 4 adults which are not only more comfortable, and can be scheduled at times to suit the client, but often work out cheaper per person than going on the bus!
Although much of the driving done is for holiday makers on the coast, we mustn't forget that the association covers the whole municipality from Valle Arriba above Santiago del Teide town down to Tamaimo and all the villages in between.