Complete Guide to Alicante Car Hire for July 2019

Compare rental cars in Alicante, and explore the south eastern coast of Spain.

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The port town of Alicante lays claim to some of the best beaches in Spain. The coastal resorts and hillside towns makes it easy to see why it has been one of the most popular destinations for thousands of holiday-goers over the years.

Alicante car hire companies compete for customers every summer, so you’ve got a prime opportunity to find a great deal. By hiring a car you’ll be able to explore the area, and have the flexibility to set the pace of your holiday.

Read on learn more about how to hire a car in Alicante.

10 car hire companies at the Alicante airport

Pretty much all of the major rental car companies are in the ‘arrival’ area of the terminal building:

  1. Auriga Crown
  2. Hertz
  3. Sixt
  4. Centauro
  5. Goldcar Rental
  1. Europcar
  2. Record
  3. Sol-Mar
  4. Avis
  5. Alicante Airport Car Hire

3 great driving routes around Alicante

You’d be forgiven for wanting to spend your entire holiday lounging by the pool or at the beach. If you’re a bit more intrepid, here’s a list of places you can get to easily in the car – including some routes that are great for the drive alone.

1. Tibi Castle

Taking the A7 road north of Alicante, then on to the CV-810, you’ll find yourself on the road to Tibi. This is one of the most scenic routes in the area, leading you to a quiet village roughly an hour from Alicante. Most people tend to go to Tibi to check out the historic Castillo de Tibi, built in the tenth century.

2. Pedrera Reservoir

The drive around the man-made reservoir known as Embalse de la Pedrera is a great route for keen drivers. The village of Torremendo can be stopped off at en route, for a walk or to grab something to eat.

3. Alicante to Ronda

The coastal road from Alicante to Ronda is another scenic drive. Choose between scenic towns or coastal resorts if you want to stop off along the way. This road is one of the straightest stretches on the island, allowing drivers to floor it a bit while enjoying the views as the whizz past.

Other things to remember if you’re hiring a car in Alicante

  • Key documentation. This includes driving license (yep, people forget that), DVLA Code, payment cards, and any other important paperwork you’ll need.
  • Compare the competition. Alicante car hire companies are extremely competitive. Make sure you scope out the best deal for you.
  • Book in advance. This will help you find the best deal, with some people paying nearly double by booking on the day of arrival.
  • Check the car for any damage. Last thing you need is to be charged for a scratch or dent that was there before you drove it!
  • Air-con! It’s pretty hot in Tenerife. Especially in the summer months, so make sure you’ve got air-conditioning, or you’ll be in for a pretty unpleasant journey.
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