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Car rental Alicante

Alicante is the capital of the Province of Alicante, located in the south of the Valencian Community, one of the most popular tourist regions of Spain. Being a historic Mediterranean port, it is now the second-largest Valencian city, and one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain.

Tips for driving your rental car through Spain

Car rental Alicante is a popular means of transport among tourists. You can rent a car in Alicante to explore the city, as well as the surrounding areas along the over 200 kilometers of Costa Blanca. Drive northeast of Alicante you will reach Benidorm - the symbol of beach and nightlife. With 1000 restaurants and more than 30 discos, this whole town is a big party in summer. Drive a little further north on the N-332 in your rental car, you will reach the Joyful Village Villajoyosa. Famed for its booming chocolate industry, you can catch the aroma of chocolate in the air when approaching the town. Pass through San Juan and continue on inland, you will come to Muchamiel, an Arab town that grows the best tomatoes in the world. Drive north next to San Juan beach, you will come to the town of Campello. Do try the seafood in the local restaurant, as they are all freshly supplied by the fish market in town.

Park your vehicle underground while making use of car hire

The following parking tips may help enhance the overall car rental Alicante experience. There are numerous underground pay parking lots, where you can park your rental car. There are several parking lots around the main Alicante tourist sites (marina & beachfront). When driving down to the harbor area, you will find two large parking lots to park your rental car. One is a series of underground parking near the Melia Hotel, and the other is a at Panoramis shopping mall on the end of the harbor. Bring a GPS device or hire one from the car rental company to easily locate a car park.

Climate

Alicante enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. The average temperature ranges between 16.8 °C and 6.2 °C in winter and between 30 °C and 20.4 °C in summer. Its sunshine covers 300 days of a year.

Activities to enjoy during your visit to Spain

The Old Town, offering you the original flavor of the old city and a dynamic nightlife suitable for all; The Santa Bárbara castle, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain; the Archaeological Museum, a modern interactive museum displaying 80,000 pieces found in local archaeological sites; Cathedral of San Nicolas de Bari, one of the finest examples of baroque design in Spain; The promenade Explanada de España, lined with palm trees and paved with marble tiles, ideal for an evening stroll; San Juan Beach, known locally as Muchavista (much see) beach, is one of the finest beaches in Spain. You can easily reach the 7km long beach by bus, tram or a rental car. There are boat trips available on the beach, like a short excursion or a one-day trip.

Events & festivals

The Bonfires of Saint John (20-24 June) is the most important festival in Alicante. Other popular festivals are Virgen del Carmen, Jazz Festival and Alicante Summer Festival, to name just a few.

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Tips and experiences for Alicante

Our customers rated Alicante with an average of 9.2 based on 20 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

13-03-2017
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Remember to drive on the right side of the road
10-03-2017
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Spain is a great place I visit a lot throughout the year
28-02-2017
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Just use the great motorways to get to our destination
19-02-2017
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all alicante was worth it to visite
16-02-2017
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We did not stay in Alicante so cannot comment on it. We stay in Los Alcazares in the Murcia area. A nice place to visit is Cartagena for history, scenery and shopping. To go for a Menu del dia, look where the Spanish people go, you will get an excellent lunch for a reasonable price and not be ripped off.
16-02-2017
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Visit the island
17-01-2017
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I enjoyed most the cost east for Alicante, Benidorm area has a lot av interesting placed to visit.
15-01-2017
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Perfect
02-01-2017
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I did not see anything of Alicante except for the railway station. It was nice and clean and efficient.
01-01-2017
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hire your car with centauro.Visit javea and denia to see the orange and lemon orchards.Go to benidorm for nightlife and lots of restaurants.Visit elche to see the palm groves
25-12-2016
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The destination was exactly what was expected although the weather conditions were the worst for several years.
06-12-2016
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Altea, Calpe and Albir, a very nice district to see, dine and enjoy! 7 fantastic days away from the cold and dark Scandinavia.
16-08-2016
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Valecia Oceanographic
15-08-2016
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Although I didn't stay in Alicante, I found the airport to be very well organised, but I would advise to leave plenty of time for dropping off your rental car at the airport at busy times.
07-08-2016
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We stayed in Java, about an hours drive from Alicante. A lovely spot for families with a great beach and plenty of shops and facilities.
21-07-2016
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Explore the coastline by driving
18-07-2016
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Take a walk along the promenade
10-07-2016
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Alicante airport is a modern terminal but if you are travelling Aer Lingus, every departure gate except the one allocated to Aer Lingus has a seating area. Expect to stand for quite a while (when waiting for your plane to land in the first place).
25-06-2016
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Enjoy it while you can.
17-06-2016
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There are a lot of good restaurant near the Harbor.