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Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport, more commonly known as Alicante Airport, is located approximately 5 ½ miles (9km) away from Alicante city. It is the fifth largest airport in Spain, but it is a popular one with little wonder. This small but modern airport is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Region of Murcia and Valencia Community.
Renting a car in Alicante is highly recommended as most of the area has incredibly easy access via its roads. Not only that but the roads themselves provide incredible views of the Spanish skyline and Mediterranean coast, so, if you want to see all that Alicante has to offer your best bet is to do so via car. Although the airport is modest, it still has plenty of car rental agencies to choose from, including household names such as Avid, Europcar, and Hertz.
There may be plenty of car rental companies to pick from at the airport, but that doesn’t mean you should completely rule out hiring a car in Alicante downtown. Not only will you save money by avoiding the airport taxes, you will also most likely save extra money on fuel as you won’t have to drive it to and from the airport. There are plenty of options to choose from, but we recommend doing your research beforehand and finding a well-recommended smaller option as they will be able to give you extra advice on what to do and see in the area.
Driving in Spain can only be called an adventure, and Alicante is no different. The number one thing to remember is that you should drive on the right-hand side, which also means you must approach roundabouts anti-clockwise. Other than that, the laws are generally the same as most other European countries. However, be aware that on-the-spot fines occur regularly so make sure that you follow the laws carefully.
There are plenty of car rental agencies to decide from in Alicante, so you can afford to be a bit choosy. Make your choice based on what kind of car you need, and don’t forget to ask about benefits such as GPS and breakdown cover.
For a cheaper choice, we recommend using Budget. They offer a low-cost car rental option without scrimping on quality. However, make sure to book in advance, as that is the best way to get a fantastic deal that saves you money whilst giving you the freedom to explore everything Alicante has to offer. You can find Budget car rental at Alicante airport. Simply glide off the plane and towards their counter to pick up your vehicle quicky and efficiently before going on your way.
Alicante is a fantastic destination if you want to explore a large area of Spain. Renting a car is the best way to do this, and you can fill your days with road trips that have you relaxing on beautiful beaches or exploring exciting caves and hills with magical views.
If you want to spend a day shopping, we recommend heading to Altea. This beautiful, old town lies on a hill just off the main coastal road. It is full of stunning white buildings and fancy boutiques. And once you’ve finished shopping you can end the trip at one of Altea’s trendy, al fresco restaurants.
Or if you’d like to visit a more well-known area of Alicante, why not head to Benidorm? With both a beautiful skyline and coastline, this iconic area is the perfect place to visit if you want to bask in the sun on golden sands.
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