Spain Guide


Benidorm Car Hire

Unless your Benidorm hotel is right by the beach and the only thing on your mind is two weeks of serious sun soaking, you may want to hire a car for some or all of your holiday. There are many deals available and many different types of transport depending on your needs. You may want to pick up a rented car at the airport and use it for your entire holiday. Or you might consider renting a motorbike, scooter, bicycle or quad bike for exploring the town and local surroundings.

If airport transfers to and from your hotel aren't included in your holiday deal and if you're keen to explore other parts of the Costa Blanca, then car hire is a must.

Hiring a Car Opens up your Options

There are so many interesting places to visit within easy reach of Benidorm and a hire care is the most convenient way of enjoying a half day or full day excursion inland or along the coast.

You may wish to take a day out to the mountain fortress of Guadalest or head down south beyond Alicante to Europe's biggest palm gardens at Elche. Explore the beautiful unspoilt hinterland in the mountains behind Benidorm or do a day's shopping and sightseeing in the cosmopolitan cities of Valencia or Alicante.

There are so many car hire firms to choose from with varying prices, car quality and terms and conditions. So check out what each one has to offer before simply going for the cheapest.

These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself before choosing your car hire company:

  • Does the company have a dedicated desk inside the airport where you can collect your keys and sort out the necessary paperwork and any problems? There's nothing worse than arriving in the middle of the night to find no car.and no one to complain to!
  • Does the company give a commitment on the quality of its cars are they, for example, all under a certain age?
  • Will you have to pay the local IVA tax (Spanish VAT) of 16% or is it included in the price?
  • Does the company offer "no quibble" insurance to cover such things as collision damage and theft? Is unlimited third party insurance and basic personal accident damage for the driver and occupants included?
  • Will you have to pay an "excess" charge in the event of an accident?

For just popping around town or visiting the big attractions on the outskirts of Benidorm Aqualandia, Terra Mitica, Mundomar you may decide to go for a motorbike or scooter. Many car hire firms provide these and there are also dedicated companies solely dealing in motorbike hire.

Quad bikes are big business now in Benidorm. Or get around town the fast way and hire a pushbike. You'll be able to jump the traffic queues, get fit.and avoid parking headaches!