Spain Guide


Denia Car Hire

If your holiday accommodation is any distance from Denia town centre and you're planning to do some sightseeing on the Costa Blanca, car hire is a must. Denia alone boasts 20 kilometres of coastline for you to explore and there are so many other interesting places to visit both on the coast and inland. There are plenty of car hire firms to choose from either arrange your car in advance and pick it up from the airport or pop along to one of the many town centre agents and arrange a few days' car hire after your arrival. All the agents have English speaking staff.

If you're intending to visit during the high season months of July and August it's a good idea to arrange your car hire in advance to guarantee getting the vehicle of your choice. Demand for hired cars soars during the peak season so you may find your choices limited (or non existent!) if you leave it till the last minute.

With the freedom of a car you'll be able to enjoy all the delights of Denia and its surrounding area.


Car Hire Trails

Drive 15 minutes inland to the Vergel Safari Park for a great family day out. Take a day trip up into the mountains to visit the Moorish mountain fortress at Guadalest. Pop down the coast to Benidorm (a completely different world compared to Denia). Or spend a day's shopping in the cosmopolitan cities of Valencia (120 kilometres north) and Alicante (90 kilometres south).

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a car hire company. 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 Denia and the local area 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 scooter hire.

Quad bikes are a popular and fun way of getting about in Denia; you can hire them down at the seafront. Or hire a pushbike you'll be able to jump the high season traffic queues, avoid parking headaches (which are a downside of Denia all year round) and get fit at the same time.