Car Hire in Torrevieja
Many visitors to the vibrant city of Torrevieja enjoy their stay here with friends or family that live in the area, making car hire less of a necessity. For some, getting around during the day and early evening is all they need, and are quite happy using the city’s bus system. Most of the visitors who are here to enjoy wild nights partying until dawn, are sensible enough to take a taxi home, so, all in all, it’s not going to ruin your holiday not having a rental car.
That being said, there are areas of the Costa Blanca that are outstanding in their beauty, some of them just an hour or two’s drive from Torrevieja. Here is where you will be thankful you did decide on car hire. There are 2 main airports that service the Costa Blanca and both are within a 40 minute drive from Torrevieja. Alicante International Airport is the largest and has a number of international car hire companies within its terminals. A range of vehicles are on offer, and it’s worth considering the amount of passengers, luggage and type of terrain you will be travelling on during your time here when deciding on your choice of vehicle. Booking in advance during the peak summer months, and if you want a vehicle with automatic transmission, is also advisable.
When it comes to paperwork, no matter what you are hiring, it is always better to have brought too much than too little, and making duplicates of all your personal, and the hire companies documents is the safest option. Check your chosen vehicle thoroughly in the presence of a member of staff for any damage or defects before signing your contract, and make sure the company representative signs off on any minor defects found. If there are any major problems, ask for another vehicle. This is even more important when hiring a car from a small independent company, many of which will offer you a great deal, but beware of hidden charges and faulty vehicles. Murcia-San Javier Airport is the smaller of the two but closer to Torrevieja, and pretty much the same car hire options are available, although fewer hire companies operate from here, and choice of vehicles is not as good.
We recommend Coys Rent-A-Car.
Bicycle hire offers the chance to explore Torrevieja and its surrounds without having to keep up with the traffic. This is especially appealing to foreign visitors not confident driving a car or riding a scooter in Spain.