Alicante is one of the most popular starting points for visitors to Spain. Located right on the coast of the Mediterranean in the Costa Blanca it makes a good location for flying into if you are visiting the Costa Almeria, the Costa Dorada, Costa Blanca or the secluded Costa Calida. With its wide sweeping boulevards and palm lined shopping streets Alicante is a beautiful city as well as a convenient place to begin your holiday or rent a hire car.
If you are traveling to the La Manga Club from Alicante a hire car is a very wise decision. The journey to La Manga del Mar Menor from Alicante is around 50 miles, taking you roughly an hour by Taxi; the cost of which could easily be more than a hire car for the week. Take this into consideration when you book a holiday to the Costa Calida or Costa Blanca.
The Costa Blanca is the region in Spain where Alicante is located; it offers miles and miles of un-spoilt white sandy coast line and many towns and villages with unique Spanish history and culture. Alicante enjoys excellent weather all year round, even during winter temperatures remain constantly at around 20 degrees centigrade.
If you are not a strong Spanish speaker do not worry all of the car hire companies speak English and will be more than able to help you upon arrival. Why not take a scenic drive down the coast, or explore the many churches, the cathedral and of course the famous harbor. The harbor area has many winding backstreets perfect for enjoying the cool breeze with a coffee and dreaming of owning one of the super-yachts in the marina.
Alicante airport is the 7th busiest in Spain and hosts a huge number of car hire operators. Only nine of them have offices within the terminal building. Alicante airport is not glamorous but it serves well, fitted out with spacious marble hall ways its always kept clean and running efficiently.
Should any items of baggage get lost at this airport they are extremely good at dealing with it. Simply fill in the relevant forms and they will deliver your bags to you, usually with in 24 hours. If this leaves you with nothing for the first day they can also equip you free of charge with a survival kit; it will include all the basics to keep you going.
Everything is very accessible at Alicante airport. As you would imagine from a large modern city airport, it has restaurants, shops, a bus station just outside the terminal, car hire, a taxi rank and air conditioning.
Renting a car from Alicante couldnt be easier heavy competition keeps prices very competitive, and driving in Spain is simple and stress free, with 99.5 percent of cars hired in Spain returned undamaged you know the roads and drivers of Spain today must be first rate.
Once you reach your destination the advantages your hire car will offer you will become obvious. Small journeys or excursions become much more convenient and your holiday experience will be more varied and interesting. Try visiting any local festivals which might be taking place. Or perhaps take a day away from resort at a more secluded beach. There are several towns and cities in the area each with their own unique element of Spanish culture and heritage. A trip to the massive water park near Torrevieja is bound to keep the children entertained, be adventurous and explore this astonishing part of Spain for your self, at your own pace and in the comfort of your very own hire car.