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You’ll find our pick-up location at Alicante Airport is open from 7am-1am and we can also offer an after-hours drop-off/pick-up service for your convenience.
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Packed with sun, sea, sand and plenty to keep you occupied, Alicante is the perfect place for a holiday away. Alicante–Elche Airport, also known locally as El Altet, is located around seven miles from the city itself, so you’ll be able to get out into the city in no time.
If you’re arriving at Alicante-Elche Airport, you’ll find it easy to locate our on-site dedicated pick-up office, so you can pick up your hire car and be on your way as quickly and efficiently as possible.
For your peace-of-mind, we also offer a best price guarantee, which means that if you’re able to find a lower Hertz price, we’ll refund you the difference. Plus, we provide a 24-hour rental helpline, so you know we’re always there to lend a hand, should you need it during your rental with us.
The Costa del Sol is a brilliant place to explore by road. Around every corner it seems that there’s a charming white-washed Andalusian village to see or a glorious swathe of coastal scenery to discover. From the airport, take the A-70 north to find the incredible Santa Bárbara Castle, and from the same road you’ll also find the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, which will be able to give you an insight into the city’s history.
With Alicante as your base, why not take the opportunity to drive north up the Orange Blossom Coast to Valencia via the E-15 north - a wonderful city with a reputation for artistic prowess. Or, head south along the A-7 through the stunning terrain to the university city of Murcia for an altogether different taste of Spain. Of course, the freedom of a vehicle gives you the chance to sample plenty of beaches and, in Alicante and surrounding areas there’s no shortage of Mediterranean havens. Pack a picnic, throw a towel in the boot and get going.
Spain is a right-hand drive country and its roads are relatively well-maintained, particularly in more urban areas. One important point to remember when setting off for a trip from Alicante is that there are many toll roads in Spain. When you see the word ‘péage’, prepare for a toll, which will most likely be between 1.50 and 6 euros. In Spain it’s illegal to travel without a seatbelt, whether you’re in the front or rear seats of a car, and whatever your age.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Alicante is an extremely popular tourist destination, and with good reason - excellent weather, a marvellous Mediterranean coastline and welcoming locals. However, there is more to Alicante than just simple pleasures. The city has a history that stretches back thousands of years, a fact that can be seen in its architecture and in the heritage its people are so proud of. Alicante is also your gateway to the Island of Tabarca, which is a dedicated Mediterranean Marine Reserve, so those with a love of nature are well catered for in this lively city.
For many, Alicante is synonymous with long evenings spent partying, dining or late-night dancing with friends. But, for a slightly less intense evening out, head waterside to the city’s Muelle de Levante wharf, where you’ll also find an array of quality restaurants.
Food in Alicante is generally of a high standard and menus are built around the basics of fresh seafood and fish, plus a generous helping of saffron-infused rice. Whether you want to spend the evening nibbling on tapas, or you’re looking for a more formal dining experience, you’ll find it here.
One local delicacy you must try is Horchata, a slightly sweet milky drink made using ground almonds and tigernuts. If you’re lucky enough to visit Alicante in late June, be sure to attend the Hogueras de San Juan Festival, or the ‘night of burning’. On this evening a party spirit pervades as, across the city, people welcome summer solstice with the burning of papier mache statues.
The Costa del Sol has built an entire economy on the strength of sun, sand and sea. Your only challenge is deciding which of Alicante’s glorious Blue Flag beaches best suits you. Perhaps San Juan de Alicante will get your vote. A large, fine-sanded beach that’s as popular with local families as it’s visiting ones, this is Alicante’s best-utilised beach. If you don’t want to stray too far from the city itself, make it Postiguet Beach, which is right by the marina. For a quiet day, and to escape the crowds, La Almadraba Beach is ideal and the waves are as serene as the atmosphere on shore. For something a little different, check out the coves at Cabo de la Huerta.
Beyond the beaches, Alicante has a more serious side. The city’s Old Town Quarter is your first stop for a taste of Spain in days gone by. From 17th century San Nicholas Cathedral to the wonderfully gothic Santa Maria Basilica, complete with its Baroque and Rococo flourishes, there is much to please the eye. However, when it comes to dramatic historical buildings in Alicante, it’s the Castillo de Santa Bárbara that really steals the show. With stunning panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding countryside, this incredible 16th century castle is perched majestically high on a hill, but is well-worth the climb.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.