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Costa Blanca Guide


The Costa Blanca, or White Coast is recognised as one of the highlights of Spain. It is much more laid back than the many busier sunshine spots and is very suitable for a family orientated holiday. Its beaches and landscapes and the pleasant waters make it an ideal place for swimming and fishing. Its mild climate means sports like squash, tennis and golf can be practiced all year round. For exploring this stunning part of Spain we highly advise all travellers to opt for car hire in Costa Blanca. Book today in advance of travel to secure a car.

Explore Costa Blanca

Engulfed by two of the largest lagoons in Europe, the 'Salterns of Torrevieja', is the cultural heart of the Costa Blanca, Torrevieja. This popular, vibrant town and sea port, located in the southern part of Valencia , is easily accessible and is close to both the provincial capital Alicante and San Javier (Murcia).

Torrevieja is a first class tourist centre. There are magnificent avenues, sandy beaches, esplanades, squares, gardens, parks and many protected nature reserves, which are recognised internationally as being of great ecological value tot he area.

In Torrevieja, the facilities and natural conditions for water sports are excellent. Particularly of note are the Real Club Nautico and the Puerto Deportivo Marina Internacional, in which there are more than 1500 high quality moorings. Surrounding Torrevieja there are five golf courses, where national and international championships are regularly held.


By air
The principal Costa Blanca airports are Alicante and Valencia. Valencia Airport is situated 5 miles from the city and Alicante's El Altet Airport is located approximately seven miles southwest of Alicante city centre. They both have international and domestic flights by both scheduled and charter services, connecting to all major Spanish and European destinations. Car rentals are available in the arrivals hall of both airports from leading rental companies Avis, Enterprise Atesa, Europcar and Hertz. Record Go, Centauro, Goldcar and Sixt can also be found at Alicante Airport.

By land
There are two rail operators in the Costa Blanca the main one being RENFE, which runs a very efficient service with cheap fares; the other is FEVE who run the Costa Blanca Express. Tickets can be bought at train stations or through authorised travel agencies.

If you are planning to travel a lot by train then it’s worth purchasing a 'tourist pass'. A rail guide including fares can be obtained at any Spanish railway station.

There is no single national coach line. Tourist offices can give information on how to get to your destination. Local coach services can be booked and paid for in Spain, however, seat reservations should be made in advance. Coach stations are laid out according to the company, not the route

The Costa Blanca is served by the Mediterranean Motorway A7 (E15), which runs roughly north to south. It is a scenic drive for those wishing to take their time and explore the coast, as well as being the most direct route back to Northern Europe.

By sea
Ferry services can be booked through any local travel agency. From Torrevieja travellers can take a ferry to visit Tabarca; the trip takes one and a half hours.

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    50 km/h
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    90 km/h
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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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