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Costa Dorada Guide


The Costa Dorada, also referred to as the Golden Coast, runs from the north of Barcelona south along the east coast of Spain to Tarragona. It boasts 200 kms of beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters great for sunbathing and swimming. We at carrentals.co.uk compare the market to help find our customers cheap deals on car hire in Costa Blanca. Its a great way to see and explore the sights of this beautiful part of Spain. Don't leave booking to the last minute, do it now and secure a car at a fantastic price.

Explore Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada is comprised mainly of thee resorts; Salou, Cambrils, and La Pineda, which can all be found close to one another. Nearby is the very popular Universal Studios theme park, which makes for a great family fun day out. Salou is the capital of the Costa Dorada, and has Port Aventura themepark, as its nearby attraction. Opt for car hire and head northeast to La Pineda, where you will come across even more beaches, marked as safe so great for families with young children.

The most southern holiday resort of Costa Dorada is the small fishing resort of Cambrils. Different to Salou, in that it has more of a Spanish feel to many of its parts. Stroll along pretty cobbled streets, and take in its marvellous historical buildings of ancient times, and enjoy a tapas meal at one of its many bars and restaurants in the evening sun. Cambrils is well known for its seafood cuisine, so if you have the time be sure to visit this wonderful little village.

Originally an army base during the Roman era, Tarragona today offers visitors a glimpse into past times with many of the remains of the Amphitheatre, forum, fortified walls and the aqueduct still visible today.Tarragona is also well known for its fantastic medieval quarter. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, is a great place for eating out and shopping. Visitors here should definitely dine in one of its many fish eateries, and be sure to visit the Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas street, which is lined with trees and is pedestrianised.

Book cheap car hire in Costa Dorada and head to Montblanc, a beautiful town with an impressive Gothic church and 12th century ancient ruins of the Cistercian monastery at Poblet. Many of Costa Dorada's inland locations are ideal for the adventurous kind, with plenty of hiking trails, mountain climbing, biking and much more.


Reus Airport, located only 11kms south of Salou services the area with a number of flights from London (2 hours). Car rental desks can be found in the arrival area. Look out for Avis, Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz supplier desks. For more options book online with us today.

Barcelona El Prat Airport is another popular international arrival destination to Costa Dorada, located 100kms (1 hour drive) north along the coast to Salou.  Buses, trains and car rental services are available from here to take travellers into Barcelona city centre. From here there are numerous buses and trains operating all over Costa Dorada.

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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

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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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