Alicante, together with Malaga on the Costa Del Sol and Faro in Portugal‘s Algarve is one of the cheapest places in the world to hire a car. So is there really any reason not to get one? Cheap car hire — car hire in Alicante is about as cheap as it gets, making public transport […]

La Palma

Not to be confused with – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Palma, Mallorca Generally, the most visited holiday islands in the Canaries are places where a hire car can be extremely useful, because the islands are all just large enough for driving to be notably more convenient than using public transport, and also because […]

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, but as with the other Canary Islands, there is no rail-based public transport to get around here, just an extensive network of buses. Public transport is poor and disjointed. No rail services of any kind. Buses aren’t well connected – 3 bus stations […]


car hire advice – our general advice is that Fuerteventura is the sort of destination where a hire car is extremely useful, because the best way to see the spectacular and varied landscape that the island has to offer is to do so in a car in your own time and at your own pace. However, […]


Each year, millions of tourists from all across Europe flock down to Tenerife to soak up the sun, as the Canary Islands offer the closest thing to a year-round sun without taking a long haul flight to somewhere further away. So is it worth getting a hire car for your stay in Tenerife? Variety — despite […]


Majorca is perhaps the most popular of all Europe’s holiday islands, and it is easy to see why. Majorca offers something for everybody – from the obvious sun sea and sand through to cultural attractions in Palma itself and the verdant Northern parts of the island. So what’s the best way of getting around? This […]


Some visitors to northern Spain will know Santander because it is the port used by Brittany ferries for their sailings from Portsmouth and Plymouth,  routes which are also complemented by a service to Bilbao from Portsmouth – all now operated by Brittany Ferries, following the withdrawal of P&O from the Bilbao route. However, our Santander […]


Menorca car hire advice – the Balearic island of Menorca really is too small to get much benefit from a hire car, and the island road between Mahon, where the airport is also situated and dddd to the west has plenty of local bus services. Apart from this spine road, there really is only one […]


As with the other major islands in the Canaries, Lanzarote is just large enough for a hire car to be useful, and driving is generally a lot more convenient than going by bus, except for the some of the areas around the capital Arrecife, which can be prone to traffic congestion at the busier times. […]


Ibiza car hire guide – with many visitors coming to Ibiza to party rather than to see sights, and with Ibiza being one of Europe’s smaller tourist islands, the natural question for anyone coming here and thinking about hiring a car is – why? Well the initial answer to this one is very simple – […]


The Basque city of Bilbao is known above anything else for one big draw, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by the architect Frank Gehry and rated by Time Magazine as the building of the 20th century. Whilst this building is truly dramatic, Bilbao is some distance from other major Spanish cities, so if you are […]


Spain‘s third city has gone to great efforts to put itself on the tourist map, especially with the vast City of Arts and Sciences complex. This huge white monument to steel, concrete and glass, which was designed by home-grown architect Santiago Calatrava really is one of the most impressive feats of modern architecture in Europe. […]


Many people taking flights into Malaga will automatically pick up a rental car without thinking about it. So can you enjoy a stay there without one? This depends in many ways on where you are staying – many people head west for Costa Del Sol resorts, or stay in villas which are detached from urban […]


The Andalusian city of Granada is undoubtedly most famous for its Alhambra fort, but there is plenty more to see in this part of southern Spain than just this single attraction. Limited flights – although Granada was previously served by both Ryanair and monarch, there are currently no direct flights to Granada from the UK, […]


Many people heading for the Spanish Costas forget that Andalusia also has some fantastic cities in its interior, and these should never be overlooked. Some people just make day trips to cities like Seville and Granada from the Costa Del Sol, and this can easily be done in a hire car, but what if you […]


Car-celona? Barcelona car hire comment – Barcelona was one of the original reasons for setting up, when I heard from a friend who had picked up a hire car at Barcelona airport, driven it to the hotel, kept it in the garage for a week, and then driven it back to the airport. Now […]


The Spanish capital is quite unlike any other major city on the Iberian peninsular, sitting as it does in its own basin. If your usual idea of Spain is a Mediterranean coastal resort then dry Madrid is quite different, but what it lacks in water, it more than makes up for in cultural attractions and […]