Car Hire in Spain

by : Nick Cox

Hiring a car abroad provides you with the freedom to travel and explore a country at your own leisure.

Where to go?
You could head to the north of Spain. The Basque country provides gorgeous lush country side and coastlines that are untainted by tourism. The greener and cooler climbs of the northern regions also provide a pleasant change to the heat of the south.

The Basque country offers a full range of leisure activities including climbing, surfing, horse-riding and canoeing. But the main attraction to the Basque country is its cuisine. The Basque cuisine is world renowned for it's quality and the city of San Sebastian in particular offers a level of culinary excellence that is unrivalled by just about any other city.

If you're after higher temperatures and warmer seas then head south to the Mediterranean coastline. Car hire pick-up points are available at both Alicante and Malaga airports.

For cheap car hire then the best time to travel to Spain is during the spring and summer months. Car rental prices are generally higher between April and October.

Things to remember
Driving abroad can be very different to what you are used to, so make sure that you familiarise yourself with the rules of the road before starting your journey. Other things to consider include:

&bullSpeed limits (most signs abroad are in kilometres per hour)

&bullDifferent road signs

&bullGet a decent road map

&bullSome countries have a zero policy towards drink driving. Make sure that whoever is driving is safe to do so