Rent a car in Alicante with Europcar
Alicante might have gained a well-deserved reputation for its hedonistic party scene, however this is just one facet of this former fishing town on the Costa Blanca. A hilltop castle dating back to the 9th century, 14th century cathedral and a historic town centre, Alicante defies expectations. With a scattering of family-friendly resorts within easy reach, it is the perfect place to let off some steam and catch some rays.
The Province of Alicante is stuffed with pretty beaches and historical towns. Car hire in Alicante means you see so more. The port town is ideally located to explore further afield with regular car ferries to Algeria; while Gandia, an hour to the north, connects directly to Ibiza and Formentera.
The Europcar car rental experience in Alicante
Europcar Alicante has a huge range of hire cars available from the 2 seater Fiat 500 to the massive 9 seater Mercedes Vito Tourer. No matter what the size of your troop, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.
Europcar Alicante also offers a comprehensive selection of vans available for rent should you need that extra capacity.
Europcar means flexibility, which is why you can rent a car from a few days, weeks or even a month.
Driving in Alicante
Driving in Alicante is generally uncomplicated but there are a few things you should be aware of. Drink driving is taken very seriously and standard EU limits apply. Regarding speed limits, in urban areas the speed limit is capped at 50 km/h, while country roads are 90 km/h and motorways 120 km/h. Many residential areas have a speed limit of 20 km/h.
Most hotels in Alicante charge for the use of their secure car parks, with prices starting from around €7 per day. There is some street parking available, paid-meter spots are indicated by blue markings, whilst yellow curbs highlight no parking zones.
Discover Alicante and surroundings by car
There are a number of resorts in and around Alicante, as well as being a regular stop-off point for cruises. Pick up a hire car from the centre of town and explore the saline wetlands and the mountainous peaks of this mediterranean region. Start by checking out the view from the Santa Barbara castle atop Mount Benacantil for unbeatable views across the harbour, before heading on to the charming medieval seaside town of Altea or across to the tiny island of Tabarca with its white sand beaches and buzzing fish markets.
Driving further afield? Make a beeline for Valencia (170 kilometres).
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No trip to Alicante would be complete without a trip to Playa de San Juan. During the summer the lion’s share of the nightlife migrates north to San Juan 10 kilometres outside of Alicante. With over 6 kilometres of sand, beachside (and on-beach) bars and notably less tourists during the day than the main beach, a trip out to San Juan is well worth it. Hire a car with Europcar Alicante and access these out of town sites with ease.
Europcar Privilege program is our free international loyalty scheme, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Our loyalty program will enable you to earn rewards when you rent with us. Privilege membership allows you to get a free weekend in over 140 countries worldwide each time you move up a tier level.
Alicante might be best known for its nightlife, but this tourist town is in fact steeped in history. From the Gothic-style Basilica Santa Maria built on top of a former Mosque as well as a well-stocked museum of contemporary art, Alicante has plenty to keep you exploring. After all that cultural enrichment you will want to let off some steam, get a real taste of the famous nightlife at barrio-bar-club Bacchus, or club until the early hours at Desafinado.
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