Car Hire

There are a variety of options for car hire in Orihuela Costa. Being home to a large number of British, Irish and Scandinavian expats, many visitors to Orihuela Costa are lucky enough to have family or friends living in the area. Having access to a private vehicle can save a large chunk of your holiday funds that would otherwise be spent on car hire or taxi fares. Being such a popular holiday destination, the extremely limited bus service is surprising and frustrating. So for those wishing to get out and about, car hire in Orihuela Costa is the best option.

International Car Hire

The majority of international car hire companies are based at the airports. These companies offer a pre-booking service as well as car hire on arrival. Bear in mind, during the summer months vehicles may be limited so it's always wise to book in advance. Choosing the services of an international company has its perks. Larger fleets of modern, well maintained vehicles gives you a wider choice. Well trained professional staff and fully legal insurances and car hire contracts make booking a formality. And 24 hour roadside assistance gives peace of mind.

Murcia-San Javier Airport is the closest, but being the smaller airport car hire options are more limited. Car hire companies based at the terminal include Goldcar Rental, Europcar and Firefly. Alicante International Airport offers a larger choice of companies. These include Sixt, Goldcar Rental, Centaro, Hertz, Avis Budget, Record Go and Europcar. For more in-depth information, traffic laws, hire terms, and handy hints visit our other website

Independent Car Hire

Visitors looking for car hire in Orihuela Costa and wishing to get the best value deal may want to check out the independent car hire companies. Offering a cheaper price is the only way these companies have a chance at competing with international companies. However, there is much to consider when seeking their services. Firstly, ask for recommendations in the local Facebook social and buy & sell groups. Having a decent website and internet presence is usually a good sign. Once you have decided on which company you are going to use, check the following.

Before the task of going through all the paperwork it is imperative you thoroughly inspect the vehicle you are offered. Do this in the presence of a company representative and have a pen and pad handy. Check for any damage to the bodywork, check for worn tyres, make sure all the lights, controls and gauges work, check the engine runs well and there is sufficient engine oil.

You're paying good money for this service so be as thorough as you need. Any damage or other defects you find, take a photo and write them down. Get the representative to sign this. If there is any serious damage that may be dangerous, cause you to break down or get pulled over by the police, simply ask for another vehicle. Finally, double check all the relevant paperwork. When requiring car hire, Orihuela Costa Insider staff and many of our clients always use the excellent services of based in Torrevieja and servicing both the airports.

Bicycle Hire

Bicycle hire in Orihuela Costa is a fun and economical way to get about. It also offers the chance to top up the tan and get a bit of exercise. Depending on your choice of bike, there are many nature trails and coastal paths to be explored