Daily Car Rental Rates in Spain
*daily rates in Spain based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
Spain has been top of the list of favourite holiday destinations for many for decades now and with good reason. Many choose it for the beaches but with a Spanish hire car, there’s so much more to see and do.
Spain Mini Guide
Getting to Spain
Strangely there are no direct flights from South Africa and so you’ll have to use a European hub airport to access the delights of Spain. You’ve got plenty to choose from with Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris and Zurich all flying to Spain. Whilst adding time and expense to your journey, it can give you the chance for a short break in one of Europe’s fantastic cities.
Getting Around Spain
Distances are big and there are some internal flights but many people are eschewing the airplane for the high speed train. As with the airports, you can get car hire as soon as you arrive at one of the stations. Driving the long distances can be monotonous on the motorways so we recommend the train then a rental car in each of your destinations.
The hotels vary dramatically in quality, especially now during a long recession. Whilst you can get rooms for as little as R500 a night, these will be very basic. If you want to stay cheaply, use a chain of hotels. It’s worth spending out a little more for some luxury and you can pay anything from R1000 to R3000 for the experience.
- The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of Europe’s top attractions, a simply stunning example of Moorish architecture which also plays host to several concerts a year.
- The Costa del Sol is Spain’s most famous stretch of coastline and has some of the most popular beaches in Europe along it. Once a synonym for tacky, several resorts have now gone a lot more upmarket and are now very nice places to holiday.
- Madrid is the capital of Spain and hosts the Prado, one of the world’s best known art museums. Most of Spain’s greatest artists are represented there.
- The Pyrenees are shared with France and are an often overlooked but beautiful part of the country. Ski them in winter or hike in summer.
- Spanish food is so much better than the tourist fare often served up. Look out for tapas, paella, churros, manchego and more. Choose a local restaurant and your taste buds will be forever grateful.
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