Sorting out your car rental online before the actual trip makes sense for a handful of reasons
- It guarantees that you get the model of car that you request
- The fully inclusive price is fixed
- The complete online booking is done in your own time rather than at your destination where you might well be accompanied by a frazzled partner and a selection of tired and emotional youngsters
- It's quicker at the car hire counter (although you wouldn't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
Start planning your trip to Alicante by booking car hire provided by two of Britain's leading car rental suppliers. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Alicante airport. Both of our car hire suppliers employ specialist telephone support specialists on hand waiting to answer any extra questions that may come up before or after hiring your car.
Clicking on the link below will allow you to obtain car hire quotes from our suppliers for cheap Alicante airport car hire. The airport is 12 km from the city of Alicante.
A gateway to the Costa Blanca, Alicante is an excellent base for touring. With a pleasing mixture of ancient and modern traditions and culture, Alicante is situated within the popular tourist region of the Costa Blanca. Visitors to Alicante will enjoy warm sunny climate, some of the best beaches Spain has to offer as well as the most remarkable of Moorish architecture.
Situated on the Spanish coastline between the resorts of Benidorm and Elche, Alicante city sits in the shadow of its mountain-topped castle. The city and surrounding landscape are peppered with churches with the most photographed of them all being that of the Iglesia de Santa Maria.
This is the oldest church in the city and was built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries being at one time a mosque. St Nicholas Cathedral in the city was built in the seventeenth century in honour of Alicante's patron saint and is therefore one of the most important buildings for miles around.
Alicante has generous servings of monuments to satisfy sightseers and can be found all around the city with statues and columns making a feature of many a once mundane site. Providing a keen eye over Alicante Bay, the Castillo de Santa Barbara is said to be one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe. Easily accessed by road or by lift (elevator) from the Paseo Maritimo, the castle offers unsurpassed views of the stunning surrounding scenery. In addition to the drama the Castillo has to offer, Alicante offers more architectural treasures in the form of the Provincial Gallery, once the Gavina Palace, as well as its nineteenth century bull ring.
Alicante is the place to come to enjoy your self and the main reason visitors return each year. The beaches here have the most golden sand both easy to get to as well as hidden bays ideal for private sunbathing. Head over to Albufereta Beach for excellent water sport capabilities. It is a quiet spot that is generally unspoilt by the tourist masses. A perfect location for an after dinner stroll is provided by the Playa del Postiguet. It is here you will join the locals along this attractive sea view walk - a perfect setting the day to a close. Once the Port of Madrid, Alicante Harbour combines sailing with fishing and is the place to come for the best fish restaurants in town. The harbour provides a good source of activity day and night. This where visitors come to eat fish, learn to sail and enjoy a spot of clubbing into the small hours.
Nobody likes to party as much as the locals and visitors of Alicante! Here you will find an event of some description happening much of the time, no matter when you decide to go. One of the more sombre of festivals in the Costa Blanca is that of the Easter Procession. Wearing black and carrying candles, a model of Jesus is carried on a cross through the streets. Every November, to honour of the Patron Saint Crist del Bon Encert, each town has its own fiesta. Expect shops to be closed all day, every day as everything stops for this fantastic event of singing, dancing and firework displays. On a less religious note, one of the most renowned local festivals is that of the International Puppet Festival.
The Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca has a lot to offer in terms of area to cover but kindly provides a straightforward route way for ease of travel and navigation. The A-7 also known as the Mediterranean motorway and the main road N-332 run almost exactly parallel to the Valencia coast connecting Alicante with Benidorm and with Valencia. Benidorm is situated about forty kilometres from Alicante and a fascinating place to explore (even without taking into account the many rows of bars and nightclubs on offer here!) Situated on the Mediterranean coast, the town is surrounded by mountains, the Sierra Helada, the Aitana and Tossal de la Cala. With lines of palm trees and wide sandy beaches with warm calm waves to the front and mountains and towering hotel resorts behind you. The Old Town with its cobbled streets is a great place for shopping as well as exploring. Alicante and its Costa neighbour Denia, offer direct ferries to Ibiza, Formentera and Palma de Mallorca. One of the most delightful bays on the shores of the Mediterranean is Altea. Fifty kilometres from Alicante and 10 from Benidorm, the multi faceted charms of this picturesque city will make your journey worthwhile.
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Alicante El Altet Airport
is 12km south west of Alicante. A Taxi Rank is situated outside the arrivals hall. The journey to Alicante centre is 15 to 20 minutes costing EUR 9.02 (GBP 6.11).
The No. 6 airport bus service leaves the airport for the centre of Alicante every hour from outside the arrivals hall. Duration of the journey is thirty minutes costing EUR 1.02 (GBP 0.70).