How to make the most of rental car services in Spain
Alicante is one busy little place,
millions of toruists a year pass through it, going from its
airport to the holiday spots along the Costa Brava.
Which is a bit sad, as Alicante itself has a lot to
You are in a city with three thousand years
of history behind it. The first settlements were centred around
the slopes of mount Benacantil, occupied today by the castle
of Santa Bárbara. Another settlement was located in
the Benalúa area, where the Roman city of Lucentum
was built, the predecessor of the city of Alicante
today. Others villages from the same period have been located
at the Albufereta and in the Serra Grossa. It
was really in the 19th century when the town started to expand
considerably. With the arrival of the railway in 1858,
its linkage to the centre of the peninsula guaranteed its
leading role as a port, giving it the cosmopolitan air of
a maritime city. Today, Alicante is the second largest
city in the Province of Valencia with a population
of 261.255 (1991), a central location on the Costa Blanca,
and now deriving much of its income from the tourist industry.
Minimum driving age is 18.
You can pick up a hire vehicle at
a number of our locations on Costa del Sol. Conditions vary
a little from place to place, but nothing too extraordinary.
And if you'd like to ramble round a bit, perhaps a
look first at our page,
"Driving Regulations in Spain" would be a good start.
Then Andalucia with its vineyards, famous horsemen
and great scenery, awaits.