Car Hire

Hiring a car on the Costa Calida couldn't be simpler!

Car Hire isn’t essential once you are at the apartment.

BUT … we do advise it as it is a 2 km walk to the nearest beach and to the bars and restaurants in Los Alcázares.
It will make life easier and allow you to get out and about to see the beautiful countryside of Murcia, and play those other courses.
It is also a 40 minute taxi drive from Murcia International Airport at Corvera and will cost around €40 to Roda

We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed.
Either ourselves or guests have used them and found them to offer good service.

At the Airport

There are several hire companies based in Murcia airport including:-
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Firefly and Sixt – with Centauro also close by.

You can book direct with them on the internet but we have found it cheaper to go via one of the “brokers” listed below.

We have used both of these companies ourselves:

Recommended by guests:

Rent Locally

There are a number of hire companies based locally who will deliver to you in the apartment.
There are also several based in Los Alcazares.

Direct Rental – recommended by guests:

Brokers – recommended by guests:

Direct Rental versus Brokers

Ibercar and Al Andalus are direct rental companies.
The rest are “brokers” and negotiate deals with all the actual rental companies and offer some great savings rather than going direct.
They offer competitive prices, but it is worth trying them all, including the direct rental companies, as one may have offers on and can be cheaper than the others.

Personal Car Hire Insurance

Most of the rental companies listed above now offer extra insurance for damaged wheels, which has been a major problem in Spain over the last few years as people are taking cars off-road. Also check out whether glass is covered.

It may also be worth purchasing your own insurance before setting off for Spain.

Check out these two companies:

Collection & Drop Off

Cars can sometimes be collected at one airport and returned to another at no extra charge. However, Hertz charge approximately €50 to do this.

Rental Issues

Some companies in Spain have had seriously bad press about charging clients for non-existent damage. All we can advise is that you a) do your own research and b) check the car thoroughly on collection, take photographs and report any damage before you drive away from the airport.

Last Updated : 21/09/2020 by Bev Pomfret