Car Hire In Alicante
Alicante Car Hire
Explore Alicante and its surroundings with a rental car from Avis
This port town on the Mediterranean is a wonderful starting point from which to explore the Costa Blanca, a beautiful coastal region popular with tourists from all over the world. Hire a car and make the most of this lively city and its surroundings.
Popular Avis locations in and around the city
Whatever your car rental requirements, our two locations within Alicante are here to help.
Services available at both branches include breakdown assistance and the option to return your car outside of normal hours. Satellite navigation systems and child seats are also available.
Conveniently located at the airport and train station, we provide everything you need for peace of mind when exploring the area.
Discover AlicanteUntil the mid-nineteenth century Alicante was corseted within the walls that surrounded it. The city has been open to the sea since there was no longer the risk of attacks by sea. Alicante began to build its seafront when the walls were demolished in order to grow.
Alicante offers several enclaves worth visiting, such as Elche, Orihuela and, of course, the tourist city par excellence, Benidorm, with its extensive beaches and its wide range of leisure and entertainment. With Avis you can enjoy your visit to any of these destinations with ease. Our car rental offices in this city are located at the airport and at the railway station.
Places of interest
Alicante offers open spaces in which to enjoy its fine weather, such as the Paseo Marítimo or the Paseo Volado, built to mark the departure of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante in 2008 and from which you can see the sea under your feet. Let's not forget the Rambla, the avenue that differentiates the old town from the historic center, or the Gabriel Miró square, which represents the essence of the bourgeois city and the idea of urban embellishment of the new ruling class. It is always advisable to rent a car to facilitate your travel.
The Castle of Santa Bárbara, on the summit of Mount Benacantil, is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain from which we can see the bay of Alicante. It can be accessed by means of an elevator embedded in the rock in front of the Postiguet beach, from which you can see in the mountain of the castle int the shape of a profile of a face, " Cara del Moro ", one of the most characteristics features of the city.
Festivities and gastronomyThere are many parties that take place in Alicante during the year, most of them during the summer season. These are some of the most popular:
- Carnivals - much enjoyed and vibrantly fills the city with colour (February / March)
- Moros y Cristianos - the main festival of the province that is celebrated in five zones of the city on different dates. Spectacular staging of the reconquest of the Arab zone.
- Summer party in honor of the Virgen del Remedio, patron saint of the city (August 3-5)
- Bonfires of San Juan - major festivals of the city declared of International Tourist Interest (June 20-24)
- Festivities of the Virgen del Carmen, with the traditional maritime procession that takes place in the Club de Regatas de Alicante on the island of Tabarca in honor of the patron saint of sailors (July 16)
Regardless of the time in which we visit the city, we can not stop enjoying the local cuisine. Alicante's cuisine is typically Mediterranean and has an enormous richness and variety.
Rice, the basic ingredient of all Valencian cuisine, is the protagonist of a wide variety of recipes. Thus, we can enjoy it with vegetables, meat or fish in dishes such as arroz a banda, alicantina, caldero, arroz caldoso or the popular olleta.