Car Hire on the Costa Calida
Hiring a car on the Costa Calida couldn't be simpler!Car Hire isn't essential as the resort is only a 10 minute taxi drive from San Javier Airport and costs around €15 to Roda.
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.
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 Gold Car and SolMar.
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:|
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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 - including Dickmanns
|Direct Rental - recommended by guests:|
|Brokers - recommended by guests:|
Direct Rental versus Brokers
Ibercar and Dickmanns 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.
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.
Cars can usually be collected at one airport and returned to another at no extra charge.
No Cars ?
You may have heard that there was a shortage of cars for hire and that it was expensive in Summer 2009.
Yes - there were fewer cars available due to the credit crunch.
Yes - some of the companies took advantage of this to put up their prices.
Prices have gone up in comparison with 3 years ago but you can still find reasonable deals if you are prepared to search around.
Just check out all of our links. There are loads more too - just Google !
However, to avoid disappointment, we advise that you book your car at the same time as you book your flight.
You are unlikely to be able to turn up at either airport and just find a car to hire in 2010!