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About Car Hire in The Costa Calida…

Car hire in the Costa Calida area is a popular option for visitors who want to explore this beautiful region of Spain at their own pace. The Costa Calida is located in the southeast of Spain, in the province of Murcia, and is known for its stunning coastline, charming towns, and rich cultural heritage. Here’s what you need to know about car hire in the Costa Calida area:

1. Car hire companies: There are several car hire companies operating in the Costa Calida area, including international brands such as Hertz, Europcar, and Avis, as well as local companies such as Solmar and Record Go. You can book your car online in advance or in person at the airport or in the city center.

2. Types of cars: The car hire companies offer a wide range of vehicles to suit different needs and budgets, from small economy cars to luxury vehicles and SUVs. If you’re planning to explore the rugged countryside or mountainous regions, it’s best to opt for a four-wheel drive vehicle. The most popular type of car for tourists in the Costa Calida area is the compact car, which is easy to maneuver on the narrow, winding roads.

3. Driving in the Costa Calida area: Driving in the Costa Calida area is relatively easy and safe, with well-maintained roads and good signage. However, it’s important to be aware of the local driving laws and regulations, such as speed limits, parking rules, and road signs. The speed limit on most roads is 50 km/h in urban areas and 90 km/h on highways. It’s also mandatory to wear seat belts and to have a reflective vest and warning triangle in the car.

4. Parking: Parking in the Costa Calida area can be challenging, especially in the narrow streets of the old town centers. However, most cities and towns have public parking lots or garages where you can park your car for a fee. It’s also important to note that some areas have restricted parking zones, where you need to have a special permit to park.

5. Exploring the Costa Calida area: With a rental car, you can explore the many attractions of the Costa Calida area at your own pace, from the beautiful beaches of La Manga and Mazarron to the historic cities of Murcia and Cartagena. Some of the must-visit attractions include the Roman Theatre in Cartagena, the Salzillo Museum in Murcia, and the Castle of Lorca.

6. Costs: The cost of car hire in the Costa Calida area depends on several factors, such as the type of car, rental period, and insurance coverage. It’s important to read the rental agreement carefully and understand the terms and conditions, including any additional fees or charges. You should also consider purchasing additional insurance coverage, such as collision damage waiver or theft protection, to avoid any unexpected costs in case of an accident or theft.

In conclusion, car hire is a convenient and popular option for exploring the Costa Calida area, offering flexibility and independence to travelers. By choosing the right type of car, following local driving laws, and taking necessary precautions, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable driving experience in this beautiful region of Spain.


Car Hire with Clarity Cars

We have used various car hire companies on our trips to the region, some good experiences and some not so. More recently we have been using Clarity Cars Rent A Car who have been by far the best to deal with. Here is a bit of information below taken from their website.

“Established in 2021, we are a small family business, with extensive experience on both sides of the car rental industry, we know what our customers want and we ensure that this is what we provide by offering reliable, straightforward car rental with a 5* customer service.

As our name suggests, our ethos is to provide our customers with clear and transparent car rental, offering competitive, all inclusive prices with no surprise charges.

We are also aware that more and more customers like to have their own excess insurance policy for their own peace of mind, we actively encourage our customers to have these policies which enables us to offer our customers car rental with no large holding deposits.

Located in Los Alcazares, Murcia, we offer car hire from both Murcia International and Alicante airports, meeting you in person on your arrival to collect your vehicle and on your departure when dropping off your vehicle.  We also provide delivery and collection to our customers who are already in Spain or wish to have their vehicle at their place of stay on their arrival.  Our service covers many areas of the Mar Menor / Murcia Region such as:-

Pilar De la Horada, Lo Pagan, Santiago De La Ribera, San Javier, Los Alcazares, Roda, Mar Menor Golf, La Torre Golf 

To visit the Clarity Cars website please visit

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