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What to see in Torrevieja and surroundings?

Torrevieja is a coastal city on the Costa Blanca, where you can breathe fishing and maritime culture. Its salt history is very relevant, since Torrevieja began to be inhabited as a municipality due to those known around the year 1800 as Reales Salinas. 50 kilometers from Alicante, Torrevieja is becoming year after year one of the most popular places for tourists from all over the world.

When the good weather begins in its streets, that cosmopolitan atmosphere comes from all those tourists who, with their different and complicated languages, invade the quiet streets of Torrevieja with strange sounds.

In addition to its fantastic climate, Torrevieja can boast of having some of the best beaches in the province of Alicante. From Perfect Car Hire we want to let you know about other alternatives to spend your free time away from the sun and the beach for a few hours doing something different and enjoying the province at any time of the year.

What are the places that I cannot miss in Torrevieja?

Torre del Moro: A historical piece from the 14th century used in its day to defend the Mediterranean coast from pirate attacks. It is located in Cabo Cervera, one of the highest points in Torrevieja. Precisely one of the most advanced areas for holiday accommodation in Torrevieja, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

Torre de La Mata: Like the Torre del Moro, the origin of this tower dates back to the 14th century. In front of the tower there was a jetty into which salt from the La Mata lagoon was loaded. Do not miss its spectacular views.

Parque de las Naciones: One of the most important green spaces in the urban area of ​​Torrevieja. Inside is the Hermitage of San Emigdio, as well as a small lake and the old cisterns of an old estate. Enjoy a pleasant walk that will delight the smallest of travelers.

Coves: It is worth visiting some of the rocky coves of Torrevieja simply for the views and their natural surroundings. One of the best known is Cala Ferrís, located south of the town center and surrounded by numerous palm trees.

Sociedad Cultural Casino de Torrevieja: Be sure to visit this beautiful modernist building from the end of the 19th century. It is worth going in and discovering its interior decorated in Nasrid style and its main hall, while you have a drink surrounded by history.

Paseo de Vista Alegre: The best known walk in Torrevieja. A space where you will find interesting sculptures and monuments dedicated to the Habaneras. It is located next to the Real Club Náutico and the Eras de la Sal. A pleasant walk with the smell of the sea.

Luckily, Torrevieja is within easy reach of amazing destinations to plan a same-day excursion.

Four of the best excursions near Torrevieja.

1. Tabarca Island: This trip can only be done by boat between the months of May to October. The island of Tabarca is well nourished in stories of pirates and settlers. Its colorful surroundings are accompanied by its inseparable walls, churches and even a lighthouse that give even more splendor to this area. It also has a delicious maritime gastronomy. This island full of charms was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1964, walking its streets is a real privilege. Whether you take the boat in Alicante or in Santa Pola, you have numerous car parks where you can park your rented vehicle.

2. Altea: Preferred and chosen place by many artists, so much so that many of them have their galleries and studios here, without a doubt a small paradise for art lovers. Something very characteristic of Altea is its blue tiled roofs that dominate the heights, especially those of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, at the top of a cobbled street that dresses up in verbena in summer. Despite the popularity that it has acquired year after year among tourists, Altea continues to retain that charm of a small Spanish town, so much ours. It is located very close to Benidorm, just 15 km to the north, a visit that you cannot miss in your rental car.

3. Las Fuentes de Algar: This natural area of ​​great ecological wealth has been declared a protected area by the Valencian government. To get there, go to Benidorm and then towards the interior of Callosa d’en Sarria. You will have to walk 1.5 km along a marked route along the Algar riverbed. Being able to admire its waterfalls and take a dip in its naturally formed pools of crystal clear and refreshing water is a divine pleasure. An excursion that you will not forget.

4. The castle of Guadalest: A perfect combination between nature and architecture that shyly appears between the large rocks of its mountains. Guadalest is an excursion that will take you to the Sierra d’Aixorta. It is one of the most visited places in Alicante. The beauty of the environment is mixed with its famous medieval castle San José, which is reached through its cobbled streets, its tower stands out as if it wanted to touch the sky, perched on a large rock. For such a small city, Guadalest is a city rich in museums, including:

Antonio Marco Museum. Bethlehem and Dollhouses.

Museum of microminiatures.

Microgiant Museum.

Ethnological Museum. House Typical house of the eighteenth century.

Medieval Historical Museum. Museum of Instruments of Torture.

Ribera Girona Museum. Magic Garden.

Museum-Collection of Historical Vehicles “Vall de Guadalest”.

We will continue to add more suggestions to this list of excursions, as it is by no means complete. There are more destinations worth discovering, some closer to Torrevieja and others further away, but all with that special charm capable of making you get the most out of your rented car. Enjoy your visit to the fullest!

Essential points to pay attention to in your rental car.

The responsibility and availability that renting a car entails means taking into account a series of aspects for its correct operation and use. At Perfect Car Hire we make sure that our fleet of cars comply with the regulations and are in optimal conditions, however, we give you some recommendations to keep in mind when you start your trip, especially if it lasts more than a week:

Wheels and tires:

Check that the pressures are correct and conform to what is specified by the manufacturer in the driver’s door frame table.

Check that the tires are wearing evenly, and that the tread depth is within safe limits.

Water and anticoagulant:

Always keep the maximum level of water in the different tanks of the car. The most important is the windshield wiper, which will prevent us from losing visibility in the event that the crystals suddenly get dirty.

Use specific liquids made up of detergents or antifreeze.

Driving license:

It will be easier and cheaper to rent a car if you have the maximum number of points on your driving license. In addition, it is mandatory to always carry it with you and be aware of its expiration date.

Oil:

Always keep the level between the two marks on the dipstick, the ideal is not to mix several types of oil. If you don’t know which one to throw, ask the rental company or go to the workshop before any drop in level.

Lights:

Check if all the lights are working properly. Be careful when handling the electrical systems, in case of doubt, go to the workshop.

Security:

Check that you have all the safety elements, marked by the Law, that they are in good condition and in the right place: Vest and approved triangles (CE). Always carry the vest inside the passenger compartment to be able to leave the vehicle with it on. And the triangles in the most accessible part of the trunk, especially that they are not under all the luggage.

Gasoline:

Make sure if your vehicle works with Diesel or Gasoline and try to keep the level always at the maximum, that will improve the weight balance of your vehicle. Keeping track of consumption (liters / Kms) helps to know if the vehicle consumes efficiently.

At Perfect Car Hire we hope that you take these recommendations into account with your vehicles and enjoy safer and more efficient driving.

If you rent any of our vehicles and have any questions about these recommendations, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.

Tips when renting a car.

When making a tourist trip, you have to plan the route to get to know different places, so renting a car is the ideal solution.

Total autonomy, without public transport and the only way to reach the most remote places.

There are many questions and doubts received, so at Perfect Car Hire we have decided to give you some advice to take into account before renting your car. Here we go!

What car is better to rent for your trip?

The rental car models that they offer you are the usual ones in the country you are going to visit, so you may come across a brand or model that you may not know. But in the end, what you really have to hire is a type of model with a certain size and characteristics.

When looking for the car, the important thing is to have a well defined type of vehicle that you need and the size that offers you enough space for the number of travelers that you are going to travel. And, above all, do not forget the necessary space for luggage. Therefore, it is better to hire a larger vehicle than you might settle for.

Advantages of booking a rental car online

It is essential to hire the rental car online in advance of your trip, even more so in times of high tourist season. In this way you can analyze the great existing offer, choose the type of vehicle you need, find specific offers, and ensure that when you arrive at your destination you have a car already reserved.

If you leave it for last, and try to rent it directly at one of the destination’s rental offices, it will surely cost you more and you will have to settle for the model they have at that time… if there are vehicles available.

Can you drive a rental car in different countries?

When you rent a car for a trip, it is generally not possible to use it to travel to other neighboring countries, except in some cases where it is allowed by insurance agreements with the car rental company. Therefore, if you plan to visit another country with the rental car, you have to make sure in advance that it will be possible.

Of course, you must return the car in the same country where you have hired it, and if they allow you to do it in another country, they will charge you a significant surcharge on the price.

Pay car rental with card

The prices of rental cars vary considerably depending on the country you are going to visit, the type of vehicle you hire and the company where you rent it. Although you have to provide the credit card number online, the payment is not made until you pick up the car.

Of course, keep in mind that you may have some additional charge later on the card if you have to pay the damage excess for an incident or a fine.

In addition, there are rental companies that if you pay online when hiring the car through their website, they offer you a better price with a discount of more or less 10 percent.

Recommended rental car equipment

The equipment of rental cars is usually basic, but there are elements, such as air conditioning, that are important to determine. There are other options, such as GPS, which can be very useful when traveling to other countries. But in this regard, I remind you that if you are going to travel through a country of the European Union, you will have data on your mobile at no additional cost, which will allow you to access Google Maps, an option that I prefer to the GPS that it can incorporate due to its effectiveness in the rental car.

What insurance to contract for the rental car?

Very important is the issue of rental car insurance. Only basic insurance is included in the usual price in the event of collisions and theft. But this insurance does not cover your own damages or other incidents, since they have damage excess that would force you to pay, in your case, really important amounts that can range from 500 to 1,000 euros.

Therefore, and to avoid possible unpleasantness, it is better to extend the insurance benefit by covering said excess.

Essential requirements to rent a car

To rent a car you need to have a Visa-type credit card (NOT a debit card), as that is the means of payment with which all costs will be charged. Both those initially contracted, as well as possible future expenses, such as traffic fines or repair costs for possible damages suffered by the vehicle.

The minimum age to be able to rent a car is usually 21 years old, and if you are between 21 and 24 years old, you may be charged a surcharge.

How to hire a second driver for the rental car?

If during the trip you plan to have a second or third driver, this is an additional service that you must contract in advance. You have to indicate the name and the driving license number, and keep in mind that you will have to pay a small surcharge

When can the rental car reservation be cancelled?

If you are finally not going to travel and you have to cancel the reservation, it is usual that you can do so free of charge up to 48 hours before the scheduled time for collecting the vehicle.

Where to pick up the rental car?

The most common place to pick up the rental car is usually the airport or the train station of the city where you travel, although you can also do it in the offices that are in other places in the center of it.

When you arrive to pick up the car, it is possible that they do not have units of the specific model that you have requested available, so they will give you a model of the same category (or size). It may even happen that they give you a car of a higher category, or with better equipment than the contracted one, but they have to respect the Price.

Gasoline in the rental car

In general, the rental car will be delivered to you with a full tank, and you must return it in the same conditions. Before delivering it, it is totally worth stopping at a gas station to complete the deposit, otherwise, they will charge you an estimated amount of said cost, which is always much higher.

Another option that they will offer you is to pay the amount corresponding to, for example, 85 percent of the cost of refilling the deposit, which will save you the time and worry of refilling the deposit before returning the car and get your paymend-deposit back.

Where and how to deliver the rental car?

If you have to drop off the rented car at the airport, make sure you arrive early enough so as not to miss your flight. Even up to one hour before the recommended time for your arrival, as the delivery procedures may be delayed with the inspection of the vehicle.

Also, the rental car drop-off offices may be located in an adjacent area of the airport, from which you will have to go to the terminal by internal service bus or train, which will require additional time to reach the boarding counter.

If you plan to deliver the car in a different place than where you have picked it up, in many cases you will be charged a surcharge. You must inform yourself about this point in advance, as it can make car rental significantly more expensive.

And so far our post answering the most frequent questions of all car rental companies in general! If you have any other questions, you can find answers at Perfect Car Hire Customer Service HERE.

Leave us a comment so we can help you and… Happy trip!

Guide to driving in Spain

Are your holidays coming up and you are planning a route by car? Do you not have your own vehicle or are you used to traveling by public transport? If you want to travel around Spain in your rental car, it is important that you know the safety rules, the roads, regulations… But also some aspects about renting a car.

As one of the most geographically diverse and culturally rich countries in all of Europe, from the spectacular sun-kissed beaches of southern Andalusia to the views of the Cantabrian mountains, a trip to Spain is something all travel enthusiasts should take part in. least once. Spain has the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the largest number of World Heritage cities in the world, all the more reason to explore this impressive country.

Some information will seem obvious to you, but sometimes that which seems so obvious we forget and it is important that we remember it:

1.- Sit correctly at the wheel: Being a rental car, you must adjust the height of the seat, the inclination of the backrest, the headrest, the steering wheel and the distance from the seat to the wheel. This will make you more comfortable and at ease when driving. Modifies also the mirrors so that you have the greatest visibility.

2.- Fasten your seat belt: As you know, fastening your seat belt before starting the car is an essential safety rule. Remember that it is mandatory for all passengers, so all occupants of the vehicle must wear it fastened. If you are going to travel with children, they must also be secured with approved retention systems for their weight and height. At Perfect Car Hire we have adapted seats that comply with the regulations for the safety of the little ones. In addition, on motorcycles, bicycles and mopeds the use of a helmet is mandatory.

3.- Do not use your mobile: Driving and using your mobile phone at the same time is totally prohibited and not only because of the possible fine imposed, but also because it can divert your attention from the road and end up in an accident. If you need to use the GPS, a companion can give you the necessary instructions, or you can hire the GPS offered by Perfect Car Hire to have a safer and distraction-free driving.

4.- Do not drink alcohol before driving: The consumption of alcohol and drugs are among the main reasons for traffic accidents.

Remember that with a couple of beers or a couple of glasses of wine you can test positive and you can ruin your trip.

5.- Trust the highways: Tourists and travelers visiting from the United States often express their concerns regarding the many differences they will experience when driving in Spain, compared to their home territories. Motorways and highways are plentiful throughout Spain, providing easy access to almost all major destinations. Unlike many other European countries where the roads have a reputation for being a bit dangerous and dilapidated. Spain has undergone an incredible amount of infrastructure redevelopment, tourists are commonly surprised by the rarity of traffic jams, the ease of use and the general efficiency of the roads.

6.- Respect the speed limits: The new speed limits approved for all Spanish roads are 120Km/h for highways and motorways, 90Km/h for conventional roads or 100Km/h if they are conventional roads with physical separation between two directions, and 30Km/h for unpaved roads.

7.- Be patient with parking: If driving in Spain is easy, parking can be the opposite. The most touristic areas such as beaches or coves usually lack sufficient parking spaces, so many vehicles do many crazy things to get to leave the car in strange crazy places that harm parking maneuvers. This can pose a threat to rental car drivers, unless equipped with comprehensive insurance. Avoid and check the small frictions and scratches of your rental car. And keep in mind that parking on public roads is not always allowed or free. In many cities, parking areas are regulated and chargeable. They can usually be identified by there being parking meters in the area.

8.- Rest before driving: If you are going to make a trip by car you will have to drive for many kilometers, so we recommend that you stop to rest every 2 hours because if you drive tired or sleepy, you may suffer loss of attention and the reaction time to an obstacle. Take advantage of these stops to stretch your legs, cool off and get some fresh air. Another alternative is that if you go with another person who has a driving license, you take turns so that the trip becomes more bearable.

9.- Which roads are toll roads and which are not? In Spain, the vast majority of roads on the national network are free to use. However, there are a number of highways that may require the payment of a toll although, in general, there are alternative routes that are free to use. You can check which toll roads are through this website. The toll payment can be made in cash, by credit card or by electronic toll (App).

10.- What licenses are compatible in Spain to drive? If you travel in your car, you must find out if your driving license is valid to drive in Spain, if you must exchange it or if you need to obtain the International Permit. Permits issued in countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), are fully valid to drive in Spain as long as they are valid. If you come from any other country, it is advisable that before coming, you obtain an international permit in your country. This is valid for one year and is a complementary permit, so whenever you are going to use it you have to accompany it with your passport and your foreign driving license. Remember also that it is essential to have valid international insurance.

When renting your car, the first thing you should know is the coverage options offered by Perfct Car Hire and choose the one that best suits your needs. The coverage of an all-risk insurance that will allow you to rest easy during your vacation. This coverage covers possible damages that the vehicle may suffer and has 24-hour assistance.

All clear? All that remains is to choose the dates for your trip and your rental car at Perect Car Hire. You are ready to enjoy Spain!

Car rental: the key to a perfect trip.

Car rental: the key to a perfect trip.

When the holiday season arrives, the question of whether to rent a car or not has come to mind for more than one of us. What do I do, do I use public transport in the area or do I choose to rent? Will it be cheaper for me? Will I have problems picking it up or delivering it?

At Perfect Car Hire we know that a trip to Spain is always a party, because here there are not only clean and luxurious beaches, but also a unique historical and cultural heritage. Our coast becomes more popular every year and the city of Torrevieja attracts many tourists thanks to its landscapes and attractions. Now you have the perfect excuse to rent a car and ride through the streets of the province of Alicante and enjoy a fantastic climate!

When we undertake a trip or a getaway, we must take into account even the smallest detail, especially when thinking about traveling from the airport to our hotel or apartment, as well as traveling through cities and towns along unknown routes. The main key is not to waste your valuable free time sitting on trains or buses and enjoy the advantages and comforts of a rental car in Alicante.

 

What are the advantages of renting a car?

At Perfect Car Hire we know the importance of leisure for our clients. Renting a car has multiple advantages, which is why more and more people choose this option as a means of transport to get around their holiday destination. Below, we present the five main advantages of comfortable and safe transport.

Greater comfort during the trip:

Having a car is one of the best options to move at your leisure here and there. The way you like it: with total freedom, without having to depend on schedules or ties. You choose the plan, we put the car!

Perfect Car Hire offers multiple options, adapted to our needs, so that your trip by car, alone or accompanied, is full of comfort. You can choose your rental car among various sizes and features!

And let’s not forget the comfort of a large trunk, especially if you are traveling with children or need space to carry your belongings.

Total independence:

Another advantage of renting a car is that it allows you to enjoy total freedom and independence during your trip. You do not depend on transportation schedules or distance limitations between points of interest, without having to add other travel alternatives to reach your destination.

The safety of controlling the steering wheel and the freedom to make stops or take a detour to improvise an unexpected route are just some of the comforts that car rental will offer you.

Mobility:

At Perfect Car Hire we offer you the possibility of renting a car at Alicante airport, without a deposit and without blocking! That is why our prices are final, and all our rates are with excess or with premium insurance without excess . Also, if you want to change something in your reservation you can make changes for free. If your plans change… We adapt!

It is just a matter of landing and choosing the vehicle to drive to the hotel or apartment where you are staying without the need to order a taxi or take the bus.

The time you spend during transportation when you go on a trip makes a difference!

No maintenance costs:

If you spend a few minutes comparing prices, renting a car can be very cheap. Also, sometimes there are special offers that can lend you a car for just a few euros a day.

Finally, one of the greatest advantages of renting a car at Perfect Car Hire is getting rid of having to cover the maintenance costs that it may require. We take care of our fleet of vehicles to keep them in perfect condition day by day! You can always count on the support and assistance of our company in case of incidents.

Whether for a family vacation, a business trip or a simple excursion, it is important to have a car in optimal conditions, that is safe and comfortable, to fully enjoy our tour. Renting a vehicle at Perfect Car Hire is one of the best options to get around during any journey!

In addition, in the event of a breakdown that prevents you from continuing to drive, Perfect Car Hire puts a replacement vehicle at your disposal at the nearest office.

Do you already have your rental car? With Perfect Car Hire your mobility is solved! Contact us to see the wide range of vehicles and the most relevant locations in the main destinations that we offer. Enjoy visiting the Costa Blanca, our beaches and coves, picturesque villages, lagoons and endless museums. Alicante offers you the best plans with your family, friends or as a couple so that your trip is unique.

Make it unique by renting your car at our branches in Alicante or Torrevieja!