Car hire Marbella: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Marbella

Car hires in Marbella: practical information

Where to rent a car in Marbella

The sun shines on Marbella just about every day of the year, making it one of the most popular spots along the Costa del Sol in Spain, appropriately named enough. The easiest way to reach Marbella is via flights to Malaga and then by economy car rentals in Marbella or from Malaga Airport. Choose from Auriga Crown, Autos Lido, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, National Atesa, Avis, Goldcar, Record and Solmar. You've got it, there's no shortage of car hire companies at Malaga Airport!

You can also hire a car in Marbella instead of Malaga. There are a number of discount car hire offices in Marbella along Avenida de Ricardo Soriano like Europcar, Gibraltar Car Hire, Coche de Alquilar and Atesa. Rentacar Morales is along Avenida El Mar and is a good option if you want to hire from a local car rental company.

Driving in Marbella: parking and other tips

It can be a little tricky to park in Marbella, especially during the summer when it seems like everyone and their cousin came to the beach by car. The old town's narrow and winding streets make it impossible for parking. Your best bet is to either park your discount car hire in Marbella in a car park or book hotels in Marbella with parking available. As far as car parks go, there are 7 throughout Marbella: Plaza La Victoria, Avenida del Mercado, Avenida del Mar, to name a few. Expect to pay as much as €20/24 hours.

Road trips from Marbella: what to do, what to see

Puerto Banús

Puerto Banus to Marbella

If you're heading to Marbella for some celebrity spotting, head to Puerto Banús, just to the southwest of Marbella. It is the place for luxury shopping and of course where the rich and famous spend their summer holidays. Even royalty have been spotted getting their Vitamin D poolside in this place. In the summer, it's a non-stop party place but not too friendly on the purse. On a budget? Forget it.

Malaga

Malaga to Marbella

A trip to Malaga takes little more than 45 minutes via the A-7. As Picasso's birthplace, there are some excellent art museums here and his birth home has now been turned into a museum where several peculiar momentos from the artist are on display. The Alcazaba is a must and there's no better way to explore the city's historic centre than on a bike tour. Finish the day off with a stroll along the city beach and a tinto de verano in a beachside bar.

Gibraltar

Marbella to Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a little more than an hour's drive away from Marbella. The easiest way to get there is of course by a cheap rent a car from Marbella. Drive up to the top of "The Rock" and don't forget not to feed the monkeys, they're cheeky little fellas. It's a little taste of home, with a Spanish twist. If you're missing the fish and chips from home, this is where you'll find them, with a side helping of mushy peas.

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