You can pre-book a car to be ready and waiting for you when you land at Alicante Airport. Although you will come across a large number of car hire companies advertising car hire at Alicante Airport, only ten actually have branches within the Airport Terminal. These are obviously the easiest and most convenient ones to deal with, as you can collect your luggage and make the final arrangements to pick up your car at the desk directly outside the arrivals hall.
The following car hire companies are the ones with desks in the Alicante Airport terminal building: Atesa Aruiga, Avis, Centauro, Europa, Europcar, Hertz, Record, Solmar and Victoria Cars. All of these companies are reputable agents with offices all over Spain, and Centauro is the locally based rent a car supplier with several offices on the Costa Blanca, To give you some indication of current costs: a standard five door Ford Fiesta or similar hired for seven days during the last week of October (Saturday to Saturday) will cost in the region of 73GBP (quotations including collision damage waiver, theft protection, third party liability, VAT, unlimited mileage and airport fees). Between them these car hire companies have just about every type of vehicle on offer for you to hire, from people carriers to economy cars and even the top end of the luxury car rental market.
Alicante is the second largest town in the region of Valencia in south east Spain. The climate of Alicante is classic Mediterranean with an annual average temperature of 17.5ºC. It was once a dilapidated port which has now become an attractive new city and popular tourist destination which is full of color with its many park areas.
Alicante and the surrounding area is well worth exploring with a landscape covered with dense and photographed vegetation including rosemary and thyme, pine forests, vineyards, olive and almond trees and orange and lemon groves. Its main economy is agriculture, fishing and tourism with important centers of economic activity being found in Alcoy, Denia, Xabia and Benidorm. All of these resorts are easily accessible by car with excellent motorway connections and good signposting, and the best way to get to off the beaten track is by hiring a car.