Daily Car Hire Rates in Elche

  • Mini

    Fiat Panda
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 15.66
  • Economy

    Seat Ibiza
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 16.44
  • Compact

    Fiat 500L
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 16.83

*daily rates in Elche based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Elche Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The city is split in two by a creek called the Vinalopo.
  • The city is the most important shoe making centre in Europe and has over 1000 factories making shoes.
  • It was first a Greek city called Helike founded 2,600 years ago.
  • The top place to visit using your hire car from rhinocarhire.com should be the Palmera d’Elx, an orchard of 200,000 palm trees declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The city is the host of the UNESCO rated Mystery Plays of Elx

Elche Mini Guide

What’s so Special About Elche?
Elche has a lot to commend it through its history, natural surroundings and culture. The city was first set up by the Greeks who gave way to the Carthaginians and finally to the Romans. There have been a number of important archaeological finds from this era which are now on display in the city museum. The city became depopulated and poorer in the times of the Moorish occupation before rising to prominence again following the setting up of Spain’s railway system bringing with it the industrial revolution. Today the city is renowned for the manufacture of shoes in the hundreds of small and large factories around the city.

Elche City

How do I get Into Elche?
By far the best way is to fly into Alicante Airport, only minutes from the town. The airport has seasonal charter flights from numerous European destinations and dozens of no frills flights from budget carriers easyJet and Ryanair. It’s easy to get a bus into the city or a taxi if you find it more convenient. Hiring a car is useful too for exploring the beaches of the coast.

What Should I see or do when I'm in Elche?
Sometimes it’s possible to get a tour of one of the shoe factories in the city. This can be a fascinating experience, especially when you get to compare the hi-tech mass production factories with the hand-made shoes of local craftsmen. Altamira Castle is a great place to visit as, in its time, it’s been the town hall, a prison and a fortress. The castle is set in the unique and mind-blowing Palmeral of Elche, an orchard where nearly a quarter of a million palm trees grow.

Elche Altamira Castle

What Makes Good Souvenirs There?
Shoes are great value there as many of the factories have outlet shops. The prices can be as much as 60% less than the RRP, especially if they have any almost unnoticeable blemishes from manufacturing. The other favourite treats to take home from there are the dates grown in the Palmeral. Oozing with sticky sweetness, they are great for friends and usually will keep for those special occasions such as Christmas when they’re expensive in the shops.

What’s Best to eat Around Elche?
You’re not far from Valencia, the spiritual home of paella and many of the restaurants in Elche serve only paella in a variety of forms but, being inland, many of these involve meat and cured meats instead of the traditional seafood.

What About Special Events in Elche?
You are in for a treat if you visit the town in August for it is then that the town puts on the annual ‘Mystery Play of Elx’, which is like a religious opera, dating from the 1400s and is now recognised by UNESCO as a cultural treasure. On the 13th, the town hosts the Nit de l’Alba which is an all-night firework display.

Latest Update from Elche:

03/02/13 - This year's Mystery Play is to be held from the 11th to the 15th August. On the 11th, 12th and 13th there are dress rehearsals for which you'll need to buy tickets whilst the actual performances of Act 1 on the 14th and Act II on the 15th are free. see misteridelx.com for more details.

Driving in Elche

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    Urban speed Limit

  • 90-100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Currency

  • 21

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