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Car Rental Elche Mini Guide

Exploring Elche by Car: A Comprehensive Guide for First-Time Visitors

Introduction: Elche, located in the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community of Spain, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Known for its stunning palm groves, historic sites, and vibrant culture, Elche offers a unique travel experience. To maximize your visit to this captivating city and its surroundings, renting a car in Elche is a smart choice. In this guide, we'll provide insights into hiring a car, local customs, popular driving routes, weather considerations, and essential tips for first-time visitors.

Hiring a Car in Elche: What You Need to Know Renting a car in Elche provides flexibility and convenience for exploring the city and the wider region. Here's what you should know:

  1. Required Documents: To rent a car in Spain, you typically need a valid driver's license, passport, and a credit card. Ensure your driver's license is recognized in Spain or obtain an international driver's permit (IDP) if necessary.

  2. Insurance: Comprehensive insurance coverage is essential, including collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, and liability coverage.

  3. Traffic Rules: Familiarize yourself with Spanish traffic rules, including speed limits, road signs, and parking regulations.

  4. Parking: Look for designated parking areas, indicated by blue lines. Pay attention to parking fees, which may apply in certain areas.

Local Customs and Driving Etiquette: Understanding local customs and driving etiquette will enhance your experience:

  1. Politeness: Spanish drivers are generally courteous. A friendly wave or a gracias (thank you) gesture can go a long way on the road.

  2. Roundabouts: Spain frequently uses roundabouts. Remember to yield to traffic on your left and follow the traffic flow to your desired exit.

  3. Pedestrian Crossings: Always stop for pedestrians at zebra crossings, as it's a legal requirement.

Weather Considerations and Type of Car: The choice of car may be influenced by the time of year you visit Elche:

  1. Compact Car: For city exploration and short trips within Elche, a compact car is suitable.

  2. Weather: Elche enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. If visiting in summer, opt for a car with air conditioning. For winter, consider a vehicle with good traction on wet roads.

Popular Driving Routes: Elche serves as an excellent starting point for scenic drives:

  1. Santa Pola: Explore the nearby coastal town of Santa Pola, known for its beautiful beaches and historic castle.

  2. Crevillent: Drive to Crevillent to visit the Sierra de Crevillent Natural Park, offering hiking opportunities and picturesque landscapes.

  3. Alicante: Take a leisurely drive to Alicante, a vibrant city with a historic old town, a beautiful marina, and excellent dining options.

Additional Tips for First-Time Visitors: For a memorable trip to Elche:

  1. Language: While Spanish is the official language, English is widely understood in tourist areas. Learning a few basic Spanish phrases can be appreciated by locals.

  2. Currency: The currency used in Elche is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's advisable to carry some cash for small purchases.

  3. Local Cuisine: Savor the local gastronomy, including delicious rice dishes, seafood, and traditional Spanish tapas.

Exploring Elche by car offers you the freedom to immerse yourself in its rich culture, history, and natural beauty. Armed with these insights, you're ready for an enriching journey through this charming part of Spain.

Current Rental Rates in Elche

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 191.92 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.99 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 202.95 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Jeep Compass

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.28 EUR/day
Jeep Compass

7 Days rental at 232.96 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Useful to know about Elche

  • 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


Popular car hire destinations in Elche

Best car rental companies in Elche

No.1: SIXT,
based on 4492 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Elche car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Sixt EMEA Corporate
  • € 191.87
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 27.41
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 2
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 308
  • 10
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Elche

January€ 42
February€ 45
March€ 44
April€ 60
May€ 60
June€ 63
July€ 94
August€ 88
September€ 58
October€ 50
November€ 38
December€ 52
January€ 36
February€ 37
March€ 37
April€ 45
May€ 49
June€ 49
July€ 75
August€ 72
September€ 49
October€ 44
November€ 31
December€ 42
January€ 63
February€ 72
March€ 53
April€ 116
May€ 81
June€ 105
July€ 175
August€ 165
September€ 101
October€ 95
November€ 69
December€ 92
January€ 75
February€ 74
March€ 72
April€ 97
May€ 75
June€ 84
July€ 132
August€ 126
September€ 86
October€ 77
November€ 59
December€ 80
January€ 130
February€ 123
March€ 115
April€ 157
May€ 173
June€ 207
July€ 329
August€ 228
September€ 157
October€ 138
November€ 118
December€ 163
January€ 45
February€ 39
March€ 40
April€ 51
May€ 57
June€ 57
July€ 78
August€ 77
September€ 53
October€ 48
November€ 34
December€ 53
January€ 60
February€ 75
March€ 76
April€ 110
May€ 108
June€ 109
July€ 168
August€ 152
September€ 105
October€ 120
November€ 99
December€ 100
January€ 43
February€ 41
March€ 41
April€ 64
May€ 69
June€ 67
July€ 90
August€ 90
September€ 61
October€ 55
November€ 40
December€ 51

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