Renting a Car in Malaga

Renting a car in Malaga is highly recommended. Although the city itself is relatively small and it's easy to visit many of the main cultural attractions - most of which are gathered around the city's historic district - on foot, you'll miss out on a myriad of interesting sights around the rest of the Costa del Sol if you don't have access to a car.

Surrounding towns like Marbella, Fuengirola, Estepona, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Nerja, Tarifa and many other beautiful locations throughout the coast are all easily accessible from Malaga by car. While they can be visited by train in some cases and also by bus, having a car grants you the freedom to set your own pace and not have to conform to preset schedules and uncomfortable travelling conditions.

Car rental web sites are good place to rent a car for you Malaga holidays. You can make an online booking at Malaga car hire. They have offices in Malaga, Torremolinos, Marbella, Benalmadena, Puerto Banus and all along the Costa del Sol, and supply personal quotes that fit your needs and budget.

There are sites that offer Malaga airport service in which you can rent a car to be picked up just as you leave your flight with no extra charges like Car hire Malaga Airport. Their representatives wait for you at your arrival at the Airport. They provide luxury car hire as well.

Even if you're planning on staying within Malaga city during most of your vacation, renting a car is still a good idea. Although the city is working on building a metro, it still doesn't have one, and the state of its bus system is certainly not the best in Spain in terms of frequency and punctuality.

A word for the wise, however: keep in mind that driving in Malaga may require a bit more attention than what you're used to. Although not the most hectic drivers in Spain by far, Malagueos tend to drive at higher speeds and closer to each other than most other Europeans.

The city has a long, narrow shape (due to it's location between the sea and the mountains) and is also prone to considerable traffic build-ups in certain areas. This coupled with the presence of many scooters and motorcycles on the road make for a driving situation that, although not necessarily dangerous, demands a certain level of attention in order to avoid minor accidents. Insurance, which can be purchased at a decent rate, will definitely help you keep your peace of mind!

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