Marbella Car Hire

Car hire

More visitors rent cars in Spain than any other European country. Car rental in Spain is the least expensive in Europe due to the strong competition and on the Costa del Sol car rental is no exception where it is relatively easy to hire a car. If you are flying to Málaga Airport or Gibraltar Airport, these are the usual places to hire a car. Find the offers by checking on our car hire pages of these airports.

However there are car hire offices located in Marbella itself, so there is also the opportunity to hire a car whilst in Marbella so that you can make some excursions around Malaga province, or Andalucia or simply hire an interesting car for that special run about town.

On our main Car hire in Andalucia, Spain page there is additional info about car hire in Spain such as insurance, car hire groups, petrol policy and other useful tips.

Self Drive Day Trips from Marbella

If you want to take a drive out from Marbella for an afternoon or a full day, here are some of our suggestions.

WHITE VILLAGES

Visit on the pretty villages that are tucked away just back from the coast. Make a route through Ojen, Monda, Guaro and Tolox. Another popular route is Manilva to Gaucin and back via Casares or vice versa.

For an inland day trip, Manilva, Gaucin and the villages of the Alta Genal valley of Serranía de Ronda. take you pick from stops at Benarrabá, Algatocín, Benalauría, Benadalid, Atajate, Alpandeire, blue Júzcar, Cartajima returning on the Ronda Road to San Pedro or vice versa.

For a Campo de Gibraltar inland day trip, San Roque, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera returning via Sotogrande.

For a coastal drive, interesting villages are San Roque, Tarifa, Vejer de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera returning by Medina Sidonia, Los Barrios.

WEST ALONG THE COAST

Driving west along the coast a possible stop is resort of Sotogrande. Gibraltar; a favorite but more of a day trip in itself. Who can't resist the surf atmosphere and Atlantic beaches of Tarifa or further up the coast to Bolonia, Zahara de los Atunes, alternative Caños de Meca, El Palmar and Conil de la Frontera.

EAST ALONG THE COAST

Driving east along the coast a possible stop is resort of Fuengirola, Benalmadena  or Torremolinos. Malaga city is a favorite now but more of a day trip in itself.  To the east of Malaga to Montes de Malaga park and the villages of La Axarquia, including Frilijiana and Nerja on the coast.  Into the Costa Tropical we have Almuñecar and Salobreña. Motril leads us up into Las Alpujarras or keep along the coast into the province of Almería

CITIES

A little further afield so ideal for a mini break are the cities of Andalucia.

Westwards along the coast, turn inland at Los Barrios, passing white village of Medina Sedonia for the bodegas (winerys) of Jerez de la Frontera (see Sherry Triangle). From here is an other hour to Sevilla and another hour to explore the beautiful forests of Sierrra de Aracena, the intersting Mines of Rio Tinto or the learn about Christopher Columbus at La Rabidanear Huelva City

Eastwards along the coast will take you to Malaga city, once avoided but now well worth a visit. Driving inland to interesting town Antequera from where you can choose to head on to cities of Cordoba or Granada.

Itineraries from MaRBELLa

One-Day-Itinerary to explore the countryside around the towns of Ronda and Gaucin. This route starts at San Pedro de Alcantera, just past Puerto Banus, and ends up just a few kilometres down the… More →

If you want a break from the clamour and crowds on the Costa then why not consider renting a car and exploring some of the back country? The scenery is quite spectacular and the roads are well-… More →

This route takes you from the coastal city of Malaga, south-west along the coast to San Pedro, then inland up the spectacular windy mountain road to Ronda. Next, you to continue to Algodonales,… More →

This route takes you from the coastal city of Malaga, south-west along the coast to San Pedro, then inland up the spectacular windy mountain road to Ronda. Next, you to continue to Algodonales,… More →

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