The city of Algeciras in the south of Spain houses one of the largest ports in Europe and in the whole world.
After arriving at the Gibraltar Airport, car for rent in Algeciras has your car ready for the 10 km drive to the center of Algeciras. The port city is for most people just a stopping place to Tangier in Morocco which takes about 70 minutes with a fast ferry. But is an interesting place with a real port atmosphere. Is has a strong Arabic influence which can be seen by walking along the backstreets with its traditional Moroccan mint tea shops and specialties. Visit the tranquil parks and tree seamed plazas and enjoy the fantastic view of the nearby Rock of Gibraltar. The surrounding area has many terrific attractions such as great windy beaches for surfers, laid back villages and towns with unique buildings and houses, surrounded by fascinating nature landscapes.
Rent a car in Algeciras and drive along the coastline to the most southern place in Europe, Taifa. It is well known by wind and kite-surfers for the strong winds and its surrounding has hundreds of wind turbines. A must is a visit to the well preserved Guzman Castle. Taifa is also a popular place for bird lovers,. Join in for a tour to watch the gracious dolphins and the whales.
Hire a car in Algeciras and off you go for an unforgettable journey direction the famous town of Ronda on which you will pass some of Andalucía’s most beautiful white villages, called pueblo blancos. The history rich town is famous for its dramatic escarpments and terrific views over the Serranía de Ronda Mountains. Get to San Roque, sandwiched between the hills and the ocean and offering all sorts of water sports and rock climbing. Hike through the Pinar del Rey, one of Europe’s most diverse and beautiful forests. Next in line is the historic fortress village of Castellar de la Frontera with its impressive castle. Nearby are many caves with cave drawings as proof of its prehistoric heritage. Last but not least is a visit to another history rich village, the jewel of Jimena de la Frontera where the influence of Iberians, Phoenicians and Carthaginians, Romans and the Moors still can be seen. Leave your car and stroll along the cobbled narrow and steep streets up to heaven, no, not that far but to the towering castle. The area is surrounded by the Los Alcornocales Natural Park which is sure a stop worthwhile.
The whole region has so many more exquisite places up its sleeve that you will have a fulfilled and fantastic holiday. And don’t forget the fantastic Spanish foods which will further enhance your stay! What are you waiting for? You can get a great travel experience when you have the ease of a rented car and it is so easy to do it on the internet where you can compare prices, make bookings and have the best car for your budget and choice. What a great adventure you will have with the convenience of your own rented car!
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