Car rental in Torremolinos

Renting a car in Torremolinos is a great idea for those who want to enjoy not only the local beaches but also the authentic spirit of Spain.

You will need a car to appreciate the beauty of the local mountains, gorges and caves, and the picturesque landscapes of the local villages with their white-washed houses and stunning views along the roads. Visit the legendary cities of Ronda, Córdoba, and Seville where time is running differently and the atmosphere of old Spain still lives on.

You can choose and book a car for your trip right on our website.

5 benefits of booking on Localrent.com

  
  1. We offer cars from various rental companies in one place with all the necessary information written in plain language. You can find suitable options, compare them, and choose the best one, quickly and easily.
  2. Totally transparent pricing and no hidden fees or surcharges.
  3. When placing your order, you pay only an advance payment of 15-20% of the total rental cost. You pay the remainder after you inspect the car.
  4. The insurance (TLP or CDW) is already included in the price.
  5. Our prompt customer support is ready to help with any query.

How long is best to rent a car in Torremolinos

It all depends on your plans. If you want to have a classic relaxed vacation on the beach and spend only a few days travelling, you should rent a car for those few days. That should be enough to drive to the mountains, walk along the King's Pathway (Camino del Rey), and visit the city of Málaga or Seville. 

But if you want to see more than just the nearest beach and water park, you should rent a car for the whole vacation. You can drive to the resort town of Nerja, see the art of the Neanderthals in the Nerja Cave, walk along the King's Pathway, visit Seville, the heart of Andalusia and the home of flamenco and bullfighting. And so much more.

Required documents

The driver must be over 22 years old and have at least 2 years of driving experience.

Required documents:

  • ID or passport;
  • Driver’s license (with transliteration in the Latin alphabet);
  • Bank card.

The basic package includes standard insurance, which should suffice. Additional insurance is optional.

Which car to choose

A compact car is good for trips to beaches and markets. The small boot accommodates everything you need for the beach and the low fuel consumption will be a pleasant bonus.

A 4WD crossover or mid-size car is great for trips to the mountains.

To visit the local attractions, any car is fine, as long as it's comfortable.

A minivan is ideal for a large group travelling together.

And the convertible is perfect for rides along the coast and sunset selfies. It's unparalleled in such places!

Traffic regulations in and around Torremolinos

  

The resort town of Torremolinos once was a poor fishing village, so the local people, including the drivers, are calm and polite and live a leisurely life. Overall, the car is a comfortable option.

There are speed cameras to detect cars travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.

  • 50 km/h within towns
  • 90 km/h outside towns

Parking

Unlike many other towns, you will have no problems with parking here. There are many hotels and apartments with their own parking lots. There are parking spaces near the beaches as well.

In Spain, parking is mostly paid in large cities. Be sure to pay and respect the parking time. Fines for driving offences are rather high.

Where to go by rental car

First of all, the beaches, of course. The most popular ones are Bajondillo, La Carihuela, and Montemar. Technically, they are free, but there is a charge for umbrellas and sun loungers. And you will need them on these pebble beaches. La Carihuela and Montemar are children-friendly because they are not as steep and have activities for kids. There are many different cafes near every beach.

The main attractions in the resort town are the water park, the Inca Mill (Molino de Inca), the Crocodile Park, and La Carihuela, which is a part of Torremolinos that still has a patriarchal, ancient atmosphere with low houses, narrow streets, and homely restaurants. It's very cosy.

You will also like a trip to the small town of Benalmádena. For those who love antiquities, there are Roman ruins and the museum of pre-Columbian art. If you like beautiful cityscapes, there are watchtowers and a water sports port.

Famous for its ancient architecture and bullfighting arena, Ronda is also worth a visit. It is convenient to go there by car. The road runs along the incredibly beautiful mountains, and you can visit Fuengirola, Marbella, and San Pedro de Alcántara on your way to Ronda.

Lovers of natural beauty and extreme vacations should definitely walk along the King's Pathway (Camino del Rey). Nowadays, it is also called the King's Little Path (El Caminito del Rey). Here you can cross from one side of the gorge to the other with breath-taking views. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance. You will also need comfortable shoes, drinking water, and snacks.

If you want to escape from the heat of the coast for a day to walk in the mountains, have a picnic with a spectacular view, and swim in the blue mountain lake, you should drive to the Conde de Guadalhorce Reservoir. This place is very beautiful and peaceful.

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