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Car hire Algarve

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Car hire Algarve

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Location information for Algarve

Located on the south coast of Portugal, the Algarve is a popular coastal resort area which is also known as the Costa del Sol of Portugal. The coastal cities of Lagos and Albufeira are considered the best resort cities, and are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The area is steeped in history and exploring the cultural offerings using car hire in the Algarve is a must.

Algarve attractions

There is much to see in the Algarve, with most visitors heading to the beaches in Albufeira, the most popular being Praia de Gale (Fisherman's Beach). For a day away from the beach, head to the historic city centre of Lagos. Here, Moorish and Roman influences can be seen, with the main landmarks the Chapel of Santo Antonio and the well-preserved city wall.

Algarve excursions

Using car rental in the Algarve to explore the numerous coastal resorts including Albufeira, Alfanzina and even as far east as Faro is a must. Children will love a day out at the Albufeira's Zoomarine aquarium and marine centre. To get away from the beach, head into the mountains and visit Monchique. This beautiful town boasts great views of the Algarve from atop Foia Mountain, the highest point in the area.

Best time to visit

June to September tends to be the peak tourist season in the Algarve, when there is the least rainfall and temperatures range between 22°C and 25°C. However, resorts around the coast can get extremely packed during this time. October to January tends to see the most rainfall and is thus not a popular time to visit, but is a great time to beat the crowds.

Car rental in Algarve

Compare car hire rates before travel to the Algarve to get the best offers. There are plenty of car hire companies to choose from, so find the option that best suits your needs is easy. Driving in Portugal is straightforward, both in and out of the cities, as roads are well-signposted.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Keddy By Europcar

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Is HireCars.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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