Go online or reserve your vehicle on the move using our booking app so it is ready to pick up when you arrive for your holiday or business trip. Select from mid-sized city cars, spacious SUVs or other top-of-the-line vehicles. We are always happy to assist in your mobility needs and we welcome younger drivers under the age of 25 for an additional charge. Before confirming your booking, select from our comprehensive range of add-ons. These are designed to make your trip as stress-free as possible. Available extras when you rent a car in Marbella include GPS, additional drivers, child seats for babies, toddlers and children, extended roadside protection, accident protection and supplemental liability protection.
When you rent a car in Marbella with a GPS system it is easy to explore the city's coastline and marinas in comfort before finding a parking spot to visit the casco antiguo on foot. Both the A7 and the faster AP7 toll road link the town to both Malaga and Gibraltar with their airports and attractions. Be aware that in recent years the Spanish police and authorities have become much stricter in enforcing speeding and drunk-driving laws. Speed cameras are not always visible. Spanish driving regulations also state that children under 12 cannot travel in the front seats of vehicles. Parking in town and the nearby marinas and beaches is a mix of street parking and public car parks, usually with timed metered payments.
Over the centuries, the area has been occupied by Phoenicians, Visigoths, Romans and the Moors. In fact, its origins date back to 1600 B.C. Until a few decades ago, however, there was just a small sleepy fishing village of tiny white homes here. When Franco opened up Spain to international tourism in the 1960s, its location and climate ensured a rapid growth with beaches, promenades, hotels, marinas, and casinos being constructed. Hidden away amongst these is the old town or casco antiguo, a delightful spot with orange trees, historic buildings, and cobbled pedestrian-friendly streets. Its cafe-lined squares are perfect for watching the world go by over a coffee or glass of Spanish wine.
You can make the most of local attractions and beaches with your economy rental vehicle. Drive along the "Golden Mile" that is actually four miles long, a journey that takes you from beaches and luxury residences to the upmarket marina town of Puerto Banús. Celebrities and members of royal families from around the world have homes here. With your rental car, it's also easy to enjoy some horse racing at the Hipodromo Mijas Costa or a game of golf at nearby courses. Spanish cuisine can be fully enjoyed at Marbella restaurants. Tuck into grilled sardines at the beach or enjoy the choice of excellent tapas bars in Plaza de los Naranjos, or Orange Square.
When you have spent a few days leisurely swimming and sunbathing on the town's beaches, take advantage of your car rental and feel the breeze in your hair as you take a drive to Gibraltar in your luxury convertible. Explore the historic British colony and visit the Barbary Apes that live on the Rock of Gibraltar. Remember to take your passport, you will need it to leave Spain and enter Gibraltar. A leisurely drive eastwards along the coast in your roomy passenger van transports your party to Malaga, an ancient city where strong Moorish influences can still be seen. Spend a couple of hours visiting the Alcazaba, cathedral and revitalized port area before dropping into the Picasso Museum. Malaga is the perfect destination for your holiday souvenir shopping.
Distances from our car rental in Marbella branch to:
- Gibraltar: 43 miles, 60 minutes plus border crossing time
- Malaga: 41 miles, 50 minutes
- Ronda: 34 miles, 60 minutes
While Marbella is primarily a tourist and holiday destination, some hotels do cater to business travelers who are attending conventions, exhibitions, meetings or seminars at the multi-purpose Marbella Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones. Rent a car or minivan in Marbella for easy travel between your hotel and the exhibition center.