The Costa de la Luz region is an incredibly diverse landscape. It is perfect for touring by car because, although there is public transport available, it doesn’t easily connect you with the small villages, national parks and coastal towns that you will want to see. You will save a lot of time and frustration by hiring a car. The route itself is only 300 km (187 miles), stretching from nearby Gibraltar to the Portuguese border, but this isn’t a route that you drive through quickly. Every detour and stop along the way will be a surprise and you’ll want to move slowly and visit inland destinations as well as the coast.
Tourists travelling in Spain are advised to stay in the right-hand lane on the motorways unless they have experience of driving in Spain. This is the slowest lane and opposite to the system in the UK as Spain drives on the right. On the minor roads along the coast you’ll meet a lot of local and rural traffic. It’s important to be alert for the changes in traffic speeds and driving cultures as you move in and out of different parts of the route.
The minimum age to rent a car in Spain is 21 and there is a daily surcharge for drivers under 25. Some companies may extend that to drivers under 30 years old, so check this if you fall into this age bracket. Older drivers over 75 may also have to pay a surcharge and provide documentation such as a letter from their GP stating that they are competent to drive.
Economy (Class Economy SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Costa de la Luz.
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On average a car hire in Costa de la Luz costs $593 per week ($85 per day).
On average a car hire in Costa de la Luz costs $2,541 per month ($85 per day).