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If your trip to Almeria is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Stop by Almeria Cathedral. It's one sight you'll usually find on travelers' to-do lists. If you still have some room on that travel schedule, Church of Our Lady of the Sea and Puerta de Purchena Square will keep you occupied as well.
Discover the delights of nearby Tabernas. What's 16 miles when you've got your very own car? The journey there is half the fun! Oasys MiniHollywood should be toward the top of your list here. Almeria Circuit and Texas Hollywood are terrific attractions too. The locals will also likely point you toward El Ejido, 19 miles away. If you only have time for one attraction here, make sure it's Golf Almerimar. (But we're also big fans of Guardias Viejas Castle and Karting Copo.)
Fill up your tank, put your key in the ignition and get ready to feel the fresh salty air on your face. Almeria boasts some beautiful stretches of coast, such as:
Here on a business-related trip? You'll be glad that Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Cabo de Gata has some fantastic hotels, restaurants and cafés nearby. It's located 8 miles from Almeria.
Here are our recommendations on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with some extra cash in your pocket:
Some travelers find weaving through traffic in big cities challenging. But in a small car like a compact or economy, cruising those Almeria streets will be a cinch. Prefer to spend your days discovering the surrounding coastal plains? Browse our fantastic range of SUVs. With loads of room and more power under the hood, these larger cars will make that road trip even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the attractions and activities that Almeria is renowned for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
You'll be happy to hear that there's a huge variety of both luxury and economy rental vehicles on offer in Almeria. What you go for depends on your budget and what you're planning to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer unparalleled mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not grab a high-end SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you're just after a car to get you from A to B as cheaply as possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your pocket).
From its highways to its suburban streets, exploring Almeria is a piece of cake with a rental car. But before you get into the fast lane, here's what you need to know about hitting the road in this city:
In Almeria, you'll have to keep to the right-hand side. When exploring a new place, it's always a wise idea to book a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
Most of the time, parking in Almeria is a piece of cake. If you're on the way to one of the more popular attractions in town, it would be wise to check out parking options before you set off.
Since the population of Almeria is roughly 188,800, you won't experience too much trouble with traffic. That being said, main roads are generally busier before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
There are. In Almeria, speed limits range from 50 km/h to 120 km/h. Residential zones have a maximum speed limit of 50 km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally speaking, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Or they may supply your contact details to local authorities, who'll then issue a fine to your postal address.
It's prohibited to use your cell phone while driving a car in Almeria, and you may also be fined for just holding a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Almeria, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. Thinking of having a few drinks while you're out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light is illegal in Almeria. Always be on the lookout for traffic lights and signs so you don't breach any road rules.
Yes, so buckle up. However, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.