With some great day trip options in the surrounding area, having your own car makes good sense. Without one, it wouldn’t be half as easy to experience everything that Cadiz, 19 miles away, has to offer. Among your first few stops here should be Playa de la Victoria, La Caleta Beach and El Gran Teatro Falla. Locals are also likely to point you toward El Puerto de Santa Maria, 19 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, let it be Valdelagrana Beach. (But we’d also highly recommend San Juan de Dios Square and Plaza de Mina.)
Nothing says vacation like jumping in the car and driving to the coast. Barrio Nuevo has some terrific beaches close by, so bring along a book (and a kite if it’s windy) and take a day trip to one of these beautiful options:
Cala Camacho (4 miles away).
Fuente del Gallo Beach (4 miles away).
Cala Princesa Alejandra (4 miles away).
Here’s a rundown of all the tricks of the trade to help you save on a rental car:
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Research is the key to getting the cheapest rentals deals in town, so be sure to check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you lock in your ride
If you have room to move in your schedule, change your dates to find lower prices on different days of the week
Pickup and drop-off times generally need to be the same (e.g, both 9 a.m.) or you may be required to pay for a full extra day
Sometimes car rental outlets offer big incentives to pay upfront, so make sure you look out for these penny-pinching deals
Make your booking as soon as your vacation dates are finalized. The early bird gets the worm!
Rent some wheels and explore Barrio Nuevo at your own pace. Want to venture out into some nearby natural areas? Consider a full-size car. This vehicle is perfect for those after outdoor adventure. Just want to get comfortably from A to B and traveling lightly? If you aren’t planning on driving for long distances, a zippy mini is a fantastic option.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Barrio Nuevo, a spacious SUV could be the best solution. If you’re hoping for a fantastic bargain and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is hard to beat. All you need to do is work out what will suit you best, round up the troops, and hit the road.
When driving in a new city, you’ll want to have a solid understanding of the local traffic laws. Here’s what you need to know to get behind the wheel in Barrio Nuevo with confidence:
You’ll need to keep right when driving in Barrio Nuevo. On top of that, take some extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re used to how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Barrio Nuevo, although you might find it hard to score a spot in the busier streets. Booking a hotel that offers on-site parking is a wise idea.
Speed limits vary throughout Barrio Nuevo, but generally range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 50km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally speaking, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are able to use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in Barrio Nuevo. But be sure to keep focused on the road.
In Barrio Nuevo, it’s a fineable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a drink or two with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Barrio Nuevo, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Conil de la Frontera.