With its gorgeous white buildings, amazing beaches, and lovely tapas and flamenco bars, Cadiz is a dream destination. Navigating the roads of Cadiz and beyond can be a little tricky without your own vehicle, which is why organising car hire in Cadiz ahead of your upcoming trip to one of Europe's oldest cities is a fantastic idea. When you use HAPPYCAR as your online car rental finder and price comparison tool, you can always rest assured that you will get the most affordable, desirable deal on Cadiz car hire. The HAPPYCAR site is very easy to use and it compares prices from only the best companies - such as Autocar, Hertz, and CarDelMar to bring you the very best deals for you. So, you can cruise through Cadiz in the rental car of your choice, without having to worry about your bank balance - it's a win win situation.
Rental Car Cadiz
Located in the south west of Spain, Cadiz is an ancient sea port. Head down towards the sea front and you will see a statue to the four winds of the region (each of which has its own name). Cadiz is replete with history - it is, in fact, as we hinted above one of the oldest cities in Europe. And, it is usually considered to be the oldest city in Western Europe to have been continuously inhabited. Even the trees that dot the Old Town are often thousands of years old. The climate in Cadiz is very sunny and the atmosphere on the streets can feel like one continuous celebration - on every corner there is a bar selling delicious tapas and Spanish beer and wine, salsa and flamenco music playing, and everyone having a great time. Head down to the beach and you will find perfect weather for swimming, surfing, sailing, or just lounging. And, as you may have guessed, many of the local delicacies - such as camarrones and sea urchins - are seafood specialties that have been freshly caught from that very sea shore early in the day.
Discover Cadiz with your Rental Car
When you opt for car rental in Cadiz, you can reach all of the main sights in this city with total ease. One of the key places to visit, for example, is the Plaza Falla (or Falla Square). On this square, you will find the Gran Teatro Falla, which is a large square building. Unfortunately, the original late 19th century theatre was attacked by a fire and much of it burned down - it was rebuilt in splendid style (the interiors are particularly stunning and magnificent thanks to a gorgeous painted ceiling), with a few traces of ancient brickwork and design here and there. Throughout the year, there is a programme of dance, theatre, and music in this theatre with performers and audience members alike flocking to it from all over the world. Another key attraction in the city is the Tariva Tower, which was originally a maritime edifice. This 18th century tower is the tallest tower in the city and it provides a fantastic vantage point from which to view the entirety of Cadiz, the beaches and beyond - on a good day, you can see the North of Africa! Atop the Tariva Tower is a camera oscura - a kind of giant pinhole camera that gives you a panoramic vista.
Road Trip Cadiz
When you choose car rental in Cadiz, you open out the possibility of travelling to other exciting Andalucian cities. Tarifa, Seville, and Jerez are all easy to get to with your rental car from Cadiz. If you wish to reach Tarifa, for example, which is the southernmost point in Spain, you just need to drive in a gently south easterly direction down the CA-33 and E5 roads. The whole journey takes between an hour and 20 minutes and an hour and a half. If you fancy a trip to Africa one day, you can leave your car in Tarifa and take the short ferry ride from Tarifa over to Tangiers to enjoy the traditional Moroccan markets and amazing views.