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Getting To Sitio de Calahonda
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Calahonda, or Sitio de Calahonda as it is also known, is a beautiful destination for a holiday. Located on the coast on the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa del Sol, Calahonda experiences more than three hundred and thirty days of annual sunshine as you can see on our weather page.
The nearest golf courses are at Calanova golf club and Club de Golf La Siesta. The Costa del Sol is famous for its many golf courses so if this is a golfing holiday, hiring a car makes sense to give you the flexibility to get around with ease.
Calahonda has a wonderfully long 4km stretch of sandy beach known as Torre de Calahonda with the pretty port of Puerto Cabopino just 2km away so that can also be walked with relative ease.
For health-conscious visitors, head for the Club del Sol which has a gym, tennis courts, paddle-tennis, swimming pool and aerobic classes.
It is easy to get to, whether you are considering an airport transfer from either Malaga or Gibraltar, or you are thinking of renting a car from the airport for the duration of your stay.
The airport is only a 25 minute drive to the east. The big question is whether you need to hire a car or not. This very much depends on your criteria for a successful holiday.
Calahonda is very much a self-sufficient modern development with all the facilities and amenities on hand without the need for constant driving to get anywhere. On your doorstep you have the El Zoco commercial centre with shops, bars, restaurants and sports facilities such as tennis and golf as well as a health club (Club del Sol).
Certainly if you want the flexibility to explore the area, renting a car make sense because prices are pretty low and then you save yourself the expenses of the airport transfers.
How Much Are Airport Transfers?
Taking the example of ShuttleDirect.com it will cost £40 for 2 people (same price for 1 person) to go one-way from Malaga airport to Calahonda. This is a private shuttle so you are collected immediately at the airport and driven in a car or bus, direct to your chosen accommodation. Effectively this is a taxi fare.
We also looked at the options for transfers from Gibraltar airport but this proved very difficult. In fact we could not find one. We did however get a quote from ResortHoppa.com to either Marbella or Fuengirola (they won’t give a quote to Calahonda).
Going to Marbella which is just short of Calahonda would be £80 per person for 2 people i.e. £160!
How Much Does Hiring a Car Cost?
So how does hiring a car compared to the return transfer cost for 2 people of £80?
Well we must realise prices vary depending on the season as well as the demand, but we have taken an example of a week in June and come up with these rates using our comparison tool above:
The cheapest rate is £63 for a weeks car hire for a car classified in the mini car group. Now this is small. It would be a Peugeot 107 or similar which will get 4 people in at a squeeze and hold two suitcases.
An economy size car is a Ford Fiesta or similar at £73 for the week, this can seat 5 and hold 3 suitcases.
An SUV or people carrier will cost £115 to rent for the week.
If you want to impress then how about a luxury sports car such as the BMW 3 series Cabriolet which is a convertible at £852 per week!
Now that you have the information you can make an informed choice.
Below we answer some of your concerns and frequently asked questions about car rental for Calahonda.
Many people are concerned about potential problems and pitfalls in renting a car as they are unfamiliar with Spain and its rules and driving regulations.
Another concern for many people is that they will turn up at the airport only to find that there is no car or that they are given a completely different make and model to the one they ordered. We will address these concerns below.
Can I hire a car locally for a couple of days for excursions?
Yes you can and below we have a couple of independent local car hire companies. We have seen from our prices above that it is often more economical to hire a car that the entire week even if you are just going to use it for a couple of days.
However some people prefer to get an airport transfer and just rent a car for a day or so just to break up the holiday.
Fetajo Rent A Car
Address: Urb. Sitio de Calahonda, Avda. de España, Conj. Rincón del Mar, Bloque 6, Local 3, 29649 Mijas Costa, Málaga. (Spain).
Telephone: (0034) 952 93 44 12 – Fax: (0034) 952 93 33 09
Emergency 24 hours: (0034) 615 66 88 81
What documentation do I need to rent a car?
You will need a credit card. Firstly you need to put down a deposit to secure your reservation and you pay the balance when you arrive at the airport on your card.
Obviously you will also need your passport and driving licence. It is a help if you are over 25 and you certainly need to be aged over 21. You may find it difficult to get competitive quotes if you happen to be between 21 and 25. Price compare insurance on this page.
Even if you wish to pay your balance in Euros you will need a credit card to guarantee the excess which is payable should you have an accident in Calahonda.
How much is the excess?
Car rental companies typically protect themselves by putting in the contract a large excess which is often at least €500.
This is exactly the same as your domestic car insurance. In other words if you dent the car and cause damage, whether it is your fault or not, you are responsible for paying the excess.
You can opt to protect the excess by paying an additional premium known as collision damage waiver or CDW for short. It is worthwhile in our opinion to take out this extra protection because the premium is relatively small compared to the risk.
What extras are payable on top of the quoted price?
When you are searching and comparing prices from the Internet you do need to make sure that everything you want included, actually is. When you get a price using the search engine above, all your insurances and unlimited mileage are included in the price – so you know exactly where you stand.
The only decision really, as discussed above, is whether to cover the potential risk to your excess or not. The only other potential extra charges relate to additional items you might want to hire such as GPS navigation so you can find a way around without getting lost, or hiring child seats.
It is fair to say that these extras are pretty expensive with a cost of £51 per week for a booster seat, but then again you have to consider that many airlines these days will charge you extra to take these items in the cargo hold.
Am I committed if I need to cancel my reservation?
This does depend on the company you book with but you can usually cancel with either a full refund or the loss of a small admin fee.
Can you offer any tips or advice?
Some tips from our experience is to ensure that you would not compromise on space at the expense of price. The differences between car groups can be relatively small, you may just be saving a few pounds.
However what you might find when you get to your rental car is that it might be a lot smaller than you have envisaged! You may not get all your luggage in. This happens frequently as models in Europe are often very different to the UK.
Make sure that your car is a diesel as this will be much more economical and find out if you are picking a car up with a full tank of petrol or empty. This is especially important as many low-cost airlines have unusual arrival times, often in the early hours when garages are closed!
The nearest petrol station to Gibraltar Airport is 1km away while there is a BP petrol station at the entrance of Malaga International Airport but these tend to be closed from about 10pm to 6am.
Do also phone or email ahead to the exact company you have booked with and make sure your extras i.e. car seats will be there. A request on your original booking can often go unnoticed with all the comings and goings at these busy offices at peak summer times.
Excursions and Days Out From Calahonda
Renting a car in Calahonda enables you to take advantage of the Costa del Sol area, there are so many things to do and see as you can see on this map of Calahonda to help you get around the area.
The Costa del Sol has some great possibilities for excursions:
To the east is the high-rise beach resort of Fuengirola, this is a very busy resort with plenty of nightlife. To the west is the swanky resort of Marbella and Puerto Banus.
This area has become known as the playground of the rich and famous, many of whom arrive by luxury yacht!
Golf courses nearby include Club de Golf La Siesta, Calanova Golf and the Miraflores Golf Club.
Nearby water parks can be found at the Parque Acuatico Mijas and Aqualand Torremolinos.
If you have rented a car then you can also visit many great theme and water parks which are perfect for entertaining the children, these include the Selwo Aventura Park in Estepona and the Tivoli Amusement Park in Benalmadena as well as the Selwo Marina and Sea Life Centre.
Set inland just past Fuengirola on the hillside is Mijas Pueblo, Andalusia’s most popular traditional white village which is well worth a visit to get a feel for the real historic Spain and to enjoy the sweeping views of the entire Costa del Sol.
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