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Trips and excursions without a car?

Leicester, United...
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Trips and excursions without a car?

We're thinking of booking a villa in September after lots of really good recommendations from friends for the resort. We'd like to see a lot of the island including the national park etc and wondered how easy it is to join excursions to these places. We've previously hired cars in Spain and it was really beneficial for seeing the area as well as being able to pick up shopping etc from the local supermarkets. Just looking for advice really on whether car hire is necessary?

Thanks a lot

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1. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

There are plenty of tours and they are worth doing, however it's a very easy island to get around. The roads on the whole are good. From Playa Blanca you can drive to the north of the island in around an hour. Timanfaya National Park, La Geria wine region and a whole host of other tourist attractions can easily be accessed by car. If you are in PB they are 20 minutes away by car.

Also it allows you to do it at your own pace. There are some nice coastal villages such as El Golfo, Playa Quemada, Arrieta and Orzola which are worth visiting. Haria in the north which has a nice Saturday market. Plus many more.

Not sure how long your going for, but car hire is cheap on the island as long as you avoid a couple of companies. There is a thread car hirers beware which is worth reading. Autoreisen, pluscars and Carera Medina are good. Autoreisen only based at the airport are very good been using them for years.

Going in a couple of weeks for 9 days, Citroen C3 for this time 92 euros. If in PB you would be easily a 100 euro return in a taxi from the airport.

Hope you enjoy your holiday whatever you decide.

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2. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

Well, you can book excursions but car hire will be so much cheaper and give you so much flexibility to travel at your own pace and avoid being in a massive group.

Driving on the island is easy. Roads are quiet and in good condition.

As already mentioned check prices with Cabrera Medina and autoreisen. Don’t forget their insurance also includes no worries zero excess as standard which is amazing given their low prices. Booking in advance will get you better prices than walk-ins.

This is an excellent website summarising what there is to see and do:


Reading, United...
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3. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

I am not sure about the cost of trips and excursions but we have hired a car through Cabrera Medina a couple of times, they are reasonably priced all insurance and extra driver included and they don’t ask for our credit card, so no unexpected charges when you get home, this time we even paid for the car with cash, it was about €170 for 2 weeks in August. It’s so easy to drive around the island and do your own trips from a villa, I would highly recommended doing driving yourself.

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4. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

I wouldn't not hire a car!

You'd be mad not to.

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5. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

Hiring a car while staying in a villa in PB is a no-brainier for us.

As others have said you could hire a car from one of the reputable companies mentioned for a week for less than the return taxi fare.

Driving is easy, petrol cheaper than the UK. Loads of flexibility to go where you want and when, also, many of the villas in PB can be quite a distance from the resort centre it’s quite a big resort and quite spread out. You don’t say where you are staying, but if you are at the Faro Park end, I would always recommend car hire.

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6. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

Hi there do you know what the buses are like in pdc please.

Edited: 02 August 2018, 19:55
Leicester, United...
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7. Re: Trips and excursions without a car?

thanks everyone

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