Car and Van Hire in Granada
Welcome to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Granada page where you will find a wide range of vehicles to choose from to fit exactly what you are looking for at great rates.
Car and Van rental in Granada
Two and a half thousand feet above sea level, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in southwest Spain, is the Andalusian city of Granada, home to a quarter of a million people. The Moors populated the general area now known as the Granada, and in the 13th century, the Nasrids established Granada city on the site where it stands today. Unusually, in Europe at that time, Granada was a place that was very tolerant of different races and faiths, something that ended with the Christian reconquest in 1492. Today, Granada is a multicultural city, divided into individual districts and benefiting from a large number of parks and gardens. Granada has a hot summer, with temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit; winters are cooler with regular outbreaks of rain. The city's population is boosted by the large number of students attending the university, and nightlife in Granada is very student orientated, although of course there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. The city is served by a metro, a comprehensive bus service and good rail links to other Spanish cities. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is based at Calle Neptune, 8 18004; take a look at the Internet site for Enterprise Granada.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Granada
Spoilt for choice is a phrase that could easily apply to the fleet of superb vehicles Enterprise offers for hire. From economical hatchbacks that provide great fuel economy, to something with a touch of luxury, whatever your motoring requirements are, Enterprise can meet them. People carriers are particularly popular with large family groups or people travelling in a party. If you want to drive to the many villages in the Sierra Nevada, a four-by-four could be your car of choice. Take a look here at SUVs.
Cheap Car and Van Hire in Granada
Enterprise's interactive, online booking system makes it easy for the customers to book a vehicle, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The best deals Enterprise have to offer can be found on their website, and by booking early, you make savings. Thinking ahead also helps reduce the stress of travelling, because you know that when you reach your destination your vehicle will be waiting for you. Advance booking helps you secure the car you really want and you can be assured that it will have been checked out mechanically, and valeted inside and out prior to collection.
Airport Car Hire
Frederick Garcia Lorca Airport lies just under 10 miles west of Granada; it also serves Jaen, 62 miles away. Providers include British Airways, easyJet and Air Europe; the airport handles three quarters of a million passengers each year. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch at the airport, which is particularly useful for those travelling to the province of Granada, but not intending to visit Granada city.
Attractions in Granada
More than any other city in Spain, the Moors left a huge legacy in Granada. The Albacin District is full of buildings dating back to that time and is also the location of the Sacramento Caves, where visitors might choose to watch some flamenco dancing, by candlelight. It is, however, the Alhambra Palace, built by the Nasrids between 1337 and 1353, with its Alcazaba Fortress and Generalife pleasure palace and gardens that is the biggest magnet for visitors to the city; the site was long since granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Granada's Cathedral of the Incarnation is also worth visiting – building began in the early 16th century in the Gothic style, but as construction continued, the predominant style changed to Renaissance.
Places to Visit outside Granada
People say you shouldn't leave Granada without visiting the Caves of Nerja, a huge system of underground caverns stretching for miles, and where you can see the world's largest stalagmite. The caves are a 60-mile drive from Granada, but well worth the effort. Granada lies close to the Costa Tropical, a series of small towns and villages on the picturesque coast. This area has not been overdeveloped like the Costal del Sol, because the Sierra Nevada range stops virtually on the seashore, which means there is little flat land on which to site hotels and other high-rise buildings. Almunecar, 49 miles from Granada, is a good place to sample cuisine typical to the area, particularly fish and shellfish, with many vendors working from the beach.
Parking and Traffic Information in Granada
It is quite possible to drive around Granada, however, drivers should do their research, because the old part of the city where most of the historical places of interest are is off-limits unless you have permission from a hotel to use its car park, in which case you are given specific directions that you must follow. The city does benefit from a ring road system and again drivers need to plan journeys beforehand. Although there are numerous car parks in the city centre, these can be difficult to locate for the reasons given above, and the advice is to head for the huge car park close to the Alhambra, accessible from the ring road Ronda-sur-A-395, and use that as a base to explore the city, either on foot or by public transport.