One of the world’s leading holiday destination, Spain is full of locations where it’s entirely natural to ask whether or not you need to hire a car. This might be more obvious in larger cities like Barcelona or Madrid, but it’s much less clear on islands like Mallorca or Gran Canaria.
Spain has invested billions of euros in recent years in improving its transport network, from new motorways through to the AVE high speed rail network and modern tram systems in cities like Alicante or Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
I’ve visted Spain many times, and this really is one country where there’s an incredible variety of standards when it comes to both the driving situation and using public transport.
More than any other country in Europe, I would always suggest checking on a city by city basis – and just because the destination is a large or small place doesn’t necessarily mean that a hire car is or isn’t a good idea!