May 21st, 2013
Join us for a tour of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports.
Summer is almost here and, as always, the Mediterranean region is a magnet for the many visitors who come to enjoy its mild climate, idyllic bays and fine sandy beaches. But its charms are not just limited to sun, sand and summertime. With their bustling waterfronts, medieval centres and a history which stretches back to antiquity, the ports of the Mediterranean are always worth exploring.
So come with us on a tour of the 5 most beautiful port destinations, each with its own unique character and perfect for exploring in your hire car! (more…)
April 9th, 2013
Discover the less frequented sites of Majorca: From historic monuments to secluded beaches
Far from “Ballermann” and long party nights, Majorca shows a different face. Not only enchanted castle ruins but also traditional mountain villages and small bays with crystal clear water can still be found on the island. If you think you have already seen and explored everything Majorca has to offer, we invite you to participate in an expedition to the unknown beauties of this sunny island. (more…)
March 14th, 2013
Here you will find turquoise lakes with water so intensely blue it’s almost as if the colour has been artificially enhanced. But lakes such as this one, Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, are definitely for real!
A trip to Canada, the world’s second largest country, is a unique adventure, a place where visitors cannot help but be overawed by countryside which is both diverse and unspoilt.
This is a land as diverse as it is vast and with its excellent road system taking a tour by motorbike or in a hire car is the perfect way to explore nature at its finest. This is also ideal country for those who enjoy walking or who fancy taking a trip out in a boat or canoe for a few days. Clear mountain water and deep-blue lakes, densely-forested mountains, romantic island landscapes and bizarre rock formations are among Canada’s natural wonders and the many amazing treasures of this great country. In this blog article we introduce you to some of its most beautiful areas, starting with the Flowerpot Rocks in the east and the area known as the Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence river, before moving on to Ontario’s oldest nature reserve, west of Ottawa. From there we take you millions of years back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, before finishing up with a trip up into the heights of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. (more…)
March 6th, 2013
Beautiful, secluded bays such as Cala Xarraca are a snorkeller`s paradise. (Photo: © Eric Gevaert – Fotolia.com)
Sun, sangria and all-night dancing – Ibiza has long had a reputation as a party island. Every year well-known (and some less well-known!) celebrities put in an appearance at the expensive night clubs in the Balearics and partygoers from all over Europe come together in the bars and discos between Playa den Bossa and Santa Eulalia. But away from the entertainment areas the island has a very different side. This is the Ibiza of secluded bays, traditional tapas bars and old ruins – all the things the independent tourist is looking for. (more…)
February 20th, 2013
Costa Rica – dive into an exotic world of enchanting beauty! (Photo: © platynus – Fotolia.com)
Black conical volcanoes, tropical rain forests and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean await you on trip around Costa Rica with a hire car. This Central American country is located on the land bridge that connects the North and South American continents. In the west, the waves of the Pacific Ocean roll onto the Costa Rican coast and in the east, the endless waters of the Caribbean glisten in the sun.
February 5th, 2013
Keys should be returned at your destination, together with the hire car! (Photo: © Nikolai Sorokin – Fotolia.com)
Car keys that are sent to us weeks after the hire car has been returned, traffic tickets from abroad, confusion or test bookings with a consequence – at CarDelMar we always experience astonishing things. In our blog, we want to share some of these situations with you. Mostly, they are exceptional situations. We also report on common mistakes surrounding the topic of car hire and provide valuable tips for booking and hiring your car.
January 23rd, 2013
Madeira is also called the flower island
The Portuguese island Madeira is known as the flower island and a hiking paradise. Nature and adventure lovers are regularly drawn to this little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. Spring-like temperatures, a mild climate and the colourful vegetation let you quickly escape from the daily routine. Apart from the tourist areas, the volcanic island offers an abundance of hidden beauties that you can discover with a hired car during your next visit.
December 19th, 2012
Play it safe with your car hire booking and use our new worry-free filter!
Expensive additional costs on site, insufficient insurance coverage, the local pick up office is inconvenient to reach – some cheap car hire offers seem good at first sight and the possible disadvantages appear only at second glance. It is not easy for hire car customers to keep their eyes on all other important aspects besides the price when making the booking. Through our long experience we know what is important and gladly support our clients in choosing a suitable vehicle. That is why we have installed a worry-free filter for bookings made on www.cardelmar.co.uk. Right in the first booking step it checks all offers according to a number of criteria, which experience has shown are relevant to the car hire search.
Only offers fulfilling the following quality criteria are marked with a green thumb as a worry-free recommendation: (more…)
December 6th, 2012
Customer Service Agent Nina Schrader (30) in our expert advice interview
“When the hire car goes missing, there is trouble“. Nina Schrader (30) knows this from experience. Nina has worked in CarDelMar’s customer service since June 2010 where she deals with theft and damages. Today, she will tell us all there is to know about theft: What do you need to do in the case of vehicle theft? And what is the procedure for when belongings get stolen from the hire car, and who will cover the costs?
December 3rd, 2012
What will happen to my car hire if my flight is cancelled due to a strike?
Those affected by a strike during their holiday are not only inconvenienced, but in a worst case scenario, are also liable to cover any costs resulting thereof themselves. Here, we explain what hire car travellers need to be aware of in the case of a strike and how CarDelMar can support their customers.