Portugal is undoubtedly one of the most stunning countries to travel in southern Europe. It only takes a short car hire ride to stumble upon secret spots that still preserve their rustic Portuguese soul. Visit Faro, since it is only a stones throw away from the rolling hills and yawning valleys of the Algarve, allowing one to seamlessly get lost winding through the majestic Monchique mountain range. Lisbon the capital, a must see, is one of the oldest cities on the planet with history as well as customs stretching back over centuries and very easy to relive with the mobility of cheap car hire in Portugal. Porto, an old outpost of the Roman Empire, lies in the north of Portugal and car hire is a marvellous method to discover this ancient settlement – park up the hire car and try an authentic glass of ‘Port’ when there. The spectacular baroque architecture as well as the neoclassic styles inside the city’s walls are spectacular places!
Make life uncomplicated for yourself and bear in mind that, you will need your passport, a credit card, proof of Portuguese address (your hotel address) and obviously your driving licence. Once on the charming open roads in Portugal with cheap car hire, you will recognise that some are three lanes wide – two passing in either direction and a lane in the middle, for overtaking in BOTH directions. So if you choose to overtake a vehicle in the hire car, be cautious of the oncoming traffic! Upon arrival at your destination in Portugal, you may discover somebody attempting to wave you into a parking spot. Yet, as they say, nothing comes for free - they will more than likely be expecting a tip! Finally, there will be an instance when you’ll need to fill up the car in Portugal with unleaded petrol (gasolina sin plomo/gasolina sem chumbo) or diesel (gasóleo) which in Portugal is commonly self-service.
Speeding in Portugal (particularly as a tourist with car hire) can land you with a hefty on-the-spot fine so ensure you follow the speed limits; 50km/h in built-up areas; 90km/h out of built-up areas; 120km/h on the motorway (Auto-Estrada). Using a mobile phone whilst driving is not only hazardous but will also incur an immediate fine when on the road in Portugal. Undertaking will also get you into trouble with the law and perhaps with your bank manager too– a possible fine of up to €1,250, so be vigilant in your hire car in Portugal when on the motorways and keep to the right. And don’t forget to come to a complete stop when you approach a ‘stop’ sign, regardless of whether there is oncoming traffic or not, otherwise, you may find yourself paying an additional on-the-spot fine! Cheap car hire in Portugal is inexpensive with CarDelMar so abide by the traffic rules and keep it that way!
Your CarDelMar team wishes you a pleasant and safe journey with cheap car hire in Portugal from CarDelMar car hire.