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Whether you’re in Lanzarote to hit the beach, get wet and wild in the water parks or explore the island’s incredible volcanic scenery, Playa Blanca has it all.

Rent a car while you’re here to take in the best of the island’s beautiful bays, restaurants and mountain walks.

Found at the southern tip of the island, Playa Blanca boasts a bevy of beaches, watersports and no shortage of car hire options. Most of these companies can be found in the town centre and around the port, including:

  • Autos Cabrera Medina: (+34) 928 822 910 / (+34) 928 517 813
  • Jaira Rent a Car: (+34) 617 062 427
  • Bissaucar Rent a Car: (+34) 623 498 224

It’s always a good idea to compare prices between rental companies to ensure you get the deal best suited to your needs. Once you’ve got keys in hand and wheels at your disposal you can set off on a road trip around Lanzarote.

Explore stunning mountain towns, the other-worldly volcanic Timanfaya National Park and Europe’s first underwater sculpture museum – Museo Atlántico (though you’ll have to leave the car onshore for that).

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Fast facts

What age do you need to be to hire a car in Playa Blanca?

The minimum legal age for hiring a car in Spain is 18. However, most car hire companies set their minimum age limit at 21 (with at least one year of driving experience). Exceptions do apply, make sure to check with your provider.

What side of the road do they drive on?

Spain drives on the right.

Do you need a credit card to hire a car?

Most rental companies require a credit card. However, some larger firms, like Avis, accept Visa and MasterCard debit cards. Make sure to check with your provider before booking.

Do you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to hire a car in Spain?

You do not need an IDP to drive in Spain if you have a photocard driving licence issued by the UK (and at least one year of driving experience).

Driver requirements

What do you need to hire a vehicle in Playa Blanca?

Renters require a valid driving licence (typically with at least one year of driving experience), credit card (some companies accept debit cards) and a passport or photo ID.

Can you rent a car the same day in Lanzarote?

Yes, you can certainly hire a car the same day in Lanzarote. Of course, it’s also possible to book online, which gives you the opportunity to compare different providers and ensure you get the best deal.

Are there any scenic driving routes near Playa Blanca?

The south of Lanzarote is one of the most unique landscapes in the world to drive through. For a beach adventure, head east from Playa Blanca toward Los Ajaches Natural Park. There’s a small entry fee per car, but the beaches of Papagayo are well worth it. Next make your way up to Fermés with its Canarian cathedral, then on to the charming white houses of Yaiza which stick out against the black volcanic earth. From Yaiza you’re on the cusp of Timanfaya National Park, a must for any visitor to the island. You’ll want to check out the green lake of El Golfo and then conclude your scenic drive along the rugged coastline of Los Hervideros where the Atlantic Ocean crashes up against the volcanic isle.

Should I buy additional insurance for my car rental in Playa Blanca?

Car hire excess insurance is not mandatory in Lanzarote. However, car hire excess insurance does cover you in case of accident or damage which can easily cost you over €1,000. Comparing standalone policies ahead of time can ensure you get a much better deal on excess insurance than the one your rental provider will offer you at the desk.

What should I do in case of an accident or breakdown in Playa Blanca?

In the unlikely event that you’re involved in a serious accident resulting in injury, call the police on 112. Your rental car is likely to contain a warning triangle which can be placed at the site to notify other drivers. Next, notify your car rental provider and your insurance company as soon as possible.