Welcome to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Almeria page where you will find a wide range of vehicles to choose from to fit exactly what you are looking for at great rates.
Once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba, the influence of the Arab occupation on the architecture and culture of Almeria is still very evident today. Almeria is sited at the foot of a mountain range in Andalusia on the Mediterranean coast of southeast Spain. It was a vibrant city trading in fine textiles and silk during the Middle Ages until a series of earthquakes in 1522 led to its decline. Regeneration began in the Nineteenth Century and the economy has been built around the cultivation of fruit and vegetables in huge plastic greenhouses; around three-quarters of what is produced is exported to other European countries. Almeria has a hot-desert climate with hot summers and warm winters. The summer temperature rarely falls below 64 degrees Fahrenheit and average winter temperature is around 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The Desert of Tabernas, close to the city, is the sight where many of the spaghetti westerns of the 1970s were filmed. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is based near Almeria Train Station.
Enterprise branches take great pride in the extensive choice of vehicles they are able to offer to customers. Here you will find fuel-efficient hatchbacks, comfortable saloon cars which make driving a pleasure, spacious people-carriers and sporty SUVs. Whatever your motoring requirements are, Enterprise really does have something for everyone. Every car is subject to regular maintenance and is cleaned after each hire, so you can be assured your vehicle will be gleaming inside and out when you arrive to collect it.
It is easy to get carried away with the great deals Enterprise does on car hire that the fact they hire out a range of different size vans is often forgotten. Find the best deals the Enterprise website twenty-four hours a day. Once you know the details of your journey and the type of vehicle you require, simply fill in the online booking form and leave Enterprise to do the rest. By booking ahead of your journey, you can save money and are more likely to be able to book your first choice of vehicle.
Almeria Airport is six miles east of the city centre. Around twenty operators providing flights to other European cities, including some in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, for around 1 million customers each year. Collecting your pre-booked hire car up at the airport removes any worries about transport to your final destination; you can be on your way almost immediately. For convenience, if you are not travelling back the same way, you can leave your car at any Enterprise branch.
Almeria is home to the largest Alcazaba in Spain, except the Alhambra. Construction began in the Tenth Century; it was built with a formidable keep and three layers of defensive walls and is set above the city in an area surrounded by other Muslim constructed buildings which can't fail but to catch the eye of the onlooker because they are painted in pastel colours. Almeria Cathedral was built in the Sixteenth Century in the Gothic style with Renaissance influences; it is lined on the outside with an avenue of palm trees. Almeria also has a museum with artefacts dating back to prehistoric times.
Although it is a 104-mile drive from Almeria, it would be a shame if those visiting Andalusia missed out on Granada. It is here that the thirteenth-century, world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra stands. This formidable fortress, palace complex and gardens were built by the Nasrid occupiers of Grenada. Wander through the Generalife, relax in the gardens which feature ornamental waterfalls and pools. The Albaycin area should also be high on any visitor's itinerary. Here you can find Arab-built places of interest dating back to the occupation. Mojacar is a mountain village close to a coastal resort, Mojacar Playa, 58 miles from Almeria. Here you can sample local dishes such as fried fish.
Drivers should be aware of the main routes they are driving on. The A-98 is the arterial road to the rest of Andalusia and it connects with Almeria via the A-7. Traffic volumes in this part of Spain aren't as high as around major tourist destinations and some of the larger cities elsewhere in Spain. However, drivers should keep their wits about them and make sure they have an up-to-date sat-nav system or a good map. The narrow, steep streets of Old Almeria rule out driving in this area of the city. There is a car park at Calle Real near the cathedral and adjacent to the bus and railway stations.