Amongst the Canary islands, Lanzarote is the fourth largest in size and thousands of tourists visit the island every year. Although it is small, this volcanic island has a desert-like climate, a great coast and a very relaxing ambience for vacationers. The beaches are a distance away from the resorts and the towns are spread out. Therefore, you should consider the best way to move around when planning your Lanzorate holidays. Many people opt for car rentals when they are holidaying in the island. Car hire can be done at the Lanzarote Airport or online.
Hiring a car when on vacation in Lanzarote is easy and will make your movement convenient. However, there are a number of factors you should be aware of before getting a rental car. One is that the Lanzarote traffic laws stipulate that all drivers keep right. It is also advisable to carry extra cash as there is a possibility that some petrol stations will not accept credit cards. You should always carry you rental agreement, driverâÄôs license and passport while in Lanzarote just to avoid any inconveniences during your holiday.
Like in other European countries, it is required that all passengers wear seatbelts whether they are seated at the front or rear to ensure their safety on the road. There is a spot fine for those found not complying with this rule. In addition, there is a heavy spot fine for drunken drivers. In case an accident occurs, you should not accept liability or give away any money or documents. Instead, contact the police and cooperate with them and also inform the agency that rented out the car. All drivers must be above twenty years in the island and car hire prices are inclusive of both delivery and tax charges.
If you have a limited budget, it is advisable to pick a smaller car with manual transmission since automatics ones come with extra premium charges. It is also good to print out a map of Lanzarote in advance as it may be quite expensive to buy one when in the island. Inquire about any extra charges that may be made for extra mileage and weekend drives before signing your car rental agreement. Also, find out about the car drop off time. Most car rental companies bill on a twenty four hour basis and if the car is drooped off a minute later, you will have to pay a full charge.
|About Author Amy Scott :|
Amy Scott has over 15 years experience in the travel industry. She loves the Mediterranean and North Africa and especially likes to write about holidays to Majorca and <a href="http://www.travelsoon.com/egypt-holidays/sharm-el-sheikh.html" target="_blank">Sharm El Sheikh holidays</a>.
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Article Added on Friday, July 30, 2010