If you're planning a trip to the Algarve region of Portugal, you're in for a treat. With its stunning beaches, charming towns, and rugged coastline, the Algarve is a top destination for travelers of all ages. But if you want to see the best of what this region has to offer, there's one thing you absolutely need: a car.

Here are just a few reasons why renting a car is the best way to explore the Algarve:

  1. Access to hidden gems

While the Algarve is home to some famous tourist hotspots like Albufeira and Lagos, some of its best sights are hidden away in smaller towns and villages. With a car, you'll have the freedom to explore these hidden gems at your own pace. Whether it's a secluded beach or a quaint hilltop village, you'll be able to discover parts of the Algarve that many tourists miss.

  1. More flexibility

When you rely on public transportation, you're limited by schedules and routes. But with a car, you'll have the flexibility to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Whether you're looking to hit up a few beaches in one day or explore multiple towns in a single trip, having your own wheels gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary.

  1. Easy day trips

The Algarve is a great place to base yourself if you're looking to explore other parts of Portugal. With a car, you can easily take day trips to places like Lisbon, Sintra, or even the nearby region of Alentejo. You won't have to worry about catching a bus or train, and you'll have the added convenience of being able to store your belongings in the car.

  1. Scenic drives

Finally, one of the best reasons to rent a car in the Algarve is simply to enjoy the stunning scenery. From the dramatic cliffs of Sagres to the winding roads of the Monchique mountains, the Algarve has some of the most picturesque drives in Europe. With a car, you can take your time and soak up the views at your own pace.

When it comes to exploring the Algarve, a car is simply the best way to go. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, renting a car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time in this beautiful region.

So what are you waiting for? Book that rental car at and hit the road!

by Antonio on 12/04/2023 16:33. Last edit by Antonio on 12/04/2023.

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by Joao on 05/07/2014 16:45. Last edit by Joao on 06/04/2023.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here is your Christmas GIFT!

Book your car rental until January and get 10% discount!

  • Promotion Code: XMAS22

  • Discount: 10% on daily rates (Extras excluded)

  • Booking period: 16th December 2022 until 31 January 2023

  • Pick-up period: 16 December 2022 until 31 December 2023


by Antonio on 16/12/2022 17:23.

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Black Friday is here!


Great Discount for rentals until 2023

Promotion Code: BLACK22


Valid for reservations from 18/11/2022 to 30/11/2022
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by Antonio on 21/11/2022 11:14.

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Auto Rent now provides a service that allows you to drive on the A-22 without worries!

The A-22 Motorway has automatic tolls that charge when you drive under the gates spread between the exits.

Introducing the E-Tolls extra

  • You pay €1.90/day, up to €19.00 per rental for the rental of the device
  • You're free to drive around on the A-22 and avoid traffic on the N-125
  • When you return the car, you only pay for the tolls you used
  • No pre-pay, no extra costs, no tolls in your mail

Should you choose not to use our E-Tolls service, any tolls that are not paid will be sent to your home address, and you will be charged an administration fee by the highway company.

Please note that due to the tolling company stating that it can present tolls up to 15 days later, some charges may come after your departure, but we will contact you should that happen.

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We'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Promotion Code: XMAS21

Promotion valid for rentals starting in 2022, booked until 31/01/2022.

by Antonio on 20/12/2021 16:33.

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To celebrate Auto Rent's new Website Launch, we are having a 10% promotion on all bookings from now until 12/12 23:59 for rentals starting before 31/10/2022!

So if you book your rental this week, you get a special price, as a thank you for your trust in us over the years, and to celebrate our new look and website!

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With the inclusion of Super CDW and Tires Locks and Windows, it lowers the Excess on your rental.


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by Joao on 17/05/2021 09:51. Last edit by Antonio on 19/11/2021.

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Visit Algarve

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