Campervan hire at Malaga airport – Everything you need to know

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A year ago we expanded our offer with campervan hire at Malaga airport. It has been a great success and that is why this year we have added two great models that we describe below, the Volkswagen California Beach Tour and the Fiat Ducato Maxi Camper.

Although this form of travel has always been popular, last year the pandemic in Malaga triggered the sale and rental of motorhomes as an alternative to traditional accommodation, both for families and groups of friends because of the enormous freedom it gives us.

Enjoy a new way of travelling on the Costa del Sol. Imagine the possibilities that renting a campervan in Malaga offers you!

Advantages of renting a campervan at Malaga airport

A VW Beach Tour in Tarifa, Cádiz. Photo Periodismo del Motor

You know, its real name is: Freedom!

Choose the place and the view you want to wake up to the next morning. This is priceless. In addition, its storage space allows you to carry everything you want while maintaining the maximum freedom of movement characteristic of a motorhome.

Travelling in a motorhome is certainly a philosophy!

Imagine a great weekend at a music festival with your friends… this sunset on your favourite beach… away from it all, watching this same sunset from the top of a mountain… visiting friends and not having to worry about where you’re going to sleep… discovering new horizons… endless possibilities to enjoy a different, independent lifestyle, with all the comforts and the latest technology.

And it’s as easy as arriving at Malaga airport, we pick you up and deliver your camper, so you can start your adventure on the Costa del Sol.

Available models 2021

You can imagine the Volkswagen California Beach Tour as a slightly larger car that you can sleep in. It’s our most affordable model that comes with no big extras. It can be a great option to enjoy a night of concerts, without having to worry about where to sleep.

The Fiat Ducato Maxi Camper, on the other hand, is more pure campervan style, giving you full freedom to travel without worries.

If you’ve never travelled in a camper, don’t worry. Folding down the roof, folding the seats into beds or taking out the camping furniture may seem a little tricky at first, but once you’ve done it a couple of times, it’s something you’ll do again with your eyes closed.

Fiat Ducato Maxi Camper

This is the more complete and equipped of the two models on offer this year. The Fiat Ducato Maxi camper offers seating and sleeping for 4 people.

The Fiat Ducato Maxi camper is the best in its class, agile on the move, easy to drive, spacious to live in and beautiful to look at.

It is the Diesel model with 140 hp manual. It comes equipped with gas cooker, fridge, bathroom with shower and interior folding table. We provide crockery and cutlery for 4, and a basic kitchen set with pot and pan. For hygienic reasons, please remember to bring your own towels and sheets.

A wide range of content and technology comes as standard, as well as various driving aids, such as automatic emergency braking, parking exit, blind spot warning system and manual or automatic climate control.

The minimum age to rent the Fiat Ducato Maxi camper is 27 years.

Volkswagen California Beach Tour

Photo courtesy of our client

The VW California Beach Tour is the more affordable and more basic model of the two campers we offer in 2021.

It comes with 2 double beds, stationary heating, 2 chairs, 1 table and awning. This version has no fridge, no kitchen and no bathroom. While this may be a drawback for those who prefer not to rely on anything, the Volkswagen California Beach Tour comes equipped with the latest technology, swivel seats and dimmable LED lighting to quickly create a cosy space. For hygienic reasons, please remember to bring your own  sheets.

Photo courtesy of our client

The two sliding doors make it very easy to make the most of the space. The dimensions of the California Beach Tour are 4.9 m long, 1.9 m wide and 1.99 m high.
The minimum age to rent the Fiat Ducato Maxi camper is 27 years.

FAQs

Where to park

The Coastal Law expressly prohibits parking on the coast and beaches and it must also be taken into account that in the National Parks it is forbidden for any vehicle to stay between 10 pm and 6 am.

It is also important to note that in Spain it is not allowed to camp, but to park.

If you choose a remote area in nature, make sure the area where you park is as straight as possible.

On the other hand, if there is an area where there are already several campers parked, it will be an area where there are usually no problems.

There are several very good apps on the market to locate these perfect places to park, such as Park4night and iOverlander, orWikiloc, if you like to combine your routes with hiking trails.

At this link you can find all the ports of Andalusia, where you can park your motorhome.
https://www.puertosdeandalucia.es/actividad/red-andaluza-de-areas-de-autocaravanas

How to use the caravan toilet

Basically, the principle is the same as for the toilet at home, except that the waste, called black water, stays in a tank that has to be emptied every few days.

Can you flush toilet paper?
Yes, no problem, although you have to be a little careful not to plug up the drain.

Does the toilet smell bad?
To avoid odours it is best to empty it every 3 or 4 days, even if it is not full.

Grey and black waters

The black water comes from the toilet and has to be emptied every few days at a service area designated for this purpose. Grey water comes from the shower, sink and wash basin and is basically harmless. There are also designated drainage areas for this water.

Places to recharge drinking water and empty grey and black water

The grey water is stored in tanks and emptied via a valve. Fecal black water is stored in another removable watertight tank. Normally, there is a red pilot light that indicates when the tanks are at their maximum capacity.

In the campgrounds you will find a signposted place for this. Remove the cap and empty it into the marked area, then rinse it and add a disinfectant liquid, that’s it! Below you will find a series of tutorials to familiarise yourself with these tasks, if you have never done so before.

There are also many petrol stations that offer an area for emptying both grey and black water, if you do not stay overnight in a campsite.

In this link you can find service areas https://www.areasac.es/areas-servicio-autocaravanas/areasaces/espana_4_1_ap.html?m=1#contenido

In the drainage areas there is also a tap with drinking water to fill the water tank of the caravan using the corresponding hose.

Where to change the gas bottle

When the gas bottle runs out, you can change it for another one at a gas station.

Do you need to spend the night in a campsite to have electricity?

No, you don’t have to, but keep in mind that some things don’t work, such as plugs, if the caravan is not plugged into an external electrical outlet.

 

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