|From Murcia it is not far to the beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca, and not far from Alicante and Benidorm.
The region around Murcia is also worth exploring, with its salt lakes and agriculture. If you drive towards Almeria, you get through an area that is mostly a desert.
Many movies have been been made in this area. Close to Almeria there is even a place called Hollywood where you can see some of the towns built for the movie making. Also it is not to far to drive to Granada, it is a beautiful trip that brings you through the Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
There are plenty of car rental companies in the Murcia area, from the well known international companies to small local car rentals.
Many are found at Murcia Airport and Alicante Airport, which is convenient when you arrive and depart.
Booking in advance is advisable, especially in high season and on holidays and festivals. Local car rentals are often less expensive, but can also be less reliable. In general it is cheaper to rent a car at your destination compared to renting at the airport.