Auto Prudente have been offering the best in Faro Airport & Algarve car hire for over 10 years.
Our fleet is upgraded every year, offering you the safest & most reliable Algarve hire cars, jeeps & commercial vehicles.
Auto Prudente is a local rent-a-car company based in Albufeira and specialized in renting private and commercial cars and vans for families, friends and couples spending holidays in Algarve.
We have a wide variety of cars to hire at Faro Airport or anywhere in the Algarve and across Portugal at the best prices.
You will find that our staff is highly efficient in satisfying your car rental needs in Algarve and you will undoubtedly want to return thanks to our great sympathy and availability.
Minimum Rental Period: One day (24 hours) and any fraction of this period is considered as being so.
Minimum Age: 23 years old with two years minimum driving experience required.
Documents Required: Drivers Licence valid in European Union and Identity Card or Passport.
Insurance: Rates include unlimited public liability and collision with a deductible amount (C.D.W.) of: Groups A = 500€ • B & C = 750€ • D & E = 950€ • F & G = 1.500€ • J, H & I = 2.000€ • L, M, N = 2.500€
Optional extra: Insurance, covering against vandalism and reducing the deductibles above, can be obtained by paying a daily rate (T.P.).
Travel Assistance: All of our vehicles have 24 hour assistance. All passengers can be insured (P.A.I) from around 1.5 Euros per day (optional). Please inquire for further information.
Payment is due on delivery of vehicle(s). We accept cash, debit card and major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard or Diners Club. We deliver vehicles to Faro Airport, Albufeira and Vilamoura areas.
Prices and details contained on this website or printed information may change without prior notice and are not in any way contractual.
Auto Prudente Rent a Car Lda.
Estrada de Sta. Eulalia,
Ed. Ondas do Mar, Loja 1 e 2,
Areias de Sao Joao
8200 - 269 Albufeira,
Algarve, Portugal View on Google Maps
The Algarve region of Portugal is rich in history. Romans, Muslims and Christians have occupied the Algarve throughout the ages and many of the artefacts left by these civilizations still remain today. In fact, evidence of human settlements in the Algarve go as far back as the Neolithic period.
Five hundred years of Moorish influence have left the most recognizable imprint upon the region. Algarve is derived from the Moorish term: Al-Gharb, meaning The West. In fact, many Algarvian town and village names have their origins in the Moorish occupation of the territory, which occurred from the 8th to the 13th century. This influence is additionally visible in the region's agriculture, architecture and cuisine.
The weather in the Algarve
The Algarve enjoys the best climate in Europe. With only a short period of rainfall ( between November and March) and long hours of sunshine (the highest in Europe). During the summer months, temperatures are high, with water temperatures of around 22°C.
The Algarve climate is influenced by continental Europe, North Africa, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Average temperatures in the Algarve vary between 15ºC and 31°C, almost never falling below zero in the winter months.
How to travel to the Algarve
Due to its location, bordered by both land and sea, Algarve resorts enjoy good transport connections. Various international airlines, including the low cost carriers, fly regularly to the Algarve, via Faro Airport.
The Algarve also benefits from a recently modernized road network, making road travel around the region uncomplicated. Rail travellers in the region have easy access to the Portuguese rail service (CP - Comboios de Portugal) which links the Algarve with the rest of Portugal and beyond.
Your holidays in Albufeira
Albufeira is one of Portugal's most famous tourist cities in the Faro district of Algarve. Since the 1960's when it first became popular as a holiday destination with tourists from northern Europe, it has developed from a picturesque fishing town into a bustling holiday resort. Its history stretches back to Roman times when it was known as "Baltum". The Moors, who occupied the town in the 8th century, renamed it Al-Buhera, which means 'The Castle on the Sea'.
Albufeira, which lies just forty minutes drive from the the Algarve's international airport, Faro, can be divided into two main areas of interest: Albufeira old town and Albufeira new town.
Vilamoura, the best Golf destination
The city of Vilamoura, recently voted Europe's premier golf destination, lies just 15 minutes drive to the east of Albufeira but there are still a couple of good quality courses close to central Albufeira itself.