Mobility Scooter Hire
With glorious year round sunshine and one of the healthiest climates in the world, the Costa Blanca is a favourite holiday and retirement destination for people with a variety of disabilities and getting around is easy with mobility scooter hire available throughout the area. One thing I find outrageous, and I'm sure those with a genuine disability will agree with me, is the hire companies, especially in Benidorm that will rent a mobility scooter to anyone. This is a total disgrace and has got so out of hand in Benidorm with groups of lazy, drunken holidaymakers with not so much as a broken arm between them, hanging off mobility scooters with absolute disregard for pedestrians as they weave their way from one bar to the next!
What Scooters Are Available
OK rant over, but mobility scooter hire companies please take note; mobility scooters should only be available to those with a proven or obvious disability. The roads and pavements in the majority of the Costa Blanca towns and cities are generally in good repair, with frequent ramps to get on and off pavements as well as access ramps on most of the popular beaches. However, if in doubt make sure you hire a four wheel scooter with sufficient power and large chunky wheels, as I've seen the flimsy looking three wheel ones struggle and even tip over on uneven paving slabs and access ramps. Most companies will also hire other disability equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches and zimmer frames, and some will deliver to your chosen location.
Costa Blanca Mobility
I would be here all day if I had to list all the available mobility scooter hire companies on the Costa Blanca, but take my word they can be found in all the major towns and cities, and for the smaller, less touristy towns and villages your best bet is Costa Blanca Mobility. Based in the city of Torrevieja, Costa Blanca Mobility offer a wide range of mobility scooters and equipment and also offer a delivery and collection service to all areas of the Costa Blanca.