Reserve your car



Visit Santiago this October for the Festival of Seafood

Located in the small coastal town of El Grove which is just over an hour driving from Santiago airport this event runs from 4th to 14th October and every day is packed with entertainment and your opportunity to taste some of the best seafood in the world.


When you book a car hire at Santiago airport with Drivalia you have the freedom to explore the whole area and the relatively short drive to El Grove is going to be something you won't regret if you enjoy the tastes of the sea.  


Spain is famous for its diet high in seafood with shellfish being a firm favourite in Spanish households and seafood restaurants throughout the whole country but the North of Spain is particularly famous, not just in Spain but around the world for the incredible quality of seafood that it boasts. The Spanish really do love their seafood and a firm favourite in Spanish family get-togethers is cooking things like “Gambones” (large shrimps or prawns) on the “plancha” (grill).


Top Tip: Do it Spanish Style!  Most people who cook whole prawns or shrimps (the big juicy ones) tend to peel them after cooking and eat the meat from inside.  Many Spaniards however love to suck the juices form the head after removing it and even eat the legs which actually contain a little meat and are crunchy after they have been grilled.  This may sound strange to many of you but it's well worth trying as the flavour is amazing!


From 4th to 14th October people will be traveling to the Festivo del Marisco in El Grove from all over Spain (many of whom will be in their all inclusive car hire from Santiago airport with Drivalia), Europe and further afield to this event to enjoy this event where you will be able to buy fresh seafood like you have never seen before, see it being cooked in front of you, feast on some of the tastiest and most mouthwatering seafood you have probably ever eaten and no doubt relax and have a few glasses of local wine or beer.


The beauty of events like this is that you can choose how you want to enjoy your time.  Sit down for a feast of a meal or walk around viewing the countless stalls and outlets whilst sampling “tapas” (small portions) of loads of different things from various vendors. Every day there will be entertainment, music and other things to do and you can see a full list of the schedule here!/programacion (in Spanish).


Since Drivalia opened our first office in Alicante we have grown from strength to strength and we were very proud to expand and offer our all inclusive car hire at Santiago airport last year.  Just like at our other locations our Ultimate car hire at Santiago airport has become the most popular package by far because of the benefits it has to offer such as fully comprehensive cover which means no excess car hire at Santiago airport.  No excess means no deposit and no deposit means that debit card car hire at Santiago airport is possible thanks to Drivalia Ultimate.


If you are visiting an area like the North of Spain which is such a vast area with so much to see and do then it's really a great idea to rent a car at Santiago de Compostela airport because of the freedom that it gives you to see more of this dramatic and spectacular part of Spain and with this world-famous seafood festival just an hour away by car you really should take a drive and go and see why this area of Spain is so famous for its “Marisco”.


If you would like to book a car hire at Santiago airport and are looking for honesty, transparency and no hidden extras then join the hundreds of thousands of satisfied clients who choose Drivalia Ultimate every year in Spain.  With Drivalia Ultimate you benefit from the following:


  • One price - no hidden extras, no surprises and no worries!

  • Fair full to full fuel policy (take it full, return it full and if it's not full just pay for what's missing when you return with no penalties or surcharges)

  • Fully comprehensive insurance with no excess, no deposit and no exclusions

  • Free 2nd driver

  • Unlimited KM

  • Priority pickup and return

  • Priority over upgrades and the newest cars in the fleet

  • No Deposit - pay with a debit card if you wish!

You can book online at or send an email to our friendly team who will be delighted to personally help you to organise your no deposit car hire at Santiago airport.