General rules to street parking in the Costa Del Sol

A few years ago most parking in the Costa Del Sol was mostly free but that has now changed. There is still free parking available in most towns but you have to be careful. If you do get a parking ticket it can be paid at most ticket machines and you may get a 20% discount for prompt payment. If you are driving a hire car and get a ticket it will catch up with you which ever country you live in. Most towns have a free car park but finding them is not easy. Below is a guide to parking but this is only a guide so be careful there are some rules that only local residents can know. Below is the general rules to street parking. throughout this website there are guides to free parking. The guide was correct at the time of publishing and is periodically checked so make sure it is still free if you park there, this website will not be held responsible for any parking violation's.

Parking spaces either with white painted bays or white lines generally means free parking. But read the third rule below.

Parking spaces either with blue or green painted bays or lines  generally means it is paid parking with a time limit. There will be a pay meter near by again read the third rule below.

Parking spaces with a yellow zig zag line means that there is a restriction to parking there and there will be a sign to explain. It can mean many things from disabled parking to only parking at certain times of the day to taxi's only. So find out the restriction before parking there. The yellow zig zag line can be on free or pay parking zones.

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