(Closed) Renting a car in Mexico: Anyone done it?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Roe:  we’ve rented cars in mexico quite a few times.  no major probems. i can reccommend some rental places if you want.  the driving is very easy along this coast.  only 1 main highway and signs for most of the hotels.  what do you want to know?  we have a house here in mexico so i am on that coast all of the time.  you can pm me if you want.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would suggest calling  your insurance company and seeing if what kind of coverage you will have when driving in a different country!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kerensa:  your insurance from another country will not apply in mexico.  it will be included in your car rental.  you will need a valid drivers license of course.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Me and my friends are doing it this July in Playa…they’ve done it before with no troubles. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Roe:  I’ve done it twice…but drive conservatively and hope for the best!!!!! The police pulled us over for no reason and told us that we had to give them $100 or else they would take us to jail. WTF?? There is so much corruption in Mexico I’m not certain I’d return.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I haven’t been the renter but we have as family, didn’t seem like a big deal. And having been to that area I would 150% recommend renting a car, SO much to see but it’s all very spread out! We rented pne when we were there and went all over the place! Not to mention you could drive yourself fbetween each location you are staying at

Id do some digging in tripadvisor.com, you’ll get lots of review and advise from travelers. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I rented an old “punch buggie” convertible in Cozumel for the day. We were on a cruise and wanted to explore. Best $50 I’ve ever spent. We drove around the island on a big loop and made stops along the way. So much fun! The best advice I can give you is not to go with any vendors of the “main strip” wherever you are. I speak Spanish so it helped to not get ripped off.

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