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Puerto Escondido car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Puerto Escondido

  • When using car hire in Puerto Escondido, it's the perfect way to get around, especially if you’re looking to explore the south coast of Mexico with ease. Buses are available in this region, but you’ll have to rely on their specific schedules to get around, and this won’t feel as liberating as having your own hire car. You can head one hour south along the coast to reach the peaceful village of Mazunte, where you can visit the Turtle Centre, relax on the beach, and hike up to Punta Cometa for breathtaking, panoramic views of the ocean.
  • When arranging car hire in Puerto Escondido, you can access car hire agencies based on Hotel Rockaway Av Del Morro in the south of the town. However, the best place to hire a vehicle is at Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM), where you can find a number of top agencies that have an array of different vehicles available. The car hire desks are easily locatable in the Arrivals Hall. Also, the airport is only 2 miles from the town centre, so once you’ve collected your vehicle, within minutes you’ve arrived at the bustling centre, taking only around 7–10 minutes.
  • After sorting out your Puerto Escondido car hire, it’s important you get used to the local roads and the way locals drive, but make sure to drive in a defensive manner to ensure your safety. Keep your driving licence, car hire and insurance documentation on you at all times, just in case you need to show authorities. Speed limits are strict throughout the city’s limits, so make sure you adhere to them. And finally, if you plan to have a drink, take note of the driving alcohol limit being only blood-alcohol level 0.8%.
  • When driving around Puerto Escondido, it’s best to avoid various roads during specific times of the day, particularly morning (between 7:00-9:00) and evening rush hour (17:00-19:00). This includes the Costera Road, which runs through the centre of the town, along the coast, and is the most direct way to travel south towards popular places such as Mazunte and Zipolite. There’s also the Highway 131, which comes from north of the town into the centre, and Avenida Oaxaca, which branches off the 131 and heads off to the south. All these roads can experience high levels of congestion, so they’re best avoided if possible.
  • Book your car hire in Puerto Escondido at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Puerto Escondido are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Puerto Escondido

  • How much is the price of fuel in Puerto Escondido?

    The average price of fuel in Puerto Escondido is R97,30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 168 and R1 557, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Puerto Escondido?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Puerto Escondido.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Puerto Escondido?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Puerto Escondido?

    A Compact car hire in Puerto Escondido costs R247 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Puerto Escondido?

    An Economy car hire in Puerto Escondido costs R390 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Puerto Escondido?

    A Standard car hire in Puerto Escondido costs R699 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Puerto Escondido?

    Puerto Escondido is a small port and beach town, great for visitors that are looking for the best waves to surf on and chill afterwards. There are two vehicles in particular that would work best for this town; firstly, the compact car works wonders to navigate the tight, central roads, as well as giving you a good fuel economy. Secondly, if you’re looking to pack plenty of stuff for beach trips, especially surfboards, then the SUV style vehicle would work best to check out the various beaches and beyond.

  • What’s the speed limit in Puerto Escondido?

    When it comes to speed limits in Puerto Escondido, make sure you adhere to the various speed restrictions that are in place, so you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable journey. The speed limit in urban areas, including Puerto Escondido town and its neighbourhoods, is typically 40 km/h (25 mph). This limit is applicable to most city streets and roads unless otherwise indicated by specific signage. On rural roads and highways outside the town, you’ll find various speed limits, so stay alert. Commonly, these would be between 80-110 km/h (50-68 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Puerto Escondido?

    After arranging your car hire in Puerto Escondido, you can find useful parking spots in various places in the town. Luckily, street parking is available, just look for marked parking spaces or areas where other vehicles are parked. Pay attention to parking signs and any time restrictions or payment requirements. The town also has dedicated car parks located at hotels, shopping centres and tourist attractions while beach parking is very common but is always likely to be busy throughout the day, so try to get there early to grab a spot.

Puerto Escondido car rental reviews and directory

MEXRENTACAR

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km 6 5

+52 33 4624 2114

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
I like that everything was fast and efficient... and and special thanks to Martha she is really nice and helpful 😊

1 out of 1

Dollar

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Carr Costersa Km 6.5 Ap

+52 800 365 1111

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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8,0 Very Good

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Convenient

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6,0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km. 6.5, Aeropuerto

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Hotel Rockaway Av Del Morro Sn

+52 998 198 2398

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Fox

6,0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Puerto Escondido airport

+52 998 198 2398

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Hertz

4,4

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.7

Value for money

3.7

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Carr Costersa Km 6.5 Ap

+52 800 709 5000

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. We didn’t end up renting the car because when I got to the Hertz counter at the airport they didn’t have my booked rental available. They only had a few Chrysler Minivans available and those fell into a higher rental tier hence they wanted to charge me an additional amount per day for it. They didn’t want to honor the booked price and wanted to charge me more for what was available. Not a good experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak allows you to book the reservation outside the hours of operation. Check locally for the actual hours and you will have the best experience.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not available

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Even with a reservation there was no car available.

4,4 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Hertz in Puerto Escondido will charge you an additional 30% on your rental with all of these tourism and local taxes. Insurance is also way too expensive, avoid this place if you can.

1 out of 2

Europcar

3,5

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

4.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.7

Value for money

2.6

2 locations in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km 6.5, Aeropuerto

+52 998 198 2398

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Hotel Rockaway Av Del Morro Sn

+52 998 198 2398

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6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, car was clean and worked great

Cons:

Deceptive pricing online, total cost was double once it was all said and done. Also, the car started with 3/8s of a tank of gas instead of full so returning it with the same amount of gas involved extra work.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was told the cost would be $40. When i arrived I was told i owed $400. Did not rent the car.

Cons:

I was told the cost would be $40. When i arrived I was told i owed $400. Did not rent the car.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, they add fees and will not accept American cc insurance coverage even though it is not mentioned anywhere.

Cons:

Everything, do not rent from here they will try to scam you for more than double your quoted rate.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and patient. The car was clean and in good working order. The rental location was close to the airport terminal.

Cons:

I was surprised at the counter by the requirement for a liability insurance letter from my credit card company. Because I didn't have that, Europcar's liability insurance more than doubled the price of the rental I reserved through CarRentals.com. A required credit card deposit of 10% of the value of the car was also an unwelcome surprise. These requirements could have been made more explicit in Europcar's and CarRentals.com's terms when making the reservation. Also, the rental agent spent a lot of time going over every little nick and scratch on the car before leaving the lot and upon returning the car; it felt like they were looking for a reason to charge me even more. This is not appreciated in a region with a lot of bumpy and rocky roads.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not one thing.

Cons:

A more clear price for the rental, to include deposit prices and additional required coverage prices. In the end the rental cost 3x as much as indicated on Kayak. Also, I was given a car with multiple existing scratches and dings. Luckily I took a video of all of the damage and was able to get my deposit back. The staff attempted to say that I caused the scratches and thus keep my deposit.

1 out of 2

Firefly

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Carr Costera Km 6.5 Aeropuerto

0180 0709 5000

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had a reservation and they said they didn't have any cars available. It was a disaster and very stressful and I was stranded without a rental car for my vacation.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Firefly does not exist in Puerto Escondido. We planned to drive around the area and wound up being stranded at the airport and then stuck in our hotel. Firefly had no explanation and kayak was not reachable. We spent 30 min on the phone trying to sort this out. There was no other way to get a rental and this messed up our whole trip.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Carr Costersa Km 6.5 Ap

+52 800 021 2277

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Thrifty told us they did not have a car for us, and then miraculously found one at a higher price. We were forced to pay for insurance we did not need (have an Amex platinum card that covers our instance, but was told we needed a letter from our credit card company, and geez, the WiFi was down so no way to contact them). Our original rental was $329; we ended up paying over $1000. Will never use them again. Please be aware when booking.

1 out of 1

Avis

5,5

Fair

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One location in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km 6.5 Col Aeropuerto

+52 958 581 9233

Monday06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday06:30 - 22:30
Thursday06:30 - 22:30
Friday06:30 - 22:30
Saturday06:30 - 22:30
Sunday06:30 - 22:30

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Mas By Mex

3,9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km. 6.5, Aeropuerto

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Rhodium

5,1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Puerto Escondido

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Puerto Escondido International Airport

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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3 locations in Puerto Escondido

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Calle del Morro , Playa Zicatela. Interior del hotel Rockaway, local 1-15.

+52 998 198 2398

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Costera Km. 6.5, Aeropuerto, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

+52 998 198 2398

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Oficina virtual. Solicita servicio al teléfono: +52 9546882541

+52 954 688 2541

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Puerto Escondido

Locations in Puerto Escondido

Playa Zicatela, Oaxaca

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Puerto Escondico airport

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Shouqi

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One location in Puerto Escondido

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Costera Km 6.5, Aeropuerto

+86 10 6064 1387

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20 travellers who hired a car in Puerto Escondido gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

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