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San Juan del Sur car hire

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San Juan del Sur car hire information

Pick-up locationSan Juan del Sur
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Hire locations8
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Juan del Sur

  • Renting a car in San Juan del Sur offers several advantages over relying on public transport. Car rentals in San Juan del Sur provide the freedom and flexibility to explore the region at one's own pace without being bound by fixed schedules or routes. It allows travelers to access remote or off-the-beaten-path destinations that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. San Juan del Sur car rentals offer convenience, comfort, and privacy, as you can travel with your group or family, carry luggage comfortably, and avoid crowded buses or taxis. With San Juan del Sur car rentals, you could visit areas outside the town like Playa Maderas and Ometepe Island.
  • Costa Esmeralda Airport (ECI) is the most convenient airport to land at when you fly to San Juan del Sur, located approximately 16 miles away. ECI houses several car rental companies, so you can easily get a car of your choice to navigate the city. When you land at the airport, you can find the car rental desk within the terminal within walking distance of the baggage area; some companies are outside the terminal, but they offer a complimentary shuttle that runs every 7 to 10 minutes to the car rental counter. Remember that making reservations for car rentals in San Juan del Sur online is cheaper up to six months before your flight.
  • Driving rental cars in San Juan del Sur can be an enjoyable experience. The roads are in good condition, so driving is easy and relaxing. However, you must watch out for pedestrians, especially in urban regions and near educational institutions. All speed limits are posted for your safety. In this city, a provisional license is required for drivers under 18, and they must adhere to certain restrictions, such as not driving between midnight and 5 am. Before driving rentals in San Juan del Sur, studying the road rules is a good idea.
  • Although it’s a fun experience, driving rental cars in San Juan del Sur can present certain challenges. The region's roads may have varying conditions, including potholes, uneven surfaces, or lack of signage in some areas, requiring extra caution and defensive driving. Navigating unfamiliar streets and local traffic patterns can be intimidating for some drivers. You may experience heavy traffic from 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Language barriers and different driving norms can add complexity, so it's important to familiarize oneself with local traffic rules and regulations.
  • Book your car hire in San Juan del Sur at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in San Juan del Sur are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in San Juan del Sur

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Juan del Sur?

    The average price of fuel in San Juan del Sur is R91,14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 094 and R1 458, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Juan del Sur?

    Mini (Suzuki Alto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Juan del Sur.

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Juan del Sur?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in San Juan del Sur?

    A Mini car hire in San Juan del Sur costs R244 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in San Juan del Sur?

    An Economy car hire in San Juan del Sur costs R507 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in San Juan del Sur?

    A Compact car hire in San Juan del Sur costs R806 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Juan del Sur?

    The type of San Juan del Sur rental car you choose will depend on how many people you travel with and how many bags you wish to carry. Due to the high traffic volume in San Juan del Sur, particularly during peak hours, opting for a compact sedan when driving through the city streets is recommended. Choosing a compact vehicle allows for easier maneuverability and parking. Furthermore, sedans and other compact cars offer the advantage of efficient fuel consumption and seamless mobility. Alternatively, consider renting a luxurious SUV to blend in with the locals if traveling with a larger group.

  • What is the speed limit in San Juan del Sur?

    Knowing the varying speed limits in different zones is essential when driving car rentals in San Juan del Sur. The standard speed limit within city or town boundaries is 50 km/h (30 mph) unless specific signs indicate a different restriction. On the outskirts of San Juan del Sur, particularly in suburban areas, the speed limit generally rises to 80 km/h (50 mph). Driving beyond the speed limit will attract a penalty, so you should follow the rules and regulations when driving San Juan del Sur car rentals.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Juan del Sur?

    San Juan del Sur has several recommended parking places depending on your location. Public parking areas are located near popular tourist spots such as the beachfront or main squares. These designated parking lots often have attendants to ensure security. You can also look for private parking facilities offered by hotels, hostels, or rental accommodations, as they may provide secure parking spaces for their guests. Some streets may offer roadside parking. The average San Juan del Sur car parking charges are around C$8.6 ($3) per hour.

San Juan del Sur car rental reviews and directory

National

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in San Juan del Sur

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Next To Casa Blanca Hotel

+505 2568 2746

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Alamo

7,6

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in San Juan del Sur

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Next To Casa Blanca Hotel

+505 2568 2746

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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was quite new.

Cons:

First, the car was not available on the requested time. I didn’t receive any warning or notification, so I had to wait for 3 hours near the branch to get the car. Then, I was told that it was possible to return the vehicle at Managua Airport at 8:30pm. When I had to call Alamo to add a second driver on the way back to Managua, I was told by Alamo employee that nobody would be at that branch on the requested time, that I should return on the following day and pay an extra night. I had a bus leaving from Managua at 6am on the following day, so I had to pay for nothing and leave the car there at 5am. It was my second big issue with Alamo in Nicaragua, apparently they lie about return options to charge you more

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Both Cindy and Diana were extremely friendly and helpful.

7,6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and professional staff

6,0 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was good

Cons:

The price I was given on Kayak was not right and I was charged 3x

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and dropped us off where we needed

Cons:

All was good

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Central location, free and secure parking at Alamo lot while in town, manager on duty was very fluent in English. Very thorough damage inspection on pick-up.

Cons:

Did not realize 3rd party liability was mandatory in Nicaragua. Not a huge issue but brought the price up from advertised on Kayak.

1 out of 3

Budget

7,0

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

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Boulevard De La Mar

+505 2255 9015

Monday07:00 - 16:00
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reservation was for a pick up at noon. At noon the counter was CLOSED leaving 2 parties careless for the weekend. No number to call. We were stranded, this is unacceptable.

Cons:

Reservation was for a pick up at noon. At noon the counter was CLOSED leaving 2 parties careless for the weekend. No number to call. We were stranded, this is unacceptable.

3,2 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car that we thought that we rented was actually smaller than what was described. We requested a bigger vechile once we saw the vechile but Budget did not have anything bigger.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Could rent for just a day. Car rental reasonable. Agent Friendly.

Cons:

Took 2 1/2 hours for them to bring another car. Agent did not speak English so insurance purchase was confusing.

1 out of 1

Payless

10,0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in San Juan del Sur

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Boulevard De La Mar

+505 2255 9015

Monday07:00 - 16:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

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One location in San Juan del Sur

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Next To Casa Blanca Hotel

+505 2568 2746

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Ace

6,8

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100 meters North from

+505 8808 0274

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Avis

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Boulevard De La Mar

+505 2255 9015

Monday07:00 - 16:00
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Km 16 Carretera a kas Salinas

+505 7530 5962

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Easy Rent a Car

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One location in San Juan del Sur

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San juan del Sur

+505 2568 2760

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Sunnycars

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One location in San Juan del Sur

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Next to Hotel Casablanca

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19 travellers who hired a car in San Juan del Sur gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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