Top tips for hiring a car at Maturín Quiriquire Airport
Off the beaten path, Maturin in Venezuela is for the truly adventurous at heart. Discover a landscape, culture and people like no other by flying into Jose Tadeo Monagas International Airport (MUN). Coffee and cacao are two staples in the region, so if you are travelling for work, we are jealous. For adventurers, volunteers and businessmen alike car hire from Maturín Quiriquire Airport (as it is also known), is the only safe and reliable way to explore the area. We have compiled some top tips so that you know what to look out for when you book your rental car on KAYAK.
Car hire from Maturín Quiriquire Airport terminal is limited, as there are only one or two providers. For a wider selection, you can include "Maturin" in your search term on KAYAK. This will lead you to some local companies and rental agencies, based in Maturin itself, about 20min from the airport. When you make a booking, ask if the company can provide an airport shuttle service, a Meet and Greet or perhaps a concierge collection service. If these are not available, we suggest you take a taxi (one that's clearly marked as an airport taxi) into Maturin to pick up the rental vehicle from their offices.
Due to the limited amount of service providers at Maturín Quiriquire Airport car hire, we can recommend the closest ones to the airport for your convenience as well as tell you about the in-airport providers. Currently, the providers located in the terminal include Amigo's Car Rental and Erca Renta Car Maturin, who are both highly recommended, among others. The offices of these two car rental companies are easy to find since the airport is not very big. Just follow the clearly marked directions when you enter the Arrivals lobby.
Driving in Venezuela can be unpredictable and a bit nerve-wracking for a foreign visitor, so ask the airport companies, or the companies based in Maturin if they have chauffeured car rentals, or perhaps cars you can rent for a point A to B drop off (and collection). Both Amigo's Car Rental and Executives Rent a Car currently provide this service. It's an easy way to add some luxury and relaxation to your trip, while you get to have a guided tour, learning about the area, local culture and history.
FAQs about hiring a car at Maturín Quiriquire Airport
Both agencies in the airport are open from 08:00 until 17:00. Out-of-hours collection and return may be organised in advance. Keep in mind that you may be charged extra for this. Similarly, Executives, Rent a Car is open from 07:30 until 17:00 but closed on a Saturday and Sunday. You can collect or return the car over the weekend by making an arrangement in advance.
To reach this service provider, we suggest you take an official airport taxi, for the 5 to 10-min drive to reach Executives, Rent a Car. By prior arrangement, they will also offer a Meet and Greet service, meeting you in the main terminal.
Yes, firstly, you need an IDP that matches your driver's licence. An IDP is an International Driving Permit issued by the international driving authority. You also need a valid ID, like your passport, the credit card you used to confirm your booking and the booking confirmation form.
Typically there is either no insurance coverage, or very basic coverage. We therefore recommend that you always add an additional comprehensive cover insurance policy for the duration of your rental.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Maturín Quiriquire Airport to off-airport locations is Amigos Car Rental.