Compact (Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in the Philippines.
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The style of driving in the Philippines depends on where you are. In metro areas like Cebu City and Manila, traffic jams and heavy pedestrian traffic is the norm. In rural areas, you’ll have to watch out for wildlife and varying road conditions. Tolls are present on all of the country’s major expressways, so be sure to have cash on hand when you’re traveling on these roads. Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
The minimum age to rent a car in the Philippines ranges from 21 to 25, depending on the rental car agency. Avis and some of the other larger agencies will rent vehicles to those 21 and up, while others won’t rent to drivers under the age of 25. While a valid license is required to rent a car in the Philippines, you won’t need an international driver’s permit.
Getting petrol in the Philippines will require a little extra budgeting, if you’re accustomed to the prices in the United States. While a gallon of petrol will cost you an average of 2.50 USD in the United States, it will cost you an average of 206.46 PHP (3.95 USD) in the Philippines. Also, cards are widely accepted, so you won’t have to carry cash.
There are steep penalties in the Philippines for violating posted speed limits, so it’s important to keep an eye out for speed limit signs and make sure you’re always traveling the appropriate speed. In general, speed limits on highways in the Philippines will be a maximum of 60 km/h (37 mph), and the speed limits on expressways go up to 100 km/h (62 mph).
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