Yucatan car hire

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Cheap car hire in Yucatan

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Top tips for hiring a car in Yucatan

  • When hiring a car in Yucatan, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind. If you're visiting popular sites like Chichen Itza or exploring off-the-beaten-path cenotes, having a four-wheel drive vehicle is the best option, due to the unpaved and rugged terrains. Additionally, certain areas, like the Biosphere Reserves, may require special permits to access. It's essential to get these permits in advance to fully enjoy the natural wonders of Yucatan.
  • When hiring a car in Yucatan, it's important to know that driving across international borders is generally not allowed by most car hire agencies. So, unfortunately, you won't be able to take the hired car to nearby countries like Belize or Guatemala. If you have plans to explore these neighbouring areas, consider alternative modes of transportation like buses or organised tours. You can also arrange to hire a car through the same company when you arrive in the new country.
  • When visiting Yucatan, car hire offers numerous advantages. Having a car provides the freedom to explore the region on your terms and at your preferred pace. With Yucatan's vast natural wonders and historical sites, such as the breathtaking cenotes and majestic Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, having a car allows you to easily access and discover these destinations. Public transport options might be limited, but with Yucatan car hire, you get to explore without being limited by these options and schedules.
  • When travelling to and from airports in Yucatan, comply with the rules and regulations regarding car seats for children. In Mexico, it is mandatory for children under the age of 12, or under 1.45 meters in height, to have an appropriate seat to be strapped into while travelling. Parents travelling with small children should bring their car seats to ensure safety and compliance. Some agencies in Yucatan have car seats for hire, but availability can vary, so it's best to check in advance and make the necessary arrangements.
  • Book your car hire in Yucatan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Yucatan are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Yucatan

  • What is the most popular car hire in Yucatan?

    Economy (Nissan March or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Yucatan.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Yucatan?

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

  • Should I hire a car in Yucatan?

    Getting a Yucatan car hire lets you unlock the region's full potential. Its enchanting cenotes and ancient ruins become easily accessible, offering flexibility to explore at your pace. While public transport links major sites, having your wheels means no missed opportunities. Don't miss Chichen Itza or the picturesque towns that can be harder to reach otherwise. With great highways connecting cities and attractions, a car gives you more freedom to savour Yucatan's diverse beauty.

  • What is driving like in Yucatan?

    Driving in Yucatan promises a unique adventure that blends culture with convenience. The driving culture here is relatively laid-back, mirroring the region's relaxed atmosphere. Speed limits adhere to the norm, but the pace can ease around bustling towns like Merida or idyllic coastal stretches. It's a courteous driving style, with an emphasis on sharing the road harmoniously with pedestrians and cyclists. Look out for topes (speed bumps) on certain roads. Toll roads are popular, ensuring swift connectivity between major destinations. Overall, the roads are well-maintained, and remember, you'll be driving on the right side.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Yucatan?

    When choosing your Yucatan car hire, most rental companies have an age restriction of at least 21. However, if you're under 25, there might be additional surcharges due to insurance issues. You'll need a valid driving licence from your home country. An International Driving Permit isn't mandatory, but it can be helpful, especially if your licence isn't in English or Spanish. Having a credit card in the main driver's name is essential for the deposit. Your driving licence should generally be valid for at least a year. So, prepare to hit the Yucatan roads with these key requirements in mind.

Car hire locations in Yucatan

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Yucatan

    7 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car hire locations in Yucatan

    5 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Yucatan

    4 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Yucatan

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Yucatan

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • carwiz

    CarWiz car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • dealrentacar

    Deal Mobility Rent a Car car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Yucatan

    3 Locations

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