Located on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico, Boqueron is home to miles of natural attractions that are made easier to explore with the help of a rental car. Because Puerto Rico has a good grasp on the upkeep of its infrastructure, plus the cost is not over-the-top, it is easy to recommend that tourists staying in Boqueron rent a car for the duration of their stay.
There are a few things you'll need to know in advance about renting a car in Boqueron. The first is that you'll be required to present a valid driver's license in order to rent a car. The second is that almost all agencies in Puerto Rico allow drivers between the age of 21 and 24 to rent a car (which is not common everywhere in the Caribbean), but it will cost between $10 and $25(USD) extra a day in order to do so. You will also need to have a credit card with an available balance of up to $500(USD) to offer to agency as a deposit. You will not be charged the $500(USD), but they will place a hold on your account until the vehicle is returned. In addition to these fees and holds, rental cars cost about $40 to $60(USD) with prices dipping lower the longer you rent for.
Hertz Cabo Rojo happens to be the only rental service for which we have information. When planning, you can call them at (787) 851-3830, or find them on Carretera 100 in Cabo Rojo, 4.3 mi. north of Boqueron.
If you've ever driven in the United States, you'll find no reason to shy away from driving in Boqueron. The roads and driving conditions are quite similar, as are many of the laws. Puerto Rico's infrastructure is one of the best in the Caribbean, so you'll find most roads to be paved with stop lights, directional signs, and lighting. Still, there are a few, especially along the coast and in the mountains that have begun to crack or are riddled with pot holes, and some that are just dirt roads. Don't let this deter you from renting a car, because your overall driving experience should be a good one.
Note that distances are posted in kilometers, while speed limits are posted in miles per hour, gasoline is sold by the liter instead of the gallon, and local drivers are not known for being the best in the world. Seasoned tourists will recommend you stick to the toll roads and highways when possible so that you can avoid overcrowded streets and tail-gating.
happens to be the only gas station we were able to get for which we have information. You will be able to call them at (787) 851-2100, or it's in Cabo Rojo, 4.3 mi. north of Boqueron.
For the most part, you'll find renting a car and driving in Boqueron to be a good and familiar experience. Take the time to review each rental agency before you make your reservation, and you're sure to have a descent time driving in this area of the island.
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