Car Rentals in Caguas

There is much to recommend renting a car in Caguas

Located in Puerto Rico's largest valley, Caguas is a bustling city with miles of area to cover to see all of the local attraction and visit the closest beach. Doing all of this is made easier with a rental car at your disposal, which is why it is recommended that you do rent a car for your stay.

Rental Cars

Located just a half an hour away from Puerto Rico's major international airport the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, may tourists choose to rent their car from an agency located on airport property and drive to their accommodations in Caguas. It is also possible to take a shuttle to town and rent a car for just a day or two of exploring.

Take a look at this table which shows the many area rental agencies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Avis Santa Rosa Mall (787) 269-4686 Santa Rosa Mall - 5.3 mi. (8.5 km) South-Southwest of Old San Juan
Enterprice Rent A Car (787) 253-4424 Carolina
Exotic Car Rental (787) 253-4040 Carolina
Target Rent a Car (787) 745-2275 State Road 189 - 1.9 mi. (3.0 km) Northeast of Caguas
Target Rent a Car (787) 263-6060 64 Calle Aleli - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) East-Northeast of Cayey
Target Rent a Car (787) 751-9077 65th Infantry Avenue - Condado District

For the most part, you'll find notable international chains at the airport, and local agencies in Caguas. The difference between the two is mainly in reliability. You can trust that if something happens to your renal anywhere in Puerto Rico, an international chain will send someone to take care of the problem, while a local agency may not have the means to do so and you'll be responsible for getting yourself and the vehicle back to the agency. Additionally, some local agencies only accept cash, so you'll have to pay in cash up front for the rental and your deposit.

The Cost of Renting a Car

Most agencies in Puerto Rico do require a deposit of up to $500(USD), which they will hold until the vehicle is returned to them. Often this is done on a credit card, which may mean you need to allocate funds appropriately in order to ensure you have enough room on your card if you want to do most of your vacation spending in plastic.

Otherwise, the cost of a rental in Caguas is around $40 to $60(USD) a day, which doesn't seem like much, but these numbers do not include taxes, fees, and insurance. As you're researching your rental, mentally add about $20 to $30(USD) a day. Also note that renters between the ages of 21 and 24 will be charged an additional $10 to $25(USD) a day.

Individual companies can charge widely different rates so it may be worth the effort to get multiple quotes. The low rates in the tables are usually only available from the least costly agencies during the off season. The high rates are what you might need to pay during the busiest time of year.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 25.00 $ 70.00
Compact Car $ 28.00 $ 75.00
Full Size Car $ 32.00 $ 80.00
Light SUV $ 60.00 $ 150.00
Standard SUV $ 70.00 $ 210.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 150.00 $ 490.00
Compact Car $ 168.00 $ 525.00
Full Size Car $ 192.00 $ 560.00
Light SUV $ 360.00 $ 1050.00
Standard SUV $ 420.00 $ 1470.00

Rental Cars

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Thanks to Puerto Rico having one of the best infrastructures in the Caribbean, driving in Caguas is recommended. Most tourists equate driving in Caguas to driving in the United States, with the paved roads which are well-lit, well-marked, and full of stop lights. Laws are similar, though you'll notice that police cars flash their lights whenever they are in motion. Some of the noticeable differences include the fact that gas is sold by the liter rather than the gallon, and distance is marked in kilometers despite the fact that speed limits are posted in miles per hour.

Do be aware that you may encounter run down roads along the coast where erosion has caused some cracking and pot holes. Puerto Rican drivers are also known for the aggression and recklessness, so don't be offended by honking horns and tail-gating.

Gas Stations

Since you could potentially encounter difficulties locating gas stations, see the listing that follows for an orientation of where some of them are located.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Castro Super Shell (787) 747-7162 Caguas
Jose Gonzalez Service Station (787) 743-1331 Caguas
Texaco -- Canovanas

There are a lot things that recommend renting a car in Caguas, and only a few things that might be a deterrent. If you're debating whether or not to rent a car here, most experts would agree that you should go ahead and rent.


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