Although there are several transportation options available to tourists visiting Cayey, those who want to be in charge of their own comings and goings will find that renting a car will be the best choice for them. Fortunately, renting a car is an easy process and most tourists should have no trouble accomplishing this task.
Most people who rent a car for their stay in Cayey will typically pick up their rental at the then drive to town. Some hotels have airport pick ups and you can hire a driver to take you to your accommodations, therefore picking up your rental in Cayey instead.
Review the following table for a list of rental companies.
|Hertz Four Points||(787) 653-0091||Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino - 2.8 mi. (4.5 km) South-Southwest of Caguas|
|(787) 263-6060||64 Calle Aleli - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) East-Northeast of Cayey|
As you can see, Cayey's options are a bit limited. Click here if you would like to see the options you have in San Juan instead.
If your travels will take you out of Cayey at any point, you should consider renting with an international chain because local chains will rarely come to help your out of town should the vehicle break down or some other unfortunate incident occurs. If you'll stay within city limits, you may find using a local agency to be a money saver.
Requirements for renting a car in Cayey are that you must have a valid driver's license from your home country, and you need to be over the age of 21. Do note that if you are between the ages of 21 and 25 you will be charged an additional $10 to $25(USD) a day. In addition, you'll spend somewhere between $30 and $100(USD) a day for a rental. This does not include taxes and fees, which could easily add another $10(USD) a day.
Regardless of where you rent from, you'll have to be over the age of 21 to rent, and those between 21 and 24 are charged an additional $10 to $25(USD) a day. Once you hit 25 you'll be able to rent on Puerto Rico without an upcharge. You will also need to be in possession of a valid driver's license from your country of origin.
Rentals in San Juan can cost as low as $40(USD) a day, but the quoted rates you see on web sites and in brochures will typically not include taxes and insurance. For a more specific quote, your best bet is to call the renal agency directly. Also, be aware that you will likely see a hold of around $500(USD) on your credit card as a type of insurance until you return the vehicle. Most agencies have a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, from gas-saving sedans to sports utility vehicles for those interested in exploring off the beaten track. Make sure to request a vehicle with an antitheft double-locking mechanism, because car theft is a problem in San Juan.
Those who plan to rent a car in Cayey should have a fairly easy time making their way around. Although it is a mountainous region and you will run into some roads that are not in top-notch condition, overall you'll find that driving here is not unlike driving in a less populated area of the United States.
You will need to be hyper-aware of other drivers on the street, because locals are known for their aggressive nature when they get behind the wheel. Although it is recommended that you stick to main highways and toll roads when you can for the best conditions and larges amount of space, local driving does not always make this a possibility. Just be sure to drive defensively and put the safety of everyone in your vehicle over the pressures of other drivers zooming past or tailgating you on the road.
Be aware that although speed limits are posted in miles per hour, distances are in kilometers, which can be confusing for many drivers. Also, gas is sold by the liter rather than the gallon.
happens to be the one gas station we were able to get for which we have information. If you want more information, you can call them at (787) 738-4322, or find it in the heart of Cayey.
Cayey may not offer the best driving conditions in Puerto Rico, but they are decent enough that tourists should not be deterred from renting a car during their stay in this often quiet town.
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