While many choose to rely on public transportation to get them from place to place during their stay in Humacao, there are plenty of others who prefer the independence of getting behind the wheel and driving themselves. Renting a car in this town is fairly easy, so those on the fence about whether or not to rent can place a check in the pro column when it comes to ease of use.
Requirements for renting in Humacao are not outrageous. You simply need to have a valid driver's license and be over the age of 21. Do note that if you are under that age of 25 you will likely be charged an additional fee of $10 to $25(USD) a day.
What type of vehicle should you rent? That will depend on your desired activities. If you'll stick close to your hotel, just using the vehicle to hit up restaurants, do a little shopping, or maybe find a museum or two, you'll do fine sticking to a standard vehicle. The more exploring you'll do, the sturdier a vehicle you'll need and a sports utility vehicle is often recommended to those staying in Humacao.
The chart below shows the rental agencies in the immediate vicinity of Humacao.
|(787) 405-1248||Palmas del Mar Yacht Works - Palmas Del Mar|
|(787) 852-1591||State Road 3 - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) Northwest of Palmas Del Mar|
|(787) 223-3448||50 Club Cala Drive - Palmas Del Mar|
|(787) 852-1591||VAas Car Rental of Puerto Rico - Humacao|
Instead of renting a vehicle in Humacao, many tourist will simply pick their car from the airport near Isla Verde. Click here to see the companies and rate you can expect when flying into Hertz Luis Munoz Marin Airport.
The cost of renting a car in Humacao is of greatest importance to most travelers. Typically, prices start at $40(USD) and go up from there depending on factors such as where you rent from, which type of vehicle and features you request, and yes, even the time of year your visit. Taxes, insurance, and fees up the price as well, and it is not uncommon to end up paying about $100(USD) a day. You'll find deals during the off-season of tourism, by renting local, as part of a package deal that includes hotel and air travel, and sometimes even by asking. Call around and see if there are any specials going on during your visit, such as 10 percent off if you rent for five days or more.
The laws that govern drivers in Humacao tend to be very similar to those in the United States, so those traveling from this country should be able to get behind the wheel with ease and feel confident that they know what they are doing. In larger cities and town centers you'll find driving conditions to be similar as well, with paved roads, street signs, and lighted traffic signals. Local drivers can be aggressive, so tailgating and passing is a concern, but not one large enough that would prevent the average driver from considering renting a car as an option.
Differences begin to occur as you drive outside of the more populous areas. Road conditions begin to disintegrate, and you'll notice pot holes and cracks are more common, while road signs and signals are hard to find. In some of the more rural areas, roads do not exist at all so you'll need to be prepared to drive on dirt and sand paths.
Due to the fact that there are just a few gas stations within the area, you will want to check out the table that follows for some of their locations.
|(787) 893-2189||State Road 3 - 1.4 mi. (2.2 km) North of Yabucoa|
|--||1.1 mi. (1.7 km) East of Yabucoa|
|--||State Road 53 - Yabucoa|
With renting a car and driving around Humacao being as easy as it is, renting a car is an option most tourists should consider. If you like to get behind the wheel and find that the option meets your budget requirements, you may have just found the perfect way for you to get around during your stay.
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