Rental Cars in La Gloria

Most of La Gloria's visitors prefer the autonomy of a rental car

Because La Gloria is such a small community, you might expected to be gypped when it comes to renting a car. In actuality, there are plenty of choices both within town, and from the airport in Cancun where most people will pick up their vehicle. Even if you don't necessarily feel comfortable driving in a foreign country, any time spent in this town will be best managed if you have a private vehicle at your disposal.

Renting a Car

Requirements for renting a car in La Gloria will differ depending on who you rent with. There is no set age that each company uses as a base, and while some agencies will allow you to rent a car with a drivers license from back home, some will want you to have an International Driver's License. Make sure to call a few places as you're researching where you'd like to rent from to learn about each individual location's rules and regulations.

Take a look at this table that shows the available selection of area rental agencies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Akumal Guide Car Rentals (984) 875-9115 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) Southeast of Akumal
Budget Playa del Carmen (52) (33) 36130027 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Europcar Playa del Carmen (984) 873-2820 Eighth Street - Downtown Playa del Carmen
Europcar Rental Blue Five (998) 415-7922 ext. 9 Predonado Limonar - Downtown Playa del Carmen
Holiday Car Rental -- Downtown Playa del Carmen

Rental Costs

...purchase insurance from your rental agency...


A very important rule of thumb for renting a car in Mexico is to always purchase personal liability insurance. When foreigners are in motor vehicle accidents, they are regularly found to be at fault, taken to the police station, and expected to pay for damages immediately. Many people think they'll be covered by their own insurance, or that they can charge the cost on their credit card. Both are false. The only way to protect yourself from this, aside from carrying large amounts of cash, is to purchase insurance from your rental agency which the police department will recognize and accept.

Renting a car in La Gloria can help to make your trip to Mexico a unique and maybe even more fun experience. You'll certainly have stories to tell back home about driving around this coastal town.

Since you may encounter problems coming across gas stations, see the table that follows to get a picture of where some of them are located.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Pemex Gas Station 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) West of Playa del Carmen
Pemex Xpu-Ha Xpu Ha

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