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.
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.
Review the following chart for contact information.
|Alamo car rental||(52) (33) 36135531||Benito Juarez - Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|(984) 873-2770||Federal Highway 307 - Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|Budget Playa del Carmen||(52) (33) 36130027||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|Executive Puerto Aventuras||(984) 873-5492||Puerto Juarez Federal Highway - Puerto Aventuras|
|Holiday Car Rental||--||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|(551) 560-0089||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
...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 could come across difficulties spotting gas stations, check out the chart just below for an orientation of where some of them are located.
|0.8 mi. (1.3 km) West of Playa del Carmen|
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