Rental Cars in Palmas Del Mar

Explore more than the resort community of Palmas del Mar in a rental car of your choosing

A self-contained resort community in Humacao along Puerto Rico's east coast, Palmas Del Mar has everything you need for a full and complete vacation without ever having to leave the property – but that doesn't stop most visitors from doing so. If you've got your eyes on a few attractions outside of the resort area and no pre-planned excursions hosted by your resort have caught your eye, the best thing to do is to rent a car and get there yourself.

Renting a Car

Many in Palmas Del Mar offer airport transfers as a perk of staying with them, so picking up your rental car in San Juan and driving yourself is not always necessary. The transfer service will allow you to get a good look at the island's landscape along the way, and pick up your rental car once you've settled in your vacation accommodations.

The table below lists the rental agencies located in the immediate vicinity of Palmas Del Mar.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Target Rent a Car (787) 405-1248 Palmas del Mar Yacht Works - Palmas Del Mar
VIAS Car Rental (787) 852-1591 State Road 3 - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) Northwest of Palmas Del Mar

Of course, this doesn't mean you can't pick up your rental the moment you arrive and drive yourself into town. The choice is completely up to you. Whichever you decide on, there are a few factors to be aware of. First, you'll need a valid driver's license from your country of origin or any international driver's license in order to drive in Puerto Rico. Next, you'll need to be over the age of 21. Finally, you'll have to have the funds to pay.

The Cost of Renting a Car

The cost of renting a car in Palmas Del Mar is between $40 and $70(USD), depending upon the type of vehicle you'd like to rent, when you rent it, and what types of extra amenities you ask for. This does not include taxes, fees, and insurance, which could bring the price tag up at least another $10(USD) a day. One fee to be aware of is the $10 to $25(USD) extra for drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Most agencies also require a deposit of up to $500(USD) which will be held on your credit card and canceled once the vehicle is returned.

This next set of tables provide an indication of what rental rates to expect. The lowest rates only apply to the least costly local firms during the slowest times of the year. The high end of the range is what you might be quoted during the peak season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Compact Car $ 25.00 $ 35.00
Full Size Car $ 48.00 $ 60.00
Mini Van $ 70.00 $ 80.00
Standard SUV $ 75.00 $ 82.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Compact Car $ 150.00 $ 210.00
Full Size Car $ 288.00 $ 360.00
Mini Van $ 420.00 $ 480.00
Standard SUV $ 450.00 $ 492.00


...distances are marked in kilometers...


The draw to Palmas Del Mar is how well-kept the area is. Maintenance and appearance is important here, and this goes for the roads as well. For this reason, you'll find some of the smoothest paved roads and best developed roadside scenery throughout Palmas Del Mar. Additionally, because this is such an exclusive resort community, traffic is rarely an issue. The roads here are well-lit, well-marked, and are even known for having friendlier drivers than most of the rest of Puerto Rico.

As you begin driving in Palmas Del Mar, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Driving is done on the right side of the road like in the United States, and you'll found about 99 percent of traffic laws are similar to those in the U.S., including the drunk driving restrictions and insistence that passengers wear seat belts. Some differences include the fact that gasoline is sold by the liter instead of the gallon, and distances are marked in kilometers while speed limits remain marked as miles per hour.

Gas Stations

Take a glance at the table below which lays out a few gas stations in and around Palmas Del Mar.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Sepulveda Service Station (787) 893-2189 State Road 3 - 1.4 mi. (2.2 km) North of Yabucoa
Alicea Service Station -- 1.1 mi. (1.7 km) East of Yabucoa
Puma Gas Station -- State Road 53 - Yabucoa

Palmas Del Mar caters to a high-class clientele, and the dreamy state of the community extends to the road as well. You shouldn't have any trouble procuring a rental car that you are comfortable with, and once you're on the road you should get along just fine.


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