Car Rentals in San German

Driving in San German is akin to driving in a mid-sized U.S. city

Photo credit: © Marcel Holyoak

Although San German is one of Puerto Rico's larger cities and public transit does exist, most will still recommend that you rent a car to get yourself around during your stay. While it certainly is not the only option available to you, it often time ends up being the most affordable and convenient option overall.

Renting a Car

Located about two hours away from the international airport in San Juan, many tourists choose to rent a car directly from the airport and drive in order to see the Puerto Rican landscape as part of their island adventure. Another option is to fly to a closer regional airport and rent a car from there, or to hire an airport transfer to get you to your accommodations and rent a car within San German city limits.

The rental car agencies witin San German itself are limited.

Hertz Cabo Rojo is the one rental service for which we have information. Be sure to reach them at (787) 851-3830, or visit them on Carretera 100 in Cabo Rojo, 7.4 mi. west of San German.

The Cost of Renting a Car

One of the things you'll want to confirm when you call is the price. Most cars rent for between $40 and $70(USD) a day, but this does not include taxes, the cost of insurance, or any fees that the agency might tack on. For example, you'll have to put a deposit of up to $500(USD) on your credit card, and if you're between the ages of 21 and 24 you'll be charged an additional $10 to $25(USD) a day. Another thing to take note of is the company's policies regarding who they rent to. It is standard to rent to anyone over the age of 21 with a valid driver's license and credit card, but each individual company might have additional regulations.


As you drive around San German and other places in Puerto Rico, you will find it to be quite comparable to driving in the United States. The roads are paved and outfitted with traffic signals, road signs, street lamps, and local police force to boot. Be warned, police vehicles are required to have their lights flashing when in motion, so don't panic if an officer pulls up behind you with the lights going.

Traffic moves on the right side of the road, and speed limits are posted in miles per hour like in the United States, but there are a few other subtle differences to be aware of like the fact that gasoline is sold by the liter and distances are noted in kilometers. Beyond these minor things and the tropical landscape, you'd be hard pressed to tell you were driving in a foreign country.

Boqueron Gas happens to be the only gas station that we have our listing information includes. If you want more information, you can call them at (787) 851-2100, or you can find it in Cabo Rojo, 7.4 mi. west of San German.

Thanks to the ease of renting a vehicle and the well-maintained infrastructure, renting a vehicle in San German is a highly recommended option for tourists who plan to be doing a lot of exploring during their trip.


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