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Cabo San Lucas, BS, Mexico
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Pick-up locationCabo San Lucas
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations31
Popular agenciesNational, U-Save, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Cabo San Lucas

$19/dayEconomy
$21/dayCompact
$29/dayIntermediate
$33/dayStandard
$34/dayFull-size
$44/dayMinivan
$71/dayFull-size SUV
$36/dayStandard SUV
$39/dayCompact SUV
$40/dayIntermediate SUV
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Cabo San Lucas car rental reviews and directory

From $7/dayRated #1
Payless
Best rated
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Payless
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas+52 624 143 5222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2020
Pros: Easy to find the downtown Cabo office and I preferred it this way, having rented from the airport prior - saved a few days of the car sitting at the resort when we didn't need it. Check it was straightforward. Nice VW Jetta.Cons: Not much. They're good. Waited a few minutes for the car, but no complaints. Easy, cost effective. See you next time.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2019
Pros: Excellent, friendly, spoke good English
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From $1/dayRated #2
Alamo
Most popular
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Alamo
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Lazaro Cadenas Btw Leona+52 624 143 6060
Monday07:00 - 20:00
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 29 2021
Pros: Car was in great condition.Cons: The charged me 3x the amount I reserved it for.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful, drop off was easy, and the price was great.Cons: It was all good.
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2019
Pros: Yes all easy and price as quoted
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Remember, you MUST buy Mexican liability insurance for USD$23 / day!Pros: Jonathan was helpful and honest. He explained everything clearly and did not pressure upsell me on unneeded insurances. I printed a letter from my RBC Westjet mastercard company that declared that CDW insurance was included. I expected it to be high pressure slaes but the entire process was pleasant and i went back a second time to rent because i knew he'd be good.Cons: When i returned the car at Cabo airport i filled up right beside the Alamo office. The gas station attendant pumped the gas but when i returned it the Alamo rep (not Jonathan - he's in Cabo San Lucas) claimed it was slightly below full. Fortunately he said he'd not charge me.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2018
Pros: Convenient location to many of the resorts. Car was ready. and cleanCons: Even though I prechecked in, it took 20-30 minutes to get car, and I was only customer Rate was quoted in $ with high peso exchange rate, bill was charged in pesos so final cost was somewhat more than I was expecting due to exchange rate quoted.
6.8 GoodJun 2 2017
Reserved standard got an intermediate insteadPros: Nice clean carCons: Too small, not what I reserved but that's all they had left. Had to wait an extra 30 minutes to get a car.
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From $14/dayRated #3
Hertz
5.3 Okay (4 reviews)
5 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Hertz
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Camino Viejo A San Jose+52 800 709 5000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday00:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Cmno Viejo A Sn Jose Del Cabo+52 800 709 5000
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Plaza Jacinto Tamaral+52 800 709 5000
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Riu Palace Bc Hotel+52 800 709 5000
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Riusanta Fe Cmno Viejo A Sn+52 800 709 5000
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2020
Cons: They didn’t have any cars for me!
10.0 ExcellentJan 16 2019
Great price ! Clean cars! Friendly service!Pros: No wait Car was new and clean We will use again next time
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2016
No cars actually availableCons: Despite reservation and calling Hertz to confirm availability the night before, she we arrived we were told no cats were available and never actually were in the first place. Wasted a day of our vacation.
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From $5/dayRated #4
National
4.5 Okay (5 reviews)
8 locations in Cabo San Lucas
National
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Andador Peatonal Callejon Del+52 624 143 1414
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Av Del Pescador+52 624 143 1414
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Av Lazaro Cardenas Edif Posada+52 624 143 1414
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Blvd Diamante +52 624 172 5812
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El Medano Ejidal Pto Paraiso+52 624 105 1404
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Hotel Fiesta Americana Km 10.3+52 624 145 6200 ext. 31143
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Hotel Hda Encantada Km 7.3+52 624 163 5555 ext. 7078
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Paseo De La Marina Lotes+52 624 145 6020
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodDec 30 2018
No dealPros: Good clean carCons: Company did not honor contract, charged almost three times what I signed up for
5.6 OkayDec 27 2018
ComplicatedPros: Staff were friendly.Cons: I could not locate the pick up location.
2.0 MediocreDec 16 2018
Aweful experiencePros: Nothing!!Cons: Rented me a car from a private resort that doesn't rent cars to the public!!
7.2 GoodDec 12 2018
Pick upCons: It took me almost 1 hr. to get my car even though I had a reservation. We did paperwork for 30-45 minutes and then I had to wait an additional 15 minutes for them to bring the car to me at their office. Someone could have had the car ready while we did paperwork and the paperwork could have been started in advance. I won't be using National again.
2.0 MediocreJul 26 2018
GarbagePros: NothingCons: Ordered a suburban because we had 8 people. Got a mini van that seats 7. And they charged me double the price.
From $6/dayRated #5
Budget
2 Mediocre (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Budget
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Calle Lazaro Cardenas Esq.+52 624 143 1250
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Car Transpeninsular Km 17.5+52 624 105 4460
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2017
Never got the carPros: NothingCons: I thought I rented the car at SJD, but the office turned out to be 25 miles away in Cabo San Lucas. There were no cars available at SJD and when I called the Cabo office, he said he had no car for me. It ended up taking me over six hours to get to La Paz via cab and bus. I would never rent from Budget again.
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From $7/day
Avis
4 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Avis
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Avenida Lazaro Cardenas SN+52 624 144 3832
Monday09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
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Carr Transpeninsular Km 17.3+52 322 226 7923
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Pueblo Bonito Resort - Playa el Medano+52 624 143 2422
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Sunset Beach - Predio Paraiso Escondido+52 624 143 4607
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From $9/day
Thrifty
3 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Thrifty
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av. Del Pescador Y Pelicano+52 624 143 5757
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Calle Francisco Villa En Blvd+52 624 143 1666
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Melia Hotel+52 624 145 7800
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From $3/day
Enterprise
2 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Enterprise
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Del Pescador+52 624 143 1414
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Av Lazaro Cardenas, Edif+52 624 143 1414
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From $0/day
Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Europcar
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Blvd Lazaro Cardens+52 624 143 7328
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Blvd Lazaro Cardens- Plaza Las Californias Local 4
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From $1/day
MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Playa El Medano+52 334 170 8243
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Sunnycars
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Lazaro Cadenas
Recent reviews
From $1/day
U-Save
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
U-Save
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Avenida Lazaro Cardenas Local 1
Recent reviews
26 travelers who rented a car in Cabo San Lucas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near Cabo San Lucas

Good to know

Most popular agency

Economy Rent a Car

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$7/day

Good deal

$3/day

When to book a rental car in Cabo San Lucas

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Cabo San Lucas

  • A rental car is by far the best option to explore not only Cabo San Lucas, but also its surrounding area, with its secluded beaches and nearby towns that are well worth a day trip. The whole Tourist Corridor connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas features a vast array of gorgeous beaches, so drive along the 20-mile stretch and make scenic stops as you please with your rental car.
  • All the major car rental companies, including Avis and Alamo, can be found at San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD), which is about a 40-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. Most car rental desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall area after going through baggage claim and customs, but some will have off-site offices, in which case they’ll provide a shuttle. You’ll need an International Driver’s Permit, as well as Mexican car insurance for the length of your rental contract.
  • Navigating Cabo San Lucas is fairly easy, but remember most traffic signs will be in Spanish only. The city is very popular during spring break and school vacations, which means the roads will be more crowded during those seasons. There are also several speed bumps across town. Most highways in Mexico are tolled, including the one that goes to the airport, so make sure you always have Mexican pesos or American dollars in cash with you.
  • Bumper-to-bumper traffic does happen sometimes in the Los Cabos area, especially during the summer and spring break seasons. Traffic jams in the surrounding Cabo San Lucas roads are also common, so avoid driving into town during the morning rush hour (between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.) or out of town, particularly on weekends, after 5 p.m. If you’re heading to the airport during these times, plan your journey in advance.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cabo San Lucas for $3 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cabo San Lucas at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cabo San Lucas are around 90% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cabo San Lucas

  • Some car rental companies in Cabo San Lucas which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Budget and Europcar

  • On average a rental car in Cabo San Lucas costs $7 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at National ($21/day), U-Save ($25/day) and Alamo ($29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at National Andador Peatonal Callejon Del 23410 (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Cabo San Lucas. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Cabo San Lucas is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cabo San Lucas.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Cabos airport include Alamo, Economy Rent a Car, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Ace, Payless, Avis, Hertz and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Cabos airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Economy Rent a Car, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Ace, Payless, Avis, Hertz, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Cabo San Lucas costs $2 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cabo San Lucas costs $15 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Cabo San Lucas costs $3 per day, on average.

  • In Cabo San Lucas, cars are most frequently rented at Economy Rent a Car Carretera Transpeninsular Km 43.5 Nave 2, local 7A (23 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Cabo San Lucas costs $49 per week ($7 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cabo San Lucas costs $212 per month ($7 per day).

  • For travelers who don’t require much passenger or luggage space, a small, compact car will be enough to drive to the beach and easily park downtown. A convertible is a fun option for when the weather allows you to drive with the top down, and a minivan is recommended if traveling with the whole family.

  • The speed limit in urban areas is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, so watch out for the posted signs. Urban throughways have a speed limit of 60-80 km/h (37-50 mph), rural highways observe a limit of 70-90 km/h (43-56 mph), and major highways allow you to drive at a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph).

  • The average gas prices in Cabo San Lucas are about MXN 63.53 ($3.14) per gallon. Prices can go as low as MXN 56.78 ($2.80) per gallon, and as high as MXN 71.92 ($3.55) per gallon. Gas stations in Mexico aren’t self-service, so don’t be surprised when an attendant comes to fill up your tank. Take into consideration that gas stations tend to be more crowded during spring break season.

  • Street parking is available within the white curb marks, while red curbs mean parking isn’t allowed. Keep an eye out for meters as some parking spaces require payment. There are also several paid parking lots across the city, such as the Paraiso Mall garage. You can also leave your car at some resorts’ parking lots, provided that you intend on using their services, such as the bar.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).