A lot of confusionPros: BE CAREFUL WHEN BOOKING FROM THESE GUYS!!! After I was very firm with the staff, they ended up changing the price to what I reserved to pay (I arrived about one hour late for the flight was delayed. When I got to the booth, there was a couple there for at least 30 minutes. When it was my turn, the person on the counter said that I did not have any insurance for the car, which was already paid for. Then I was handed a phone to talk to someone on customer service. The person said that the reservation was canceled due to the amount of time it took me to get the car, therefore the price has been increased. After 40 minutes on the phone with the person, he finally said he would honor the price I was given on Kayak. By then I had been at the place for over one hour and a half).Cons: The way they played with whatever they wanted to get me to accept a higher rate. They tried to say that I was late to pick up the car (my flight was delayed about 40 minutes, I was on line at their counter for another 30 plus minutes, then I was told I did not have insurance I had paid for, then I was put on a call with come customer service rep who then said it had been 2 hours past the pick up time, therefore my reservation was canceled and I would have to pay for their regular price for that day).
Drive through Recife on Linha Verde and you’ll experience great photo opportunities. The city of Recife also provides access to numerous islands in Brazil, including Itamaraca and Recife Antigo. With a rental car you can visit several beaches along with some of the quaint towns in the region. This includes the community of Olinda with its delightful architecture, art galleries, and museums.
Recife International Airport is a very modern airport with mostly domestic but some international flights. It offers many conveniences and amenities including car rental services. Rent a vehicle on your next trip to the region from one of the agencies with offices at the airport, located on the ground floor. This includes National, Hertz, and Avis.
Be sure to secure an International Driver’s Permit before leaving home if you plan to rent a car. Driving in Recife you’ll want to note a few unique rules. First, be sure to keep your flip-flops in your beach bag while driving as it is illegal to drive while wearing them. If driving in rural areas, be prepared to drive on unpaved roads, which can be somewhat of a challenge.
Recife is a busy city with lots of traffic all day and night. However, driving during rush hour can add lots of time to your travel. Consequently you’ll want to avoid driving between the hours of 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic is congested mostly on the highways and the streets leading into downtown.
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Intermediate rental cars in Recife are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Recife
Some car rental companies in Recife which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Hertz and Alamo
On average a rental car in Recife costs $17 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Localiza ($13/day), Alamo ($19/day) and MOVIDA ($22/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Localiza Pc Ministro Salgado Filho , Ibura 51210-902 (6 miles from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Recife. 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 Recife is $4.23 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $51 and $68, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Recife.
A Economy car rental in Recife costs $15 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Recife costs $25 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Recife costs $19 per day, on average.
In Recife, cars are most frequently rented at MOVIDA Avenida Marechal Mascarenhas de Morais 5875 (6 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Recife costs $119 per week ($17 per day).
On average a rental car in Recife costs $509 per month ($17 per day).
Because of crime, you might not want to rent an expensive luxury car on your trip. Additionally, Recife is an older city with somewhat narrow streets. Therefore, you might be more comfortable in a compact car like a Ford Ka or Citroen C3. A beach car like a jeep or off-the-road vehicle might also be ideal if you plan to visit the islands.
You’ll travel mostly on freeways during your visit. While on the highways you can travel at maximum speeds of 75 mph (or 120 km). However when you are driving in residential neighborhoods, the speed limit is 18 mph (30 km) and in rural communities 50 mph (or 80 km).
The price of gas in Recife costs more than in the United States. At the pump you will pay $3.12 (that is 12.17 in Brazilian Real) for a gallon of gasoline. You’ll pay more for both premium gasoline and diesel. Note that there are no self-service gas stations in Brazil. Instead all gas stations are full-service.
Public parking is available all around the downtown area but especially close to the cruise ports. However, street parking is almost impossible to find. The safest place to park in this city is in a parking garage or lot with an attendant. Some ideas include parking at the Plaza Business Center, Maxipark or The Galo da Madrugada.
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!).