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Riviera Maya car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Riviera Maya

Economy$5/day
Compact$5/day
Intermediate$5/day
Standard$5/day
Full-size$5/day
SUV$40/day
Minivan$35/day
Full-size SUV$9/day
Passenger van$172/day
Compact SUV$5/day
Intermediate SUV$5/day
Standard SUV$11/day
Supplier choice$14/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Riviera Maya

  • The roads in Riviera Maya are moderately good, making it a safe and straightforward place to drive. Most, if not all, car rental companies in the area offer a variety of cars for rent. Everything from SUVs to economy cars to compact cars and minivans are available. The most popular option is the SUV, but make sure you get a car with a well-functioning suspension, ground clearance, and a front spoiler so that you can navigate the numerous speed bumps on the road. Also, pick a white car if possible, which reflects the sun and keeps the interior of the car cool.
  • Always wear a seatbelt while in Riviera Maya, Mexico. That goes for children as well. However, having a child car seat is not mandatory if you have a child younger than five with you. Regardless, it is safer to use one while traveling to keep the child safe. You can rent one in advance from the car rental company during the booking process at a cost. If you’re renting from the airport and would much rather buy your own, go ahead, but make sure the child is seated in the back seat and is wearing a seat belt.
  • Crossing the border into or out of Mexico in a rental car is possible, as long as the company you rented from allows cross-border driving. Be sure to notify them of your intentions when booking. You must also be a US resident or have a valid visa or permanent residency for this to work. You’ll also need Mexican automobile liability insurance or proof of liability insurance, a vehicle rental contract, and a valid driver’s license.
  • If you plan on traveling during the high season, be sure to book your rental car in advance of your trip. No matter the time of year, your safest bet is to have a car reserved before arriving in Mexico, just in case. It helps to have cash (Mexican pesos) to pay for gas, and always tip the gas attendants. Be sure to always check that you’re getting the right amount of gas for what you’re paying.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Riviera Maya for $18 or less
  • Book your rental car in Riviera Maya at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Riviera Maya are around 174% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Riviera Maya are around -163% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Riviera Maya

  • Should I rent a car in Riviera Maya?

    Riviera Maya has a few public transportation options. At Cancun International Airport, you’ll see a bus labeled ADO, which will drop you wherever you want. Minivans are another option, and they’re cheaper compared to taking a bus or a taxi. Public transportation is ideal if you’re traveling alone and don’t have a lot of luggage, but if you prefer traveling on your own schedule, renting a car is the better choice. The costs won’t add up as they would using public transportation, and as long as you book your car in advance, you can avoid the tariffs.

  • What is driving like in Riviera Maya?

    Be ready to run into two toll roads: one in Yucatán State and another in Quintana Roo State. You’ll have to pay the toll in cash with pesos, since credit cards aren’t accepted. The general driving atmosphere is okay in Riviera Maya if you don’t give the police a reason to stop you. However, local drivers don’t always use their turn signals, so drive slowly and be vigilant. Additionally, watch out for speed bumps.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Riviera Maya?

    It is common to find car rental companies that only rent to individuals over twenty five years old. You can still find some that will rent to people over twenty one years old, but expect such a company to charge an additional cost for young drivers. You’ll also need a valid driver’s license, your passport, a credit card to pay for the deposit, a printout of your agreement with the rental company, and complete insurance coverage. Having proof of coverage is very important in case you’re involved in an accident.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Riviera Maya?

    On average a rental car in Riviera Maya costs $29 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Riviera Maya?

    Compact (Chevrolet Cavalier or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Riviera Maya.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Riviera Maya?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at America Car Rental ($5/day), NU Car ($5/day) and Economy Rent a Car ($5/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Riviera Maya?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Riviera Maya?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Riviera Maya are Cancún (64% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Riviera Maya), Tulum (24%) and Cozumel (6%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Riviera Maya?

    On average a rental car in Riviera Maya costs $179 per week ($26 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Riviera Maya?

    On average a rental car in Riviera Maya costs $769 per month ($26 per day).

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    Budget car rental locations in Riviera Maya

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Good to know

Most popular agency

America Car Rental

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$26/day

Good deal

$18/day

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