Recommend Renting a Car in Mexico?

Old Feb 5th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Recommend Renting a Car in Mexico?

We are going to the Mayan Riviera in June. We plan to see many sights, wondering if it would be cheaper to rent a car. Has anyone rented one and would you advise this. Thanks
P.S. We have a 5 yr old.
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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I'd rent a car in a heartbeat....especially in the Mayan Riviera area. Driving is super easy in this region, though I do recommend being careful and wary if you deal with small car rental operators, though you can often get excellent rates these days by reserving ahead of time through any of the major car rental company web sites.

Have fun!
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 05:48 PM
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Yes, you can rent a car easily. Make sure you understand the rules of the road (they are a bit different), investigate the insurance options, and drive the speed limit.
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Old Feb 6th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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Thanks. I had one person advise me not to unless I can read spanish. I cannot, should that be a problem?
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No, not at all. I don't read spanish all that great either. Be careful of the topes (speed bumps) on the highway - there's usually a sign with bumps on it but not always. Huge ones are by Puerto Aventuras. Also on the Coba road to Chichen Itza. Read up on the rules of the road...especially how to make a left turn or how to allow people to pass you. Very important to stay safe.
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we've rented a car at least 4xs in Mexico with no problems. And the Mayan Riviera is an ideal place to do it. No worries about not speaking Spanish.
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We would not think of not renting a car. Check out some recent posts on this on locogringo.com
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 04:07 PM
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Thanks for everyones advise. I will be renting a car and also read up on "How to drive in Mexico"
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