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La Paz Car Rental Mini Guide

The Car Rental desks are always busy as public transport here is not great. With this demand comes competition and support of the leading international rental agents such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise to name just a few, and with so much choice of rental car supplier, the range of cars is equally impressive. Whether you want to rent a mini / economy car on a budget for two, or you need to rent a people carrier / MPV, we have makes and models to suit every need including the Toyota Sienna, a very popular 7 seat model to the Toyota Hiace with 15 seat capacity. Premium and SUV rentals include the Jeep Wrangler.
 

La Paz in Mexico is quite different from La Paz in Bolivia. Located in the Baja California Sur state, La Paz, Mexico, is a beautiful coastal city known for its stunning beaches and vibrant marine life. Here's what you need to know about hiring and driving a car in La Paz, Mexico:

Hiring a Car in La Paz:

  1. Documentation: A valid driver's license (an International Driving Permit isn't typically required but can be handy), a passport, and a credit card for a security deposit are essential.

  2. Insurance: Mexican liability insurance is mandatory. Your home country's auto insurance or credit card insurance might not be valid in Mexico, so ensure you purchase the right coverage when you rent.

  3. Vehicle Type: Depending on your plans, a standard car is adequate for city and major road driving. However, if you plan to explore more remote areas or off-road beaches, consider renting an SUV.

Driving Practices:

  1. Road Quality: The main roads and highways in and around La Paz are in good condition. However, some roads leading to remote beaches or attractions may be unpaved.

  2. Speed Limits: They are generally posted in kilometers per hour. In cities, it's typically 40 km/h, and on highways, it's 80-110 km/h.

  3. Checkpoints: There are occasional military checkpoints. Always stop when requested, be respectful, and have your documentation handy.

  4. Parking: Street parking is available, but it's recommended to use secure parking lots, especially overnight.

Sightseeing and Distances:

  1. Malecón: This is the city's beautiful waterfront promenade, lined with statues, shops, and restaurants.

  2. Balandra Beach: About 25 km north of La Paz, it's known for its turquoise waters and the famous "El Hongo" rock formation.

  3. Espiritu Santo Island: While you can't drive here, it's a short boat trip away and is known for its snorkeling, diving, and sea lion colonies.

  4. Todos Santos: Around an hour's drive (about 85 km) from La Paz, this charming town is famous for its art, culture, and the iconic Hotel California.

Safety:

  1. General Safety: La Paz is considered one of the safer cities in Mexico. However, common-sense precautions like not leaving valuables in your car and avoiding isolated areas at night should be observed.

  2. Road Safety: While driving, be cautious of animals on the road, especially at dawn and dusk. Avoid driving at night on long stretches outside the city due to reduced visibility and potential hazards.

  3. Emergency Number: In case of emergencies, dial 911.

In summary, La Paz, Mexico, offers a relaxed ambiance with natural beauty to explore. Driving allows you to visit beaches and nearby towns at your convenience. With a little preparation and awareness, your road trip in La Paz can be a delightful experience.


Current Rental Rates in La Paz

Nissan March

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.60 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 172.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.32 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 177.26 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 27.29 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 191.08 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at La Paz: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur
  • Has a population of around quarter of a million
  • Its airport is formally named Manuel Márquez de León International Airport
  • Just 100km from Todos Santos, known as the 'magical city'

 

La Paz - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in La Paz

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No.1: NATIONAL,
based on 156 reviews
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8 min (average wait time)
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No.2: MEX,
based on 1537 reviews
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86
7 min (average wait time)
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No.3: ALAMO,
based on 315 reviews
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La Paz car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    National EMEA Franchise
  • € 172.20
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 24.60
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 25
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Nissan March
  • 84
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in La Paz

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January€ 59
February€ 63
March€ 62
April€ 58
May€ 62
June€ 61
July€ 67
August€ 58
September€ 70
October€ 60
November€ 59
December€ 57
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January€ 49
February€ 50
March€ 54
April€ 50
May€ 50
June€ 51
July€ 59
August€ 47
September€ 64
October€ 55
November€ 54
December€ 55
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January€ 160
February€ 147
March€ 143
April€ 161
May€ 166
June€ 153
July€ 153
August€ 135
September€ 151
October€ 140
November€ 135
December€ 133
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January€ 53
February€ 62
March€ 68
April€ 57
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June€ 64
July€ 79
August€ 70
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October€ 65
November€ 66
December€ 63
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September€ 415
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January€ 42
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March€ 56
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May€ 52
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August€ 48
September€ 44
October€ 54
November€ 55
December€ 56
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January€ 89
February€ 91
March€ 105
April€ 97
May€ 109
June€ 95
July€ 86
August€ 70
September€ 99
October€ 93
November€ 99
December€ 84
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January€ 101
February€ 105
March€ 95
April€ 93
May€ 113
June€ 108
July€ 120
August€ 115
September€ 95
October€ 100
November€ 85
December€ 70

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