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Playa Del Carmen Car Rental Mini Guide

Book Car Hire in Playa del Carmen and the price quotede includes collision damage waiver, full insurance, and emergency assistance if you need it, whatever the time of day.

Playa del Carmen, located in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, resorts, and vibrant nightlife. Hiring a car here has its advantages and can provide you with the flexibility to explore beyond the city. Here's a breakdown of what to expect:

Advantages of Hiring a Car:

  1. Flexibility: Having your own car allows you to set your schedule and change plans on a whim. You're not bound to tour schedules or public transport timings.

  2. Reach Remote Areas: Some of the best spots in the region aren't easily accessible by public transportation. A car allows you to reach secluded beaches, cenotes (natural sinkholes), and other off-the-beaten-path destinations.

  3. Cost-effective for Groups: If you're traveling with family or a group of friends, renting a car can be more economical than paying for multiple bus tickets or tours.

  4. Comfort: Enjoy the comfort of traveling at your own pace, with the ability to store your belongings, and the convenience of air-conditioning on hot days.

Driving Practices and Conditions:

  1. Road Quality: Major roads and highways, like the 307 which runs along the coast, are in good condition. However, roads leading to some remote cenotes or attractions might be unpaved or have potholes.

  2. Driving Behavior: Expect aggressive driving practices compared to what you might be used to. It's important to be alert and drive defensively.

  3. Speed Limits: Posted in kilometers per hour. Typically, it's 40-60 km/h in cities and 80-110 km/h on highways.

  4. Police and Checkpoints: There are occasional police checkpoints, especially on the route between tourist destinations. Always have your driving license and rental papers handy.

  5. Parking: In Playa del Carmen, street parking can be challenging during peak times. There are paid parking lots available.

  6. Safety: While the Riviera Maya region is generally safe, avoid driving at night due to reduced visibility and potential road hazards.

Hiiring a car in Playa del Carmen provides an excellent opportunity to explore the Riviera Maya at your own pace. The region is rich in natural beauty, archaeological sites, and cultural experiences. With a bit of caution and preparation, you can have a memorable road trip in this beautiful part of Mexico.

Current Rental Rates in Playa Del Carmen

Nissan March

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.47 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 136.31 EUR from 20/05/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 20.52 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 143.66 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 21.57 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 151.01 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Playa Del Carmen: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Prime Location: Choose from convenient pick-up locations throughout Playa Del Carmen, including near major hotels, the bustling Fifth Avenue, and other central spots.
  • Diverse Fleet: Whether you're looking for a compact car for two, a family-sized SUV, or a stylish convertible to enjoy the Mexican sun, we offer a wide range of vehicles to suit every traveler's needs.
  • Flexible Rental Agreements: From daily to weekly, or even longer-term rentals, our flexible options ensure that you can explore Playa Del Carmen and its surroundings at your own pace.
  • Transparent Costs: We provide clear, upfront pricing without hidden fees, so you can budget your trip with confidence.
  • Dedicated Customer Service: Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with local tips, directions, and any questions to make your car rental experience seamless.


Playa Del Carmen - Popular Destinations

  • Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida): Playa Del Carmen's bustling main strip, known for its shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
  • Playacar: Exclusive residential area with resorts, beaches, and the Playacar Mayan Ruins.
  • Xcaret Park: Eco-archaeological park offering a blend of Mexico's natural beauty, culture, and history.
  • Mamitas Beach: Popular beach club area known for its vibrant atmosphere and clear waters.

Best car rental companies in Playa Del Carmen

based on 157 reviews
8 min (average wait time)
No.2: AVIS,
based on 163 reviews
14 min (average wait time)
based on 25 reviews
30 min (average wait time)

Playa Del Carmen car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    National EMEA Franchise
  • € 136.29
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 19.47
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 26
    Most Popular Type:
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Aveo
  • 74
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Playa Del Carmen

January€ 47
February€ 48
March€ 48
April€ 47
May€ 47
June€ 47
July€ 64
August€ 46
September€ 48
October€ 55
November€ 51
December€ 58
January€ 45
February€ 47
March€ 48
April€ 47
May€ 46
June€ 50
July€ 64
August€ 44
September€ 46
October€ 50
November€ 51
December€ 64
January€ 118
February€ 122
March€ 113
April€ 116
May€ 107
June€ 115
July€ 139
August€ 115
September€ 115
October€ 126
November€ 121
December€ 167
January€ 56
February€ 49
March€ 55
April€ 51
May€ 51
June€ 51
July€ 69
August€ 49
September€ 53
October€ 60
November€ 51
December€ 61
January€ 390
February€ 386
April€ 272
December€ 355
January€ 30
February€ 33
March€ 42
April€ 38
May€ 33
June€ 35
July€ 48
August€ 42
September€ 32
October€ 33
November€ 46
December€ 63
January€ 78
February€ 81
March€ 80
April€ 70
May€ 67
June€ 66
July€ 86
August€ 70
September€ 81
October€ 90
November€ 74
December€ 86
January€ 65
February€ 64
March€ 67
April€ 65
May€ 64
June€ 71
July€ 90
August€ 59
September€ 69
October€ 82
November€ 68
December€ 72

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