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Cancun Car Rental

A Cancun car rental is a good idea for anyone staying in the city and planning to see nearby attractions. It's a great idea for anyone staying at the Riviera Maya resorts that lie between Cancun and Cozumel.

Cancun has an excellent bus service for tourists who are staying in the hotel zone on Kukulcan Boulevard. However, numerous attractions in the city and nearby might be easier to reach via car.

The majority of Cancun car rental agencies are located at Cancun International Airport or within several miles of it.

Renters will pay a premium to pick up a car at the airport, but they will pay less to rent one from somewhere nearby.

Agencies located off airport property will send a vehicle to pick up people and take them to the agency to get their cars. The discount is worthwhile for anyone who won't mind the extra time it takes -- in some cases about 15 minutes -- to rent off property.

Be sure to ask the agency the current legal requirements for auto insurance in Mexico. Many of the Web sites of car rental agencies based in Mexico have additional information about insurance. See the examples below.

One more tip: Be sure to ask if pickup means you pick up the car at the airport or you get picked up by a driver who takes you to the agency to get the car.

Here are some of the bigger car rental agencies in Cancun:

Avis
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: (52) 998-886-0221
https://www.avis.com

Avis
Location: Cancun Isla Mall
Phone: (52) 998-176-8030
https://www.avis.com

Budget
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: (52) 998-886-0252
https://www.budget.com

Dollar
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: (52) 998-886-0001
https://www.dollar.com

Econo Car Rental
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: 1 888 90 ECONO
https://www.econocarrental.com/

Econo Car Rental
Location: Cancun Hotel Zone
Phone: 1 888 90 ECONO
https://www.econocarrental.com/

Premier Car Rental
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: 1 (800) 887-3176
https://www.premiercarrental.com.mx/

Veico
Location: Cancun International Airport
Phone: 011 52 (33) 3331-4667
https://www.veico.com/

Zipp Rent-a-Car
Location: Hotel Zone, Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 3.5
Phone: 1 (866) 406-5601
https://zipp.com.mx
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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January 03, 2011
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