Car Hire Mexico
Delightful car rental deals and excellent car rental services provided by the car rental companies situated in Mexico!
Marvelous country in North America, Mexico is situated between the United States of America, Guatemala and Belize. It is well-known for its vast and long coastline exceeding 10 000 km, covering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the Pacific Ocean. The weather in Mexico is warm and pleasant, the food is incredibly tasty and there are plenty of interesting sites to be seen.
Travelers usually visit Mexico for its archeological sites and art, for the museums and pyramids, for the interesting architecture and the modern cities, for the snow mountains, the fantastic beach resorts and the rainy jungle, for the desert and the many golf courses. In fact, Mexico is the 7th major destination for travelers on a worldwide scale. Visitors are welcome and advised to use the services of the car rental companies, as they can get affordable car hire and reach all the places they want to see.
So, whether heading towards Baja Peninsula, Playa del Carmen or the colonial town Guanajuato, exploring Mexico with a holiday car hire is a great way to enjoy the country.
The biggest cities in Mexico
Mexico is a vast country with many big cities and places that deserve to be seen. Most of these settlements are quite big in size, thus the most comfortable way to see them is by getting an economy car rental from the available car rental coupons.
- Mexico City – that is the capital city of Mexico and also one of the three largest cities in the world. The city is an interesting urban center with a 700-year history. In the city are to be found Aztec ruins and numerous parks, various museums and colonial architecture, many shopping centers and night clubs. Economy car rental is required for sure.
- Cancun – in this resort are to be found some of the loveliest beaches on earth. The clear Caribbean waters, the great choice of recreational facilities and the incredible party atmosphere make the place very special.
- Acapulco – without doubt that is the most famous beach resort in Mexico, known for the white sand beaches, the fantastic restaurants and the hectic nightlife. The traffic here is a real nightmare, so getting an auto hire here is not a great idea.
- Mazatlan – a lively Pacific beach resort, known for the oldest Mexico Carnival, which also happens to be one of the largest in the world
- Guadalajara – that is a traditional city in Mexico, birthplace of mariachi music and tequila.
- Tijuana – that is the busiest border crossing in Mexico, both for pedestrians and vehicles. It is very close to San Diego.
- Taxco – this nice and steep mountain town is a trading place of decorative silver.
Driving in Mexico
Travelers should be aware that the car hire insurance they have from United States will not be valid and accepted in Mexico. The drivers that decide to make a car reservation will have free access to numerous road maps that they can download.
Since there is a serious flow of illegal immigration into the United States and a high volume of drugs, drug money and weapons, travelers should expect long delays on the US – Mexico border.
Car rental tips for Mexico (insider tips)
Those holiday makers that are willing to visit Mexico and make a car booking for one of the cheap car rentals available should know that:
- The legal driving age in Mexico without supervision is 18.
- The best roads in the country are the toll roads, which can be costly, but are well-maintained and much faster.
- Car hire insurance in Mexico is highly recommended.
- Traveling the country at night is not among the best of ideas.
- Visitors can find offices of many local and international car rental companies in the big cities of Mexico.
- There is only one gas station brand and the prices are the same no matter the location.
In addition to all the landmarks and places of interest that could be seen in the main Mexico cities, there are some other sites that deserve attention and can be reached with the available rental vehicles. These include:
- Sea of Cortez – ideal for swimming with dolphins, watching whale birthings, and enjoying sea kayak in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
- Copper Canyon – this exotic and remote destination offers a great mountain rail ride upwards over 8000 feet, as well as hiking, horseback riding, and visits of the Tarahumara Indians. The remote wilderness is not a destination for every traveler.
- Monarch Butterfly Breeding Sites – these are protected natural areas in the highlands where are to be seen millions of butterflies in the period November – March each year.
- Suidero Canyon – a steep-walled National Park with flocks of pelicans, flamingos, and crocodiles.
- Chichen Itza – a Mayan City that is included in UNESCO World Heritage List and declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Did you know?
- Mexico has introduced the chocolate, and also chili and corn to the world.
- In Mexico lives the volcano rabbit – a very rare creature which lives near the Mexican volcanoes.
- The oldest university in North America is the National University of Mexico.
- The Mexican children get presents on January 6th and not on Christmas Day. On that day the Mexicans celebrate Kings Day (El Dia De Reyes).
- Mexico is situated in the so called “Ring of Fire”- one of the world’s most violent volcano and earthquake zones.
- The smallest breed of dog in the world – the Chihuahua, is named after a Mexican state.
- The Spanish conquerors introduced bullfighting to Mexico and now that is a very popular national sport.
- Mexico City has more than 160 museums, almost all of which are free on Sundays! It further has over 100 art galleries, and 30 concert halls.
- Mexico City International Airport is Latin America’s largest and busiest airport.