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Car rentals in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos: What you need to know

Whether you are in Cabo San Lucas on business or for a vacation, having the option to go where you want to go, when you need to can help make your trip all the better. Using Cabo San Lucas buses may be an affordable way to check out this neighborhood, but if you are trying to get to a different area of Los Cabos, you could be left waiting for a while. Taxis and ridesharing, like Lyft or Uber, can be faster, but the cost can start to add up. Plus, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to get the most from your trip to Cabo San Lucas, then having the keys to your own vehicle is the best way to go everywhere you want to go during your visit. We can help you book an affordable price and the auto of your choosing. Peruse through the information below to learn all that you need to know about car rentals in Cabo San Lucas.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get a cheap car rental in Cabo San Lucas?

If you are looking for some of the best car rental rates, then you are in the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Cabo San Lucas by doing a few things:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Before you book, make sure you go through the rental policy.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Cabo San Lucas?

With so many vehicle types to choose from, it can be tough to figure out which car is ideal for your getaway. Nonetheless, keep in mind your needs and how many people you are driving with. Look at the table below to help you select the best car for your visit.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
PremiumWhen you want to travel Cabo San Lucas in styleInfiniti, Audi, or similar
Minivan or SUVIf you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable rideJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Cabo San Lucas?

The minimum age to rent a car in most cities, like Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, is 21. However, there is ordinarily an added charge for anyone under 25. Moreover, the age restriction may be different for premium, large capacity, SUVs, or other higher category vehicles. Check with the rental car company before you book.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car?

You are required to have insurance before you rent in Mexico. You might also be able to purchase additional insurance through the supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.

Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not completely covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Los Cabos. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Am I required to fill my tank before I bring the rental car back?

We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. If you return your rental with less fuel than you began with, the company may charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.

Can I reserve a one-way rental in Cabo San Lucas?

Most car rental companies offer one-way rentals. It may be more convenient to drop off your vehicle in a different area. Be aware that there is generally an added fee for choosing a one-way drop off. Be sure to know the supplier's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cabo San Lucas?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you need to make sure it is part of your bundle that you are purchasing. It's useful to know how far you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most car rental providers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your rental agreement you could face additional cost. You may need to have unlimited miles if you're thinking of some road trips to find out what else Los Cabos or even Mexico has to offer.

Book Your Cabo San Lucas Car Rental Today

Has a museum in Los Cabos intrigued you? Do you need to meet a prospective client at their hotel or office? Don't miss out on one of Cabo San Lucas must-sees or be late to an important meeting. When you have the keys to your own set of wheels, you can make sure your visit is following your schedule, and not have to adhere public transportation schedules.

Browse our choice of cars from the top rental car agencies in the country and choose the ideal car for your Cabo San Lucas getaway. The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.

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