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Frequently asked questions
Fill up the gas tank, because there are some great reasons to get out and go exploring beyond Gualala. They include Robert Mondavi Winery in St. Helena — an appealing road-trip destination just 56 miles away. After that, point your rental car toward V. Sattui.
Gualala has some gorgeous coastal areas, and there’s no better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what interesting treasures you can find lying along the shoreline of one of these top beaches:
Pebble Beach (9 miles away).
Black Point Beach (10 miles away).
Schooner Gulch State Beach (12 miles away).
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Get prepared for an epic adventure in Gualala. The car you pick depends on what sort of vacation you have in mind. If you’re traveling by yourself, why not opt for a compact car? They’re cheap to run and a cinch to park. If you’re traveling with a few friends, consider an intermediate or a standard car. They offer more room to move and space for everyone’s suitcases.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a wide variety of luxurious rental vehicles on offer in Gualala. What you opt for is largely dependent on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-size sedan? On the other hand, if you just need something to zip around town in as efficiently as possible, we can help you out with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
Before you take to the road in Gualala, get acquainted with the local traffic laws. From red light rules to parking restrictions, here’s the lowdown:
You’ll be motoring along the right-hand side of the road in Gualala. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, it’s a good idea to drive a little more cautiously on roads that are unfamiliar.
Finding a car space in Gualala isn’t always a breeze. That’s why many people choose a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the time limit could get you a substantial fine.
While cruising through the streets of Gualala, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential areas are 25mph unless posted otherwise.
Normally your chosen rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may supply your information to the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving a car in Gualala, and you could even receive a fine for simply holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
When driving in Gualala, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Thinking of having a few drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes it is. But before doing so, you must bring the car to a complete stop and only continue if there’s no oncoming traffic.
Seat belts must be worn in Mendocino County. That being said, the rule may vary for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.