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If your trip to Mariana is all organized but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Head out into the wider area and reconnect with nature with some activities like city walking tours. For even more, go hiking as well.
Make sure the gas tank is full, because there are some great reasons to get out and go exploring beyond Mariana. They include Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte — a tempting road-trip destination just 47 miles away. Liberty Square is also a popular attraction.
Avoid spending an arm and a leg on a rental car by following our top tips and tricks:
With your own set of wheels, Mariana is yours to discover. People make their way to this interesting city for many reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have a different car for each of them. A priority for families is space (and legroom). Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size vehicle to a 12-passenger van. Travelers on a budget love the fuel-efficiency of our smaller cars, such as an economy or a mini. If you're hoping to make a grand entrance in Mariana, you could even peruse our special category for a vehicle that will make any car fan go wobbly at the knees.
You'll be happy to hear that there's a huge variety of both economy and high-end vehicles to rent in Mariana. What you end up opting for depends on what you're willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you're all about mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not book a high-end SUV, or perhaps an upmarket medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you're just after a set of wheels to get from A to B as cheaply as possible, we can help you out with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your pocket).
There's quite a bit more to cruising the roads of Mariana than just buckling up and turning the ignition. Get to know the most important local rules and regulations here:
You'll need to keep right while driving in Mariana. On top of that, exercise a little extra caution if it's your first time behind the wheel here. Once you've got the hang of how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
You'll find plenty of places to leave your car in Mariana. Even in the busiest areas, there's often a spot just where you need it.
As with most cities, roads get busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, thanks to its smaller population of roughly 45,200, traffic congestion isn't a big issue in Mariana.
Speed limits vary across the city of Mariana, but usually range from 30 km/h to 110 km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 60 km/h unless stated otherwise.
Generally speaking, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority, who'll then send a fine straight to you.
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while operating a vehicle in Mariana. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to stay focused on the road.
In Mariana, it's against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.06%. If you're planning to have a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner, it's a good idea to leave the car at your hotel.
Yes it is. But before you turn, you are required to stop the car completely and only continue if the way is clear.
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Ouro Preto.