Cristian VillasecaReviewed on Jan 6, 2020, 12:25 PM
When I got to Hertz they simply replied: Sorry, we are not honouring our bookings these days. Bye. And that was it. HORRIBLE.
Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Montevideo is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Pocitos Beach. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have some space on your itinerary, Tres Cruces Shopping Center and Solis Theater will keep you busy too.
Don’t just limit yourself to Montevideo. Now you’ve got the wheels, the whole region is yours to conquer. With interesting attractions such as Eagle’s Nest and El Fortin de Santa Rosa Beach, Atlantida should be on your itinerary. It’s only 25 miles away. Located 55 miles away, Piriapolis is another place with plenty going on. Spend the day taking in Piriapolis Beach and Cerro del Toro here.
Fill up your tank, start the engine and get ready to feel the fresh salty air whipping through your hair. Montevideo offers some lovely stretches of coastline, such as:
Pocitos Beach (3 miles away).
Buceo Beach (5 miles away).
Carrasco Beach (9 miles away).
Some people find dodging traffic in big cities a little tricky. But in a small ride like an economy or compact car, those bustling Montevideo streets will be a walk in the park. Prefer to spend your time discovering the surrounding sandy shores? Look up our selection of mid-size and full-size SUVs. With loads of room and power under the hood, these bigger cars will make those long, leisurely drives even more memorable. Ticking off all the attractions and activities that Montevideo is famous for has never been easier with your own wheels.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a huge range of both high-end and economy rental vehicles on offer in Montevideo. What you end up opting for depends on your budget and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not book a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get you from A to B as cheaply as possible, stick with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
You should be able to find a car space in Montevideo without much hassle. Of course, you’ll have to be mindful of the signage. Parking in a no-standing zone or leaving your vehicle longer than the allocated time could end in a fine.
Montevideo has a population of approximately 1,270,700, so you can expect some traffic congestion. The roads are busy in the morning and afternoon peak hours, especially in the downtown area.
Normally, your rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can send a fine straight to you.