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If your trip to Puerto Escondido is all organized but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Nothing beats exploring new places. While you're staying here, Carrizalillo Beach and Puerto Angelito Beach ought to be among them. If you still have stamina and space on your travel itinerary, Bacocho Beach also awaits.
If you're after things to see and do around Puerto Escondido, you certainly won't come up short! Mazunte, just 37 miles away, is home to some fantastic sights that'll keep you occupied. Swing by Zipolite Beach and Mazunte Beach to start learning the culture of the region. Then wrap up your trip with a visit to San Agustinillo Beach.
Puerto Escondido has some gorgeous stretches of coastline, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what precious treasures you can find dotted on the shore at one of these famous beaches:
Here are our recommendations on how to get behind the wheel of a rental car with some savings in your wallet:
Whether you're getting away by yourself or with the whole family, CarRentals.com will help you find a perfect set of wheels for your Puerto Escondido adventure. A mini is a great choice if you're planning to spend almost all of your time in the city. Inexpensive and with impressive mileage, these cars will take you from A to B with ease. If you're eager to make a splash, rent a ride from our special category. You're certain to find something that'll spark some envious glances. Got the youngsters with you? A roomy full-size car will suit your needs.
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting the car of your dreams is easier than you think! Imagine the joy of tearing down the open road in a fancy sports car, even if it's just for a short while. Or perhaps you're just after a cheap ride to bring you safely from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Either way, there's a rental car to suit your style in Puerto Escondido.
There's a whole lot more to road-tripping around Puerto Escondido than just getting behind the wheel and turning the key. Get to know a few important rules and regulations here:
In Puerto Escondido, you'll need to stick to the right side. When exploring someplace new, it's wise to choose a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and not stress about gear changes.
Scoring a parking space in Puerto Escondido shouldn't be too difficult. Of course, it depends on where you are and when — it could be a bit tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
One of the upsides of motoring around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won't need to stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of about 25,900, you can expect a smooth Puerto Escondido driving experience.
Speed limits vary around the city of Puerto Escondido, but typically range from 60 km/h to 110 km/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 60 km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally speaking, your rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Alternatively, they may provide your contact details 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 Puerto Escondido, and you may also be issued a fine for just holding a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Puerto Escondido, it's illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. Thinking of having one or two drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
You aren't permitted to turn at a red light in Puerto Escondido. If you come across one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light turns green.
Seat belts must be worn in Oaxaca. However, the rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.