National Car Rentals in Cabo San Lucas: What you need to know
There are so many neighborhoods in Los Cabos that are worth exploring, you will wish for your own car to check out all there is to do here. Local buses, while cheap, may not drive you to precisely where you want to go. Ride hailing, like Uber or Lyft, can be convenient, but you'd be surprised by how many areas they don't serve. Plus, the cost of going from here to there can really add up.
If you want convenience at an affordable rate, then you have found the right spot. Originally founded by twenty-four independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to pick the best car for your next trip.
Frequently asked questions about renting a car
How do I get the best prices on a Cabo San Lucas National car rental?
We always strives to get you the best price. Nonetheless, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
A little knowledge goes a long way to more savings.
Which forms of identification do I need when I pick up my vehicle in Cabo San Lucas?
Make sure to carry with you your credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Cabo San Lucas?
Most suppliers, like National, require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through National's to determine what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Cabo San Lucas?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cabo San Lucas. If you are having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, KIA Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Mexico?
Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the National. Most credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Los Cabos.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National, like several other rental agencies, requires a deposit when you book. The deposit can vary greatly depending on the size of the car. Also, be sure you have enough on your credit card to make the deposit.
Do I have to fill up the tank before I take my car back to National?
National and most other suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental car to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cabo San Lucas?
Most suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it is part of your bundle. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive so you can plan your trip in advance. Although most car rental suppliers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package, you could face additional cost. You may need to get unlimited miles if you're thinking of some road trips to explore all that Los Cabos has to offer, or even Mexico.
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With everything there is to do in Los Cabos, having access to a vehicle lets you sightsee at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Mexico, you can go when you like, without trying to wave down a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Heading out of town soon? Book your National Cabo San Lucas rent-a-car and take off to all the items on your itinerary. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the roads in Los Cabos, Mexico.