If you want to see everything Santa Cruz has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Portugal even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do and see in and around , you'll be wanting to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your stay. Whether you are wanting to try that well-reviewed restaurant across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own car to take in as much as possible while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in , if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having your own automobile is key.
Originally founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything compact to luxury cars, allowing you to choose the ideal automobile for your trip.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Santa Cruz National rental car at a great rate?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you book. But reserving your car ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Santa Cruz?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Santa Cruz?
Most suppliers in Santa Cruz set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review National's policy to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Santa Cruz?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Santa Cruz. Economy or compact cars are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have more room for everyone's suitcases and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Portugal?
The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through National. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check National's policy before you decide.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National, like many other rental car companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The amount can vary based on the size of the car. Make sure there is enough available your credit card to cover the deposit.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
National and most other rental car companies provide you a full tank. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing your car back with the same amount as you received it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Cruz.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Santa Cruz?
National and many other rental car suppliers typically have one-way drop-off. If you decide on one-way drop, be aware there is normally an extra charge.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Santa Cruz, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Portugal, you can drive when you like, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or wave down a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your National Santa Cruz rent-a-car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the highway in Santa Cruz, Portugal.