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Recently Booked Mexico and Central America Car Rentals from $ 0.99/day

Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 0.99 /day

($ 6.96 total)

Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 0.99 /day

($ 6.96 total)

Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 0.99 /day

($ 13.92 total)


Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 0.99 /day

($ 6.96 total)

Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 0.99 /day

($ 6.96 total)

Mini

(Fiat 500 or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 1.02 /day

($ 8.12 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Mexico and Central America Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 35 ratings

Fox

"Great price, Great service, Great Car."

(Reviewed on September 06, 2015 )

Budget

"Excellent"

(Reviewed on September 04, 2015 )


Thrifty

"This is the 3rd time I've rented using CarRentals.com and Thrifty. Everything is wonderful in terms of experience with the people and the travel. Thanks for your wonderful service. Much appreciated."

(Reviewed on July 30, 2015 )

Budget

"I was worried about the cost of Mexico insurance. It was more expensive than the car. My Credit Card covers "Collision" but I thought I better add the liability coverage. Is there anything CarRentals.com can do to provi..." Read more

(Reviewed on January 27, 2015 )


NU

"I've been going to Mexico for 20 years. My experience with your company was the BEST I've ever experienced in Mexico. They met us at the airport, the car was new, the guy spoke perfect English and it was fast and easy. ..." Read more

(Reviewed on January 06, 2015 )

Fox

"The vehicle - a Volkswagen Jetta was marginal at best. The alarm continuously went off. The brakes squeaked. The radio did not work. Features were minimal compared to rentals in the USA. Having said this, I would use Fox a..." Read more

(Reviewed on December 31, 2014 )


NU

"Best car rental experience I've ever had in Mexico, which in the past has been mostly poor. Ricardo was fantastic."

(Reviewed on December 29, 2014 )

National

"Great experience - Thank you! It would be great if you could add what kind of insurance is mandatory in foreign countries. So that the customers know what exactly they will be paying. Thanks!"

(Reviewed on December 22, 2014 )


E-Z

"I got lost dropping off my car and was really late for my flight! Your staff got the shuttle to pick us up ASAP and got us on our way. They worked really fast and really helped calm down my stress of missing my flight! ..." Read more

(Reviewed on December 14, 2014 )

Thrifty

"Have rented cars from this location several times as always they are the best. Its nice to go back to Thrifty and see familiar faces. Will be back again and will go with Thrifty."

(Reviewed on December 08, 2014 )


Dollar

"Maxine of the Dollar staff is outstanding... Super sweet and very professional.."

(Reviewed on December 06, 2014 )

Alamo

"Alamo was the best for the price in Puerto Vallarta thru CarRentals.com,most other car rentals try to charge you more when you go to rent, even when you bring the paperwork."

(Reviewed on November 17, 2014 )


Dollar

"During the rental period the car proved to unreliable, and when we returned it to Dollar, they were absolutely wonderful. They replaced the defective car promptly with a brand new car (only about 50 miles on the odometer)..." Read more

(Reviewed on November 08, 2014 )

Dollar

"thanks for everything"

(Reviewed on October 23, 2014 )


Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car Rental in Mexico and Central America: What You Need to Know

Explore all the sights and sounds of a fascinating continent when you book a car rental in Mexico and Central America. Immerse yourself in a vibrant, new culture and enhance your trip by being able to drive to various countries. Go wild by feasting on authentic cuisine, attend local festivals, and visit all the top tourist attractions during your vacation.

You’re going to need a reliable means of transportation to fully experience all your destination has to offer, so rent a car in Mexico and Central America and gain the freedom to explore independently whenever the mood strikes you. After all, having a rental car at your disposal when traveling through Mexico and Central America is the most affordable way to explore the sights and sounds of the continent.

How can I get a cheap rental in Mexico and Central America?

Follow our advice below and you'll be just clicks away from finding a cheap rental car for your vacation:

  • - Compare the rates of various suppliers when doing your rental research;
  • - Where possible, choose a rental agency with a non-airport pick-up point;
  • - Take a careful look at the fuel and mileage restrictions in your rental agreement; 
  • - Book well in advance of your trip for the lowest rates.

What do I have to keep in mind when renting a car in Mexico and Central America?

Driving regulations and restrictions may differ for each destination, so check with your supplier before handing over your credit card. For example, border crossings are not allowed in many of the countries in this part of the world. 

What kind of car rental should I get?

You can choose from a wide range of vehicles for a great price from many suppliers including Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and many other rental agencies in the Latin America area. The type of car rental you opt for depends on what you plan on doing: if the vehicle is just to get you from the airport to your hotel, you can get a cheap car with a compact design. If, however, your travel plans include seeing much of your destination on a road trip, you might want to consider an SUV for extra comfort and space. 

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Mexico and Central America?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Mexico is 21 and the driver must have been in possession of a valid driving license for at least 2 years. A young-driver surcharge may apply for drivers under 25 years. The maximum age to rent a car in Mexico is 75.

The minimum age for car hire differs in Central American countries: in Costa Rica, the renter must be 18, while they must be 21 in Nicaragua. Please check with your rental company for age restrictions. 

Do I need insurance when renting a car?

Yes, you do. As a US citizen, you can buy insurance through CarRentals.com. Third-party liability insurance is mandatory in some countries, including Panama.

In Costa Rica, insurance policies offered by third-party companies not registered in Costa Rica are not accepted. Remember to check these details with your rental provider when arranging your travel plans. 

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Mexico and Central America?

It's wise to consider unlimited mileage if you're planning to drive a lot during your stay. This means endless travel without worrying about clocking up the miles and paying for them at the end of your trip! Check your supplier's price plans when you book your car rental. 

Is it possible to hire a car one-way? 

You can usually drop off your vehicle at a different rental counter than the one you collected it from, but there may be an additional fee for this. Remember, though, that you won't be permitted to cross the border in some countries. 

Which sights and/or cities are must-sees in Mexico and Central America?

  • - Whether you choose to spend your Central American vacation in Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, prepare to be impressed by the continent's diversity, history, and beauty.
  • - For a relaxed boat ride and picturesque scenery, head to Flores in Guatemala.
  • - Nature lovers mustn't miss out on a visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica, home to a wonderfully varied ecosystem of plants and animals.

What is a good road trip in Central America?

If you find yourself in Nicaragua, make sure you visit Leon, one of these countries oldest cities and home to colonial architecture, old streets, and beaches. From here, you can head 25 kilometers north to Cerro Negro Volcano, which you can hike up for stunning scenery and a 360-degree view of the sea, due to the lack of vegetation on the steep slopes of the volcano.

Traffic tips to keep you safe

The Pan-American Highway is the world's longest single road, interrupted only by the Darien Gap between Central and South America, so it would be amazing for any traveler to experience this drive. One of the most challenging sections of the route is in Costa Rica, where it reaches its highest elevation at over 10,000 feet, so drive with caution and at a sensible speed here, and indeed anywhere along the highway, to ensure that you travel safely. 

If you're driving in Mexico, watch out for animals roaming loosely, even on highways. Be careful of speed bumps ('topes'), in case they are not clearly visible. You don't want to spend your vacation time fixing a tyre!

Make the most out of your trip whether you are traveling solo, with a loved one, or with the whole family. No matter what size or style of vehicle you prefer, CarRentals.com has the perfect car in stock for you. Take advantage of our special low rates and great deals on a huge selection of vehicles, when you book your car hire today. Adventure awaits, so grab your set of rental keys, and get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

You’re going to need a reliable means of transportation to fully experience all your destination has to offer, so rent a car in Mexico and Central America and gain the freedom to explore independently whenever the mood strikes you. Here at CarRentals.com, our selection of cheap Mexico and Central America car rentals provide an affordable and convenient way to get around. After all, having a rental car at your disposal when traveling through Mexico and Central America is the most affordable way to explore the sights and sounds of the continent.
Make the most out of your journey whether you are traveling solo, with a loved one, or with the whole family. No matter what size or style of vehicle you prefer, CarRentals.com has the perfect car in stock for you. Take advantage of our special low rates and great deals on a huge selection of vehicles, when you book today. Adventure awaits, so grab your set of rental keys, and get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Search 18 Mexico and Central America Car Rental Companies

Blueway car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

10 locations

Dollar car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

81 locations

Thrifty car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

80 locations

Budget car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

181 locations

Avis car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

151 locations

National car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

105 locations

Alamo car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

89 locations

E-Z car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

5 locations

U-Save car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

12 locations

Hertz car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

217 locations

ACE car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

37 locations

Fox car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

12 locations

Sixt car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

56 locations

Economy car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

23 locations

Payless car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

28 locations

NU car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

14 locations

Advantage car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

6 locations

America car rental locations in Mexico and Central America

4 locations