Car rentals in Nicaragua: All you need to know
A Nicaragua car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Nicaragua. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Nicaragua?
We always try to get you the best price. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Nicaragua you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you book
- Determine the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Nicaragua.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Nicaragua?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Nicaragua?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Nicaragua?
Usually, to rent a car in Nicaragua you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Nicaragua?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Nicaragua.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Nicaragua?
If you plan to explore all that Nicaragua offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Nicaragua adventure, go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Nicaragua car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Nicaragua has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Nicaragua.