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Standard (Dodge Journey or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Baja California.
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Although Baja California has an extensive public transportation network, including buses and trains, renting a car when touring Baja California has numerous advantages. To start with, whereas public transportation operates on a fixed schedule and specific routes, with car rentals, you enjoy unbeatable flexibility. You can explore the famous landmarks in off-road locations where buses or trains don’t operate. Also, with a car rental, you can select the type and model that suits your needs. Lastly, car rentals are more comfortable and guarantee privacy than buses or trains.
The first thing you should know when renting a car in Baja California is that they drive on the right, meaning they overtake on the left. There are speedbumps (topes) almost everywhere, which could be painted in stripes or solid colors or unmarked in some areas. Military checkpoints are common, so don’t be scared. Pay attention to the animals, especially late in the evening, as cows, horses or donkeys can emerge from nowhere. Driving under the influence is punishable, and motorists should not have a Blood Alcohol Content exceeding 0.8 %.
Car rental agencies in Baja California require renters to be between 21 and 75, although the age may vary depending on the vehicle category that you want. Moreover, the rental companies apply a surcharge policy to those between 21 and 24, requiring you to pay a fee of about $9 over the counter. Usually, you have to be 25 or older to access full-size SUVs, luxury vehicles, and convertibles. A valid driver’s license (with Latin characters), which you must have held for at least a year, is mandatory.
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