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Cabo San Lucas Car Hire

Cabo San Lucas Car Hire

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Pick-up location Cabo San Lucas
Rental locations 34
Airport locations 1

Cabo San Lucas car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Payless
payless
Best rated
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Payless
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas
+52 624 143 5222
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
11 May 2019
Pros: Excellent, friendly, spoke good English
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Alamo
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Lazaro Cadenas Btw Leona
+52 624 143 6060
  • 8.5
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
2 Jun 2017
Reserved standard got an intermediate instead
Pros: Nice clean car
Cons: Too small, not what I reserved but that's all they had left. Had to wait an extra 30 minutes to get a car.
8.0 Excellent
8 Feb 2018
Pros: Convenient location to many of the resorts. Car was ready. and clean
Cons: Even though I prechecked in, it took 20-30 minutes to get car, and I was only customer Rate was quoted in $ with high peso exchange rate, bill was charged in pesos so final cost was somewhat more than I was expecting due to exchange rate quoted.
10.0 Excellent
12 Aug 2018
Remember, you MUST buy Mexican liability insurance for USD$23 / day!
Pros: Jonathan was helpful and honest. He explained everything clearly and did not pressure upsell me on unneeded insurances. I printed a letter from my RBC Westjet mastercard company that declared that CDW insurance was included. I expected it to be high pressure slaes but the entire process was pleasant and i went back a second time to rent because i knew he'd be good.
Cons: When i returned the car at Cabo airport i filled up right beside the Alamo office. The gas station attendant pumped the gas but when i returned it the Alamo rep (not Jonathan - he's in Cabo San Lucas) claimed it was slightly below full. Fortunately he said he'd not charge me.
10.0 Excellent
21 Mar 2019
Pros: Yes all easy and price as quoted
Rated no. 3
Hertz
hertz
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
5 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Hertz
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Camino Viejo A San Jose
0180 0709 5000
Cmno Viejo A Sn Jose Del Cabo
0180 0709 5000
Plaza Jacinto Tamaral
0180 0709 5000
Riu Palace Bc Hotel
0180 0709 5000
Riusanta Fe Cmno Viejo A Sn
0180 0709 5000
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
30 Dec 2016
No cars actually available
Cons: Despite reservation and calling Hertz to confirm availability the night before, she we arrived we were told no cats were available and never actually were in the first place. Wasted a day of our vacation.
10.0 Excellent
16 Jan 2019
Great price ! Clean cars! Friendly service!
Pros: No wait Car was new and clean We will use again next time
Rated no. 4
National
4.6 Okay (5 reviews)
8 locations in Cabo San Lucas
National
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Andador Peatonal Callejon Del
+52 624 143 9166
Av Del Pescador
+52 624 163 5700
Av Lazaro Cardenas Edif Posada
+52 624 143 1414
Blvd Diamante
+52 624 172 5812
El Medano Ejidal Pto Paraiso
+52 624 105 1404
Hotel Fiesta Americana Km 10.3
+52 624 145 6200
Hotel Hda Encantada Km 7.3
+52 624 163 5555
Paseo De La Marina Lotes
+52 624 145 6020
  • 3.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.0
  • 2.8
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
16 Dec 2018
Aweful experience
Pros: Nothing!!
Cons: Rented me a car from a private resort that doesn't rent cars to the public!!
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jul 2018
Garbage
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Ordered a suburban because we had 8 people. Got a mini van that seats 7. And they charged me double the price.
7.2 Good
12 Dec 2018
Pick up
Cons: It took me almost 1 hr. to get my car even though I had a reservation. We did paperwork for 30-45 minutes and then I had to wait an additional 15 minutes for them to bring the car to me at their office. Someone could have had the car ready while we did paperwork and the paperwork could have been started in advance. I won't be using National again.
5.6 Okay
27 Dec 2018
Complicated
Pros: Staff were friendly.
Cons: I could not locate the pick up location.
6.0 Good
30 Dec 2018
No deal
Pros: Good clean car
Cons: Company did not honor contract, charged almost three times what I signed up for
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
4.4 Okay (1 review)
8 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Avis
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Avenida Lazaro Cardenas SN
+52 624 144 3832
Carr Transpeninsular Km 17.3
+52 322 226 7923
Dreams Htl -Km 18.5 Carr Transpeninsular
+52 624 144 1052
La Cascada-Blvd M. Castro #4650 LTE1 MZA
+52 624 130 7298
Marquis Htl -Carr Transpeninsular Km21.5
+52 624 144 1873
Pacifica Resort-Predio Paraiso Escondido
+52 624 173 6036
Pueblo Bonito Resort - Playa el Medano
+52 624 143 2422
Sunset Beach - Predio Paraiso Escondido
+52 624 143 4607
  • 4.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 2.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
29 Oct 2018
Not the greatest experience.
Pros: The car itself was clean and functioned as expected.
Cons: I show up to Pueblo Bonito Rose on the date I scheduled my rental pick-up (the date and location had already been pre-selected) and the hotel concierge tells me that Avis is closed on Sundays. Why did the website allow me to schedule the pickup on this date? Pueblo Bonito was nice enough to call Avis' other location nearby and I spoke with Avis on the phone, they sent a guy with my rental. He said he'd be there in 10 minutes, that was a lie, I waited at least half an hour. They provide a wifi box which is kinda neat, but the guy gave it to me without a charging cable and I wasn't able to charge it, so this was only useful on the first drive, after the first day of using it, it died and was useless. He told me upfront that there was no charging cable, so I was aware of this and said ok. When I returned the car at SJD Airport, Avis asks me where the cable is. I said you guys gave me the wifi box without one. They said that because there weren't any notations of the missing cable that they would have to charge me, at this point I was pretty upset. I'm just trying to drop of my car so we can catch our flight back home and now this nonsense. Long story short I spoke with the manager and flat out told them, "no, I'm not paying for a cable that we were never provided with which made this wifi box useful for only one trip" I didn't end up having to pay for the cable but then I got screwed on having to pay for a full tank of gas when I only used 1/4 of the tank, so I might as well have paid for the stupid cable. Avis never once told me anything about extra charges for gas, I guess this can be assumed but being that this was in Mexico and the first time I rent a car there, I didn't assume the rules were the same. I would've put a few bucks worth of gas to replenish the tank had i known I was going to have to pay the full price of a tank. Terrible experience!
Rated no. 6
Budget
budget
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Budget
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Calle Lazaro Cardenas Esq.
+52 624 143 1250
Car Transpeninsular Km 17.5
+52 624 105 4460
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jan 2017
Never got the car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I thought I rented the car at SJD, but the office turned out to be 25 miles away in Cabo San Lucas. There were no cars available at SJD and when I called the Cabo office, he said he had no car for me. It ended up taking me over six hours to get to La Paz via cab and bus. I would never rent from Budget again.
Thrifty
thrifty
3 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Thrifty
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av. Del Pescador Y Pelicano
Calle Francisco Villa En Blvd
+52 624 143 1666
Melia Hotel
+52 624 145 7800
Enterprise
enterprise
2 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Enterprise
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Del Pescador
+52 624 163 5700
Av Lazaro Cardenas, Edif
+52 624 143 1414
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Cabo San Lucas
Sunnycars
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av Lazaro Cadenas
San Jose del Cabo Airport
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
Europcar
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Av. Lázaro Cárdenas, Plaza Californias Loc. 4, Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
+52 624 143 7328
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Cabo San Lucas
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cabo San Lucas
Blvd Lazaro Cardens- Plaza Las Californias Local 4
14 travellers who rented a car in Cabo San Lucas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Top tips for renting a car in Cabo San Lucas

  • A hire car is by far the best option to explore not only Cabo San Lucas, but also its surrounding area, with its secluded beaches and nearby towns that are well worth a day trip. The whole Tourist Corridor connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas features a vast array of gorgeous beaches, so drive along the 20-mile stretch and make scenic stops as you please with your hire car.
  • All the major car hire companies, including Avis and Alamo, can be found at San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD), which is about a 40-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. Most car hire desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall area after going through baggage claim and customs, but some will have off-site offices, in which case they’ll provide a shuttle. You’ll need an International Driver’s Permit, as well as Mexican car insurance for the length of your hire contract.
  • Navigating Cabo San Lucas is fairly easy, but remember most traffic signs will be in Spanish only. The city is very popular during spring break and school vacations, which means the roads will be more crowded during those seasons. There are also several speed bumps across town. Most highways in Mexico are tolled, including the one that goes to the airport, so make sure you always have Mexican pesos or American dollars in cash with you.
  • Bumper-to-bumper traffic does happen sometimes in the Los Cabos area, especially during the summer and spring break seasons. Traffic jams in the surrounding Cabo San Lucas roads are also common, so avoid driving into town during the morning rush hour (between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.) or out of town, particularly on weekends, after 5 p.m. If you’re heading to the airport during these times, plan your journey in advance.
  • Book your rental car in Cabo San Lucas at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Cabo San Lucas

What is the best rental car company in Cabo San Lucas?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cabo San Lucas are Alamo (8.7, 6478 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2242 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4179 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Cabo San Lucas?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cabo San Lucas?

For travelers who don’t require much passenger or luggage space, a small, compact car will be enough to drive to the beach and easily park downtown. A convertible is a fun option for when the weather allows you to drive with the top down, and a minivan is recommended if traveling with the whole family.

What's the speed limit in Cabo San Lucas?

The speed limit in urban areas is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, so watch out for the posted signs. Urban throughways have a speed limit of 60-80 km/h (37-50 mph), rural highways observe a limit of 70-90 km/h (43-56 mph), and major highways allow you to drive at a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph).

How are gas prices in Cabo San Lucas?

The average petrol prices in Cabo San Lucas are about MXN 63.53 ($3.14) per gallon. Prices can go as low as MXN 56.78 ($2.80) per gallon, and as high as MXN 71.92 ($3.55) per gallon. Petrolstations in Mexico aren’t self-service, so don’t be surprised when an attendant comes to fill up your tank. Take into consideration that petrol stations tend to be more crowded during spring break season.

Where are the best places to park in Cabo San Lucas?

Street parking is available within the white curb marks, while red curbs mean parking isn’t allowed. Keep an eye out for meters as some parking spaces require payment. There are also several paid parking lots across the city, such as the Paraiso Mall garage. You can also leave your car at some resorts’ parking lots, provided that you intend on using their services, such as the bar.