Book cheap car rentals in Guadalajara, Mexico
Colonial, cosmopolitan Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-largest city, and a pleasant surprise to visitors. With a charming historic center filled with ancient architecture, and nature and hiking just a short drive away in a rental car, it’s a versatile destination. This is the land of tequila and mariachi, where age-old traditions stand proud. Use Orbitz to find the best rental deal for you.
If you’re considering renting a car to explore Guadalajara then you might have some questions in mind. Here, we answer some of the ones that come up most often.
You will need to show a valid driver’s license, your passport and a credit card. The credit card must have at least one year left before its expiration and be able to cover any deposit you are required to pay.
All insurances necessary to drive the car will be included in the rental fee. These include third-party liability, theft protection and Collision Damage Waiver. However, you may wish to opt for increased insurance as an additional extra, which will limit your liability or provide a zero deductible.
Yes. One-way rentals are offered by most of the larger companies with multiple offices. There will be an additional fee for one-way rentals. You must book this in advance.
You must be 21 years of age to rent a car. If you are aged between 21 and 25 you will be asked to pay an additional young driver’s fee.
Guadalajara is ablaze with fiery festivals, ancient relics, mouth-watering cuisine and, of course, tequila. Here, we take a look at some of the must-do attractions in and around the city.
The historic center is home to Guadalajara’s most impressive architecture. Wander through this picturesque neighborhood to see the cathedral with its iconic twin towers, before delving into the Mercado San Juan de Dios, Latin America’s largest indoor market. Seek out the ornate mosaics in the Teatro Degollado and the José Clemente Orozco murals in the 18th-century UNESCO-listed Hospicio Cabañas.
The cultural heart of the city is at the vibrant Colonia Americana. Visit on the weekend and get swept up in the color, noise and excitement of street markets and free concerts. Wide avenues lined with palm trees and colonial mansions create the perfect backdrop, and there are restaurants serving everything from tacos to gourmet local cuisine.
Drive just one hour northwest of Guadalajara to the home of the world-famous Mexican spirit of the same name. Tucked in a volcanic valley spiked with blue agave plants, it’s a must-do day trip. The 200-year-old Jose Cuervo Company distils its tequila here, and you can set off on a tour and taste some samples on site.