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Offering a more relaxed alternative to raucous Cancún, but with the same promise of beautiful beaches and buzzing nightlife, Playa del Carmen provides the best of both worlds. Renting a car through Orbitz gives you the freedom to explore the area’s stunning coastline, offshore islands, and pristine nature reserves.

Renting a car in Playa del Carmen: What you need to know

Car rental in Mexico comes with its own set of rules, and Playa del Carmen is no different. Here are some key things to bear in mind.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Playa del Carmen?

To rent a car in Mexico, you must be over the age of 21. As is often the case, drivers under the age of 25 may be subject to an additional surcharge. Some companies will only rent cars to drivers over the age of 25.

Similarly, older drivers may be subject to extra regulations, with some companies imposing a maximum age limit of 75 for car rentals.

Is any kind of driving license valid for car rental in Playa del Carmen?

In order to rent a car in Mexico, you must have held a full driving license for at least two years.

Do I need a credit card to make a booking?

Yes, you will need a credit card to put down a security deposit on your car.

Who can I call if I break down while I’m driving?

Mexico’s highways have a patrol unit, known as the Green Angels, who are there to provide roadside assistance for tourists. You can reach them by calling 078, available 24 hours a day.

Explore Playa del Carmen: Beautiful beaches and ancient ruins

Playa del Carmen sits in a sweet spot between the bigger resorts and less developed stretches of coastline surrounding it. Here are some of the area’s highlights.

The beaches

Playa del Carmen’s beaches are what draw many visitors to this stretch of the Yucatán coastline. One of the most famous is Parque Fundadores, an arc of white sand recognizable by the huge wrought-iron arch at its entrance. For a quieter beach escape, head to tranquil Playacar Beach.

Isla Cozumel

Board the ferry to the undeveloped Isla Cozumel and you can take your rental car with you to explore at your own pace. Far from the developed resorts of the mainland, the Faro Celarain Eco Park is home to deserted beaches and rare birds flitting above Mayan ruins.


The area near Playa del Carmen includes the incredible Mayan ruins at Tulum. What makes this ancient site so unique is its striking coastal location – passing by deserted beaches and rocky cliffs as you explore its crumbling ruins is an unforgettable experience.

The diversity of sights around Playa del Carmen make renting a car the best option – take a look today.