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Book cheap car rentals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta has transformed from a quiet fishing village into one of Mexico’s most alluring resort destinations. With a beautiful old city, flamboyant residents, deep-rooted traditions, and simply stunning beaches, it is perfectly geared towards visitors, but remains delightfully Mexican. You can also head into the Sierra Madre Mountains for some adventures in nature. Let Orbitz help you find the perfect rental car to do just that.
Renting a car in Puerto Vallarta is straightforward, but we know you may have a few questions in mind. We’ve answered the top ones below.
Almost all of the car rental companies have offices at the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. There are also many offices in the downtown area or near the larger resorts, which are convenient for day trips of shorter rentals.
Most companies require you to be 21 years of age to rent a car in Mexico. However, there are a few companies which offer rentals to those aged 18. If you are aged between 18 and 25 you will be asked to pay an additional young driver’s fee.
You will need to show your current valid driver’s license, which, for most rental agencies, you need to have held for two years. If the license is not in English then you will need to show an International Driver’s Permit. You will also need to provide another form of photographic identification such as your passport.
You will need to pay a deposit on collection of the rental car using a credit card registered to your name. It needs to have sufficient funds to be held as a security deposit.
Sweeping white-sand beaches, cobblestone streets, and proud traditions are combined with shops galore, luxurious resorts, and a plethora of activities. Here, we take a look at some of the best parts of Puerto Vallarta.
Tourism, art and ancient traditions merge in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Centered around the great Bahia de Banderas, Downtown is the place to amble along the malecón (boardwalk) at sunset, dine outdoors in the Marina Vallarta, listen to local bands in the leafy plazas, or admire the architecture of the old town.
Escape the hubbub and while away a few hours on the small sand island in the middle of the Rio Cuale. This 100-year-old island is home to shops and cafes, as well as the small but worthwhile Museo del Cuale, where you can learn about the indigenous groups native to this part of Mexico.
Leave Puerto Vallarta behind and hop in your rental car to explore the lesser-visited beaches of the Jalisco coast. A two-hour drive from Vallarta is the beach of Yelapa, one of the region’s prettiest stretches of Pacific coastline, where you’ll find a small fishing community and some great places to eat.