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Mexico Car Rental

Many travelers heading to Mexico for a vacation choose to hire a car. Hiring a car is not only more convenient and quicker than relying on public transport but is a great option for those who want to explore destinations farther afield.

In order to rent a car in Mexico you will need to have a passport and valid driver’s license. In addition, it is even easier to hire a car if you are at least 25 years old and have a major credit card. Indeed, if you do not have a credit card, you will often be required to leave a large cash deposit.

Car rentals can be organized in city centers, at airports or even at a resort. Major international brands have a strong presence in Mexico as well as local agencies. However, in order to get the best deal on your car hire you should book it in advance online.

As cars are more expensive in Mexico, you will find that car rental prices tend to be quite high. However, opting for a manual car without any air-conditioning can save you some money if you are on a tight budget. In addition, like hotels and flights, car rental prices vary according to the season. Mexico experience is peak seasons over Christmas and between Easter and mid-June.

When hiring a car make sure to you are clear on the terms and conditions of the contract. Be wary of deductibles. Indeed, some out of pocket costs can be as high as $2,500 should you have an accident in your hire car. You also need to make sure that you have the correct insurance. Car insurance in Mexico comprises of two parts: personal accident which covers you and your passengers and collision and damage cover which protects your car and another other car if you are in an accident for which you are responsible for.

Like hiring a car elsewhere, make sure you inspect the vehicle before driving away. No matter how insignificant it may seem at the time, make a note of any damage or missing items. This will prevent any misunderstandings later on when you return the car.

Top Things to Do in Mexico

With diverse landscapes and a rich and fascinating history, there are plenty of fun things to see and do while on vacation in Mexico. Some of the country’s best attractions are outlined below.

As mentioned in the introduction, Mexico is a fantastic destination for a relaxing beach holiday. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to be found on both of Mexico’s coasts. The Baja California Peninsula is especially popular with holidaymakers as it is home to one of Mexico’s best beach resorts: Cabo San Lucas. There are plenty of great beach destinations on the eastern side of Mexico too, such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mexico’s second most-visited historic attraction, Chichén Itzá Is not to be missed. Chichén Itzá was a pre-Columbian city in Tinum. The Kukulkan Pyramid is the most-famous building at the site. Indeed, the Kukulkan Pyramid, called ‘El Castillo’ is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The pyramid stands exactly 24 meters tall and dates back as early as 300 AD. The site has a number of other interesting buildings to visit including the Great Ball Court and El Caracol, a Maya observatory.

There a number of world-class museums and galleries to visit while on holiday in Mexico. Two of the most famous are the National Museum of Anthropology and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, both of which are situated in Mexico City. The National Museum of Anthropology spans across almost 20 acres and is home to an impressive collection of artefacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian past. One of the museum’s most important relics is the Stone of the Sun.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is housed in a beautiful white-marble palace and features a capacious arts center as well as a concert hall. The museum is famous for its stunning murals which cover the top and ground floors of the building.

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