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#1 *JillD*

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    Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:11 PM

    has anyone rented a car in cancun or RM? Where did you rent from and how was your experience?

    we think we want to rent something for the entire time we're there to make it easier to get around and to be able to do stuff on our own on our honeymoon. But there are so many rental companies I want to make sure we use a good one and don't get ripped off!

    any suggestions?

    #2 anaderoux

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      Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

      I've rented from Hertz and from Payless and everything was.. OK..

      with Payless we got a smaller car than what we asked for but of course we paid less and with Hertz we got a bigger one for the same price but we paid a lot for insurance..

      #3 *JillD*

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        Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

        I was thinking of using payless after reading some of the reviews from people that used them in cabo, but I wasn't sure.

        #4 lambert13

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          Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:04 AM

          There are two local companies that have great rates and are usually highly recommended.

          Cancun Car Rental, Rent a car in Cancun, Playa del Carmen Easy Way Car Rental

          Cancun Rent a Car | Cancun Airport Car Rental | Caribbean Rent a Car

          They both include all the insurance you need in their rates and cancunrentacar even includes a zero deductible in their prices. We are using cancunrentacar on our trip next week, so I would be glad to tell you how it went.

          Everyone I know on a different riviera maya travel board uses one of the two companies I mentioned above with great results 99% of the time. Renting from one fo the international big companies does not always guarantee good service down there either. I have heard of problems with them as far as pricing and failing to mention when you reserve the car that you HAVE TO buy the mandatory insurance when you get the car.

          Hope some of that helps.

          #5 *JillD*

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            Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:52 PM

            Thanks Jason! Thats good to know, let me know how it goes!

            #6 PaulaV

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              Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:46 PM

              Hey hey Jilly!

              I have only been there once and did not find it necessary since the bus just goes up and down and around the strip for very little $. Any excursions we took had a shopping centre as a meeting spot, so we didn't get lost trying to get anywhere beyond where the bus took us.

              Sorry I cannot give actual rental advice.
              Do you have some fun things planned already?

              #7 *JillD*

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                Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:50 PM

                well, we need transportation to get us to our honeymoon resort. From there we're really not sure, but we liked the idea of just being able to go and do whatever we wanted. I know I'd like to take a ride down to tulum, it sounds beautiful. And I want to be able to go into PDC for a day, I think we'll probably take the ferry to cozumel, so that we can check it out. Nothing definite, but those are some of my ideas. We'll probably do chichen itza ruins while my family is there. Although, I didn't realize how far chichen itza is!! I thought it was maybe an hour, but I think I read somewhere its a few hours! I know thats one thing we really want to do, but I don't know if I want to spend half the day in a van!

                #8 PaulaV

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                  Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:14 PM

                  Oooh yeah, I did the trip to Chitchen Itza. We paid for a tour, big airconditioned bus, took a long time, (they take you through little towns along the way) ... but well worth it! Of course, I want to visit as many pyramids as I can in this lifetime... but they really are impressive.

                  We got a little tour, then we could walk around on our own. On the way back we stopped at a pretty nice restaurant area that had lunch set up and then you could change clothes and go swim in the 'cenote' - underground lake. It did take all day.

                  I think you have a good plan of things to do!
                  You know I am going to try to get every detail out of you when you get back :)

                  #9 *JillD*

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                    Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:24 PM

                    oh good I'm glad you liked the tour, do you know what company you did it through? That sounds good that they stop some places along the way too so you get to see some other areas of mexico. I think it will be fun, we're definetly doing it!

                    I will give you all the details you'd like when we get back. I just hope we have enough time to do everything we want to do! I know we'll have a couple days of hanging out at the resort before the wedding, so I'll have plenty of beach and pool time, so by the honeymoon we'll be ready to go see some sites.

                    #10 PaulaV

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                      Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:39 PM

                      I want to say it was through Apple, but I may be wrong. They were set up in the lobby of the Royal Solaris.

                      The other tour we took was a snorkeling trip which was nice, down in Puerto Morelos, (cook out on the beach, very cool), but there is snorkeling at Dreams.

                      Just slather on the sunscreen on those beach days before the wedding!

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