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Cozumel Car Rentals

Renting a car is a great way to get around the island independently and really enjoy all it has to offer.

A popular route is to take the highway south out of town, stopping at Discover Mexico and then continuing on to visit Chankanaab Beach Park or one of the other great beaches on the west coast.

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Next, take the highway round the south part of the island, stop at Punta Sur if you have time, then drive north up the wild east coast - simply known locally as the Other Side. Stop at one of the many beautiful white sand beaches for lunch and margaritas.

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Spend the afternoon on the beach or on the drive back you could stop at San Gervasio, the Mayan Encounter or downtown for some shopping.

If you prefer to drive in a guided caravan with others, then check out our Jeep tour, Dune Buggy tour or Rally Buggy tour.

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Top 10 Cozumel Driving Tips

1) Almost all downtown roads that run north-south, parallel to the seafront, have priority. Roads running east-west must yield.

2) Most downtown roads are one-way. Look for arrows on the street name signs, black and white arrow signs on corners or just check which direction cars are parked in.

3) Don't park on red curbs. It means no parking and the police may take your car or plates and fine you. If there is no red curb you still can't park if cars are parked on the other side of the street - 'double file' parking is not permitted downtown.

4) Beware of topes, the local speed bumps in the road. They are mainly downtown, but there are some on the roads around the island too. They're not always clearly marked and can be quite a shock to you and your car if you hit them at speed.

5) We've seen too many scooter accidents, even with experienced riders. So stay safe on vacation, don't rent a scooter unless you really understand the high risk you're taking. If you do, make sure you wear a good helmet, protective clothing and expect the unexpected.

6) Why close yourself inside with air-conditioning when you can rent a Jeep Wrangler with a removable top and let you hair blow in the wind?!

7) Be careful at intersections with the new 4 lane highway on parts of the island. If you're not sure if you have right-of-way, proceed with caution!

8) Don't be suprised with substantial extra charges when you pick up the car. If you rent your car through us we guarantee no hidden extras.

9) When renting, pay the extra for comprehensive insurance! It's STRONGLY recommended.

10) Enjoy your vacation but please be responsible - drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous here too.

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