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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:12 PM
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Default Renting a car in Cozumel

We're thinking of renting a car when were in Cozumel in a couple of weeks to see the beaches, island, ruins, etc. Has anyone done this? Any tips or suggestions??
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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:42 PM
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It's the best choice for Cozumel there's plenty of car rentals directly off the ship so you get the car right there. Turn left out of there to head into town, and take a right if you want to be amazed! There's signs a few miles down for Mr Sanchos it will be a right turn down a long bummpy dirt road but it's the best. Beach, drinks, food, shops, water sports, horseback riding, atv's, etc... i think they have a web site anyway have a great time. Advice-get gas when you see it!!!

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Old December 7th, 2004, 02:01 PM
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We do it all the time and have a wonderful day there cruising around. Just make sure that you fill the gastank after you get done so they don't charge you as it is very expensive for them to do so.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 07:57 PM
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Great- thanks for the advice- sounds like a plan!

Do you reserve a car ahead of time or right when you get in port?
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Old December 7th, 2004, 11:22 PM
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We have always done so after we arrive and have never had a problem. Be aware that they want cash and will not accept CC's or checks. They will ask for a CC as a deposit but when you turn the vehicle in they want cash.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:29 AM
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I've rented a scooter for two hours and that's all it took to go around the entire island as well as up and down most of the streets in town.

Many others have rented four by fours without any problems.

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Old December 8th, 2004, 09:25 PM
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Jim- thanks for the heads up re: cash!
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Old December 15th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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jim, i rented and used a credit card with jo problem. the bill was in pesos, something like 330.00, which was about $33.00. i've done this about 3 times. the most recent time we went drove completely around the island and stopped at several different places. really enjoyed that. also, drive to a grocery store. great bargains on vanilla
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Steve, I can only tell you that at the Executive Rental at the pier they would not take a CC and were prepared to call the police on one person that rented a car and had no cash on him when he returned. I have used a CC in the past with another agency at the furthest pier but I want to prepare anyone from being placed in a very bad situation like this young man was. He finally had someone he knew go to the ship and get a personal check cashed to bring him the cash.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 09:45 AM
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jim, i believe we rented through alamo. make sure you check your car thoroughly and
note any damages. i met a man that said he had to pay for a windshield once in cozumel because he did not make note of the ding in the windshield. so, as jim says,
some do not accept cc. thanks for the warning.
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