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Old July 3rd, 2003, 10:58 PM
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Default Is it safe to drive/rent a car in Mexico?

We are thinking about renting at car at Progreso and driving to Uxmal. I know that it will cost about $120, but still a savings over the cruise excursion for 2 adults and 2 children.

We will be 2 women (sisters) traveling with two kids (ages 11 and 13). We are wondering if we will be safe (we will only be driving in the daytime). We are also wondering if it is easy enough to find Uxmal, or are we likely to get lost? We have a good sense of direction, we have a limited knowledge of spanish, but we do have a sense of adventure.

As an alternative, does anyone know if you can hire a taxi driver for a day tour? Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks.

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Old July 4th, 2003, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive/rent a car in Mexico?

KarenB,

A cab driver should jump all over $120 for the day (maybe offer to throw in a little gas money).

If you rent a car make sure you PURCHASE INSURANCEas someone at fault in a car accident in Mexico is CRIMINALLY LIABLE not civil liability.

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Old July 4th, 2003, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive/rent a car in Mexico?

$120 a day is VERY expensive! We have rented vehicles for an average of maybe $65 per day and with insurance add another $10 per day. Renting a car is fun but you must keep in mind the time, (SHIPS TIME BTW) and allow yourself more than enough time to get back to the ship as it will sail without you if you don't make it and then you have to fly to the next port or home at your expense.
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