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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico29 Oct — 5 Nov
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Puerto Vallarta car hire information

Pick-up locationPuerto Vallarta
Hire locations40
Airport locations21

Puerto Vallarta car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
4.5 Okay (45 reviews)
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Alamo
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Blvd Francisco Medina+52 322 221 3030
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
Intl And National Arrivals+52 322 221 3030
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 5.1
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent19 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff was ok When I booked on line the online price Was cheaper that’s why we booked it When I went to get car staff said I had to purchase 3rd party insurance but my email stated that I already Had the 3 rd party insurance after showing proof I still had to purchase 3 rd party insurance Bait and switch .I lost 1 day of rental and spent 1 hour showing staff my itinerary I ended up purchasing 3rd party insurance had no choiceCons: After booking car company needs to ensure Mexico side is aware of the 3rd party insurance Coverage so that bait and switch does not occur Unsatisfied
5.6 Okay2 Feb 2020
Pros: The car and everything was fine. 10X on the fees is not fine.Cons: The insurance policy that was pushed on us was not explained to be one of multiple insurances that would be needed. A booking for $32 ended up costing $450. Cool. Very cool.
7.2 Good29 Jan 2020
Pros: Car was fineCons: Info prior to rental on the insurance. It was stated there may be or might be additional insurance requirements. There was no may be or might but a $26 required fee. Terrible option
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2020
Pros: The experience was a nightmare! The $600 for a week turned into $1100 since there a HUGE tax in Mexico and they add on whatever they feel like. It was incredibly cheaper to just take taxis for 10 days.Cons: Car renting in Mexico is the absolute meaning of hidden fees.. don’t do it! Taxis even for 8 people for 10 days is cheaper
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2020
Cons: Worst customer service ever. Did didn’t have our reservation. The rep was useless and said she couldn’t help. Manager was slightly better but didn’t help either. We left without our car. Please pick just about any other car agency.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2020
Cons: They lied and wouldn’t let me leave without getting insurance that Alamo later confirmed was not mandatory. This insurance was covered by my credit card but they would not give me the car unless I paid 200+ for it
5.2 Okay27 Dec 2019
Pros: They were fine, terse at best.Cons: Pick up was really slow. Many employees, little help. At Drop off we were charged an arbitrary amount (no chart or list of prices) for a windshield crack that we didn't catch@ pick up. Also overheard other customers having big issues w/reserved rental cars even being available.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff very friendly
2.0 Mediocre12 Dec 2019
Cons: The pricing advertised on Kayak is not the true price—when you show up for the car they charge you an obligatory insurance policy that 10x’s the price. Including this charge, my rental would have been far more expensive than a similar rental in LA or Seattle, for example.
4.4 Okay4 Nov 2019
Cons: Up front pricing for insurance in Mexico. What it covers and why it’s recovered.
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Rated no. 2
Sixt
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Sixt
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Av Paseo Cocoteros Lt 28+52 322 226 7503
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Av Paseo De La Marina Nte. 585+52 322 226 9500
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Blvd Fr. Medina Ascencio 7930+52 322 209 0685
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Pelicanos 311+52 322 209 0685
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
6.4 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Enterprise
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Carr. Costera A Barra De+52 322 226 5000
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Carretera A Tepic Km 7.5+52 322 221 1226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.8
  • 7.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent8 Apr 2018
SuburbanPros: This was just the right vehicle for the job. Agents were helpful.Cons: A bit expensive
2.0 Mediocre22 Apr 2017
Price was twice the amount Kayak givenPros: NothingCons: Came there and the lady said we have your car away bc you are two hours late on your arrival despite my flight was delayed plus the change in time. They told me that my original car would have costed me $400. I showed them my reservation with Kayak and the price Kayak said it would cost and they said it doesn't include mandatory insurance and all other kind of charges. I left with a much smaller car for $352. I hate to say this but I will not recommend anyone to use you guys for car rental. they told me not to use you guys bc you don't have Local insurance. Bad experience especially traveling with kids and having to pay much more then anticipated.
10.0 Excellent16 Apr 2017
Pros: Friendly staff and a new car!
4.4 Okay29 Mar 2017
Cons: I did a reservation for a journey in Pto Vallarta, when I arrived they did not have it. They give me a Jeep and of course the price was higher. At the end the cost of the rental was 50% more than the original reservation. The Site Manager told me that it was because they upgrade the car, however it was not my fault that they did not have the car that we reserved.
6.4 Good22 Jan 2017
Ripped ofCons: At the office they added on 'mandatory' mexican insurance at the price of $20usd per day. You can't exactly say no when they took you to the office in a shuttle, no other options.
8.4 Excellent17 Jan 2017
Great folks, but Insurance will cost 19 US dollarsPros: Great help with many bags and shuttle. Check in was quick even though it was a very busy travel day. They were very patient as i called my credit card so that they would approve a $2000 us dollar authorization. (See the dislikes for explanation)Cons: Know that if you don't buy the full coverage insurance that they sell ($59 US dollars per day) you must buy the $19 US dollar 3rd party liability insurance that does not include damage on the car. You will have to pay for that. Also, they will authorize your credit card for $2000 US Dollars in case there is damage. If you don't have a card that will authorize 2000, you must pay for the $59 insurance.
10.0 Excellent13 Jan 2017
Pros: friendly staff
9.6 Excellent5 Jan 2017
Renting a car in Mexico is differentCons: In case you haven't rented in Mexico, you need to know that the car rental rate you are quoted is meaningless. It's just a fraction of what you will actually have to pay because you have to buy a mandatory insurance package that will double, triple or quadruple your quoted rate.
4.0 Okay26 Dec 2016
Pros: Car was cleanCons: We got 2 cars for a total of $43 for 6 days. We checked all the fine print to see if there would be any additional charges. Could not find any. When we arrived we were told that we had to get mandatory auto insurance which cost $27 a day + tax. We tried cancelling but were told it was too late. Our cost for 2 cars was supposed to be $86 but instead became $500. This felt like highway robbery and a very unpleasant start to our family vacation.
2.0 Mediocre19 Dec 2016
Cons: Got there to a big surprise - they wanted another 387 USD for a 100 USD rental - apparently, the insurance , which I never heard of in Mexico..... Left without renting
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
6 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Thrifty
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Francisco Medina Ascencio+52 322 221 2984
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Carr Tepic Km 7.5180 0021 2277
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Carretera Barra De Navidad+52 322 221 5761
Monday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:00
  • 6.4
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  • 6.4
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 Jan 2017
The rental prices are insane due to the insurancePros: I did not rent a car it was so costly for insurance
6.0 Good1 Jan 2017
Thrifty Car Rental Puerto VallartaPros: Nice staff, I ended up with a good car.Cons: The final price was significantly higher than advertised. Did not have the car when I showed up. No guarantee that they will have the car even if you pre-pay, our trip was during the high season (last week of December).
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec 2016
Nasty experiencePros: Not muchCons: Poor and slow pickup and transfer. The office is a mess in a hard to get to location Staff is rude and nasty. When I booked no one informed me of mandetory insurance that is 50% of the rental fee. Nice surprise that both the booking agent price line and thrifty left out or was hidden
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Rated no. 5
Payless
4.8 Okay (19 reviews)
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Payless
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Calle Av. Francisco Medina Asc+52 322 221 0263
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Francisco Medina Ascencio 141+52 333 688 6609
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 4.7
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  • 4.5
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay26 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff at pickup was good and the vehicle overall was satisfactory.Cons: We were charged to replace a flat tire and were charged for an upgrade even though we didn't ask for one and got the vehicle type that we requested.
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2019
Cons: employees there try to rip you off any way they can via trying to upsell you insurance and other vehicles. they also take forever to check in, at least an hour. I would never reccomend this place to anyone!!
5.6 Okay9 Apr 2018
Unforeseen fees more than doubled the costPros: Ease of booking via priceline and the seemingly good priceCons: Once at PVR, the taxes, fees, and "required" insurance coverage nearly tripled the cost of the car rental. Plus, we had to wait 1 hour for the shuttle to Enterprise, after being told that a car wasn't available via Budget (the rental company confirmed by Payless).
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov 2017
Worst Rental Car Experience To DatePros: If you want to pay more.....Payless!Cons: Reservation was made for an SUV to fit 4 people plus golf gear. Upon arrival, they did not have an SUV available so offered us a Jetta. They also don't include mandatory insurance in their quote (doubled the price of the rental). As we could not fit all the people + gear in the Jetta, 2 people had to take a taxi to our destination. +80$. The office was not open early enough before our return flight which again meant another 2 taxi's from punta mita to PVR. The (child?) manager Jaime was openly rude, unhelpful, and unwilling to compromise despite us paying out of pocket for three 40 minute taxis due to their screw ups. He even told us that the taxi we booked through the 4 seasons was "not a real taxi" then suddenly he went back to not being able to speak english. Huge waste of time and money on our vacation. Could not urge you to look elsewhere strongly enough.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2017
Fees not disclosed at time of bookingCons: We made a rental reservation online prior to arriving in Mexico. The rental rate was very, very inexpensive, but we figured that was because the region didn't have many renters. When we arrived at the rental facility after 6 hours of travel, burdened with our luggage, we were told that there was an additional $38/day rental cost to cover liability insurance. The fact that I have individual auto insurance and rental insurance through my credit card company didn't matter. What a complete and total ripoff. Because the car wasn't absolutely essential, we ended up calling a taxi and paying 1/3 of what we would have paid for the rental. When I make a booking that tells me all taxes and fees are included, I expect that to be true when I arrive to pick up my vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2017
Process was a total scam the amount required for tCons: You get offered a very low rate for the car. But, upon arrival you are forced to buy required minimum insurance, which was quoted at oaver $300. They even lowered it to "negotiate". I've rented cars in Mexico before and I'm well aware 3PL insurance is required in Mexico and your insurance and your credit card insurance does not cover this. It normally ranges $10-15 a day MAX. So for a 7 day rental a $300 charge for this insurance was a total scam and makes it feel very timeshare like game playing. When I rent a car, show the price of the car to me and don't hike the cost of ancillary insurance to make up for the low cost of the actual car rental. It is a very shady way of operating a business and I walked out of the rental place, took a taxi and called it a day.
10.0 Excellent8 Feb 2017
Excellent servicePros: We couldn't remember where to drop off the car when we were leaving Puerto Vallarta, but we knew the office was off site from the airport. We were late for our flight, so we drove to the airport, and the agent at the airport took the car from us and drove it to the office with a very helpful attitude.
8.4 Excellent26 Jan 2017
Beware of the "mandatory" incs...Pros: The helpful friendly staff. The car was like new, and performed flawlessly.Cons: The Mexican office added around $600 for Mexican liability incs!! This is currently in dispute through Payless so I have good expectations that we can recover this unnecessary "mandatory" unexpected expense..
2.0 Mediocre24 Jan 2017
Cons: the car was advertised at $1 a day but they insisted on this liability insurance that I already have with my own insurance and through amex so the car actually cost $46.00 a day not happy at all !!!
4.0 Okay16 Jan 2017
Pros: Battery died rented for a certain price. Asked for an extention and gave us a triple raise on price. Very dissappointed.Cons: should keep the same price deal as you rented and when asked for an extention, keep the same price as promised.
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Rated no. 6
Economy Rent a Car
4.8 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Francisco M. Asencio 3987-10+52 322 221 2413
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2019
Pros: The goodwill of the service personal at the pick up site, they did their best in spite of the poor infrastructure and maintenance of the cars.Cons: 1) Bettter cars: cars without broken windshields; cars with good maintenance. The air-conditioner had a terrible smell. On day five, the cooling system stopped working along with the AC; other alarms went off. The substituted car missed the fuel-cap. 2) Get the customer the car we paid for.
3.2 Mediocre29 Nov 2018
Cons: Wasn’t the car I wanted, attendent wasn’t there when I go there or took it back (sign on the door), charged $20 mandatory insurance (which covered hardly anything) daily which was twice as much as the rental, never again
4.0 Okay7 Jan 2017
expensive insurancePros: Liability only insurance was $28 per day. There is no sign at the airport directing you to this company. One staff member in the office to process the paperwork for cars going out and coming back. Between trying to find the company 30 minutes and the one staff in the office it seemed to take an hour and half to rent the car. To top it off I have never paid so much for liability insurance only. The girl said the rate was higher because of the holiday season. Usually I am out the door with ins and car for $250. This was $375 for 6 days in a Jetta. Seemed like a scam.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
4.8 Okay (3 reviews)
3 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Hertz
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Fco Medina Ascencio #3987
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Paseo De Los Cocoteros 85 Sur0180 0709 5000
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Paseo De Los Cocoteros0180 0709 5000
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2020
Cons: They didn’t have any cars available when I arrived. I had to go to another car rental place to get a car.
6.8 Good9 Sep 2019
Pros: The drop of was easy
5.6 Okay2 May 2017
Pros: Price was greatCons: The pick up and drop off process was like going back to the early 1990s. Definitely could be much more streamlined. Also, our car was not clean when we got it (sweat stain on the passenger seat). We watched a couple guys wipe it down and spray some cleaner in the car right before we took delivery of the vehicle for the rental.
Rated no. 8
Dollar
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Dollar
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio+52 322 226 1400
Monday08:30 - 14:30
Tuesday08:30 - 14:30
Wednesday08:30 - 14:30
Thursday08:30 - 14:30
Friday08:30 - 14:30
Saturday08:30 - 14:30
Sunday08:30 - 14:30
Carr Tepic Km 7.5180 0365 1111
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 3.3
  • 5.3
  • 2.6
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre25 Feb 2019
Pros: Our van was not ready for the day requested, so the staff lent us their shuttle van so we were not stranded, or incite extra costs for taxis. This was appreciated, particularly given the price deception.Cons: The price advertised was dramatically less than what was actuality. While this was a red flag, it remains categorically price deceptive. Beyond this, we were expected to participate in a timeshare presentation.
4.0 Okay17 Dec 2018
Insurance scam?Pros: Newer model vanCons: Fee did not include “mandatory” liability insurance. Was not explained prior to booking. More than doubled the anticipated cost of rental vehicle
6.4 Good12 Nov 2016
ScamPros: After I get to the place, they surprise me with an additional $431 of insurance fees and taxes.Cons: After I get to the place, they surprise me with an additional $431 of insurance fees and taxes.
Rated no. 9
National
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
3 locations in Puerto Vallarta
National
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Carr. Costera A Barra De+52 322 226 5000
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Carretera Tepic Km 7.5+52 322 221 1226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Marriott Hotel+52 322 226 0069
Monday08:30 - 14:30
Tuesday08:30 - 14:30
Wednesday08:30 - 14:30
Thursday08:30 - 14:30
Friday08:30 - 14:30
Saturday08:30 - 14:30
Sunday08:30 - 14:30
  • 4.6
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  • 4.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2017
insurance scamPros: didn't rent carCons: when we got there, were hit up for a USA$22/day insurance fee, unannounced when reserving
8.0 Excellent14 Feb 2017
Pros: The personnel were very friendlyCons: It is a little pricy
4.0 Okay23 Jan 2017
InsurancePros: NaCons: I have a premium car rental insurance with Amex that I pay $24 per rental. National wouldn't that insurance and wants us to settle with their for $40 per day. Upon my return and checkin with amex, it seems that agent misled us
Rated no. 10
Ace
3.9 Mediocre (17 reviews)
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Ace
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Carretera a Tepic Km 7.5+52 334 170 8243
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 4.7
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  • 4.4
  • 3.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good31 Dec 2019
Cons: They ‘find’ tiny imperfections on the car at time of return, things that would be considered regular wear and tear in the US
2.0 Mediocre15 Dec 2019
Pros: Nothing. Impossible to deal withCons: Everything. Do not rent from ACE
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2019
They gave my rental awayPros: NothingCons: We did not get the rental because they gave it away without notice.
2.0 Mediocre8 Apr 2018
Hidden costs - bewareCons: We called Ace in Mexico to confirm the options for liability insurance, and were quoted a certain price and told that it was optional. When we arrived, the price was double and were told it was not an option. So just factor this in to your costs!
2.4 Mediocre5 Jan 2018
No cars available when we arrived, even though we had reservationPros: They said they had no cars when we arrived. Rented convertible and ended up having to take whatever car was returned while we sat waiting for someone to return a car. Horrible experienceCons: The fact that the rep didn’t care at all when he gave us the news that there were not only no convertibles which we had a reservation for. But also that there were no cars at all!he did Not care to help by paying for our taxi or shuttling us to our condo. Total disregard
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2018
Didn’t get car we bookedPros: NadaCons: Agents gave us a Yaris instead of convertible and over charged us. Knowing we could do nothing. Very sleazy way of doing business. I would not recommend them You should rent from some one in the airport too not have to take shuttle. It was a pain and then left us with no other options.
4.4 Okay1 Jan 2018
Beware serious swindling!Cons: You get to the agency and they tell you you have to pay $40 more per day in personal injury insurance and you have no choice. So what was quoted at $124 ends up being $500! It was happening to everyone there. Nothing in the material we received indicated this could happen. Terrible.
4.4 Okay29 Dec 2017
In this case ACE is the lowest car(d)Pros: I got a carCons: Their staff while nice are very poorly trained. Apparently can’t help you with anything as far as getting you the right car giving you a discount for having you leave in overall satisfied manner. Just know that in Mexico they will not except any insurance outside of Mexico no matter what kind you have.
7.2 Good26 Dec 2017
Easy to use, insurance was a surprisePros: Easy to use, close to the airport, very friendly staffCons: Required insurance was expensive making our total weekly cost over $500. It would have been nice to know that up front.
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2017
Insurance was over $500/weekPros: NothingCons: We were expecting to rent the vehicle and couldn’t because insurance was so extreme. A taxis to San Pancho was much more affordable.
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Rated no. 11
Europcar
3.9 Mediocre (15 reviews)
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Europcar
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Carretera Vallarta-tepic Km 7.5+52 322 209 0921
  • 4.2
  • 3.8
  • 3.6
  • 4.1
  • 3.8
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent28 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2020
Pros: They lied about prices and terrible customer service. Lies about prices and then traps you forcing to say okay or else you'll be stuck away from the airport and away from your hotel.Cons: Everything could have been better
4.4 Okay28 May 2019
Cons: The car rental pickup office did not honor my 3rd party insurance purchased through Allianz.
8.0 Excellent15 May 2019
Pros: Onsite staff very friendly.Cons: Paid for insurance online and charged but did not show up on their office system in a foreign country. Had to rebuy and now how to dispute first charge with credit card company.
9.6 Excellent19 Feb 2019
Pros: AbsolutelyCons: To be more clear with explanations of the total fare
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2018
Cons: was forced to buy additional insurance
2.4 Mediocre30 Apr 2018
Pros: Not muchCons: Car had mechanical issues discovered after leaving the site and driving a while. No replacement offered.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2018
Reservation was not respected, was told it was not guaranteedCons: Having no transportation for my vacation. A van that I had reserved never materialized, therefore I used private buses to reach my destinations. The staff kept leading me on that a van would be returned but it never was.
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov 2017
Don’t rent from europcarPros: NothingCons: They had no car got us when we arrived. Said they gave it away when we arrived an hour late.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2017
They did not have the carCons: They did not have a car. They were nice enough to help me friend another company who had a minivan and the price was about the same. I would have preferred to not have to shop around the other companies. Ultimately got my car at national.
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Rated no. 12
Budget
3.3 Mediocre (13 reviews)
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Budget
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Francisco Medina Ascencio 141+52 322 221 1210
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Km 7.5 Carretera Tepic+52 322 221 1210
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 4.3
  • 3.5
  • 3.3
  • 3.2
  • 2.4
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7.6 Good19 Apr 2017
The insurance cost more than the rental!Pros: The car was fine and the people in the Puerto Vallarta office spoke English which was nice. It was nice to be able to pick up in Puerto Vallarta and drop off in Guadalajara.Cons: The one way fee of $200 seemed excessive but the fact that the mandatory insurance cost even more was totally unexpected. Although Mexican drivers are crazy so while expensive, the insurance is probably worth it if you get in an accident. It would have been nice to know the cost of the insurance ahead of time. It was unanticipated and cut into our budget.
3.2 Mediocre13 Mar 2017
Rip offCons: Didn't have the right car and then had to pay for the upgrade because the right car wasn't there
2.0 Mediocre12 Jan 2017
Rented the car for 5.00 per dayPros: When I got to budget they charged 48.00 for mandatory insurance while hassling us to look at time shares for a free car rental. Claimed the car rental was in airport but it was off sight.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jan 2017
NEVER Rent from Budget Puerto Vallarta - RIP OFF APros: Car was cleanCons: 1. High-Pressure tactics about taking insurance... You are not obligated to take their insurance (Visa Cards often cover you), and they charge you 90% of the cost of the rental in INSURANCE - my car cost $200/day !!!!! It was just a VW Jetta.... 2. They refuse to rent you the car, unless you take the minimum insurance 3. They hold your CC hostage for many thousands of dollars, unless you take their insurance. 4. Rent from: Gecko or SIXT - honest and good people who INCLUDE the cost of the insurance in the price per day!!!
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2017
Horrible customer service and rates changedPros: The car was cleanCons: I was upset of the fact the rates went up from what I had reserved online to what I ended up paying. Horrible customer service in pick up. Will never use them again!
4.4 Okay2 Jan 2017
Misleading pricePros: The car itself was just fine.Cons: The actual pickup location added about 100% in extra taxes and fees from what was both advertised and reserved. It literally doubled the cost of the car. Very, very misleading.
4.0 Okay29 Dec 2016
No reason to use budgetPros: I thought I would like being with an international rental agency, but turns out they gouge you fire cash even when giving you a trickle vehicle.Cons: The price and the lies about our ability to find better. A 4 day rental cost $360 for a tiny Nissan Versa that hardly fit my family. For a Jetta from Gecko rental cars it a have been $200. They sold me hard and I was too tired to argue. Gecko, who we rented with later on, are a fantastic local company who price fairly, give you quality vehicles, and deserve your business. Never use budget or and of the on airport rentals.
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Firefly
2.9 Mediocre (3 reviews)
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Firefly
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Paseo De Las Rosas 270180 0709 5010
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4.8 Okay28 Dec 2018
Rip off bewarePros: I’ve rented in Mexico for years. Worst exp yet. Make sure you use gecko instead. Upfront n clear about cost n Insurance. Went for 350 for the whole rental to 1000.Cons: Poor service n bait n switch. They were going to lot abold on my card of the whole value of the vehicle if I used the insurance of my credit card....22k usd.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2017
Are you kidding mePros: There is no Firefly rental office in Puerto Vallarta. This was a ridiculous waste of time and energy. I had to spend 2 hours trying to wrangle a last minute car rental on Xmas Day. Thanks for nothing, Kayak and Firefly.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2017
Firefly does not exist if Puerto VallartaCons: Arrived in Puerot Vallarta with Firefly receipt in hand only to be told that there is no Firefly rental desk at the airport.
Avis
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Avis
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Gustavo Diaz Intl Airport+52 322 221 0783
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
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Secrets Hotel -David Alfaro Siqueros 164+52 322 224 4859
Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Friday08:00 - 20:00
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Saturday08:00 - 20:00
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
54 B, Calle Pelicanos
Carretera Vallarta-Tepic Km 7.5- Col.Villa Flores
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Puerto Vallarta
Sunnycars
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Carretera a Tepic No 4690
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Inernational Airport
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City Car Rental
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
City Car Rental
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio 8060+52 322 308 0085
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Aeropuerto Intl. Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordáz+52 334 170 8243
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Rhodium
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Rhodium
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio 3987
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U-Save
1 location in Puerto Vallarta
U-Save
Locations in Puerto Vallarta
Francisco Medina Ascencio #4599
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144 travellers who hired a car in Puerto Vallarta gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car hire locations in or near Puerto Vallarta

When to book a car hire in Puerto Vallarta

Top tips for hiring a car in Puerto Vallarta

  • Perhaps the top reason travelers should rent a vehicle during their time in Puerto Vallarta is that there is no better way to see the beautiful coastline. There are many gorgeous beach spots that dot the coastline near Puerto Vallarta and many of them are a quick drive from town. Some of the options include Playa de los Muertos (7 km or 3.4 miles away) and Playa las Gemelas (16 km or 10 miles away).
  • Excited to begin your trip in Puerto Vallarta? You can pick up your hire car as soon as you arrive. For travelers with flights to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, the hire car counters can be found in both the National and International Arrivals Halls.
  • Francisco Medina Ascencio is the main road in Puerto Vallarta and is often a key part of any itinerary. It is a very large road with four lanes of traffic on each side and can be a bit confusing for first time drivers. For instance, to take a left turn off the road you must exit onto one of the parallel running access roads and from there you can exit onto other streets.
  • Rush hour in Puerto Vallarta, like in many cities in Mexico, is no joke. In general, the morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. As for the afternoon and evening peak, it starts at around 5:00 p.m. and finishes up at around 7:00 p.m. Highway 200, one of the main thoroughfares in Puerto Vallarta, experiences the bulk of the city’s congestion and should be avoided during peak hours.
  • Book your car hire in Puerto Vallarta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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