Planning a trip to Central America including Guatemala? You may want to hire a tour guide for much of your exploration but choose a day or two to adventure a la carte. By picking up a car rental in Guatemala, you’ll have some freedom to see what you want to see and stop whenever the urge strikes you.
Car Rental Guatemala
There are a few reputable car rental Guatemala agencies that also have English websites that are accessible in the US. Guatemala Renta Autos (GuatemalaRentACar is their website) offers daily and weekly deals on car rentals in Guatemala. Tabarini is another car rental Guatemalan agency with a user friendly English website.
Prefer to use a familiar agency for your car rental in Guatemala? Try Alamo, Dollar and Avis, they each have locations there. In addition to economy cars, both the local agencies and the worldwide ones offer vans and 4 wheel drive car rentals.
Guatemala Dollar rental car is located at the Guatemala City International Airport and is open seven days a week. Alamo car rental in Guatemala offers four locations, Avis offers two places to rent a car in Guatemala.
Guatemala Trip Tips
Before you set off, research your Guatemala hotel, map, weather, picture of hotel, travel and car rental itineraries. It helps to print out all of these and pack them in an accessible pouch of your carry-on baggage.
Traffic in Guatemala City can be difficult as the streets are narrow, poorly maintained and packed with traffic around the clock. When you choose a car rental in Guatemala and plan on staying in the city, opt for the insurance coverage. Don’t leave valuables in your car rental, Guatemala City crime is high, especially when it comes to auto break-ins.
Traveling outside of the capital city? You’ll find driving to be much less stressful, though there are winding roads to watch for. Others that have used a car rental in Guatemala report pleasant driving in Antigua and the countryside.
Before driving off in your car rental in Guatemala, make sure you check for damages and try out the car – do you understand how to drive it? Do you understand the laws of Guatemalan driving? Ask the car rental representative to explain these to you.
Find cheap car rentals for Guatemala travel by visiting online travel brokers. In addition to cheap airfare, they usually list a few cheap car rental Guatemala deals for combining air fare, hotel and a car.