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Santa Maria Huatulco car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Santa Maria Huatulco

  • When you opt for car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco, you'll be making the best decision for your travels. This beautiful destination offers numerous beaches, national parks, and charming seaside towns waiting to be explored. By renting a car, you'll enjoy the freedom and flexibility to create your own itinerary based on your desires, without the limitations of public transport. Whether you're interested in visiting the stunning bays of Huatulco, exploring the mountainous areas of Oaxaca, or discovering local markets and villages, having a car will greatly enhance your accessibility. With its abundant outdoor activities, a car will also allow you to conveniently pack your hiking and sporting gear.
  • Upon arrival at Oaxaca Xoxocotlan Airport (HUX), you won't need to trek far to pick up your car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco. All major car hire companies are located within the main airport terminal. Simply present your booking at one of the counters, and they will provide you with the keys and direct you to the airport parking area. While it's advisable to pre-book to secure your desired car, emergency bookings can also be made directly at the airport.
  • Although Santa Maria Huatulco is a popular tourist destination, its relatively small size means that driving conditions are less congested compared to larger cities. However, during peak season, expect increased traffic and plan your trip accordingly. The road signs and networks are well-maintained, ensuring clear navigation, but it's recommended to use a GPS system to avoid getting lost. The road networks are well maintained and will allow you to do some necessary exploring of the picturesque landscapes.
  • While the roads in Santa Maria Huatulco are generally well-maintained, be prepared to encounter occasional potholes or bumpy sections on secondary roads. During the rainy season, which typically occurs from May to October, the roads can become slippery, so exercise caution. Keep in mind that local driving habits in Santa Maria Huatulco may differ from what you're accustomed to, so stay alert, adhere to traffic rules, and drive defensively to prevent accidents.
  • Book your rental car in Santa Maria Huatulco at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Santa Maria Huatulco are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Maria Huatulco

  • How much is the price of fuel in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    The average price of fuel in Santa Maria Huatulco is ₹ 436 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 5,229 and ₹ 6,972, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    Mini (Chevrolet Matiz or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Santa Maria Huatulco.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    A Mini car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco costs ₹ 2,330 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    An Economy car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco costs ₹ 2,419 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    A Compact car rental in Santa Maria Huatulco costs ₹ 763 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    The choice of vehicle for your car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco depends on your travel itinerary. However, due to the area's diverse landscapes, it's best to opt for a versatile compact or mid-size SUV. These cars offer higher clearance for rough terrains, especially during the rainy seasons. Considering the tropical climate, you'll appreciate the luxury of air conditioning, and selecting a fuel-efficient car will give you more mileage for your money. An SUV will also provide ample boot space for your hiking or adventure gear.

  • What's the speed limit in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    If you're utilising car hire in Santa Maria Huatulco, it's crucial to know and abide by the speed limits. The speed limit within the city is 70 km/h (45 mph), while major roads and highways outside the city allow a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). Always pay attention to the road signage, as speed limits can quickly change in certain areas and on specific roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Santa Maria Huatulco?

    Knowing where to park with your Santa Maria Huatulco car hire is essential. There are various parking spaces available, but prices may vary based on the time of day and season. Public parking lots near attractions such as the town centre and beaches are managed by local authorities and charge a fee according to your duration of stay. Street parking is also available, but be mindful of signage, as some spots require payment at meters. The prices are around 1 MXN per hour (about 0.10 GBP). Arriving early will increase your chances of finding a good parking spot, so plan your route in advance.

Santa Maria Huatulco car rental reviews and directory

Avis

5.5

Best rated

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.5

One location in Santa Maria Huatulco

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Carr.#200 Pinotepa Salina Cruz

+52 958 581 9233

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Soon after renting the car one of the tires went flat. The local office of Avis in Huatulco Mexico did not have a replacement tire, so we could not use the car for 24 hours. The next day at the garage the tire was found to have a small leak along the outer wall of the tire. Our view is that it was already there when we rented the car. The Avis representative said that they would not take responsibility, and that we had to pay for a new tire (they would not accept putting a patch). Outrageous. They then charged us a late return fee for a full day for bringing in the car 45 minutes late. There had been an accident 200m in front of the airport, and no cars could enter for 1.5 hours. My company has been renting from Avis for years, but it is clear that some of their agents in non-US countries are greedy and short-term thinking about customer service. Be wary of Avis in Mexico.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
We had to change our reservation at the last minute because they didn't have the size car we needed and reserved online so we had to switch to their sister agency who did have an SUV big enough, but we were only refunded $35 of our $150 deposit and the remainder wasn't applied to our new reservation. That's not right, they didn't have the car we reserved, we couldn't fit 6 people and surfboards into the car they had, we should be refunded the total we paid.

1 out of 1

Alamo

4.7

Mediocre

10 reviews

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

4.7

One location in Santa Maria Huatulco

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Huatulco Aeropuerto, Carretera

+52 958 581 9134

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The sales guys could have not tried to rip us off, and when we told them we didn’t need insurance they could have just treated the car. Instead told us they could do a deal if we paid some in cash.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check-out and Check-in were faster than in the past when I have rented in Mexico (I have waited more than an hour at other companies).

Cons:

You have to authorize a giant deposit on your credit card when you rent in Mexico. This is not specific to Alamo. I also wish they had the electronic devices for check-in so you don't have to bring your paper agreement and then have then find your record on the computer.

6.4 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean.

Cons:

Clerks didn't speak english. At first they tried to put me in an economy car (a 2-door tiny Spark) when I told them I got a Standard car. They couldn't understand, so I showed them a picture of my confirmation that clearly showed a 4-door standard car. Finally they got me the correct car. At checkout they Kept wanting to charge me insurance that cost more than the rental cost of the car. wanted to charge me extra for everything. When I said no, they said they had to put a $3000 hold on my credit card.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When we arrived agent said there were no guarantees about car availability and sure enough they had no cars available. We had to go without a car in Mexico making our trip difficult to get around.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
My flight was 35 minutes late. They had given away my car. I even called that morning to confirm and told them which flight I was on.

1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me when I arrived. So I was unable to rent the car I reserved through Kayak.

1 out of 2

Fox

4.6

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

5.3

One location in Santa Maria Huatulco

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Huatulco airport

+52 958 581 9094

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Terrible customer service. Long wait. They charged me the entire price of the rental just for 5 liters of gas when the tank was already full. They are running a scam here. Also tried to charge me for a broken trunk lock when there was photo evidence it was broken before renting.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It’s a scam, they rent for triple the price and they ask you to buy insurance that doesn’t even cover you in Mexico

1 out of 1

Hertz

3.9

Cleanliness

3.6

Comfort

4.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

3.9

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Carr. Costera Salina Km237

+52 800 709 5000

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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8.0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
It was fast and easy to rent the car.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I’ve rented vehicles in Mexico many times however Huatulco Airport has a racket going. It is a fairly isolated airport so it is fairly difficult that obtain other options besides car rental or taxi. We had a reservation with hertz for 5 days for approximately $230. I realize they always try to add insurance on and expect a little more expensive however they tried to charge me $761. He told me it was bc I was 1 hour early and the other rental agency’s didn’t have cars right them either. We went to the other ones as well but the charges were nearly the same. There were several angry customers walking around as well and two would say out load to not use them as they were trying to scam them too. Needless to say we got a taxi instead.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

1. Rude and unsympathetic staff. 2. Was provided with a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer whose battery drained while parked on the side of an isolated road in Oaxaca while the radio and emergency lights were on for only 30 minutes. I had to flag a passer-by to start-jump the vehicle, a major inconvenience. 3. The quoted price thru Kayak differed from the actual price by 4.5%, the commission for using a credit card. Aren't most cars rented using a CC? What a ripoff.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
There was no car available when I arrived.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Got there and was told the vehicle I rented was not available, they downsized me and charged me more as if they were doing me a favor. Also the car insurance is a scan, because I had to get a different coverage because the one I reserved was NOT valid.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
There were no cars upon my arrival to the rental car location despite confirming the evening before. They said there would be no cars for a few more hours. They gave no explanation and were extremely unhelpful. Will never rent again with hertz

1 out of 3

Europcar

2.1

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

2.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.7

Value for money

1.9

2 locations in Santa Maria Huatulco

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Calle Carrizal 603 Local

+52 958 583 4751

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Carretera Costera Pinotepa

+52 958 100 4097

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Price was quoted in CAD, when I picked up the car the price was in USD. There's a big difference between 500cad and 500usd.

7.6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine, staff were pleasant and efficient

Cons:

I was to be charged $96 Canadian and my initial email confirmation stated this. Subsequent emails from europcar quoted the rate at $96 USD. A small difference but not insignificant. As usual in Mexico, the amount after all the mandatory fees was about $700USD.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

It is a total scam . Pick was a nightmare price was triple . Returned car 3 days early because it was a not running well . They wouldn't refund any money noy even insurance . Do not go there. They won't give u a car with your credit card insurance . U have to pay there overpriced insurance.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked with a great low rate. When I got there to to pick up the car, I was told that the mandatory damage waiver would literally triple my rental fee. Also, I booked for a 9:00 pm dropoff and was informed at pickup that the location closed at 6:00.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

the actual price was almost four times the price that was quoted on kayak, and the whole thing was a total scam

2.4 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a car three weeks in advance of the pick up date, but when we showed up, they insisted that they did not have a car available for us. I argued with the counterman for 30 minutes since my destination in Puerto Escondido was an hour away, and even brought over a person from AVIS next door to interpret for me. Finally they brought me out to a car in the parking lot, and rented it to me. When I first reserved the car, I called the home office in the UK to verify what the final price with insurance included would be, and was told $107 for the car, and $97 for the insurance, for a total of $204. I would have rented from another company but it was the holiday week and all other companies were reserved 100%. Once they finally "found" a car for me, the price was now $242.00, take it or leave it. I will never rent from Europacar again.

1 out of 5

keddy by Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

2.0

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Carretera Costera Pinotepa-Salina

+52 612 122 3107

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Economy Rent a Car

4.5

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Manzana 06 Lote 01

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CarWiz

3.4

Poor

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One location in Santa Maria Huatulco

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Carretera Costera Salina Cruz Km 237 , El Zapote

+52 958 581 9233

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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Calle Carrizal 603, local 103, Plaza el Madero, Sector H, Santa Cruz Huatulco, Oaxaca.

+52 958 583 4751

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Ctra. Costera Pinotepa - Salina Cruz Km. 237, Col. El Zapote, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca.

+52 958 100 4097

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Sunnycars

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Calle Carrizal 603 Local

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Carretera Costera Salina Cruz km 237

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Fox Autorent

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Huatulco Airport HUX

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Shouqi

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Carretera Costera Pinotepa

+86 10 6064 1387

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39 travellers who rented a car in Santa Maria Huatulco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.5

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