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Car Rental in the Riviera Maya

Renting a car when visiting the Riviera Maya is a popular choice with many tourists, as there are so many places to explore and roads to travel on. Because the sights here are so widespread, it makes sense to hire a rental car in order to make the most out of a holiday. Car rentals here can easily be arranged and tend to be quite affordable.

Driving is generally very easy in the Riviera Maya. The central access route is the Highway 307, with two lanes; this runs from parallel to the Coast of the Caribbean from Cancun. Virtually all of the Riviera Maya towns are situated directly off of this main highway, making it very simple to find everything. Make sure to keep photocopies of your identification, car rental details and driver`s licence, should you lose your originals.

Renting a car in a foreign country is a great way to see the sights and make your way around an area quickly and easily. However it is important to remember that speed limits may vary in comparison to those in your home country and so it`s essential to look out for changing limits, particularly along the highway. Generally, speed limits in the towns and cities along the Riviera Maya are about 40 km/hr, whilst on the highways, the limits are between 90 and 100 km/hr.

Depending on which company you organise your car rental with, petrol may or may not be included in the price. However, if you are travelling over a significant difference, even a full tank of fuel is likely to run out quickly. If this is the case, remember that there are plenty of petrol stations dotted around the main highways. Make sure to add a full tank each time, as you don`t want to run out of petrol when you`re not familiar with the area.

Although it is recommended that those renting a car in the Riviera learn some basic Spanish, so that they can read road signs and communicate with the locals, the traffic signs here are relatively easy to understand, even though the text is in Spanish. `Alto` meaning `stop` is a common sign.

The roads of the Riviera Maya are known for having frequent speed bumps, with few signs warning of them, so it`s important to pay attention, or you could be in for a bumpy ride!

It is recommended that those visiting this area arrange their car hire in advance, as the earlier it is booked, the more affordable the rates will be. Sites such as comparecarrentals.co.uk are a good place to begin searching for a cheap rental service.

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