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Tulum is one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for your next trip! With places like Playa del Carmen and Cancun close by, you will have plenty of things to do. If you are wondering whether it is among Mexico’s cheapest destinations, well – it kinda is. Mexico is not expensive, especially if you are coming from the US or Europe, but it depends on the type of trip you want to have. Don’t forget that in Tulum there are many expensive hotels, restaurants and activities – but if you sit for a moment and search for the best deals, you will for sure get what you want. Same goes for the car rental – because yes, you will need a car to travel through Quintana Roo during your stay.

There are many mediocre car rental companies in Tulum renting cars for – apparently – cheap prices. But wait and check everything in detail before booking a car with a cheap rental company in Tulum – it might happen that you don’t have insurance, comfort, cleanliness of the vehicle and all in all a mediocre service, or even worse a scam.

That’s why we decided to write a complete guide on how to rent a car with a cheap car rental company in Tulum without getting scammed: check it right now!  

*Still have to book the best hotel in Tulum?* – we really want to share with you how our friend Virginia made our stay in Tulum unforgettable. She made us stay in incredible locations throughout the town and we can’t recommend her enough. Take advantage of her free service below!

Cheap car rentals: Cancun airport vs Tulum city

When you will arrive in Mexico, you will most probably land in Cancun airport and this means that you will have to choose a way of transportation to reach Tulum.

Check out below if it’s more convenient to pick up a vehicle in Cancun airport location or in one of the locations in Tulum city center, how much time you will need and how to find out the best deals to book! 

Cancun airport rental car prices

Cancun, one of most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, has the only international airport for the moment. Yes, because Tulum airport will be open only in 2023. But coming back to Cancun, if you land here you will have multiple choices on how to reach Tulum – the one we wouldn’t recommend you is renting a car there. First of all, the prices of rental car locations in Cancun are very expensive and you will only get an average service. Second thing, most rentals will make you pay more for your reservation because you are picking up the car at the airport and not in their city center location. Third and last thing – prices are way more expensive than in Tulum. 

A nice alternative to reach Tulum is to book a bus ticket or a shuttle before your arrival – you will save a lot of money and your trip will not be longer than with the car. Another alternative if you are on a budget, is moving around Quintana Roo using colectivos, Mexico’s shared minivans which reach pretty much every city in the Country.

Tulum city best deals

Once you arrive in Tulum, the only thing – and the first thing you should do after checking in at your hotel – is to rent a car. In this way you will be free to visit Coba or Chichen Itza ruins, hidden cenotes and secret beaches that you can reach only by car. Let’s come to the prices. In Tulum you will find many good deals, especially if you want to book an economy car like a Chevrolet. In fact, suv or expensive cars will always cost you more – even if their price will always be way cheaper if compared to Europe or the US. But let’s find out what you need to know before exploring the region of Quintana Roo! 

Watch This Video Before Renting a Car in Tulum

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“Tulum City Center Streets”

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“Many Hotels Have Their Own Parking”

What to know before exploring Quintana Roo region

There are a few things to know before exploring the beautiful Quintana Roo region – which type of car to have, which service and insurance the company includes in this area of Mexico and other few tips – ready to discover them below? Let’s go!

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“Scooters In Tulum”

The best car to rent: economy, compact or suv?

The best type of vehicle to rent in Tulum is a compact or an economy car, especially if you are searching for a cheap price per day. With a small car you will be able to go everywhere, park everywhere, the gasoline will cost you less money and there are many more companies offering these kinds of cars that the prices will be of course more competitive!

A suv is really cool because you will have a better view from above, but prices aren’t always cheap, especially in Oct, a high season month. So when searching for a car to rent – focus on good reviews, compact or economy car and insurance included in the price – this will assure you the best deals!

Which standard service is included in this area of Mexico?

Rentals in Quintana Roo region in Mexico usually offer the pick up at the hotel or airport to make you save time. The cleanliness of the cars it’s due to the fact that in the price per day, you have included the final cleaning which will deliver the car in perfect conditions to the next client. You will be able to make your reservation in the main location of the car rental and pay cash – sometimes you can even get better deals with this method by negotiating. The standard of car rentals of the region is pretty high so you will not really have to worry about comfort and the average of the service offered. 

Insurance + Car: which price per day is correct?

Many rental cars – even from the reviews – offer more or less the same price per day or month. The thing you have to keep in mind when renting a car in Tulum is that sometimes in the final price indicated, there are not included the average services, unlimited kilometrage or a high coverage insurance. So don’t base your reservation on the price you see written on the first page, but check all the policies of the rental location and make sure to – really – get the best deal!

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“Tulum Bus Station”

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“Taxis Are Not The Best In Tulum”

Which is the cheapest rental car company in Tulum?

BGH Car Rental Tulum

Reasons to rent a car with them

Time has arrived to reveal to you the best car rental company in Tulum!

BGH Car Rental Tulum distinguishes itself for its incredibly positive reviews, its high standard service, the comfort of its brand new car and – last but not least – its incredible price. Yes, because with only 40 usd per day you will be able to rent a brand new Nissan Versa, between a compact and a station wagon, with all the comforts you can need to travel in Quintana Roo. If you decide to make a reservation longer than 3 days, the price per day will decrease to 30 usd per day, sounds incredible doesn’t it? Moreover in its price you will also have a high coverage insurance and unlimited kilometrage. No hidden prices and no need for a deposit on your credit card! 

Our experience

We accidentally ran into Virginia when searching for a cheap car rental company in Tulum and wow – it was a chance! She provided us with this brand new car, the conversation was smooth and she even gave us plenty of advice on places to visit, yoga classes to attend and incredible day trips from Tulum. That’s why today we are so happy to talk about her business. If you are soon heading to Tulum and you want to be sure to have the best rental car service ever, contact her on Whatsapp at +529842558049 and check her car availability! 

Take Advantage Of Free Concierge Service

As excellent to explore Tulum and its surroundings alone, you may need help figuring out where to start. To make the most of your money and time, contact Virginia and Kelly - two incredible Mexican girls living in Tulum for more than 15 years. They're familiar with the ins & outs of the Tulum town and hotel zone like the back of their hand! 

Since we arrived in Tulum 2 years ago, many adventures wouldn’t have been possible without their help - they know literally everybody in Tulum and can perfectly organize every moment of your stay. Get the best tables, skip queues and get on the guest list of the coolest places in Tulum - this’s only the beginning! 

They are ready to offer you guys FREE concierge service in Tulum for the time of your stay: take advantage of it, contact them on Whatsapp and live the best experience!

“Virginia Will Transform You In A Tulum Insider”

We hope our guide of the best and cheapest car rental in Tulum helped you out – we are looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Mexico here below in the comments!

Hasta luego amigos!

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