Come with me now as I walk you through the process of a car-rental.
You arrive at the San Jose Del Cabo airport, ready for a stress-free vacation. It is a mob scene, but eventually you relocate year car rental pickup shuttle. After arriving at their agency you wait for service- as often they have small personnel. The paperwork is monumental and takes a great amount of time.
Then you are told the car you ordered is not available but there is a similar car or an expensive upgrade. You make your decision and move onto the next hurdle. Now comes the real shocker, your inexpensive vehicle comes with a $45 per day insurance package. I have since found out that all rental agencies do not require you to buy the full package- I was not given that option. My $140 a week car now totaled $455.
Your car arrives and you must take care in inspecting it. Many times a spare is worthless, there are pits in the windshield and scratches and dents you may not see. However, when you return the vehicle, the personnel there will certainly be able to show you the problems with your vehicle, and charge you for them.
Are you still having a stress- free vacation? Renting a car in a foreign country can be entirely different than renting at home.
It is imperative for your mental health to seek a reliable rental agency- one that has a great reputation and an inventory of many vehicles at your disposal.
After years of renting, we have discovered an exceptional rental agency- Cactus Car. They are very highly rated by Yelp and are only one of two that are given a 4-5 rating out of a possible 5. Most others had a 1 rating. You can read about them in My Best of Baja.