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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Ixtapa

  • Renting cheap car rentals in Ixtapa has several advantages. Firstly, it gives visitors independence and flexibility with their travel plans, allowing them to explore the city at their own pace. For instance, tourists can easily and conveniently drive to the nearby beach towns of Troncones or Barra de Potosi, which are not easily accessible by bus. Additionally, the city also has several nature reserves located nearby such as Isla Ixtapa and Parque Natural de Troncones which are much easier to explore with Ixtapa car rentals.
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) is the main airport serving the city of Ixtapa, Mexico. The airport has several car rental agencies located in the main terminal building, including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar. The car rental agencies are located conveniently within the main terminal building. Visitors should follow the signs to the rental car counters after picking up their luggage. Lazaro Cardenas Airport (LZC) is another major airport serving the region of Ixtapa, although it is located about 220 miles away from Ixtapa. There are no rental car agencies located in the terminal, but some agencies may offer delivery of rental vehicles to the airport.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Ixtapa requires some knowledge of the city's driving style and rules of the road. The driving style in Ixtapa can be described as relaxed and relatively calm in comparison to bigger cities in Mexico. However, drivers may be impatient and aggressive at times, especially during rush hour or on the weekends. Additionally, various types of vehicles and pedestrians are present on the roads in Ixtapa, including bicycles, motorcycles, and people jaywalking. Drivers must be cautious and watch out for pedestrians, especially near beaches and tourist areas.
  • Driving in Ixtapa can be difficult during peak traffic hours, particularly during rush hour, in the morning between 8 am and 9 am and late afternoon between 5 pm and 7 pm. The busiest roads tend to be the main highways that connect Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo and other surrounding cities. These roads can become congested, and traffic can move slowly, especially during peak travel seasons. During rainy seasons, some roads may become challenging to navigate cheap car rentals in Ixtapa, especially if they are situated in low-lying areas or along the coast, where flooding is more common.
  • Book your rental car in Ixtapa at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Ixtapa are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ixtapa

  • How much is gas price in Ixtapa?

    The average gas price in Ixtapa is ₪18.92 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪227 and ₪303, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Ixtapa?

    Standard (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ixtapa.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Ixtapa?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Ixtapa?

    A Standard car rental in Ixtapa costs ₪90 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Ixtapa?

    An Intermediate car rental in Ixtapa costs ₪42 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Ixtapa?

    An Economy car rental in Ixtapa costs ₪80 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ixtapa?

    A compact car or a mid-sized sedan would be recommended for driving in Ixtapa. These types of vehicles are more maneuverable on the narrow roads and can easily navigate the sometimes tight spaces in parking lots and on streets. Additionally, a car with good shock absorption and ground clearance would be an advantage on the uneven and sometimes unpaved roads in the area. Therefore, a mid-size sedan with adequate suspension would be a good choice of Ixtapa car rentals.

  • What’s the speed limit in Ixtapa?

    The speed limits in Ixtapa vary depending on the road type and zone. In general, the maximum speed limit in urban areas is 40 km/h (25 mph), while it is 80 km/h (50 mph) on highways and expressways. Within residential areas, the speed limit can be as low as 20 km/h (12 mph). In some areas around schools, the speed limit can be reduced to 30 km/h (18 mph) during school hours.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ixtapa?

    There are various options for parking in Ixtapa, Mexico. The best places to park are in private or public parking lots, which can be found in commercial areas and tourist spots. Some hotels and resorts offer free parking to their guests, but it's important to confirm with the hotel prior to arrival.  In some parts of Ixtapa, especially in the busy areas, it is recommended to plan to pay for parking. The cost can range from MX$10 ($0.50) per hour in regular parking lots to MX$30 ($1.50) per hour in secure or covered parking facilities.

Ixtapa car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

7.0

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

5.3

3 locations in Ixtapa

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NATIONAL AND INTL ARRIVAL

+52 (755)5544837

Opening times not available

Paseo de Zihuatanejo Poniente 112, Plaza Galerias Local 1 y 11

+52 755 553 0397

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Paseo del Zihuatanejo poniente No. 3

+52 755 553 0397

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3.2 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff did not have a car for me and then all of the sudden they found a car that was below what i paid for and smelled pretty bad.

Cons:

The staff did not have a car for me and then all of the sudden they found a car that was below what i paid for and smelled pretty bad. I was quoted 30$ for 9 days which seemed really low but then that was the cost was the coat for only 1 day. I went to drop off the can at the exact time i had planned and there was no one at the office. I called they number on the paperwork and the person who answered did not speak any english and told me in spanish to meet him at the aitport where they dont have an office or desk. He was 15 minites late and luckily my flight was delayed so everything worked out. DONT USE GREEN MOTION IN ZIHUATANEJO

8.0 Very good

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and flexible on pickup and drop off times.

Cons:

We chose this group because of listed price. What was buried in the fine print was a requirement to purchase liability insurance that costed more than the rental itself. It was misleading to show the base price only—we would have gone with a different group had we known. If this is standard, then the listing should show that additional insurance fees may apply, and point the consumer directly to the added costs. It was misleading to be so obscure and hidden.

1 out of 1

Europcar

5.1

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

4.7

One location in Ixtapa

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Desviacion Al Aeropuerto Lote

+52 755 553 7158

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9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, didn't try to gouge me on price

Cons:

Maybe offer all the insurance options rather than start with the most expensive. either way he wasn't pushy

1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The cost of the rental ended up being twice what we were quoted through Kayak because of a mandatory insurance charge. Upon return they charged us an additional $40 for them to vacuum sand from the cars floor. Both pick up and return were painfully slow like the staff had never been through the process before. I would never recommend this to anyone. You failed us Kayak.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rate is very low but you have to insure your car trough them! In order not to take their insurance, which cost 10X the rent of the car, is to bring a letter signed by Credit Card company taking care of the insurance (not the Credt Card contract - a specific letter) & THEN they will charge the total price of the car until is return. It's very sad that they promote this car company - KAYAK please stop promoting them!

3.2 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They Clip you for the insurance and that makes renting three times more costly then the price per day which is quoted.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

4.7

Mediocre

7 reviews

Cleanliness

4.2

Comfort

4.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

3.7

2 locations in Ixtapa

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Barcelo Hotel

+52 755 553 3019

Monday09:00 - 19:0016:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:0016:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:0016:00 - 19:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 19:00
Friday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00

Carr Nacional Acapulco

+52 800 021 2277

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The car was fine I just don’t like getting extorted on insurance. I have my credit card insurance that covers everything but they would not let me leave unless I paid there insurance which is extremely high. I realized it was a scam once the started to negotiate on there price as it was not a fixed price.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Muy buena experiencia. Recomendado

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Upon arrival to the airport, I was notified that my reservation couldnt be filled as the car was already rented out to another customer. I had to scramble to find the last car available at the airport and ended up paying a ton!

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off took to long

Cons:

Not keep on asking for a tip. Safety. One tire on the left rear was cracked on the sidewall very bad.

5.6 Fair

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was newer and in ok shape.

Cons:

Please be aware that taxes are an extra 35% on top of the agreed to price. Plus the very expensive insurance they make you buy. You might as well double the rate on the rental.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Rental great, insurance extremely pricey when purchased on site.

1 out of 3

Alamo

4.1

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

3.9

Comfort

3.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

2.6

One location in Ixtapa

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National And Intl Arrival

+52 755 553 7147

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
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Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The never held my rental vehicle when I arrived there was no vehifor me .

7.9 Good

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Price change on what I paid. They charge more

1 out of 1

Dollar

1.9

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

One location in Ixtapa

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Carr Nacional Acapulco

+52 800 365 1111

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

guys at the counter tried to charge me another $160 for the rental. I had the paperwork with what we were to pay. Told them no way. Went across the street and got a car from a private party.

Cons:

Honor what our paperwork says.

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
We didn’t like anything. The product offered was inferior and the whole operation is a bait and switch. Extremely dishonest.

1 out of 1

MEXRENTACAR

4.3

Mediocre

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One location in Ixtapa

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Paseo de Zihuatanejo Poniente #112 Plaza Galerias Local 1 y 11 Col El Hujal

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Mas By Mex

3.9

Poor

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2 locations in Ixtapa

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Carretera Zihuatanejo - Aeropuerto SN

+52 33 4170 8243

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Paseo de Zihuatanejo Poniente #112 Plaza Galerias Local 1 y 11 Col El Hujal

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keddy by Europcar

3.7

Poor

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2 locations in Ixtapa

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Boulevard Ixtapa Andador Agua De Correa, Centro Comercial Los Patios Loc 18-19

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Desviacion Al Aeropuerto Lote- 30 Col Aeropuerto Internacional

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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One location in Ixtapa

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Desviación al aeropuerto , Lote 30 Col. Aeropuerto internacional (llegadas nacionales), CP , Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

+52 755 553 7158

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Payless

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Blvd Ixtapa Plaza La Puerta

+52 755 553 0206

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
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Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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Rhodium

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One location in Ixtapa

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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Ixtapa

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National & International Arrivals Modulo 35

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17 travelers who rented a car in Ixtapa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.3

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