San José del Cabo car rentals

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San José del Cabo, BS, Mexico
1 Nov — 8 Nov
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San José del Cabo, BS, Mexico
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Pick-up locationSan José del Cabo
Rental locations65
Airport locations23

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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
6.9 Good (64 reviews)
2 locations in San José del Cabo
Alamo
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 25
the car was in bad shape and they insisted I needed to buy additional insurance upon arrival.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 25
Staff was helpful drop off was easy.Insurance is not included in the Kayak quote, and is required for Mexico. This add $200 to a $260 rental. Also the cars were not the same as what was listed on Kayak.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 09
Very quick and efficient...vehicle drove great. Loved the price and people
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 17
Friendly and helpful, from the airport shuttle driver to the desk and fleet teams.
4.0 Okay2021 Feb 01
Bait and switch. Quoted $185 then got there and all of a suden it’s $405. You guys suck
4.0 Okay2021 Jan 25
Mandatory insurance and other fees took my quoted price from $155.95 to $371.74. That's more than double the price I was told in Kayak. I don't think I'll be back.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 23
Price increased over double the amount quoted once there to pick up the car. Of course, they also claimed they didn’t have the car as described available as well. We left and went to Avis! Love Avis in Cabo.
8.0 Excellent2020 Dec 21
Staff was friendly.All good.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 16
Price ended up being 4x of price shown online
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 27
The car was in excellent condition ride perfect no problem and was super clean
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Rated #2
Enterprise
6.6 Good (58 reviews)
4 locations in San José del Cabo
Enterprise
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 16
Ripoff. They advertise one price then jacked it up over double on site. Didn’t take the car.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 23
If insurance is mandatory, just add it to the price quoted so there are no surprises at checkout
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 13
Staff was excellent!
2.4 Mediocre2019 Jul 26
The shuttle to and from airportPrices!!! I had a quote for $15 total rental and $11 for insurance. When I got there insurance was $30 a day. Very unsatisfied
7.6 Good2019 Feb 24
Staff was very friendly, car was new and clean.Transparency into the insurance coverage. I reserved online thinking my car would've been $45 for the whole rental only to find out it was double the price with bare bones coverage. Better coverage would've cost $200, but my credit card covered it, thankfully. Would rather know real price up front.
10.0 Excellent2018 Nov 02
Enterprise Rental in CaboClean, relatively new car. Good price with advertised special though insurance bumped it up quite a bit.The rental company facilities are a bit down the road so you have to get their shuttle. This would be no problem excepting for the "sharks" waiting in the lobby who insist that you will need one of their guys to take you to the office. Ignore them, convincing as they are, and get the official shuttle.
4.0 Okay2018 Jun 03
Very slow service at checkin. Try to upsell everything.Very slow checkin. Try to sell everything and didn’t have car we reserved. Would not recommend.
8.0 Excellent2018 Apr 25
Shuttle takes you right there.Ppaperwork takes a bit too long. By the time you buy insurance, price is quite different.
8.8 Excellent2018 Apr 10
Rental insuranceRental insurance required by Mexico is almost punitive
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 04
Solid PerformanceCar was ready when we arrived and was immaculate. Return was quick and easy. Would definitely use them again at SJD.Nothing.
Rated #3
Economy Rent a Car
5.1 Okay (30 reviews)
1 location in San José del Cabo
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 6.1
  • 5.5
  • 4.9
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 13
Pick up was okay. Drop off was terrible. There was no shuttle to the airport. Staff was very rude and unhelpful about getting to the airport. Eventually we were taken to the airport in the same car rented to us in two trips. Then was charged more than the amount on the rental contract to my credit card.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jul 07
The staff was unhelpful and unfriendly,Kayak and Economy Car Rental should fully disclose the legal requirements for renting a car in Mexico. We were unable to decline the insurance even though we had the option to decline it online. The agent was rude and unhelpful.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 13
The car was OK, had to jump it once because it couldn't stand the radio on and the car was very weak and sounded like it had some transmission problems. But it did it's job, can't expect much from a RenaultI made the reservation for $70 for all 5 days, thought it was a great rate. When we got there they said there was a mandatory insurance that jumped the price to OVER $250 for 5 days. Why are we booking at such a low rate and believe that is the TOTAL price as the website says then figure out we need to pay 4x the price at the spot. Then I extended for another 2 days and it was over $120 for the 2 days. Super misleading and that is definitely Kayak's fault for quoting such low rates, I wish they would honor the rate that I was quoted before I made my way to Mexico and got ripped off because I needed a car. Literally everyone was complaining about the huge insurance rates at the store.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 25
Drop off was easy.The required insurance wasn’t include in the upfront price and the cost was doubled when insurance was added. The car was a piece of junk, including drivers side large crack in the windshield, no power, one tire almost bald.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jan 08
nothingEverything. I reserved a Jeep Wrangler for a quoted price of $44.60/day. When I arrived they told me they don't even have any Jeeps, instead they would rent me a Renault for $107/day. It is completely unacceptable that they chose not to honor the reservation and tried to charge me extra for an inferior vehicle.
5.6 Okay2019 Dec 01
YESThe car had a bad starter==half the time we wondered if we would evero get the key to turn on. Missing left front hubcap when we picked up car Insurance was a scam. $1100 USD Will not rent again from you
3.6 Mediocre2019 Nov 25
Staff was friendlyThe car was absolutely not in the class that we ordered
2.0 Mediocre2019 Nov 18
LousyCrooks
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 06
Carlos was great! Very informative and thorough.
6.0 Good2019 Aug 28
Shuttle at airport would be a good idea. Insurance costs listed up front not slammed at the end.
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Rated #4
Budget
4 Okay (50 reviews)
5 locations in San José del Cabo
Budget
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 4.8
  • 4.5
  • 3.4
  • 3.9
  • 3.2
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 11
Was given a compact car after booking a mid-size. Pick-up was a disaster as the location of the office was incorrect.
4.0 Okay2021 Jul 07
There was nothing to like about this experience other than the friendliness of the shuttle driver and desk associate.The car we received was old and dirty. The steering wheel was peeling and the one headlight wasn’t working. Also, the rear hatch would shake and make noise uncontrollably when driving on the highway. Terrible reventar experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 07
The pick up and drop off location are never staffed and I have to wait for the hotel staff to call a Budget person to drive over, even after I have a reservation at a specific time.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 13
They never brought the car. We tried to call the local office for several hours, and they didn't answer the phone. Unacceptable.Everything. The rental never even happened.
6.0 Good2021 Jan 07
car was comfortableThe price of insurance and also upon driving the car, we found it had acceleration problems.
8.0 Excellent2020 Feb 01
Car was clean and everything worked properly.We were offered an upgrade at no cost then when we brought the car back, that information was not entered into the computer so the counter person tied to charge us more until the manager came and remembered that he gave us a free upgrade.
4.8 Okay2019 Nov 26
Insurance is a scam. I have coverage through my credit card however they claimed I needed to present WRITTEN evidence of coverage in Mexico or would have to pay for their insurance. This was never disclosed in advance via reservation or when I called Budget to confirm reservation and any special insurance requirements.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Nov 09
Having the vehicle I reserved. I reserved a SUV and when I arrived at 3:30 they only had 2 vehicles available (compacts) , I refused to accept either one and had to wait and hour for the next suitable vehicle a full size sedan to be returned, fueled and cleaned. Budget and I was lucky that I didn’t slice open the oil pan or dropped the transmission on the rutted and rocky dirt roads to my destination of Cerritos Beach north of Cabo. That office needs more inventory of vehicles with basic safety features like back up camera, blind spot warning or any sensors period not available on even their premium vehicles. Then replace some of the indifferent and drag-*ss employees who contributed to the hour long wait!
5.2 Okay2019 Apr 22
The car was new and comfortable and clean.Beware of Budget trying to steal your money! They bait & switched us and in the mountains of paperwork we signed had us sign for an amount we didn’t agree upon and our rental went from $130 to $788! We felt scammed.
5.6 Okay2019 Apr 04
The car was nice. It made the trip seamless.Took over an hour to receive vehicle. I was under the impression that all I was paying at 141 for my 9 days. When I arrived they said I needed an insurance which added like 400 dollars. Totally unexpected. When I asked them they said I needed liability insurance.
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Rated #5
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San José del Cabo
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 10
Across from the airport. Very easy access. Everyone was helpful and professional. Great prices as well.
Rated #6
Avis
7.5 Good (8 reviews)
5 locations in San José del Cabo
Avis
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 8.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 09
Staff was friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 19
Price was good, staff was helpful. Car was clean. Mexico 3rd Party insurance was included. Able to decline CDW with credit card coverage as long as a hold was placed on credit card.Make sure you fill out the paper to mark all dings, dents and scrapes on the car before taking the car.
8.0 Excellent2019 Nov 21
The staff was helpful and efficient.Not such a big price jump to a bigger more comfortable vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 10
Nothing to likeThey made me wait 45minutes to tell me that they didn't have the card I booked in advance
8.0 Excellent2019 Feb 25
Upon return, they refused to release the hold on the credit card, saying that one of the headrests was missing. Also, there was a missing plastic cover in the passengers foot well that they want to charge me for. At check-in, they seemed very relaxed about the condition of the vehicle. Document!
4.4 Okay2018 Oct 29
Not the greatest experience.The car itself was clean and functioned as expected.I show up to Pueblo Bonito Rose on the date I scheduled my rental pick-up (the date and location had already been pre-selected) and the hotel concierge tells me that Avis is closed on Sundays. Why did the website allow me to schedule the pickup on this date? Pueblo Bonito was nice enough to call Avis' other location nearby and I spoke with Avis on the phone, they sent a guy with my rental. He said he'd be there in 10 minutes, that was a lie, I waited at least half an hour. They provide a wifi box which is kinda neat, but the guy gave it to me without a charging cable and I wasn't able to charge it, so this was only useful on the first drive, after the first day of using it, it died and was useless. He told me upfront that there was no charging cable, so I was aware of this and said ok. When I returned the car at SJD Airport, Avis asks me where the cable is. I said you guys gave me the wifi box without one. They said that because there weren't any notations of the missing cable that they would have to charge me, at this point I was pretty upset. I'm just trying to drop of my car so we can catch our flight back home and now this nonsense. Long story short I spoke with the manager and flat out told them, "no, I'm not paying for a cable that we were never provided with which made this wifi box useful for only one trip" I didn't end up having to pay for the cable but then I got screwed on having to pay for a full tank of gas when I only used 1/4 of the tank, so I might as well have paid for the stupid cable. Avis never once told me anything about extra charges for gas, I guess this can be assumed but being that this was in Mexico and the first time I rent a car there, I didn't assume the rules were the same. I would've put a few bucks worth of gas to replenish the tank had i known I was going to have to pay the full price of a tank. Terrible experience!
8.0 Excellent2018 Oct 19
Perfectly good rental, but agents are too aggressive selling insuranceThey really try hard to push you on buying the insurance. In fact, they mislead you to the point of pushing outright fabrication (lying) that you are legally obligated to purchase insurance from them (which is not true.) This caused picking up the car to take far longer than it should, as when I got the contract, they had added insurance that I had not asked for, and I had to have them correct it, and go through the whole process again.
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Rated #7
Ace
7.4 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in San José del Cabo
Ace
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2018 Apr 29
A little bit of the Mexican ShuffleEasy pick up close-by nice new carsI call it the Mexico Shuffle because it always seems It's a bait and switch I am now a custom too this business practice Obviously when I rented the car through kayak it was $5 per day not even a Mexico can you get a car for $5 a day I knew that they were going to sell me a damage waiver the know where on the website could I find that information I actually called the location and got the exact price per day which was $35 plus the $5 as advertised so is about $40 per day for a midsize SUV which are required for off road dirt road travel Just to be fair all the car companies seem to do that even if I tell him I did not want to damage waiver that American Express credit card covers me and my automobile insurance covers rental cars and in fact my homeowner's policy has a line item in it for Rental Car Coverage which is rather minimal but it is there
4.0 Okay2017 Aug 16
Bait and switchThe car, while it was a new car, still was not the car that we reserved. We reserved a Nissan Maxima for 4 adults and got a KIA SorentoThis was my first use of the Kayak site and we reserved a car for a week out of Cabo. The car was not what I ordered (a smaller KIA instead of a Nissan). The real problem was that as soon as I reserved it, I received an email from an insurance company, Allianz, that offered to sell me insurance. I purchased the insurance, but ACE rental would not recognize that insurance. I had to purchase another insurance policy through them at 3 times the price or not get the car.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jul 24
Misrepresentation of Rental Costs; Vehicle Not as RepresentedNot much. Starting with the (initial) airport shuttle ("Ace badged"), which delivered me to a 35 minute wait, at the (wrong) office. Once we took (other) shuttle, I was offered a Kia "Forte"(instead of the VW Jetta-Full Size or "similar"). My reservation stated Then, instead of the $30.69USD, that my reservation stated, I was given a choice of $180.69USD (with a $2500.00USD "Hold", and final charge on my credit card), or $215.51USD, for an $800.00 "Hold", and final charge on my credit card.I did not appreciate the disorganization, the need to go to (2) different office locations, the waiting in line (at each of those offices), for a total of 50 minutes, the type of car that I was rented, (i.e.smaller than the car class that I reserved), or the ("Surprise!!!") additional charges that were somehow acceptable, and explained by, the "Terms and Conditions". While "Additional Charges may apply for required insurance, when the "required insurance" is 6 times the cost of the rental, something is wrong.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 28
as it should beeverything was as advertised with no glitchesIt is unfortunate that all the insurances need to be so expensive
10.0 Excellent2017 May 30
Ramona Alvarez in cabo san lucas was a great help and everything went well.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 13
Great bargainLittle yellow convertible Fiat for 6 days-231 bucks. Can't beat that!
8.0 Excellent2017 Apr 25
Mini van was clean, and everything worked well on it.The price given on Kayak for renting a mini van from Ace for a week in Cabo San Lucas was about $140. All other mini van rentals listed on Kayak were $400-$450 a week. When we got to Ace to pick up the mini van, they said that the $140 price doesn't include taxes, fees, etc, and those brought the price up to $424 for the week. So they ended up being the same price as the other car rental companies. It's a tricky way to get people to choose them.
5.6 Okay2017 Mar 18
Ease of transactionsThey charge you 30$ a day for insurance unless you put 4000$ down
5.6 Okay2017 Mar 05
Too much pressure for InsuranceI get the deal - give someone a very low price to rent a car - but then heavily pressure someone to buy what is very expensive insurance. I had my own - and even then was made to feel extremely uncomfortable.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 28
you better buy the insuranceThe office was clean and the car was cheap.The ACE representatives take a long time to check you in and out and it is very unclear what insurance options you need. I was under the impression that my credit card provided me insurance so declined all insurance despite the ACE representatives advising to get the full insurance coverage. Just to put it into perspective the rental was $50 without insurance and $200 with full insurance - so a 4x difference. On the highway back to return the rental car I got a flat tire which I fixed myself. When I returned the care the ACE representatives charged me $330 additional for the flat tire and dirt marks on the car. I had no choice to accept because they had a $2,500 deposit and I was late to catch my flight. I would not rent from ACE again.
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Rated #8
Sixt
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in San José del Cabo
Sixt
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 03
good price, the staff tries to push insurance but I didn't take it. Transport to and from the airport was easy.the car had a cracked windshield and many scratches and only 1/4 of a tank of gas and then wouldn't give us a new one.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 27
Even though I already had an 11-day reservation and insurance covered by my own personal policy, they tried forcing me to either accept a $2000 deposit taken on my card or scam me into getting their insurance which was twice the amount per day of the rental itself. Given those choices, I refused the rental altogether and made alternate arrangements.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 08
They charged me much, much more than kayak told me they would.
Rated #9
Payless
6.3 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in San José del Cabo
Payless
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent2020 Jan 28
Very good
6.0 Good2019 Nov 06
Long waits to get vehicle. We waited about an hour to get our vehicle and there were only 3 people in front of us. They attempted to charge us for a scratch on the vehicle but we took photos of all the original scratches.
4.0 Okay2019 Apr 28
Staff was nice, however they had no record of our booking, and we had to rent for a higher cost than what our originally booked amount was.Careful even if you have a confirmation #, we had ours and they still didn't have any record of our rental, even after I showed the agent my confirmation # and screen shot of the booking.
5.2 Okay2018 Aug 12
Car was excellent as was service.I chose Payless because of price. Supposedly $175 for a weekly rental. That they agreed was the confirmed price. When I declined the insurance as I always do, since I have insurance on my credit card, I was told they would only allow this if I could produce a letter proving I had insurance from the credit card company. Or I could bring it later to one of their offices. Since I didn't have access to a printer this was not possible. Payless then charged an additional $18/day or $125 for the week for "insurance". This essentially doubled the cost. I have rented from Fiesta in downtown San Jose before at a much cheaper price. We only chose Payless since we arrived with heavy suitcases and wanted a rental car from the Los Cable airport. We won't be renting from Payless again.
3.2 Mediocre2018 Jan 03
6x increase of price on arrivalCar was okCharged $40/day for "mandatory insurance" which was not mentioned before hand.
4.0 Okay2017 Jul 15
3 dollars per day is a hoaxI rented a Jetta for 3 usd per day, but it turned ou that third party insurance ( basic by the way) is 33 usd per day. I think this is how they get you yo rent with them and then hike up the price. Also I came with the tank half full and they were charging me 70 usd to fill it up. In MEXICO that translates to 3.5 times the cost of gas. I took it myself given the price.
4.0 Okay2017 Apr 18
Expensive not PaylessThe service was good. Jorge was helpful.Insurance and fees came to $130 for 2 days. It was not inexpensive.
4.0 Okay2017 Apr 17
We returned our car to Budget
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 22
Nice efficient peopleThe whole mexico insurance thing is an unexessay surprise Kayak should take responsibility to explain it
8.0 Excellent2017 Jan 27
Beware the insurance man comesSure...$1 per day to rent the car and $49 per day required for insurance. Pretty expensive for a mini and underpowered vehicle.
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Rated #10
National
6.1 Good (13 reviews)
7 locations in San José del Cabo
National
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 7
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 16
Very courteous staff. Return was a breeze and no wait to short shuttle to airport departure gate. Will rent there again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 25
the actual charges were 4 times what was quoted and the car was a piece of junk. It didn’t hold the amount of luggage it claimed and the handling the car had was terrible, bordering on dangerous.
9.6 Excellent2018 Dec 30
They didn't push the insurance too much. The place was clean. People were very respectful and prompt.The sites said that the rental was in the airport but we had to take a ride. Not a big deal but it s best to be transparent.
3.6 Mediocre2018 Nov 21
Location was near the airport.Car was advertised as $94 for a week. I was forced (not asked) to pay for extra "mandatory" insurance of $16/day. This increased the total to $204. I was told by the representative at National Car Rental at the Cabo San Lucas airport that I could not rent the car unless I paid the extra insurance fee and that it was Mandatory. None of that information was on the site where I made a reservation. I believe the representative gave me false information and I'm going to report it to the Washington Post travel section. I took pictures of the agreement I had to sign.
4.4 Okay2017 Apr 28
The more you know...The price I saw on my online booking! $10/day for a 2016 Chevy Malibu! Returning the car was quick and easy!The ACTUAL price I had to pay when I arrived because Mexican law requires the purchase of some Mandatory 3rd-Party Liability insurance which added 200% to the price of my daily rental. An additional $20/day. Customers should really be informed about this in advancen, as this can easily be taken into consideration during the online booking process. Also, my Emerald Club number was not connected to my reservation and I really had to negotiate HARD with the agent to get them to add it to my account. Was there an option to do this during the reservation? I don't recall. As a frequent National/Emerald user this was disappointing. Finally, clearing Mexican customs & immigration was less hassle, paperwork and time consuming than renting a car which I would have found hilarious if it wasn't so annoying. Would give 0 stars if I could! Also, the shuttle bus from the terminal has back doors for a reason. The staff should f***ing use them instead of piling everyone in the side, then cramming the luggage in so all the passengers are stick inside. Let the people go in and out the back DUHHHH!!! Okay... rant finished, but seriously those are legitimate points!
4.0 Okay2017 Apr 23
Advertised as $83 for the week but ended up being almost $300 with "mandatory" insurance. Bait and switch
5.2 Okay2017 Jan 07
Mexico upcharges and there's nothing you can do abNew car, clean, works.They claimed that the car I reserved wasn't available (it was) and charged me extra $20/day for a crappy car, plus the insurance surcharge. This was very expensive.
6.0 Good2016 Dec 31
Price doubled at counterBooked online for 6 days economy for 234.00 at counter total was 567.00... Not reliable pricing and 1 hour wait for them to prep. Car
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Rated #11
Hertz
5.7 Okay (11 reviews)
2 locations in San José del Cabo
Hertz
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 06
The rates are artificially low as they force you to buy very expensive insurance. Your own insurance is not allowed.Waited in line for almost two hours to get a car. This is not acceptable.
5.6 Okay2019 May 03
We were not warned about the cost/need for insurance that covers Mexico which greatly increased the cost of the rental
10.0 Excellent2019 Jan 16
Very friendly staff, quick pick-up and return, clean car - was perfect for our trip!
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 13
Good rate for a mid-size carThe rental car staff was very friendly and shuttled us to and from the airport.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jan 04
Lousy experience at hertz caboNothingWe had a reservation but the agent at the airport curb said they had no cars and refused to bus us to the off airport office. Never again with hertz.
4.0 Okay2016 Nov 25
No cars (after 2 hours waiting in line)We had 2 reservations. After 2 hours in line (from 11pm to 1am), they tell us they don't have car for us. Had to come back the next day.
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Rated #12
Dollar
5 Okay (24 reviews)
3 locations in San José del Cabo
Dollar
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 4.4
  • 5.6
  • 4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 29
Nothing!Not given someone else our reservation since we were not there on time. My SUV was given away to someone else because we did not get there at 12:00pm. Our copilot had a family emergency he Of course had to leave and we were held back for two hours. Needless to say I brought all my family (6 people) and the lady said, “Your car was given to someone else because you weren’t here by 12:00pm. Sorry.” And they did not accommodate us to anything else because they were out of SUV’s. She also said since I reserved it but didn’t pay for it they gave it away. I was so upset. Moral of the story being extra cash because we had to pay triple of what I had reserved my car or just pay the reservation online.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 13
Shuttle brought us to the rental car area with 10-15 companies all located in a complex. No one was at Dollar. We walked around for a bit and the office was closed, no cars around. We ended up having to go with a random company nearby and paying much more.Shuttle brought us to the rental car area with 10-15 companies all located in a complex. No one was at Dollar. We walked around for a bit and the office was closed, no cars around. We ended up having to go with a random company nearby and paying much more.
4.4 Okay2020 Mar 21
The staff was friendly and not bad at all.Well they tell you online that’s it’s like $3.50 a day for the rental but in Mexico (where insurance) is quite important they charge you 50-90$ a day for insurance.
5.2 Okay2019 Dec 05
The car did not break down.Car was extremely dirty. Virtually no attempt at cleaning it. Smell of urine throughout car was unbearable. Service at the counter was decent but there should be a warning that the insurance they require in Mexico more than doubles the cost of the rental. Will not rent from this Dollar location again.
5.2 Okay2017 Jun 19
Cheated US on taxes for liability insuranceThey gave us an outrageous price for liability insurance (told My girlfriend who rented the same day she had a special of $70 for the week, while we were charged $25 per day over 7 days. We're told that was the least amount of liability insurance under Mexican law and the cheapest. Bologna!! Won't trustndillar again.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 23
Prepare to pay for mandatory insurance when renting a car in Mexico.Drop off was very simple and clear cut. Price was as expected.Pickup was slow, but I think it is because people do not understand mexican insurance. Maybe you could do a better job of making that information available when people book cars. My car was listed at $12 for the week and ended up $189 for the week with full insurance. I knew it would not be $12, that's insane to think that will be the cost. I was actually pleased with the final cost , less than I expected. People renting for the fist time i Mexico are not prepared.
6.0 Good2017 Mar 25
Be prepared to haggle over the cost of the insuranThe cost of the rental car was something like $5 a day, but the insurance is where they get you.Basically traded away 3 hours of our vacation time to have breakfast and get full coverage insurance for the week. They quoted us over $500 for the insurance, if we wanted to pay it out of pocket.
4.0 Okay2017 Mar 20
Deceiving PriceThe price quoted online was deceiving. It said $2 a day, when in fact it was $2 for the car but mandatory $30 a day fees... Never a nice surprise. What I expected to cost $4 ended up costing $72...
6.4 Good2017 Mar 19
The car worked fine, and pick up and drop off (at the airport in Cabo) was easy.The cost--$390 for one week--is excessive. I have never paid that much for a rental car before, either in Europe or America. I understand that Mexico has strict rules concerning insurance coverage, and that's fine. I was perfectly willing to pay extra for the required insurance. But this seemed to be well over what is reasonable.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 19
Tried to steal from me.We ended up not needing such a big car, so we asked for a smaller rental, going from a minivan to a standard. The representative refused to give us a price for the smaller car. He wouldn't call anyone, and he wouldn't check his books. The counter person did EVERYTHING to get us in the van, so he could take us to the off site rental agency, and then we would be trapped at his rental agency. He was a scammer, and an embarrassment to Dollar Rental Car. We went to the counter two stands over, and got an extremely fair price, and rented it on the spot. Again, Dollar cannot control their desk in Mexico. I am extremely unhappy with Dollar, and will bring this up to my corporate officer in charge of rentals.
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Rated #13
Europcar
4.9 Okay (24 reviews)
3 locations in San José del Cabo
Europcar
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 4.7
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  • 4.4
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3.9 Mediocre2021 Oct 10
I paid $80 for the car and $108 for insurance on the car, not good
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 18
They wanted to charge 2x the stated rate for insurance. After negotiating for an hour we got it down to about 100 extra dollars. Upon returning the car another couple was complaining about the same thing. Stay away
3.6 Mediocre2020 Jan 02
drop off was easy and when shuttle was going late, the guy offered to drive me to terminal, but then the shuttle showed up.1. They forced me to buy the more expensive insurance. They wouldn't rent the car unless I did. Another lady refused and they let her go, so my rental ended up costing 3x. 2. It took forever to get the car because they kept forcing the up-sell, while the family was waiting. It felt like a mafia run rental agency. 3. The car didn't have a front license plate and instead had this big piece of paper pasted to front windshield that obstructed passenger view.
6.8 Good2019 Dec 09
OK priceSlow check in and out, forced to buy insurance
3.6 Mediocre2019 Nov 12
Terrible service! They said it was mandatory to buy their insurance and that my card wasn’t enough. I asked Juan (supervisor) to show me where in their policy it stated this and he went to reach for it but then he said that the paperwork was moved by someone and he couldn’t show me. The folder with all their company policies was right in front of us but he refused to open it and show me. A total scam by these workers there!! I rented with Ace and they didn’t force anything on me 3 days before. Terrible customer service! Never rent here again!
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 31
I never got the car, they tried to get me for more money when I arrived. I have rented several times and used third party insurance to cover the car. They insisted that the purchased insurance would not cover anything, they really tried to scam me. They started quoting insurance in the excess of $1300 until I was fed up with their approach and they tried to offer me coverage for$100 walking out the door. Internationally I will rent from My resorts from this point forward!!!! Word to the wise! Had I not rented before I probably would have believed them like I seen many others do!
6.8 Good2019 Jun 05
They didn't communicate price very well. We were originally told $25-30 per day when we called them. When we got there it was almost twice that, plus they wanted a $500 deposit they didn't tell us about. They ended up giving us the car for close to what they originally said plus a $300 depositCommunicate pricing more clearly from the start next time and mention the deposit. I also blame kayak for not posting pricing through the app. It originally said our trip would cost $4, which obviously isn't accurate. Have baseline pricing quoted at the very least including insurance.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 03
We went with another company because they were wanting to charge us a lot of money.
7.2 Good2018 Jul 09
The personnel were friendly and helpful.In booking the rental car, there was not an understanding that you had to purchase insurance.
9.6 Excellent2018 Jun 30
Christian was awesome!
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Rated #14
Thrifty
3.6 Mediocre (21 reviews)
8 locations in San José del Cabo
Thrifty
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 4.5
  • 3.9
  • 3.4
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  • 3.3
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2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 06
Nothing. You gave us a price and when we got to Cabo you more than tripled the price. You charge extra for everything. We left and booked with Cactus.Don’t give a price for rental car and then add for extra driver and insurance when inflating the price 3 to 4 times more.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 12
There is a reason this shows up as the cheapest rate when you search via the internet. What they don't mention is the required mexican tax liabilty insurance that for us was DOUBLE the car rental rate. Everyone at Thrifty rental was furious in line at this hidden fee. Staff was rude, lines were long. Myself, husband and four kids had to wait over an hour for a DIRTY car that was way smaller than what I reserved. Never again.Honest upfront pricing!
2.4 Mediocre2019 Dec 22
NODidn’t have SUV I reserved and then way over charged me for a small Honda. Then when I turned the car in they tacked on additional fees. Service personnel were rude and intractable. I had plane to catch and had to pay the additional fees
7.2 Good2018 Feb 13
great car Nissan VersaExpensive Slow in returning vehicle Only 2 clerks at the desk with a long line up
8.8 Excellent2018 Jan 07
Price was excellentWhen picking up the rental salesman was very pushy on wanting us to purchase additional insurance. Since I am already covered by other means, I usually declined additional insurance but it was very tough to do so this time.
2.8 Mediocre2018 Jan 03
Thrifty used the opportunity of a flat tire (on their car) to gouge meI rented a car from Thrifty recently in San Jose del Cabo. When I received the car, I was told that it was a brand new car and they quickly hustled me through the inspection process. While I was there, they tried extraordinarily hard to sell me on full coverage insurance. While I was driving the car on the highway (going more than 100 kph), the car experienced a flat tire (right passenger side front tire). It was extremely dangerous and I was able to cross the median and move to the frontage road to change the tire. When I returned the car, I was told that there were minor “scrapes” on the underside of the car and that the tire was damaged (although, there was no apparent visual evidence of damage to the tire). I was charged $US 85 for the scrapes and WAS ASKED TO PAY FOR THE FLAT TIRE ($US 50) !!! To say that I am surprised that I was asked to pay for a wear and tear item and then asked to pay for “scrapes” that may or may not have been there when I rented the vehicle (way up UNDER the front of the bumper) or could have happened when the tire went flat and I had to exit the highway in an umarked spot may be an understatement. I believe that Thrifty is not actually in the rental car business – but rather the insurance scam business. It is clear that the business model is to get people in with low rates, try and upgrade their insurance, and then charge them for faulty equipment all the while claiming ignorance.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 20
Total trick to upsell you insurance.Not muchThe good deal turned into an opportunity to upsell over priced insurance and screw you.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 19
They said we damaged the carWe didn't damage the car, we missed a scratch on the orignals damage inspection. Then they charged us for it.
6.0 Good2017 Apr 02
Car was tiny. It was clean and economical on gas but very small. The Agency tried to charge $2500 on my credit card and when I refused they lowered it to $500 but raised the rate by $30. I expected to pay $20/day insurance over the $3/date rental but they charged over $30/day. I know it is the Mexican rip-off.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Mar 29
ScamNothing.We showed up with a reservation costing us $141. They told us we'd have to purchase insurance there(we expected this due to Mexico law) with full insurance it was going to be $650. Too much. We asked about just liability, and they told us we could but it would be a $2000 hold on our card. After arguing with them, one guy leaned over and told us he'd be willing to work it out to be $371 if we gave him $60 in cash, which was obviously for him. Totally a scam, so we took our business somewhere else. We ended up with Budget and they were totally legit!
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Rated #15
Firefly
3.3 Mediocre (18 reviews)
1 location in San José del Cabo
Firefly
Locations in San José del Cabo
  • 4.4
  • 3.9
  • 3.2
  • 3.6
  • 2.6
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1.9 Horrible2021 Jun 17
Never rent from Firefly (aka Hurtz). Our total on pick up was TWICE as much as the price quoted with our reservation, and they call a Nissan Kicks (small cross over model) a full size SUV - barely fit 3 people comfortably. Two thumbs down, don’t be a sucker and rent from Firefly.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 20
Nothing - the car reservation wasn’t honored - please contact me as very unhappy as had to spend an additional 200 dollars to find a car last minute. Relied on kayak to deliver but instead got the opposite - a major penalty and lots over an hour looking for a car.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 28
The staff was friendly and drop off was quick and easy.There needs to be more information for future customers on additional fees NOT mentioned in the advertising when booking a rental car in Mexico. Although my credit card covers collision, it did not cover liability in Mexico. It was not known to me and to other customers to my left and my right at the counter, while I was working on getting the contract worked out. The daily advertised prices are steep and will cut into peoples budget. I understand that I have to play the game, but it is very disappointing that I find this out at the counter and not before.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 24
The staff was super awesome and friendly, wait time was insanely ridiculous- we waited over three hours from the time we got dropped off by the shuttle until we we drove out. I’ve rented cars in other countries and this one by far one of the slowest processes ever. And remember the price kayak quotes is just for the car-not for everything else they throw in at the counter. My price on kayak was $188 and I ended up paying $572 all said and done. In the end it was kinda worth it all.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 09
The overall experience was horrible. I booked the car for $284 when we arrived to pick up the car they tried to charge us $1,200. They said we had to have full coverage on the car and could not take it unless we paid full coverage. Everyone that was trying to pick up their cars was experiencing the same thing. They were trying to raise the price on everyone, then saying there was a $600 cancellation fee, and saying you could not opt out of insurance and that the lowest daily price was $88 per DAY! We finally talked them down to $545 for full coverage and the car. Once we returned the car we signed off on a contract for $545 when I checked my credit card they charged me almost $700. DO NOT RENT FROM THEM THEY ARE SCAMMERS!!!!
6.0 Good2019 Jul 22
Friendly staff. Ease of drop-off and pickup.I was given an estimated price of $105 USD on my reservation. When I arrived to rent the car I had the choice of an ADDITIONAL $170-$250 or having an $18,000 USD hold on my card with no insurance. This was misleading and frustrating. I want to reiterate how great the staff at Firefly were.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 06
Avoid if at all possibleThe car did run for the entire trip.Minivan had 63k miles, horrible value for money, office was full of people on their mobile phones, earphones in, shady insurance upsell, will never use again. Car had mismatched tires, cv joint was going, ac fan screaming, missing trim...you get the idea...run away
5.6 Okay2019 Jan 01
Insurance extra chargeThey were friendlyThe rental was approx $400 and they wanted $1000 more for insurance for 5 days.
5.6 Okay2018 Nov 27
Beware the hidden extrasLots of "required" extras not reflected in price on kayak Much more expensive than other vendors.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Sep 04
TERRIBLE - will never use againCheck-in person was friendlySO MANY HIDDEN FEES. Told me I would be charged $40 a day for insurance but with fees it was more like $80. Company refused to budge on the fees, which isn’t a surprise because I’m sure that’s how this horrible, cheap company makes its money.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San José del Cabo
Sunnycars
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in San José del Cabo
keddy by Europcar
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America Car Rental
2 locations in San José del Cabo
America Car Rental
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Mas By Mex
1 location in San José del Cabo
Mas By Mex
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City Car Rental
1 location in San José del Cabo
City Car Rental
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in San José del Cabo
MEXRENTACAR
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U-Save
1 location in San José del Cabo
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366 travelers who rented a car in San José del Cabo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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Car rental insurance in San José del Cabo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some San José del Cabo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San José del Cabo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San José del Cabo car rental.

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  • Book your rental car in San José del Cabo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in San José del Cabo

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San José del Cabo are Alamo (7.1, 78 reviews), Ace (6.5, 63 reviews), and Enterprise (6.4, 88 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San José del Cabo is ₪12.95 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪155 and ₪207, depending on the car size.

  • Luxury (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San José del Cabo.

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

  • A Luxury car rental in San José del Cabo costs ₪100 per day, on average.