Whether you're in Cancun for Spring Break weekend or for a longer term business venture, rent a car with Sixt to access a diverse collection of rental vehicles to meet your travel needs. From sedans to SUVs, our affordable and dependable top-of-the-line rental cars will keep you safe, stylish, and up-to-speed on your next trip to Mexico. Don't waste time fighting for a taxi, our airport pick up lets you start driving as soon as you step out of the arrivals terminal. Reserve your car rental online, with our mobile app, or by phone to start planning your next adventure out on the open road in the Yucatan Peninsula!
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Sixt rent a car
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Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV
Our Cancun airport location offers extended opening hours to welcome you to Mexico no matter your flight schedule. Conduct a price comparison to find the rental vehicle that matches your budget, or upgrade to one of our SUV or truck models for more space and flexibility. We offer both automatic and manual transmission according to your driving preferences, as well as unlimited free miles on most rental vehicles. Please take note that while we try to match your car preferences, we are only capable of guaranteeing a particular category and not a specific model type when you rent a car in Cancun.
Car rentals in Cancun let you enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Take advantage of our range of extras to help make your trip even smoother. We offer add-ons such as GPS to direct you around traffic and find the quickest routes. Child safety seats, under 25 rental options, and the ability to add additional drivers make it easy for both groups of young friends and families alike to get a car rental in Cancun. Just make sure to request any additional features you may need when you book. Our fleet is comprised of vehicles from prestigious brands such as BMW, Audi, and Cadillac, so no matter where your travels take you in Mexico, you are sure to turn heads as you go.
In the height of the tourist season between December and March, traffic in Cancun can get easily congested as thousands of visitors flock to its sandy shores. Driving through Cancun Island is fairly straightforward as there is only one street which passes by most of the tourist hotels. To drive into Cancun city and other Yucatan Peninsula sites, take the Mexico Highway 307. This road follows the coast southwards to Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Chetumal. As always, when driving abroad make sure you understand each countries rules of the road to avoid any misunderstandings. Before leaving for Mexico, make sure to download the CANCUN wx app for information regarding weather and traffic in the area.
Cancun is Mexico's premiere tourist destination sporting luxury all-inclusive beach resorts, outdoor activities, and many nearby historical sites. The island gets its name from the Mayan goddess of love and fertility after the Spanish arrived in 1517 to find the goddess's offerings laid out in the sand. The offerings were arranged in the shape of a woman, which caused the Spanish to name the place the Island of Women. Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula and is very close to the ancient ruins at Tellum, Chichen Itza, and the Ek Balam ruins. For an authentic taste of ancient Mayan cuisine, try the Cochinta Pibil. A slow roasted pork marinated in a blend of achiotte spices and wrapped in banana leaves, the dish can be eaten with a warm fresh tortilla or by itself as a main course. While many come to explore the ancient Mayan remains, many more come just for the weekend to relax at one of the many resorts on Cancun Island. Whatever your reason for visiting, Cancun is the perfect place from which to explore both the modern and ancient culture of Mexico.
The eerie Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) was created in 2009 to showcase the interconnection between art and environmental sciences. The MUSA is divided into two sculpture parks of various depths at the Salon Nizuc and the Salon Manchone. There are three ways you can experience this underwater exhibit--by glass bottom boat, snorkeling, or the most popular method of scuba diving.
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For a guaranteed encounter with the local marine population, Dolphin Discovery will let you spend a day in the water swimming with one of the world's most intelligent creatures. There are many animal encounter options available including the opportunity to swim alongside local sea lions, manatees, and dolphins. The experience of a lifetime, Dolphin Discovery daily tours depart from Moon Palace Golf and Resort Spa on the Isla Mujeres.
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Cancun's biggest industry continues to be in tourism, with Mexico turning its hope of uplifting the country's economy through promoting popular vacation spots for their rich tourism potential. In 2000, it was estimated that tourists spent $8.3 million in Mexico. Currently, after petroleum and manufacturing it's tourism that ranks the highest in terms of foreign exchange earnings with most of the money coming from Mexico's resort towns.
The Cancun International Convention Center is perfectly situated in the middle of the Punta Cancun resort area. With special prices for attendees at the nearby world class hotels, Cancun is an excellent destination for your next business trip abroad. A large portion of the conferences revolve around the healthcare sector, among them the Geosciences Petroleum conference, World Congress on Nuclear Medicine and Biology, and the World Allergy Organization Conference. A car rental in Cancun affords you the opportunity to take in the nearby sites while you work to make the most out of your time in Mexico.
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Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.
Paying with a major credit card is the preferred method of payment and Sixt accepts all major credit cards. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver and this must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
A valid driver's license for all named drivers, valid for a minimum of 12 months. Driver's licenses printed in non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Any driver's license originating from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty must also be accompanied by an official translation. A valid ID card or passport might also be required at time of pick up, please refer to our Rental Information page to see the exact requirements for the country your rental will take place in.
We have a wide range of insurance options, including Third Party Liability, Loss Damage Waiver, Tire and Windscreen cover, and Personal Accident Protection. The kinds of insurance protections available vary from country to country. Therefore, please check our country-specific Rental Information page for further details.
Unless otherwise stated the rental quote/price displayed on the final page when booking includes the daily rate, statutory taxes, additional extras (if selected) and all applicable surcharges and fees. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
No. Reservations are only guaranteed for the selected car category.
Cancellations and changes can be made at any point prior to the start of the rental, but may in some cases incur additional charges. Prepaid reservations are subject to cancellation fees as well as other specific restrictions regarding amendments and refunds. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
Territorial restrictions apply depending on the country the rental takes place and where the vehicle will be driven to. For specific information please contact a Sixt booking agent or refer to our Rental Information page where you can find county specific information from our drop down menu.
Yes, although this may incur a one-way rental fee that will be shown during the booking process. Please note: one-way rentals may be restricted if you plan on crossing borders so it is best to check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise our current refueling charges will apply. Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.
Sixt offers optional add-ons such as child seats, guaranteed navigations systems, additional drivers, winter tires, snow chains and luggage racks. Including extras will incur additional fees and are subject to availability at Sixt rent a car locations.
Sixt rent a car offers unlimited mileage on select vehicles at select Sixt locations.
Deliveries and collections are available at select Sixt rent a car locations and are subject to additional fees.
Generally, an advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. Often a deposit of up to three times the rental price is charged to the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle. For example, the deposit for high-value vehicles may differ.