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Cancun Car Rental Deals

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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Explore Cancun with Sixt rent a car

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.

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Our Service

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.

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Traffic Information

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.

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Sixt Tips

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.

If you're looking to go green while in the area, check out the options for Ecotourism in Cancun featured in SIXT Magazine.

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Sightseeing Destinations

Underwater Museum of Art

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.

Distance to Cancun Underwater Museum of Art

  • From Cancun International Airport: 24 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes (with ferry)
  • From Cancun Island: 19 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes (with ferry)
  • From downtown Cancun: 14 miles, about 1 hr 15 minutes (with ferry)

Dolphin Discovery

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.

Distance to Dolphin Discovery

  • From Cancun International Airport: 24 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes (with ferry)
  • From Cancun Island: 19 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes (with ferry)
  • From downtown Cancun: 14 miles, about 1 hr 15 minutes (with ferry)
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Business Travel

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.

Distance to Cancun International Convention Center (ICC)

  • From Cancun International Airport: 16 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Cancun Island: Directly located in the heart of Cancun Island, no transport necessary
  • From downtown Cancun: 8 miles, about 20 minutes

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

Katherine W.

First let me begin by saying I am a seasoned renter of cars in Cancun, and I will continue to be. Until I found Sixt, I DREADED renting. Every place it's the same thing. Get a quote, arrive for your car, and get hit with ridiculous additions for the cost of third party insurance (which is mandatory in the state). I know that if you can prove that you have full coverage with your credit card then you can be exempt from this BUT... you need a letter in your name, from the credit card company, confirming this coverage. Bringing the card evidence of insurance form and showing the actual card you're using, is often refused. Even when you can manage to get them to accept the coverage with the card (with the letter) they come up with other bogus costs. I've had "licensing fee", "state travel fee", and just plain old "mandatory fee". The issue is that they always seem to have some random and vague clause that supports this bogus fee and you end up paying it, just to get out of the place. This whole process can take over two hours. Some places are so dishonest (Hertz) that they simply make up charges that you only discover once you get back and pay the bill, when suddenly, the cost has ballooned from the $400 for two weeks they promised when you signed, to $1100!! They are so very slick that you willingly sign while they're telling you there are no other charges.

 

Enter SIXT. I booked on their website - sixt.com.mx - and got the car I wanted for a very reasonable price, and with the third party insurance included. When I arrived, there was no haggling or pressure. They asked if I wanted other coverage, I said no, they said okay! The car was a little worn but it worked great, they marked down all the little dents or scratches and they sent me on my way. It was an absolute dream. I'm SO mad I've spent all these years dealing with other agencies hoping that someone would be honest.

 

Hopefully I can help direct people their way. Your vacation will start and end so much better.

Luis Q.

5 stars because they will not force you purchase the collision damage waiver in order to be able to rent the vehicle. My own credit card already covers the rental vehicle. Their reasonable rates already include limited third-party liability. We found a Sixt Agent upon exiting the airport but they will contact you first via WhatsApp so that you can tell them when to pick you up. Just so you know, there’s construction right outside their location so allow yourself sufficient time when returning the vehicle. Customer service was fast and courteous. Last but not least, spend at least 5 minutes to take a video of the entire vehicle 🚗, and make sure the spare tire is there. No rental car companies accept debit cards, by the way.

Joe V.

I ended up cancelling my trip and they were fairly easy to work with.

Josef P.

Everything went smooth for me. Agent that checked me in was professional and spoke English. Got the car reasonably fast, return was easy too (I was 15min late to return: no problem). Got charged exactly the amount as agreed on. Shuttle from airport went well too, I just called them when I arrived. Now it is true that they write down every little scratch when you take out the car, this might be irritating when you are used to renting car in US. But this seems to be standard in Mexico. I also thought it was a bit pricey, basically prices as in US, but it was also high tourist season. Would rent with them again.

Y (.

Sixt car rental has good communication prior to your arrival at airport, also when landing at the airport I got a WhatsApp message on where to meet for shuttle.

 

Rental car was OK, pickup and drop off of the rental was a breeze.

Niels t.

Renting a car here was a breeze. No surprises with insurance etc. as Sixt has all the options listed on its website. Good communication over whatsapp prior to landing. Retrieving and dropping off the car was very swift as well and the employees were very friendly! Would rent here again!

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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