With our fantastic Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone locations, guests of Resorts by Pinnacle can enjoy the best of the city with no rental car needed.  But if you would like to get out an explore some fun day trip destinations like Sayulita or San Sebastian, then renting a car in Puerto Vallata is simple and easy, especially when you go prepared with what you need to know.

To rent a car the only requirement needed is a valid driver’s license from your home country and a Visa or MasterCard (some car rental agencies also accept American Express, but not all).    You do not need an international driver’s license or special permit to drive in Mexico and there is no minimum age to rent a caras long as you possess a valid license, although some rental agencies charge a higher rate to drivers under 25.

There are 3 types of rental insurance offered, some of which are mandatory and many of which are strongly suggested as your credit card insurance will not be valid in Mexico for almost all accidents and damages to the vehicle:

1. Third Party Liability (mandatory):  you cannot rent a vehicle in Mexico without this insurance and Third Party Liability should be pre-calculated into your daily quoted rate.

2. Supplemental Liability Insurance (not mandatory but strongly recommended):  Credit card insurance will not be accepted in Mexico to pay for any liability costs you may incur.

3. Personal Accident Insurance (not mandatory): check with your credit card company about what their policies are for personal accident coverage.

4. Loss Damage or Collision Damage Waiver:  your credit card may cover this waiver.  Check with your provider in advance.

Talk to your Resorts by Pinnacle concierge about arraging for a rental car and get out to explore all the beauty that the Banderas Bay area has to offer.

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