Puerto Vallarta

Car Hire Puerto Vallarta Deals - Sixt rent a car

The town is located in the Jalisco region of Western Mexico and enjoys the warm pacific waters along its picture postcard coast. Having won many accolades including World's Friendliest City and Best Holiday Destination in Mexico, it's a resort with many faces and lots to do. The central attractions include walking along the bridge to Cuale Island and wandering around the historic Old Town at Malecon. Those who hire a car can travel further afield to enjoy the Vallarta Botanical Gardens or the fascinating Ixtapa Archeological Zone. Visitors with young families can drive to the nearby Aquaventuras Park, Puerto Zoo or the Dolphin Centre at Neuvo Vallarta. Car hire also makes it possible to enjoy a road trip inland to the charming city of Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city.


Car Rental with Sixt in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Car rental is the perfect way to enjoy this popular and historic Mexico resort town, giving travellers access to other beaches and attractions in the region. Car hire options are plentiful with many choices available for families looking for larger vehicles or SUVs and for couples looking for luxury convertibles. To make the trip go more smoothly customers can choose to add on accident protection or a loss damage waiver. Car hire also comes with unlimited mileage and the option of additional drivers. Pick up can be arranged in advance online for those seeking a deal or at the International Airport located less than 5 km from the city centre.

Car Rental with Sixt in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 from 169 Ratings

Berg F.

We rented a car from Sixt for 8 days in Puerto Vallarta. Overall the experience more than met my expectations and I would happily rent from them again. I would note that having fair expectations is important. This is a holiday town in Mexico, and Sixt tend to be one of the cheaper providers, so don’t expect someone waiting with your name at the airport exit. Clear instructions are provided on where to meet, and if you have some patience, it will work out. I chose to walk across the bridge to the car depot myself. It is less than a 10 minute walk from the terminal, and as the pickup car was not there when I arrived, it seemed easier. To be fair to Sixt my flight was delayed, so had the flight been on time they likely would have been there.

The rental process was very standard. I chose to purchase the rental through Rentalcars.com as the insurance was cheaper, although the car itself was more expensive than directly with Sixt. Check your insurance policy. Mine did not cover Mexico, so for me it was worth getting the insurance. If your policy covers Mexico, you might as well go directly through Sixt. Bear in mind roads are not always great, parking spaces are small, roads are narrow and curbs are high. Insurance is something worth thinking about. There was no pressure at rental to get add-ons or insurance, which made the check out fairly quick. We rented a Chevo Aveo, which is a very modest sized car, but was fine for our needs.The car was clean inside and out when we got it and had no issues whatsoever. Again, roads are narrow, parking spaces can be tight. Driving some hulking great SUV is not likely going to make your vacation any more enjoyable here. The car was able to carry 4 of us and our baggage. The only potential gotcha is the aircon was only just keeping up with 4 of us in the car. It was fine, but the temperature outside was only 28-29. Add in another couple degrees and a car with a stronger aircon might be worth thinking about. Driving is fairly relaxed and as long as you are assertive when you need to be and go with the flow, did not present any challenges other than turning left on the main thoroughfare. This was the first time I’ve had to do the move right to turn left trick, but as long as you are aware and go with the flow, it is easy. For parking I would generally used the paid parking. There is limited street parking in and around Puerto Vallarta, so it is worth the 50 peso or so to use the downtown parkade. Some hotels have free parking, others charge. Ours did not , but check ahead. We also stayed in Bucerias, which was easy for street parking.

Returning the car was also easy. We returned it a little more dusty than we got it with a sprinkling of sand inside, but there were no issues and the final charge was exactly what I originally booked. The expectation was a full tank, fill up is mostly full service in Puerto Vallarta, so this is easy to get done. From the rental location we were given a ride to the airport departures, which took less than 10 minutes. Overall recommended and I will rent from them again.

Jordanna F.

Best experience renting in Mexico. Usually renting in Mexico results in a battle over insurance when you collect your vehicle. More than once I’ve walked out and just said forget it! This was completely different. We paid in advance and chose only the insurance we really needed. No pressure to add more. We were upgraded to a larger vehicle at no extra cost. In, out and no hassle. The reason for 4 stars is that while the vehicle was very clean it was clearly due for some maintenance work.

Kathy Z.

A fun place to isn't. Lots of food and all sorts of jewelry, clothing etc. Amazing mosaics on the seating areas and around the park. Worth the visit.

Janne M.

This car rental agency is awesome! The price they quote is what you get. We ended up with a car with faulty brakes, and we were staying 1 hour away from PV; they brought us a new car the same day. Unfortunately we got a scrape on the car, but the staff was super understanding and helpful with getting a quick estimate on repairs when we returned the car; repair cost was so small we could just pay for it and not worry about insurance claims. Friendly and professional staff throughout process.

Dillen L.

I rented with Sixt when visiting Puerto Vallarta, it was a great experience overall! I want to thank Danny, who helped us when he we had car problems. He went out of his way and drove 30 mins to help us with our problem, he was extremely friendly as well. I don't write any reviews but I wanted to go out of my way and write one and thank Danny

Ben L.

I'd rent here again, by far raw cheapest prices without horrible reviews, no issues dealing with insurance...I think they know this as well. 1 star taken off because our car was old with a few dents..guess thats good so we dont need to worry as much.



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