Considering renting a car in Huatulco? If you’re planning on exploring popular areas within the city like Tangolunda, Santa Cruz, or La Crucecita, using local taxis can be quite convenient.
However, if you’re eager to explore destinations beyond Huatulco, such as nearby beaches, waterfalls, or archaeological sites, renting a car could offer the flexibility and freedom to discover these attractions at your own pace, and it’s often the most economical option.
Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Huatulco Airport car rentals below.
Language: Spanish, Mayan.
Local Currency: The local currency in Huatulco is the Mexican peso (MXN). We recommend withdrawing pesos at one of the Huatulco Airport ATMs before arriving at your desired accommodations.
Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.
Mexico Country Code: +52 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.
Speed Limits: 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city, 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads and 100-110km/h (62-68 mph) on major highways and roads.
Average Huatulco Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Huatulco (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists — Please remember that Huatulco gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.
Types of Car Rentals
Huatulco car rental options include everything from economy cars to full-size vans and SUVs, with daily rental rates as low as $23.08 USD per day.
🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!
|Chevrolet Beat or similar
|Nissan March or similar
|VW Gol or similar
|Volkswagen Jetta or similar
|Chevrolet Aveo or similar
|Nissan Versa or similar
|Nissan Sentra or similar
|Chevrolet Onix or similar
Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Huatulco Airport is to always book in advance of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.
Car Rental Companies
The Huatulco International Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including Avis, Carwiz, Europcar, Keddy, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to car rentals at Huatulco Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.
What are the requirements to rent a car at Huatulco Airport?
To rent a car in Huatulco, you’ll need a valid driver’s license, a credit card in your name, and be at least 21 years old. Some rental agencies may ask for you to be 25 or older, and some might accept debit cards. Always check with the rental agency before signing a car lease agreement.
Do I need an international license to rent a car in Huatulco?
Typically, proof of a valid driver’s license from your home country is enough. That said, we recommend getting an International Drivers Permit (IDP) before arriving at Huatulco as a backup in case of an emergency.
How much money does it cost to rent a car in Huatulco?
Huatulco Airport car rental rates can be found for as low as $23 USD per day. Of course, rates vary depending on dates of travel, duration, type of vehicle, car insurance, and more.
How do I make a car rental reservation at Huatulco Airport?
We recommend booking your Huatulco Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.
How many car rental locations are there at Huatulco Airport?
Huatulco Airport offers car rental services from approximately six different companies, with each having a location conveniently situated within the airport premises, making it easy to find the rental counter that suits your needs upon arrival.
What type of car should I rent in Huatulco?
The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Huatulco will depend on the size of your group as well as your budget.
Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Huatulco Airport:
|Car Rental Type:
|# of Passengers
|Model / Make:
|Small Car (Mini, Economy)
|Chevy Beat or similar
|Medium Car (Compact)
|VW Gol or similar
|Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)
|Nissan Versa or similar
|SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)
|Nissan Kicks or similar
|Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)
|Mitsubishi Xpander or similar
Do I need insurance for a rental car at Huatulco Airport?
We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Huatulco. At just $10.94 USD per day, this is an absolute no brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.