A holiday in Cancun is a dream come true for any beach bum, sun worshipper, party lover or adventure seeker. The Mexican destination combines glamorous beach resorts with local flavour, and is surrounded by the natural wonders of the Quintana Roo state.
A car rental from Cancun Airport is a great way to see everything that’s on offer, but you don’t want to blow your vacation budget on a set of wheels when there are things to do, sights to see and Mexican cuisine to eat! That’s where Airport Rentals can help. Our search engine and dedicated team of discount seekers has made it easy for you to find the best possible deals on Cancun car rental.
1 . Blow away the cobwebs on the water
There’s something about sailing which makes you feel like you have truly escaped. From private charters for groups to per-person rates for voyages to Isla Mujeres, there are plenty of options for a sailing adventure. Feeling the wind of the Caribbean in your hair is an experience in itself, and you can combine a sailing trip with other water sports for the ultimate day out.
The cost? 6 hours on a private charter for up to 8 passengers can be as little as USD$500, while joining a day trip to the island is around USD$70. Wouldn’t you rather save on a rental car and splurge on this?
2 . Indulge in a spa day
Did you know that Cancun is one of the world’s premier spa destinations? There is a mind-blowing range of spas in the city which use ancient Mayan treatments and techniques for something different and extremely relaxing. Try a Temazcal steam bath, Mayan massage or a spot of Thalassotherapy which uses seawater, marine algae and mud to replace minerals and elements in the body through osmosis.
Most spas are located on the ground of Cancun’s many beach resorts. Prices vary widely but many treatments can cost into the hundreds of US dollars, so you’ll need every penny you can save on your car rental!
3 . Paint the town red
Nightlife is important in Cancun, and your vacation there is the perfect time to let loose- perhaps schedule your spa day for the morning after! Making your own way around the clubs is a great way to go, as long as you are prepared for the possibility of lines. It also allows you to pick and choose your spots- live music, beachfront- the choice is yours. Some places have big cover charges, up to USD$60- per person, but this may include an open bar. The legal drinking age in Mexico is 18.
If you would prefer to leave the club hopping schedule to the experts, you can sign on to a “Cuncrawl” or VIP Nightclub Tour, which will take care of everything from VIP entrances (no lines!), reserved tables, all you can drink and even bottle service in some places, for a flat fee.
4 . Ziplining and other adventures
The great outdoors is waiting just outside the city limits of Cancun, and one of the best ways to see it is to zip along the treetops and through canyons for a shot of pure adrenaline. Zipline circuits in the area include Selvatica between Cancun and Cozumel, Xplor near Playa del Carmen, Boce del Puma near Puerto Morelos and Alltournative which specialises in eco adventures. Along with ziplining, they offer various outdoor pursuits like snorkelling, horseback swimming in cenote water holes, hiking and exploring underground rivers.
Some tours include lunch, most include transfers, and prices vary- but you can usually have a fun day of ziplining for around USD$80 per adult. Save a little on car costs and add some excitement to your itinerary!
5 . Eat yourself silly
Of course, there’s nothing more important to spend your money on than delicious Mexican cuisine. Everybody’s gotta eat- and why not make the most of it? For cheap and very authentic restaurants, make the most of having your own wheels and head downtown where the locals frequent the Avenida Tulum and the Calle Yaxchilan and surrounding streets.
If you want to treat yourself to some fine dining on your vacation, there are several AAA Five-Diamond Award winning eateries, including the Club Grill and Fantino at the Ritz-Carlton and Le Basilic at the Fiesta Americana in the Hotel Zone. Other reputable favourites include the Cocina de Autor in downtown Cancun, Lorenzillo’s which is on the beach and specialises in lobster, and La Habichuela which is located both downtown and on the hotel strip.
Convinced? Head on over to the Cancun Airport car rental
page and start thinking of where you’ll spend the money you can save.