Where is a good place to rent a car in Playa Del Carmen?

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This is what a standard car rental is like in Mexico.

Where is a good place to rent a car in Playa Del Carmen?

Car rental in Playa Del Carmen in the past has not been on of our favorite things. Renting a car in Mexico for your holiday can be a different experience then what you might expect back home. Because of this we have searched many car rental companies in Playa Del Carmen to try to find one to recommend to our readers.

It has been a hard search. Some car rental places have not had websites, some do not have English speaking people, and others have had high rental prices. So we are happy to announce we have a great local run car rental company that we can tell you about. Best of all, they already have a great reputation from their clients.

 Renting a car with Dream Rentals

Dream Cars is a little independent rental car company that cares about their clients. They are French Canadian and know what type of customer service visitors to Playa Del Carmen expect.
They have dedicated their time to your driving wants and needs. Imagine an easy car renting experience without tidal waves of paperwork, without mountains of confusing rental terms, without hidden payment traps – just a flat, hassle-free experience. At Dream Car they work hard to provide you with just that.

All their services are personalized and tailored depending on your exact needs, with a range of modern vehicles at reasonable prices.

You can trust them to provide you the best in car rental services with flexible and convenient possibilities for your time in the Riviera Maya.

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Dream Cars rentals all ready to go on vacation with you.

Why rent a car in Playa Del Carmen from Dream Rentals?

Here are some reasons we think you will like renting a car from Dream Cars.

  • No hidden fees. You can find really cheap rates on some websites but only to find taxes, and insurance added when you pick up the car. Here everything is included up front.
  • They speak English, Spanish and French.
  • All inclusive prices (prices always include: insurance (including the mandatory Mexican liability insurance), tax, unlimited mileage, additional driver). The additional driver feature is nice because some car rental companies charge you for this.
  • We also checked the insurance companies they use, and they are some of the best in Mexico.
  • Free pick up and drop off (with a 7 day rental or longer, they will meet you with your car, either from the Cancun Airport, Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, etc. And at the end of the lease we will drop you at the desired location).
  • Local cell phone included with the car if needed 
  • Available for you 24/7 for any information.
  • Newer model cars in good working order.


car rental playa del carmenNote: It is best to reserve in advance. Often last minute bookings are not available because everything is rented. Also in high season they sometimes have minimum amount of days for rentals.

For reservation information, click on the link below to send them an email with your needs. They will contact you within 12 hours maximum. Its a personalized service so they need and want to talk with you to make sure you will have the best for you. They speak English, French and Spanish.

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Most of the time this is who you will be talking with. Meet Elie. She is the owner and personally likes to work with each person.

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  1. We used Elle this past week for a rental from your recommendation, and it was flawless. We flew in from Phoenix, a shuttle picked us up and took us right to the car in Playa. At the end of our trip, we returned to where we picked it up, and Elle drove us back to the airport in Cancun. I wouldn’t rent from another company after this experience, and would highly recommend using Dream Cars.

    • Thank you Jason for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are glad we recommend her and her car rental business because we like the best for our readers and to support good local companies.

    • We just used Elie for our car rental Feb/19 and it was an absolutely amazing experience!!! She is fantastic! Went above and beyond to help us!!! Would highly recommend

  2. Does she have a concession..”legal permission” from the state of Quintana Roo?? You must have your cars inspected by Sintra covered by commercial rental insurance and pay taxes for rental plates as well. Otherwise once in an accident her clients go to jail.
    Just because something is quick an easy does not mean its legal.
    You need to find out and post that information or you are doing your customers a BIG injustice.

    • Hello. Yes all concessions are in order and also with Sinatra. They also use some of the best insurance in Mexico. We always check out businesses before we post and meet with them.

  3. To be honest, I have been told not to rent a car in Mexico because if the police spot a rental vehicle, they make up a fake excuse to pull you over, and if you dont want to end up having to go to court, you have to pay off the police. Is this true in any way, shape or form?

    • It is 1/2 to 1/3 true. Police in the Yucatan Peninsula tend to be better then most other areas of Mexico. Police know that tourist get nervous and will often had over money just because they are not sure what to do. When in fact it is an unwritten rule not to harass tourist and tickets are usually not given unless it is serous. We always recommend never giving money because this only encourages corruption. There are check points but this should be viewed as more of a road check looking for drunk drivers and cars not with proper plates or that look like they might be caring something. Sometimes they just stop people to reach a quota of stopping cars. In the end you should not let this stop you from renting a car.

  4. My husband and I rented from Eli who is the owner of this rental company. Super nice and well recommended. We had a seamless start to finish rental. Sure made it easy and less stressful.

  5. Ellie is great to deal with! She emailed right back and got the car to us. It was very easy. We highly recommend this for car renting. We have been to Playa Del Carmen for 6 years now and rented at different places. We have had issues renting a car but we felt completely comfortable here and had a great experience.

    • We are glad to hear you had such a positive experience. We only like to recommend god services to our readers and your comments confirmed that this car rental company is doing a good job for our readers. Thank you for your comments.

  6. I have read so many good things about Elie and her car rentals. I will have to check this out for our next trip to Playa.

  7. The process was so easy to get the car. Very good customer service and communication. Elie made this so easy. We will definitely rent with her again!

  8. There are many different rental companies and they all have different prices for insurance and it seems to get hidden in the websites or paperwork. I like the fact there is one company that has everything in a compete package and you don’t have to worry about having the right coverage. Hurray! I will be looking to book with them when I come in May.

  9. Thank you! We’ve rented Nissan March from Elie. All was perfect! All documents arranged by whats’up and within 5 minutes by the car. It was surprisingly easy to rent a car in Mexico thanks to Dream Cars and you! 🙂

    • Hello Jay

      We contacted the rental company but they had not received an email from you and also tried to email you at this email you provided and it was returned. Please try the email button in the article to contact them.

  10. We rented here and it was great service. She got back to us right away and arranged a pick up for us. Very convenient and worth not having a hassle with a rental car company.

  11. We have rented twice from Ellie and been very happy with the service and we can have confidence in getting what we ordered and having no issues.

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