To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions

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To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions

Hi All.   Traveling to Akumal in early September and staying at Grand Bahia Principe Coba.   I have booked transportation from the airport to the hotel and back but in looking at tours and things I want to do I'm wondering if I should rent a car.   I hate to have a car just sitting at the resort wasting money but a lot of the things i want to see are near Playa Del Carmen like the Ecopark (not regular tours where they pick you up).    Suggestions?
 
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    9KrazyCats
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/07/04 15:20:57 (permalink)
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    Take the Colectivo or taxi if you are going offsite just for a day here or there.  We've been to Akumal 7 times and never rented a car. It's really easy. 
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/07/05 09:45:46 (permalink)
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    If you think you will not be using a car for a few days just rent it at the resort. Take the trips you want and then turn the car back in. Spend the rest of your time on the beach!
    Have a great trip.
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/07/09 17:29:52 (permalink)
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    Your question depends on a few things, how many in your party, how long will you be there and will you be charged for your RT ground transportation to the airport?        

     



     
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/07/12 15:47:38 (permalink)
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    We use the collectivos when we are in the Riviera Maya and want to go up or down the highway to visit other places.  They are very affordable for the two of us and usually you don't have to wait anytime at all for one of them to stop and pick you up.  If you do, for some reason, need to rent a car for a day or two, we have gone into Playa or Tulum and picked up a car so we didn't have to have it for several days and not use it.
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/07/25 11:40:37 (permalink)
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    We have rented a car every time we have visited and we have never regretted it. Tremendous freedom but can be harrowing sometimes. We have never stayed at an AI, however. I keep promising myself I will, but still never have.

     


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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/08/08 16:18:19 (permalink)
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    In my experience, if you want to visit a lot of places you should rent a car, car rental service is required by people who travel long distances, but if you only go to your hotel it is better to pay for a taxi or book your transfers online. 
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    Re: To Rent a Car Or Not?? Need Suggestions 2017/08/15 11:34:45 (permalink)
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    My general rule is:
     
    - staying in a condo = rent a car
    - staying at an AI = don't rent a car

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