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Car rental and getting around Porto Morelos

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Car rental and getting around Porto Morelos

Hi folks! We plan to rent a car from the airport for our stay in Porto Morelos. We are excited to check out the cenotes in the area with the kids and grandparents.

Are there any concerns or suggestions that we should be aware of for getting around the area?

Thanks in advance!

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des moines
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1. Re: Car rental and getting around Porto Morelos

Get some pesos at the airport ATM by the restrooms. Take photos of all sides of your rental car and make sure all scratches-dents are on your noted on your paperwork before you leave the office. At gas stations watch closely as sometimes they’ll try to pull a little scam like starting with money already on the pump or overcharging or quick-changing you out of $100 pesos. Don’t leave anything in the car that can be seen through the windows. If you have to leave something in the car make sure it’s in the trunk where it can’t be seen.

Saint Louis...
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2. Re: Car rental and getting around Porto Morelos

Also beware of police pulling you over and demanding money or taking you to an ATM for cash. It’s much safer to book a round trip transfer to your hotel and book adventures where the company will provide door to door service. Leave all jewelry and other valuables home. In other words, don’t look like a target.

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