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Can you rent a car in david at the airport and return it a few days later in Boquete and if so with which company? Thanks

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There is no place to do that in Boquete that won't cost you dearly and the only one who has that option (I think) is Thrifty.

If you rent from Boquete Value Motors they will pick you up at the David airport and bring you to Boquete and then you can drop off the car back at the rental office. It's right outside of town. Best car rental prices in the area.

Email; bill@valuemotorsboquete.com

They are open M-S 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Edited: 10:00 am, December 27, 2012
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I would suggest getting a rental reservation done before you go, since you are in a better position to negotiate.

We discovered that the Visitor Info Center (http://boquetevisitorcenter.com/), which is located at the south end of Boquete town proper (walk south from the main street and keep going, until you are beginning to worry you have missed it, then walk a few blocks more. It is on the left hand side, or the east side, of the street) is also an agent for Thrifty. They actually rep for Thrifty in David, but will get the car into Boquete where you can pick up and drop off. Mind you, this is a privately owned enterprise that also sells you tour packages, not at all an government operation. But they DO speak English, and are honorable folk.

The type of car available in Boquete (vs. David) may be a bit more limited, but it saves you a round trip to David if you only want to rent part of the time you are in Boquete.

Also if you deal directly (by phone) with the David Thrifty first, you may get a quote for a price that is lower than if you called the Boquete Info Center directly. I managed to get the Boquete office to lower their price by telling them that the David office quoted a lower price (which was true.)

The Thrifty rep in Boquete was very easy to deal with. They accommodated a change in the rental period and honored a prior price quote even though it was for a less expensive model. They also gave no hint of trouble (as had been rumored elsewhere on this forum) in fixing us with pre-existing body damages. But do take the trouble of taking photos of the rental vehicle before you drive away!

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thanks....have arranged to pick up a Thrify car at David airport and leave in Boquete......drop charge,,...$10!..can handle that

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Wow, that is GOOD News ! Thanks begley.

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