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Car Rental in San Juan del Sur

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Car Rental in San Juan del Sur

I am heading to San Juan del Sur in February. We need to rent a car at the airport. Where we are staying will provide a driver but we have to rent the car. I have heard I need to rent one at several companies since they often lose reservations. Does anyone have any recommendations?



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1. Re: Car Rental in San Juan del Sur

"We need to rent a car " ---there are several posts that suggest you not rent a car

Put :"car rental" in the search box for several ideas

Edited: 4:04 pm, December 08, 2011
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i live in san juan,,,,alamo is the only show in town. eveything else would be a hassle, you can get a car at the airport in managua and drop off in san juan and visa versa. the agency in san juan is across the street from the beach restaurants in down town. there is a big alamo sign.. i just rented a car there and dropped off in managua last month. and at the end of the month i will go home and rent a car at the airport... the least complicated way to san juan is carraterra sur on the south west side of managua. its a great road all the way to san juan. about 2 hours.... everytime i go through massaya and granada i get lost , there are a bunch of turns you have to make and the signs are poor.

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you can get along fine without a car in san juan. if you want , you can rent a car there.. i would suggest getting the direct shuttle to san juan from managua airport for 40 bucks. the buses are nice , its about 2 hours. nicaragua is not big on road signs.... its easy to get on the wrong road..

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Take a taxi from Managua airport to SJDS then rent a car in SJDS at Alamo. Your hotel would arrange the taxi if you ask them, cost about $80 from airport to SJDS, more expensive at night. Unless you know Managua really well, forget about finding your way around there in a rental car, there are no road signs and traffic is interesting to say the least. In SJDS a couple of weeks ago we rented a 4wd truck with unlimited mileage from Alamo for about $150 per day including full insurance, we wandered into Alamo and were lucky they had a no-show, better to book in advance. The roads to area beaches are too rough to take a rented sedan. Make sure you don't have to leave your rental vehicle on the street at night, make sure it is locked in somewhere.

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We rented from Dollar in SJDS - they have an office at the Pelican Eyes hotel

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