Rent a car: Discover Cozumel on your own

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Duration max. 24 hours
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Language English, Spanish


Rent a car: Discover Cozumel on your own

The most beautiful places on the island of Cozumel are outside the town of San Miguel de Cozumel. Those who want to experience more of the island, need a rental car or to take part in a tour. There is no public transportation on Cozumel and taxis are relatively expensive. The island of Cozumel can be easily explored on your own. It is especially popular to rent a jeep on Cozumel. With it, one can discover the island independently from other visitors and even drive on the gravel roads in the national park.


Our Cozumel car rental services include

  • Contract in English
  • Meeting point close to the cruise ship piers or at a predetermined location.
  • Valid driving license necessary
  • Valid credit card necessary
  • Credit card payment
  • Our Cozumel rental vehicles are only available with complete insurance
  • Additional insurance of third party
  • Medical insurance of 5 dollar included
  • Comprehensive insurance of 25 dollar included.
  • Unlimited mileage
  • List of Cozumel attractions

Excluded features

o Food and drink o Entrances o Petrol


March Nissan or similar: 85 Dollars per day

Ford Escort model 2018 or similar: 105 Dollars per day

Jeep Wrangler unlimited: 105 Dollars per day


Rent a car on Cozumel

To rent a car on Cozumel you only need your national driving licence (an international one is not necessary) and a credit card for a security hold. To go once around the island of Cozumel, the pure driving time is about one hour. However, you will want to take much longer with so many interesting and amazing places to stop along the way. If you book a vehicle through us, we will send you a list of possible activities and stops on Cozumel. We hand over our Cozumel rental vehicles to you at an agreed meeting point that's easy to reach. Cruise ship guests get their vehicle right next to their respective port of arrival. The handover is full/full, which means that the rental vehicles are handed over with a full tank of fuel and must be refilled before returning them. You receive further information with your reservation.

Meeting place

For guests from the cruise ships we hand over the Cozumel rented car close to your arrival port.

For guests from Playa del Carmeen, we hand over the rental car after the arrival on Cozumel (closed to the pier).

What should I bring?

  • Driving license
  • Credit card as a security
  • Credit card for payment
  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hut
  • Light rain jacket
  • Sun protection On the Yucatan Peninsula, only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed in order to protect our corals and water quality. Please use sunscreen BEFORE the beginning the tour, so that the cream does not wash off in the sea
  • Camera, charged
  • Tips
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks

More Information

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cruise ships cancel their stay on Cozumel
  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately. If we are able to sell your reservations elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform you about possible changes.

Cozumel rent a car: Frequently asked questions

Should a rental car be reserved in advance?

A rental car on Cozumel should be reserved in advance. On some days, when many cruise ships dock on Cozumel, it can get crowded and many jeeps on Cozumel will already be booked. Therefore, an advance reservation is definitely advisable, because it saves tough negotiations on site. If you reserve your Cozumel rental car in advance, you will not lose any valuable vacation time. At Leon Tours Cozumel, we make every effort to deliver the rental car to the nearest docking port.


Anyone who wants to rent a vehicle on Cozumel, will be offered various different types of insurance by reputable providers. Liability insurance that covers damage to third-party vehicles is mandatory on Cozumel. You should never rent a vehicle on Cozumel if no liability insurance is included. Not compulsory, but useful, is collision damage insurance. This insurance covers damage to the rented vehicle. This protects you from all eventualities that can happen with a rental car on Cozumel.

Rent a scooter or rent a car on Cozumel

Although many visitors rent a scooter on Cozumel, it is safer to rent a car or a jeep. Accidents involving tourists, who have rented a scooter on Cozumel for a day, happen frequently. In addition, you can drive a rented jeep on Cozumel on unpaved roads such as in the Punta Sur National Park.