Bocas del Toro car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Bocas del Toro

  • Bocas del Toro car rentals give you flexibility and convenience to make your trip exactly as you imagined. When exploring the vehicles on our website, consider where you will be going and the level of comfort you desire. If you want to try new restaurants and explore local shops and markets with your family, a 5-seater hatchback is good. For a quick trip alone, book a supermini. On the other hand, a compact SUV is a great way to keep yourself comfortable so you can enjoy your vacation as much as possible.
  • All drivers in Bocas del Toro must have third-party liability insurance bought within Panama. So, if you’re from another country, you cannot cite your credit card even if you have enough credits to cover unfortunate incidents. If you don’t have third-party coverage, your car rental agency should provide it at an extra cost. Most rental agencies offer comprehensive insurance policies with 24-hour roadside assistance.
  • If you've just arrived from another country, get a map and GPS. Most car rental companies on the island provide these additional accessories at a small fee. Road signs are not detailed, but a GPS will offer the much-needed orientation. Although, avid adventure seekers can do without mapping. You can always seek directions from the locals in the small towns.
  • Boating is an everyday activity in Bocas and happens in far-flung locations. You will need a safe place to park your rental car to board a boat, but most parking lots are flocked during sunny days. We recommend you call the facilities before hitting the road to check whether there's enough parking space. You will pay for parking with cash in most of the parking areas. So, carry as much cash as possible because credit cards are hardly used for everyday transactions in simple island life. In addition, there's only one bank with two ATMs in Bocas.
  • Book your rental car in Bocas del Toro at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Bocas del Toro are around -42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bocas del Toro

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Bocas del Toro Province?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I rent a car in Bocas Del Toro?

    Yes, you should certainly use Bocas del Toro car rentals to save time and enjoy flexibility and freedom. Not to mention, Isla Colon is the only island with public transport, so you must find a better means to get around in most parts of the archipelago. Bocas is one of the places where you need to understand Spanish to find help in getting the right bus on time. If you are a foreigner, the language barrier can be a significant problem, so renting a car and driving yourself makes sense. KAYAK allows you to compare prices from dozens of car rental agencies. Narrow down your choice using our filters.

  • What is driving like in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

    Very few roads are straight in the mountainous regions with endless vistas in just about every turn. Bocas town features a street grid with several routes leading into the main island. The road system is adequately maintained and extensive with two-lane and four-lane highways (though there are potholes in remote places). Expect to share the roads with buses, trucks, and many people riding bicycles. You'll drive through the ferry when heading to the mainland in a rental car. Ask from the rental location if you can use ferries and whether additional charges will apply. From the mainland, you can drive to David City and farther to central and north America via Pan American Highway.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bocas Del Toro?

    You can only rent a car in Bocas if you're 21. Some car rental agencies do not rent out to people under 25. Others impose extra fees for younger drivers between 21 and 25 years. This also applies to any additional driver you may include in your rental agreement. A driving license is a must, whether you're a resident or a tourist. Foreign drivers can use their home country's license for 90 days while staying in Bocas. After 90 days, they must obtain a Panamanian DL. Permanent residents also need a Panamanian DL.

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