Rental Cars & Rules To Drive By

Rental Cars In Cabo

If you are adventurous or just want the freedom to roam at your leisure and see everything that Cabo offers, renting a car is the way to go.  However, be warned that both dealing with the car rental agencies and driving around the cape are experiences in themselves.

Horror stories abound from tourists in dealing with the major (and minor) rental car companies in Cabo San Lucas.  Bait and switch, price changes upon return and the INSURANCE ISSUE are just the start.

We strongly recommend only 2 car rental agencies, we receive no compensation or business from them although they do refer to our business.  We have had experience with all the companies and these two (and the individuals listed) are by far the best, fairest and honest around: – Speak with Dominic directly, tell him Steve from Chicago referred you.


Antonio Miranda Economy & Cactus Car Rental

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos

Phone: 624-14-61839

Cell 624-15-80715

toll free from USA: 18662259220

toll free From Canada 18665790517

toll free MEX:

Speak with Antonio directly, tell him Steve from Chicago referred you and ask for the Trip Advisor discount.

As far as driving around, here are Dominic’s 20 Basic Rules For Driving In Los Cabos Mexico:

1.Turn signals will give away your next move. A real Los Cabos driver never uses them. Besides, use of the left turn signal to indicate that the following car may safely pass on the left is just too confusing to comprehend.

2. Under no circumstances should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, or the space will be filled in by somebody else putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

3.Crossing two or more lanes in a single lane change is considered going with the flow of normal traffic.

4. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.

5. Never, ever come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one expects it and it will inevitably result in you being rear-ended. If you want your insurance company to pay for a new rear bumper, come to a complete stop at all stop signs.

6. A right lane construction closure is just a game to see how many people can vut in line by passing you on the right as you sit in the left lane waiting for the same jerks to squeeze their way back in line before hitting the orange construction barrels or cones.

7. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork. Baja California Sur is an insurance nightmare where the other guy doesn’t have anything to lose. All parties involved are going to jail, unless you pay off the cop first.

8. Braking is to be done as hard and as late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it’s a chance to stretch your legs.

9. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. It’s a good way to scare people entering the highway.

10. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as suggestions and are apparently not enforceable in the Los Cabos area during rush hour.

11. Just because you’re in the left lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn’t mean that a Los Cabos driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn’t think he can go faster in your spot.

12. Please remember that there is no such thing as a shortcut during rush hour traffic in Los Cabos.

13. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tire.

14. Learn to swerve abruptly. Los Cabos is the home of high-speed slalom driving thanks to SCT, which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers’ reflexes and keep them on their toes.

15. It is traditional in Los Cabos to honk your horn at cars that don’t move the instant the light changes.

16. Never take a green light signal at face value. Always look right and left before proceeding.

17. Remember that the goal of every Los Cabos driver is to get their first, by whatever means necessary.

18. Real Los Cabos women drivers can put on pantyhose and apply eye makeup at 75 miles per hour or in bumper to bumper traffic.

19. Real Los Cabos men drivers can remove their girlfriend’s panties and bra at 75 miles per hour or in bumper to bumper traffic.

20. In the Los Cabos area, raising your fist with the middle finger extended is considered a Baja salute. This gesture should always be returned in the same manner, along with a big smile.

And last, but not least, SIZE matters. If you drive a big 4×4 truck or any “plus-sized” vehicle, you will automatically receive the right of way at all intersections. Drive big my friends.

There you have it, Dominic’s list! Don’t worry newbies, “most” of this is tongue in cheek! ;-)


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