Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Puerto Rico.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Puerto Rico are Alamo (9.0, 208 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.8, 412 reviews), and Ace (7.5, 151 reviews).
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You will need to drive on the right-hand side of the road when you rent a car in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican roads are well maintained, and most of the signposts are in Spanish. You will come across four toll roads on the island, which cost anything from $0.75 to $3.00 for small vehicles, or you can invest in an electronic payment tag. Between midnight and 5:00 am, you may cross red traffic lights, provided you stop first.
If you plan to rent a car in Puerto Rico, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years old, although this may vary by car category. The maximum age limit for renting a car is 75 years old, and drivers younger than 25 can expect a young driver surcharge. You will need your domestic or international driving license to drive in the country.
You will find that the average price of petrol is $0.90 per liter or $3.40 per gallon, when you rent a car in Puerto Rico. There are several petrol stations around the island and along the main highways; stations stay open until about 7:00 pm. You need to pay inside the kiosk before pumping your gas.
The maximum speed limits are considerably slower in Puerto Rico compared to elsewhere. In residential areas the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph), and on national roads you can travel up to 72 km/h (45 mph). On highways, the maximum speed limit ranges between 88 km/h (55 mph) and 105 km/h (65 mph).