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The Complete Guide To Renting The Best And Cheapest Cars In El Salvador

How to Compare Prices For Finding The Best And Cheapest Car To Rent In El Salvador

In order to find the best and cheapest car for renting in El Salvador, You can use the price comparison engine. This is extremely easy. To compare the prices of the cars you should type in the country that you’re visiting i.e El Salvador followed by the City and finally the pickup area.

If your drop off destination is not the same as the pickup destination then you can check the “drop off car at different location” checkbox and then enter the drop off destination in the search field. Following this, You must choose the pickup and the drop off date along with the time of the delivery. Check the driver age box or enter the age of the driver if it is below 30 or above 65 and then click on search. This will show you all the cars available in your preferred city of choice along with all the necessary information so that you can choose the cheapest car to rent in El Salvador.


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This comprehensive guide has been carefully crafted in order to make sure you get the best and most affordable deals when renting cars in El Salvador whether it is for a business trip or a family vacation.

Vehicle Types For Rent In El Salvador

El Salvador car rental companies offer various cars for rent at affordable prices in various parts of the countries. These cars can all be categorized into seven types that are detailed below.

Renting Economy Cars (4 Seater Cars):

These cars are appropriate if you have only a few people travelling with you. This is certainly the best option to pick if you’re low on cash or just don’t care about the vehicle and only regard it as something that takes you from point A to point B.

The Cheapest Economy Cars To Rent In El Salvador

Renting The Hyundai Eon

The Hyundai Eon is one of the cheapest cars that you can rent in El Salvador. This sedan is perfect for businessmen or small families. For further details refer to the link below which gives a detailed overview of the car. 

Specifications:

  • 4 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • Price for 1 day:US $35
  • Price for 1 month: US $638
  • Full Protection:  $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available.
  • Airport Pickup Available.

Renting The Kia Rio

If you’re looking for a slightly larger car for your family and friends then the Kia Rio is the perfect choice. It has all the bells and whistles that you would expect to find in a budget car. It’s certainly one of the cheapest cars to rent in El Salvador.

For a more detailed view of the car, Refer to the video below.

Specifications:

  • 4 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • Rent Price For a Day: 41$
  • Rent Price For a month: $687
  • Full Protection:  $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup Available


Renting Luxury Cars

If you wish to travel in luxury and style then luxury cars are the way to go. These are usually higher priced but have are sure to make your travels as comfortable as possible though you’ll have a hard time finding any car that is truly luxurious due to El Salvador’s low use of personal cars for travelling and reliance on the public transport network. 

Renting SUVs

If you need a vehicle that can hold an extra person or just want to travel in a car that’s not too cramped up then renting an SUV  is a very good idea. Due to El Salvador’s low number of drivers. We could only find one SUV that was available for rent.

Cheapest SUVs To Rent in El Salvador

Renting The Kia Sportage

If you’re looking for a strong, comfortable and spacious vehicle to cruise the roads of El Salvador then the Kia Sportage is the best and cheapest SUV you can rent. It also happens to be one of the cheapest SUV to rent in El Salvador. The video below provides a good review of the vehicle.

Specifications:

  • 5 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • Rent Price For A Day: 57$
  • Rent Price For A Month:1,335$
  • Full Protection:  $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup Available

Renting Mitsubishi L200 Sportero

If you’re looking for a more premium looking SUV with an open back for luggage then the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great option. This along with the previous SUV is one of the cheapest SUV you can rent in El Salvador

Specifications:

  • 5 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • Rent Price For A Day: 69$
  • Rent Price For A Month:1,237$
  • Full Protection:  $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup Available


Renting A 7 to 9 Seater Car In El Salvador

If you plan to visit El Salvador with an entourage of people then getting a 7 to 9 seater is a no brainer. This will allow you to hold about 7 people and a bunch of baggage.

The Cheapest 7 to 15 Seater Vehicle For Rent In El Salvador

Renting The Nissan Urvan

El Salvador has a variety of large vehicles. The Nissan Urvan is a large van that can fit in 15 people. Perfect for large family/friend sight seeing. The vehicle is extremely comfortable to sit in and pretty sleek looking. The video below showcases this better than any words can.

Specifications:

  • 15 Seats
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Day rental cost: US $58
  • 1 Month Rental Cost: US $1,251
  • Full Protection: US $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup
  • Airport Pickups Available at most places

Renting The Chrysler Town & Country

If a van is not something you’re looking for and instead want a 7 wheeler vehicle than the Chrysler is exactly what you’re looking for. The Kia Carnival is the cheapest 7 wheeler car that you can rent in El Salvador

Specifications:

  • 8 Seats
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Day rental cost: US $57
  • 1 Month Rental Cost: US $1,237
  • Full Protection: US $57
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup
  • Airport Pickups Available at most places

Rental Companies:

El Salvador’s leading car rental companies is dominated by Alamo atleast in regards to rentalcars. The company has branches throughout the country and at the airport too..

Driving In El Salvador

An International Driving License or Local License is required in order to rent a car in El Salvador. International driving permits are not available in El Salvador and must be brought from the home country.

GPS Navigation

Most rental cars come with a GPS navigation system built into the dash. The systems in some vehicles can be set to display the map and menus and to read directions in English, however English capable systems are not available from every rental company or outlet. 

Gas Station

The Gas Stations are found all over El Salvador and are usually fully serviced though self service gas stations have been increasing in recent times.

Petrol Cost: 0.70 Eur/ltr

Diesel: 0.66 Eur/ltr

Parking

There are many small parking garages laid out throughout the cities. Some parking spots are paid by the hour while others are usually free. With a little patience finding a parking spot should not be a very difficult job assuming you’re not going out during a holiday or festival since there is a lot of street entertainments in the cities.

Road And Rules In El Salvador

  • Cars drive on the right side of the road
  • Minimum age of driving is 18
  • Minimum age to rent is 21
  • Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited
  • Most roads are Tollfree with the exception of some expressways.
  • Road conditions are usually good but traffic is a problem in the cities.
  • Urban Speed Limit: 50kph
  • Rural Speed Limit: 90kph
  • Motorway Speed Limit: 90kph
  • Drink Drive Limit: 80mg
  • Emergency Number is 911

Tourist Spots To Visit In El Salvador

Tuzumal:

Tuzumal

This was a major Mayan City that was first settled in at about 5000BC. The excavations are still going on and it is an active site. It is certainly worth a visit considering that is the best Mayan ruin in El Salvador.

Lake Llopango:

Lake Llopango

A crater lake filling a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador. The caldera collapsed sometime between 410 and 535 AD and the lake, which is the largest in the country, sits at an altitude of 1,450 ft. The lake itself, which fills the extinct volcano, is 72 sq km. Lake Ilopango is popular with travelers and locals because of its beautiful glassy waters and the views from the lake of the surrounding volcanic peaks. Many locals dive for fish in the water, which reaches a depth of 240 m or more..

Montecristo National Park:

Montecristo National Park

This national park is filled with high peaks and gorgeous surroundings exhibiting the beauty of El Salvador making it a must visit place for every tourist.


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