Forewarned is forearmed, right?

Now that you’ve read about Getting to Boquete Panama, read further about car rentals.

If you go to any of the major online booking systems or car rental websites, you’ll notice that you can rent a sedan for $12.00 a day, unlimited mileage.  Sounds great, right?  What they don’t tell you is if you scroll to the terms, taxes and fees that your rental goes from $12.00 a day to $50.00 a day for that same sedan.

The majority of that increase comes from manadatory insurance.  Forget using your American Express card or Visa for insurance as it doesn’t work here.

If you have a different experience, please let me know using the comment/feedback link at the bottom of the page.

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Car Rentals in Boquete

Boquete Cowboy Cars. Buy, Sell, Rent   6571-8627 or Email  Located on the Boquete/David Highway.  Rents for $30.00 a day or $200.00 a week, $700.00 a month, plus a $200.00 cash deposit.  These vehicles are mainly SUV/4x4s  Taxes and insurance included in rate

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Another place to rent a car in Boquete is Value Motors.  Located in Alto Boquete across from Dorado Ferreteria and Mini Super.  A compact car will run around $35.00 a day or $250.00 a week, $400.00 cash deposit.  Check for their specials.  Taxes and Insurance is included in the rate.  http://valuemotorsboquete.com/

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There is also a Thrifty Car Rental in town.  www.thrifty.com

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Do I recommend renting a car in Boquete?  You bet!  Why?

The roads here are very good.

It’s difficult to get lost in Boquete as most of the roads loop back to town.  🙂

I’ve put detailed driving directions to the most asked about places under “Things to do”.  Let’s say you want to go to the Hot Springs, River Canyon, Waterfalls, Rock Climbing, Pipeline Trail, etc.  A tour company will charge you around $30.00 per person to do *one* of those things and you are bound by when and how long to stay.  If you rent a vehicle and have directions – Then entrance fees to these places are either free or a nominal charge.  The vehicle will more than pay for itself and you have the freedom to go when you want and stay as long as you want.  There are also great places to stop along the way to your destination.  Explore Boquete and all it has to offer!