* Update – July 2021 – We rented for our second time from Avant for 16 days. The prices were fantastic, the service was great, and our whole trip went perfectly with the rental car.
* Update – July 2022 – Rented from Avant for our 3rd time. Spent 18 days on a road trip through the Yucatan and had a great experience.
Also check out my Tips for Driving a Rental Car in Mexico.
We recently went on a trip to Mexico, and during the planning stage, it was tough to decide on where to rent a car. We did a lot of research and finally decided on Avant Rent A Car, located in Cancun.
Once we made our reservation, Avant sent us an email that very clearly outlined where to go in the airport. I figured it would be easy enough; however, when you come out of the baggage claim, you go through a gauntlet of car rental places and people calling out to you, which is a little overwhelming. This is exactly why the e-mail was SO important!
(Copy of the e-mail is here – however please make sure you check with your rental agent as things may change!)
Due to the change of terminal of arrival here are the new instructions to follow in order to meet with our agent:
To easily meet you at your arrival and avoid delays , please review and follow these indications .
Once you collect your luggage please head for the “Family and Friends” area ( please see photo below) .
Keep walking down the corridor. Our agent will be waiting for you, just passing the Restaurant Coconox, holding a cardboard with your name and our company logo. Our agent will be wearing a white polo shirt with our company logo as well.
Our representative will shuttle you to our office located 7 minutes away from the airport. Once at our office the process lasts no longer than 15 minutes.
In case of flight delays, do not worry, we will be monitoring your flight arrival, so we will be outside waiting for you when you land.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
Please DO NOT ATTEND anybody that does not have this cardboard with your name. Many unauthorized agents will try to contact you indicating they have your reservation ready. WAIT TO SEE OUR AGENT.
**PLEASE CONFIRM YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ADVICE **
Hoping to see you soon!
Ms. Sarai Bonal
AVANT RENT A CAR
Reservations 24 hrs:
NEXTEL (998) 112 48 26
Cel.(998) 865 42 76 & 97
Main Office (998) 892 11 58
Carr. Cancun – Tulum 153 Alfredo V. Bonfil
Cancun, Q. Roo
Because of the e-mail, we knew where to go. We passed by all the solicitors and headed towards the appropriate exit. We were following a lot of other travelers until we got to a set of glass doors that we would not have guessed was the right direction. But sure enough, there was shuttle driver, holding a sheet of paper with my husband’s first and last name printed clearly on it. I can’t tell you how awesome it was to have that e-mail, because there were dozens of people speaking to us urgently, asking us if we needed a rental or where we had gotten our rental.
Not only that, but I appreciated the shuttle driver in a polo with the company logo, with my husband’s name printed out (not handwritten).
As soon as we reached our driver, he got our luggage in the shuttle and off we went. The shuttle is nice, clean, and spacious.
We quickly arrived at the Avant rental place, where our car was ready.
It took only a short time to get the paperwork finalized and the car ready. There is a nice waiting room inside.
The kids were thrilled to hang out with a local dog that came to greet them outside!
Before we left, the staff also filled us in on some safety issues about driving in Mexico, like what to do if we got pulled over, and so on. I highly recommend doing your research before you decide to drive in Mexico. Check out my Tips for Renting a Car and Driving in Mexico (coming soon).
We had no issues with our Jeep Patriot on the trip. The car was clean, fueled up, and ready to go.
On our second trip rental, we had a smaller car, but it fit everything fine.
We also had the option of renting a cooler (which we did) as well as a car seat (which we didn’t rent since we had already brought our own BubbleBum inflatable seat).
It was awesome to be able to rent a car in Mexico, and we did a lot of traveling. We have taken our Avant cars everywhere from Mayan Ruins to the grocery store, to hotels and cenotes. Before you plan on driving outside of the United States, make sure you have adequate insurance for your trip.
At the end of the trip, we packed up everything and headed back to the Avant Rent A Car office in Cancun.
As you can see, our car got a lot of use (everything but the kitchen sink, right? Just short of actually bringing the kids’ electric cars)! We didn’t have any tools to clean up the car, which unfortunately had accumulated a lot of sand and dirt, and the Avant employees were very understanding.
After gathering up our items and luggage, we hopped in the airport shuttle. The driver got us to the terminal in plenty of time to make our flight.
Our car rental from Avant went seamlessly, and we had no problems whatsoever.
Visit Avant Rent a Car at https://www.avantrentacar.com/
Check out our other Mexico blog posts here.
Don’t forget to check out our Tips for Driving a Rental Car in Mexico.
About the Author: Marysa
Busy blogger and mom of two girls. We love traveling and the great outdoors, and are always looking for our next adventure!
Always good to know what others have done when visiting a place. Gives those planning on going some ideas of where to rent a car
When public transportation fails, renting a car while traveling is better. You can safely drive your own family and get around without hassle.
Wow!! That car had a large trunk for sure. I have rented a car before and have had great success. Glad to see you did too.
It sounds like you had a really great experience with Avant. I hope to travel to Mexico one day so will keep them in mind for sure!
I think renting a car is a great idea if you are visiting other country and I can say that Avant Rent a Car company gives you an excellent customer satisfaction with their service.
Wow! Thank goodness for the e-mail and their words of caution! It sounds like a great place to rent a car and like they really have their act together. I’ll remember to patronize them when we visit!
I love that they were so thorough with the email and your safety. As a mom, that speaks volumes.
I haven’t tried renting a car yet but reading your post about your seamless and nice experience with Avant, I’m not worrying about it anymore should we decide to do so when travelling.
So how much do you end up paying for the car rental?how much is their deposit?
Sometimes we rent a car if public transportation is available for where we are going. Shop around and book early.
I love when I get detailed emails telling me where to go and this one is the best I’ve ever seen. Love it! We once had to take a very small plane from one island to another and thankfully the directions where to go to catch the plane were really good.
Sounds like you had a great experience with this company. I have not been down to Cancun but if I ever get there (I hope I do!!) I will defiantly rent from them!
The next time I visit Cancun.I have to look into renting a car. It would be really nice to explore the island more.
I love all the details!!! What a great company to rent a car from and also, renting a cooler is an AWESOME add on!
This looks like a great way to get around Mexico. Renting a car can be a hassle but it looks like Avant made it easy.
It is good to hear of a positive experience. It is difficult to know what businesses to trust when traveling.
I love hearing about wonderful rental car experiences abroad. So far all of our rental car experiences in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico have been fabulous!
We rent a car when we go to Mexico but we haven’t tried this business. I like they way they informed you when there was a change.
I’ve never rented a car when we were in Mexico, but I can see the benefits! I will consider it next time.
That is a very good thing a looks they are very accommodating for their clients and very easy to avail.
renting a car can give you freedom to enjoy your trip without rushing to meet public transportation schedules. It means more time for sightseeing and relaxing.
It sounds like you had a wonderful experience. I like knowing a head of time what to expect, so I’ll probably use them too.
We always prefer to rent a car when we travel. It’s just easier to get around for us. This looks like a great vehicle! I hope to make it to Cancun one day!
It sounds like you had a great experience with them. That email gave so much information. Since I don’t travel very much, I would have been really grateful for their advice.
Wow! The email with such clear directions on how to get to the car would be amazingly helpful!
It’s always tough to choose companies like this in another country, and hard to tell which ones will be the right ones to use. Thanks for sharing!
I support that it is better to book a car in advance. On the spot, it will always be more expensive, especially for you, as a tourist. I usually book on the priceline website, and now you can do it with a promo for a discount, which is even more pleasant. I hope this year’s summer vacation will still be successful.
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It’s really cool to be able to rent a different luxury car every time, and pay only for the time they are used. You can rent luxury cars here. Not everyone can afford to buy such a car. But renting gives you the opportunity to enjoy the process of driving your dream car. And not only on an important holiday of your life, but also on any day to diversify the routine.
Thanks for sharing,
I really find having a car rental reasonable when travelling. Keeps us away from scams and really good to know that you are in good hands.
I like the small call seat! I had never heard of them before!
I’ll definitely check out the Avant Rent-a-Car services when I go to Cancun, Mexico. Seems like an ok service.
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I was blown away by the exceptional service provided by Avant Rent a Car in Cancun, Mexico. Their attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond made my trip unforgettable.
I’ve never been to Mexico but it makes so much sense to rent a car when you visit such a beautiful country, I love the idea.