Playa Del Carmen
WE HAVE LOADS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS!!!
RESERVE YOUR SCOOTER TODAY!!!
Renting a scooter in Playa Del Carmen is one of the most popular ways to see this city. With a practically unlimited number of places to visit and see, the possibilities are endless.
- You’re going to need transportation while you’re here
- Instead of relying on scammer taxi drivers, slow bicycles, walking, or taking a bus, choose an option that gives you more freedom
- Street price for scooter rental is between $38-$42 USD/day. However, you will pay less here than anywhere else in town.
We’re the most experienced scooter rental company in the city offering the latest model scooters at reasonable prices.We don’t have any competitors because we are the best. If you don’t believe us, try one of the other scooter outfits and see what you find out.
We’ve been servicing the Playa Del Carmen community for the last 3 years. We’ve worked with hundreds of customers just like you.
If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact us.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
🏠 OUR LOCATION
We operate exclusively online.
We do not have a brick and mortar store location. This saves us overhead fees and costs. We pass this savings on to our customers via reduced rental prices.
To make things easy, we use the downtown Walmart location (“Walmart Centro”) as our pickup/drop-off point. It is centrally located, easy to find, and in a very safe part of Playa Del Carmen.
📍 Our address is the following:
Playa Scooter Rentals
30 Avenida Nte.
77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
We always meet customers in front of Walmart Centro. In the event of rain, we will meet you at the bottom of the escalators that connect the parking area beneath Walmart.
We have NEVER had anyone get lost, so we know it’s very easy to find!
WHY RENT A SCOOTER?
PLACES TO SEE WHEN RENTING A SCOOTER?
Mayan statue near bus station – The location of the statue is one of the most iconic and interesting places in Playa del Carmen. The Mayan warrior statue is located on Benito Juarez Avenue and the Beach. It is right next to the ferry dock, bus station, and a plethora of other interesting shops, restaurants, and services. Most importantly, it is easily accessible when renting a scooter in Playa del Carmen. Why? Because parking is very limited in this area and a scooter is very easy to park here!
Municipal Palace – Playa Del Carmen’s municipal Palace is at the center of downtown Playa del Carmen. On any day of the week, you can find an eclectic mix of different people walking through the municipal Palace Park. Because it is such a popular area of the city, parking is always limited. However, if you are driving a scooter, it is much easier to park here. It is definitely a must-see while touring Playa Del Carmen on a scooter. Also, make sure to visit the inside of the Municipal Palace. There is an atrium inside that is covered in beautiful paintings. In addition to being interesting, this area is also quite safe as it has police presence 24/7. Definitely worth checking out on your scooter.
La Ceiba Park – La Ceiba Park is one of those gems that still remains unexploited by tourists (i.e. not very many people know about it). Fortunately, you can easily visit La Ceiba Park via a scooter rental. Bring a camera. Take some photographs. There is a little restaurant inside the park as well, so be sure to also bring an appetite.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN SCOOTER RENTAL PRICE?
1-3 Day Rental
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4-7 Day Rental
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8+ Day Rental
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WHAT DO I NEED TO RENT A SCOOTER IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN?
18+ Years Old
You must be 18 years or older to rent a Playa Del Carmen scooter.
Valid Driver's License
You must possess a valid driver's license.
$250 USD Deposit/Passport
Leave $250 USD deposit OR leave your passport.
Scooter Rental Fee
Scooter rental fee must be paid in cash (MXN or USD).
You cannot rent a scooter if you're drunk.
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WHY RENT A PLAYA DEL CARMEN SCOOTER FROM US?
SCOOTER RENTAL F.A.Q.
Here are the answers to the questions that we most often receive. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us (insert link).
General Scooter Rental Questions
We require that you are 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, leave a $250 USD damage deposit (OR leave your passport), pay the scooter rental fee balance, and that you be sober. That’s it.
We are located in downtown Playa Del Carmen (commonly referred to as “centro” by the locals). We will give you precise directions regarding where to pick up your scooter upon receiving your deposit payment.
You can pick your scooter up at our downtown Playa Del Carmen office. After the rental period is complete, you must return your scooter to the same location that you picked it up at. You cannot leave it at your hotel.
We do not offer scooter rental delivery service. It’s better that you know the location of our drop-off site. If you would like to rent a scooter from us, you need to show up at our location and pick up the scooter yourself.
In addition to the scooter, you will receive one helmet, third-party liability insurance (this does not cover damage to scooter itself), and unlimited mileage. You will also receive a full tank of gas. The scooter must be returned in the same shape that it was when you rented it. Moreover, the gas tank will need to be full when returned. If the scooter is returned with less than a full tank of gas, additional charges will be incurred.
We have several models, and colors. At the moment, we rent both 125cc and 150cc scooters (compare to our competitors who ONLY have 125cc scooters). Which color and model you receive will depend on availability. We will let you know what we have available when you contact us about reservations.
Our scooters have an engine displacement of either 125cc or 150cc. Compare this to our competitors in both Playa Del Carmen and the surrounding area who ONLY have 125cc machines.
Our scooters are 125cc, so expect a top speed of a round 50 miles per hour/80 kilometers per hour.
Our rental scooters come in various colors. You can choose your scooter color on arrival based on availability.
Scooter Rental Prices/Fees
The prices for renting a scooter are based on how many days you plan on renting. The longer you rent, the more of a discount you receive on your per day rental price. You can see all of our scooter rental prices here. (Make that anchor text.)
Gas is not included with the price of the scooter rental. You will receive the scooter with a full tank of gas. It is expected that you return the scooter with a full tank of gas. If the gas tank is not full upon return, you will be charged an additional 10 USD plus the cost of the gas to fill up the tank
Yes. If you lose the keys, there will be a charge of 50 US dollars. If you bring the scooter back with less than a full tank, you will be charged an additional $10 plus the cost of what it takes to fill the tank. In addition, if the scooter is damaged, you are responsible for the damage to that scooter. The cost of repairing the damage will be estimated by us.
While the insurance policy included with your rental includes hospital expenses up to $10,000 MX pesos for personal injuries, the insurance policy does NOT include damage to the scooter itself. If you are involved in an accident in which the scooter is damaged, you are responsible for paying either the repair of the scooter or, in a worst case scenario, replacement of the scooter.
We take a video of all scooters just before you leave with them. You are welcome to do the same. This video proves what the scooter looked like at the time of rental. If there is a difference in appearance, specifically, if the scooter is damaged in any way, it will show in the pre-rental video.
You will be responsible for any flat tires you get while riding your scooter. It is our belief that flat tires are usually caused by driving over materials that are not safe. Because we cannot be with you during every moment of your rental period, you will have to determine if the roads, paths, and driveways are safe for your rental scooter’s tires. While you will be responsible for the cost of repairing the scooter tire, we may be able to assist you in finding a place to have it repaired. Please call your scooter rental representative if you need assistance
You should always be careful where you park your Playa Del Carmen rental scooter. If you park in the wrong place, or you park somewhere that is illegal, the police normally remove the license plates from the scooter. If the license plates are removed, we will need to trackdown which officer took the plates, visit the local police station in order to get the plates, and pay a fee before they are returned to us. It is a tedious process that requires a significant amount of time. If the license plates are removed from your rental scooter due to illegal parking, the fee for you will be 100 US dollars.
Scooter Rental Requirements/Rules
The minimum age to rent a scooter is 18 years. You must be 18 years old to rent a scooter in Playa Del Carmen. You will need to prove your age via a valid driver’s license. We do not rent to people younger than 18 years old. In addition to being of age, you also need a valid, non-expired driver’s license to rent a scooter in Playa del Carmen.
We do not set a limit on how far you can go. Each rental comes with unlimited mileage.
You must wear a helmet at all times while riding a scooter per Mexican law. This includes both you and any passengers you might have on the back. The police will stop you and fine you if you are not wearing a helmet in Playa Del Carmen.
As mentioned above, driving drunk–whether you are driving a car, truck, or scooter–is illegal. You could face extended jail sentences, heavy fines, and deportation. Do not drive drunk. Especially on a scooter.
Like in most modern countries today, drunk driving is illegal in Mexico. If you drive drunk, prepare to face jail time, steep fines, and possible deportation. In addition, you will be responsible for getting your rental scooter out of the police impound lot and back to us. It may get costly, so don’t drive drunk. In addition to the legal provisions against drunk driving, it is downright dangerous. On a scooter, you will face a plethora of obstacles. You need to be 100% alert in order to drive at an optimal level. Drunk driving will only cause you headaches–and not just the next morning! Don’t do it. Drive safe. Be safe. Stay out of trouble.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to ride your scooter on the beach while renting a scooter in Playa del Carmen. Riding a motorized vehicle on any of the beaches in town is illegal. Your scooter will be impounded, and you will likely be brought to jail or have a large amount of money extorted from you by the local police. In addition, the sand on the beach here is quite loose, so you would have a lot of problems balancing if you tried. Stay off the beach and stay out of trouble!
The maximum weight capacity for our scooters is 300 pounds combined. Whether you have one person or two people, the total weight should not exceed 300 pounds/136 kilograms.
We impose no limit on how far you can go with your Playa Del Carmen scooter rental. However, we advise staying within the city limits due to the rapid speed of the highways that connect some of the other larger cities such as Cancun, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, etc. You are much safer staying on smaller city streets & backroads than trying to drive on the freeways in Mexico. You will likely not be able to keep up with traffic on the larger freeways and therefore are more likely to be engaged in some sort of accident if driving on them.
Scooter Rental Reservations/Returns
In order to rent a scooter in Playa Del Carmen, you need to leave a deposit. The necessary deposit amount is listed above.
The minimum scooter rental period Is 24 hours. We do not rent scooters in blocks of time less than 24 hours.
You can cancel your reservation at any time. However, the reservation deposit that you paid is non-refundable. You will not receive a refund on the deposit. However, you can use it on another date during your vacation. For example, let’s say you made a reservation to rent your scooter starting on Monday and returning it on Friday. However, the weather is bad on Monday, the day of your scooter reservation. You don’t want to pick it up that day because you don’t want to ride in the rain. You can cancel your reservation for that day and pick up the scooter on Tuesday when the weather is better. While you will not receive your deposit back, you can rent the scooter starting Tuesday and return it on Saturday instead.
Your scooter must be returned to the exact same location that you picked it up at. We do not offer a scooter delivery service. Nor do we offer a scooter pick up service. You are responsible for getting it back to the rental location within the allotted and agreed upon time period.
You do not get a discount if you return the scooter early.
If you return the scooter late, you will be charged an additional day rental fee. Please return the scooter on time. Someone else may be waiting for the scooter to return, so your tardiness returning a rental scooter can not only cause problems for you, but for other customers as well.
Scooter Rental Safety/Security
It is generally safe to ride a scooter in Playa del Carmen. However, much will depend on how safe of a driver you are. There is a lot of traffic in this city. The roads are sometimes congested–especially during high season. You need to be a defensive driver if you are going to drive a vehicle safely here–that includes a car, truck, scooter, or bicycle. Of course, not all accidents can be avoided, but renting a scooter in Playa del Carmen is generally a safe activity.
While we do not limit where you go on your scooter during your rental, we suggest NOT leaving the city limits of Playa Del Carmen. Because scooters are not as fast as cars, you may not be able to keep up with traffic on the major freeways here. This can cause accidents. Unfortunately, there are not back roads that connect most of the major tourist attractions in the Riviera Maya. Consequently, you may be stuck in this immediate area with your scooter. However, with so many things to do and places to see directly in Playa Del Carmen, you will quickly realize that your schedule is going to be full simply visiting and sightseeing the attractions in Playa del Carmen. If you need any suggestions about various places to visit, please contact your scooter rental representative and ask that person. He / she should be able to give you several suggestions that may not be listed here
If the police stop you while renting a scooter in Playa del Carmen, remain calm, explain to them that you are a tourist, make sure you have your driver’s license ready, and let them know that you are driving a rental scooter. Contrary to popular opinion, the police are very used to dealing with tourists here. Yes, there is a lot of corruption within the police force. Despite this, try to be respectful to the officer–BUT don’t let them convince you that you’ve committed a crime. If necessary, contact your scooter rental sales person and he / she can talk to the police over the phone for you.
The scooter is owned by us. There are several pieces of paper under the seat that will prove who owns the vehicle if, in fact, the police were to question you. However, the police here are quite used to dealing with rental vehicles and tourists driving them, so you should not have much of a problem so long as you have your driver’s license with you and can prove who you are.
Virtually all of Playa Del Carmen is safe during the day. However, at night, there are several places that you should avoid while renting a scooter in Playa del Carmen. These neighborhoods include Colosio (insert Google maps link) and Villas Del Sol (insert Google maps link). If you do not know where these areas are, look on a map and find them. In the alternative, trust your instincts. They usually don’t lie. If you feel that a particular neighborhood is unsafe, don’t go there. If you feel unsafe anywhere, leave that area immediately. Although you should not have any problems, use common sense and you will be fine.