Hi Everyone - I am flying into Cancun in January for about a week and staying in Puerto Aventuras. I was interested in doing some day traveling in the area to Playa, Akmul, possibly Coba, etc. It seems to make more sense to rent a car than to take public transportation and tours everywhere but It's been a while since I have rented in Mexico so I have a question or two.
Is travel insurance legally required in Mexico and / or is my Amex card sufficient? I'm assuming that going on Orbitz and picking a reputable company like Avis / Thrifty / Hertz / Budget would be sufficient but I am not sure if the rates are inclusive of insurance or additional fees. I guess I'm really wondering if renting a car makes sense and if I am glaringly missing something or not.
Thanks in advance for the help.