There had been some poor reviews on Dollar Rental so I was a little scared when we booked 2 cars with Dollar Rental because it was the cheapest price. But after using Dollar rental I was happy with our experience. One downside was after their van took us to the rental office, it took us over an hour to check in, sign paperwork and finally drive off. They try to have you pay for more insurance but we declined. They make you put down a 5000 deposit from a credit card just in case something happens but at the time you return the car, they tear up the credit card slip. The car we got was a full size and overall pretty clean. the brakes were pretty terrible and squeaked. What i was prepared to pay is what i paid and didnt get any extra charges. Maybe I was preparing for the worst and thats why it was ok.
A word about the Malecon. I had read it was a place to visit but after going, it was nothing special. its like a small boardwalk or like 3rd street in Santa Monica, CA. Theres a few gift shops, some beach side restaurants that charge too much just cause its on the beach. Some ice cream shops and A LOT of people selling you junk. One guy even asked if we wanted his expensive junk. that made us laugh. The water is brown next to the malecon. Wouldnt go back.