Car rental São Vicente
A lot of people that are looking for a rental car on São Vicente, deal with the fact that it’s hard to choose the right car and maybe even have the question whether they need a rental car or don’t. When it comes to renting a car on São Vicente, it basically comes to the following:
- Price of the rental car
- Safety of the rental car
- The ease of renting and returning a car
- Duration of the rental period
Safety of the rental car on São Vicente
Safety is an important aspect when it comes to driving a car. When you are driving around on São Vicente, cruising the streets of Mindelo, you want to make sure you and your family and/or friends are safe. The infrastructure maybe lacking on some parts of the islands. Local people of São Vicente, especially professional drivers like taxi drivers are more and more complaining about the quality of the roads. This means your rental car maybe subjected to some bumpy and challenging areas on São Vicente.
Fortunately almost every car rental agency on the island has the possession of good (mostly European) cars which are well maintained. Worrying about the safety of the car itself will not be a real issue when renting a car on São Vicente. Getting an appropriate car for your purpose is another matter though. When cruising more roughish areas like Calhau or Santo Antão, you will most likely need a car more appropriate like a Suzuki Jimmy or 4x4. If you just want to explore the island for 1 or 2 days, a small car like a Fiat Panda or Toyota Aygo will do then.
Rental duration of your São Vicente rental car
So do I need a car to explore São Vicente? And if I rent a car, how many days are sufficient ? Of course these answers depend totally on the course and objective of your stay on São Vicente. But we are gladly to give you some guidelines. First of all you can get along fine on without having a rental car every day. Our suggestion is to rent a car for the first days to save time and easily explore the island. After the first exploration you can will always have a preference and the will to go back some of the places. Our advise is to do this differently then. You can take a aluguer for example and get to know the island for real. Our honest opinion is that you cannot get to know a country the poolside from a big resort and it’s the same thing if you stay in the car every day. We therefore advise the following:
- Fill in our car form with your needs etc.
- We arrange a car for the best guaranteed rental price on São Vicente and think along with you.
- We will make sure that you are being picked up at the Airport and taken back. This will save you at least 20 euro.
- You can explore the island with your rental car which will be ready for you at your hotel or appartement on São Vicente.
- We will take in the car and you can explore the island further.
Rental car prices in São Vicente and Mindelo
Renting a car in São Vicente and especially in the Mindelo area without using our site can cost you severely. We see new car rental companies rising in Mindelo like new plants in de spring season. Tourists tend to rent cars which offers the most ease when it comes to finding the car. For this reason tourists often rent cars from only the most commercial companies for prices 20%-50% higher than average car rental prices in Mindelo and the whole São Vicente area.
We therefore advise to send an e-mail to the car rental agencies on our website our fill in our car form and we will give you the best guaranteed rental price for your rental car on São Vicente. Don’t just pick one, because it will cost you. When you give us your specific needs, budget etc. we can make sure you get the best car rental price for your holiday / stay on São Vicente.
The ease of renting and returning your rental car on São Vicente
A lot of tourists arrive at São Vicente and think that it maybe fun to rent a car to cruise Mindelo and the rest of the São Vicente island. So what’s next? They pick the first one they see on the streets and if they like the price, they will go for it. Or they will do some small desk research in their Mindelo Hotel and most oftenly pick one of the bigger rental names ($$).
The best is to make the reservation in anticipation. The car can be brought and taken back whenever you want and the paperwork will not cost you more than 15 minutes. If you use your car rental form for your rental car on São Vicente, we will arrange for you to bring and take the car without any hassle.