Don’t fall for the cheap car rental scam that many chain rental companies offer. Because of Mexico’s unusual motor vehicle regulations, you need all the insurances that are offered. There is a very steep fee for these insurances, and you won’t know what they are until you get to the rental desk. if you do decide to rent, go with a local company like Easyway or Avant, which give you all the necessary insurances up front – no surprises. I suspect a van would run about $55 a day at a legit rental agency. Driving in this part of Mexico is easy and safe except for the downtown traffic in Playa. Having your own vehicle allows you to explore all the fun things this area has to offer.