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Mexicali Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Although it's the capital of the Baja California region, Mexicali is actually a city in Mexico. Known informally as Chicali, this city sits just south of the border in the Sonoran desert.

Driving in and around Mexicali

Mexicali flights land at General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport, which is located about 12.5 miles east of the city of Mexicali. The airport has taxi services, but cheap rental cars in Mexicali are the way to go. There are many different rental services at the airport, so you can find a deal and drive yourself straight to the city in a half hour—or longer if you get sidetracked by the surrounding areas.

The well-designed highway that drops into the Mexicali Valley offers impressive views and access to a number of interesting locations. The town of La Rumorosa has Native American cave paintings, while Laguna Salada is a vast dry lake southwest of Mexicali. The Morelos Dam offers great views of the city and its natural surroundings, and the nearby mountain range, the Sierra de Juárez, is ideal for mountaineering, hiking, photography, biking, camping, and other outdoor activities. The town of Los Algodones, meanwhile, offers snowbirds respite during the winter months and has plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained. You should rent a car in Mexicali so you can easily visit these outlying points of interest.

Exploring Mexicali

While you're in the city of Mexicali, make a trip to the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the oldest cathedral in Mexico. Mexicali also has a host of museums and theaters. An international port of industry, the city is ethnically diverse. The Asociación China de Mexicali pays homage to the city's large Chinese population with murals and portraits, as well as provides accommodations for educational and celebratory events. When it's time to book your trip, remember to use Travelocity. In addition to car rentals in Mexicali, Travelocity can help you find great deals on vacation packages. You could save up to $537 when you book Mexicali hotels and flights at the same time.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Mexicali car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Mexicali, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Mexicali?

The cheapest car rentals in Mexicali found within the past 7 days were $6 per day. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.