Are you planning on renting a car while you are in Manta, Ecuador? If so, I would recommend Avis Car Rental in Manta. Their is two locations that Avis has in Manta. One is at the Manta Airport, and the other is the Manta Downtown location. I recently rented a car at the Manta Downtown location. I have included the address below.
Flavio Reyes Y Avenida 24 Esquina
Location Code: M6Q
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
You can rent a small economy car such as the Chevrolet Spark (see picture.)It is very economical and cheap to rent. Avis Car Rental in Manta has many other vehicles you can choose from and the price is obviously more. You can see from the picture (please enlarge by clicking on it) the other options and prices accordingly.
The Spark we rented for 7 days cost U.S. $197.40 for 7 days. You are allowed 700km total with .20cents/per km if you go over that. Please also be aware that you are required to put down a U.S. $5000 dollar deposit with your credit card to be able to rent a vehicle. Your deposit is returned to you when you return the vehicle.
There is also an optional accident insurance you can buy for around $33 per day. I did not choose the insurance as I paid with my American Express as my credit card has the Car Rental Insurance feature already included. At Avis Car Rental in Manta a wonderful woman who spoke excellent English took good care of our transaction and was extremely helpful.
Please be sure to also check the car for any dents, scratches, etc. before you leave. You can walk around the car and do the inspection with the person writing up the details and point out anything they might miss. This way you are not responsible for incurring any damages.
In summary I would not hesitate to use Avis Car Rental in Manta again whenever I need to rent a vehicle while in Manta. It is recommended that you get your International Driving Permit before you leave your country if you plan to rent a car in Ecuador. You can obtain this at CAA or AAA if you are a member. For non-members you can still get it but the price is much more expensive.