Ozamiz is a beautiful, rapidly growing city in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao. It has spectacular beaches, botanical gardens, golf courses, historic buildings, and more. Explore all the sights in comfort and style with a convenient car rental. At Skyscanner, all types of vehicles, from economical compact cars to big, powerful SUVs, are available. Travelers can avoid complicated public transportation systems and enjoy exploring the entire area. They can save time and find the best price for a car rental by reserving a vehicle online. Skyscanner can also help people find an affordable yet luxurious hotel.
Renting a Car in Ozamiz
The most convenient place to rent a car is at the recently expanded Labo Airport, located about half an hour away from downtown Ozamiz. Vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions are available, and insurance is usually included. However, it may not cover tires and windshields or minor damage like scratches or dents. Some companies also charge if drivers exceed their mileage limit. Younger drivers usually need to pay a surcharge, and everyone should fill the gas tank and inspect their vehicle before returning it.
Vehicles from Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Thrifty, Holiday Autos, Budget, Economy, EasyCar, 121 carhire, and more are available. Travelers can also rent cars from hotels and airports in nearby cities or check out the popular Ozamiz City Public Market. It offers car rentals as well as a variety of interesting restaurants and shops.
What to Know When Driving in Ozamiz
Local drivers tend to ignore most traffic laws, and it's common for people to run red lights or even park in the middle of the street. Fortunately, the traffic usually moves slowly. People from foreign countries will need an International Driving Permit, or IDP, to drive in Ozamiz and the rest of the Philippines. These permits are valid for a year, and they translate local licenses into several different languages. Drivers also should carry their original license. People over 18 can apply for an IDP in the United States through AAA or the American Automobile Touring Alliance, AATA.
The Best Attractions in Ozamiz
After travelers enjoy their flight, rent a car, and find a luxurious hotel, they should make sure to visit the city's amazing attractions. See the huge pipe organ at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and then climb the Bukagan Hill Bell Tower next door for beautiful scenery. After that, visit Cotta Fort on the shores of Panguil Bay, also called the Port of Ozamiz. Father Jose Ducos built it in 1756, and the city renovated it for tourists in 2002.
The popular Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is only about 15 minutes away from the city. It helps create a sustainable aquatic environment for the professional fishers by breeding and releasing several types of fish. There's also a small zoo with monkeys, birds, reptiles, and other animals. The artificially constructed Dolphin Island provides a sanctuary and rehabilitation facility for injured dolphins. Visitors can feed the dolphins, swim with them, and snorkel with many of the fish. Life vests and snorkeling gear are available for rent.
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