Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Costa Rica

Compare prices on car rental in the whole of Costa Rica with online booking. Through our search engine you can book a rental car in 3 simple steps. A car rented from us is free from surprises when you pick up the car. All our prices include airport fees, free mileage and necessary insurances, local taxes and fees. Let us help you find rental cars in Costa Rica online. Good prices on luxury, family and economy cars. If you only want to rent a cheap vehicle from a specific agency of your choice, you can choose that when you do your search.

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Search for a city or an airport and choose your destination from the list. If you search for a country or an island, auto suggestion will list the largest airports in that country. Search and book in advance if you want an extra-large car and/or extra options such as booster seat, car seat, infant car seat, GPS, tow hitch, roof rack etc. It is also possible to rent a car for one way drive, called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country.

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We can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in Costa Rica.

Here you can compare rental cars and hiring of vehicles from several companies in cities in Costa Rica. Look for and find the best prices on car rental. Search for and book directly in cities such as, San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela, Liberia, Paraíso, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Curridabat, San Vicente, San Vicente de Moravia, San José, Purral, Turrialba. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you want to pick up your car.

Facts about Costa Rica

Costa Rica (Republic of Costa Rica) is located in North America and is a country that has about 4,516,000 inhabitants. The capital is San José which has 335,000 inhabitants. Total surface/area 51,100 km² / 19,730 mi². North America’s 10th largest when it comes to the surface area and the 11th regarding its inhabitants. Other names are República de Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the 132th largest country in the world when it comes to the surface and the 124th regarding its inhabitants. The country is divided into seven regions/counties/states where the largest are San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Puntarenas, Limón and Guanacaste. .cr is the most common domain ending for websites in this country. +506 is the country code to use to make a call to the country. Cerro Chirripó (3842 m / 12,605 ft), Cerro Ventisqueros (3812 m / 12,507 ft), Cerro Kámuk (3549 m / 11,644 ft), Cerro de la Muerte (3451 m / 11,322 ft) and Cerro Echandi (3163 m / 10,377 ft) are the five highest mountains of the country. San José (c. 335000 pop), Puerto Limón (c. 63100 pop), San Francisco (c. 55900 pop), Alajuela (c. 47500 pop), Liberia (c. 45400 pop) are the five largest communities. Weather and maps of cities, the country etc. in Costa Rica. Get suggestions on experiences, attractions, museums and destinations that could be worth a visit during your trip to the country. Panama, Nicaragua are neighboring countries. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Panama, Nicaragua. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Colon (CRC). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. Spanish, English are languages used in the country. Colon (CRC) is the currency used to make payments within the country.

Activities & tourist attractions in Costa Rica

Spend a day looking on animals? Refugio Zoologico la Selva, Rescate Animal ZooAve, Butterfly Conservatory, Mariposario Bosque Mariposa, The Frog Pond of Monteverde, MiniZoo y Jardín Yori, Herpetario Monteverdes, Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica, África Safari Adventure Park, Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Serpentario Viborana, Refugio de Aves Monteverde, Zoológico la Marina, The Bat Jungle Live Bat Exhibit and Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar (Zoológico Simón Bolívar) are aquariums, zoos, animal parks, tropicarium, tropical house and terrarium. Looking for activities and experiences with the kids? Balneario el Cerro, Balneario Ojo de Agua, Centro Turístico el Asturiano, Parque Marino del Pacífico, Balneario Victoria, Quinta el Edén, Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park Aerial Tram, Balneario Hacienda Juan Viñas, Parque Nacional de Diversiones Dr Roberto Ortiz Brenes (Parque de Diversiones), Centro Recreo del INS, Balneario la Arboleda, Balneario Piedra Rajada, Centro Turistico el Lago, Paradero Turístico San Buenaventura, Centro Turístico los Mangos, Water park Villa Fantasía, Balneario los Patios, Parque Viva and Balneario Natural are theme parks, water parks or amusement parks located in Costa Rica.

Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Costa Rica

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Costa Rica: Compact elite, Economy elite, Small SUV, Exotic cars (Exotic), Convertible, Mini elite, Fullsize elite, Luxury elite, Mini cars (Mini), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Luxury cars (Luxury), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Minivan, Intermediate, Medium SUV, Hybrid cars, SUV / Jeep (SUV), Cargo van, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Compact cars (Compact), Economy cars (Economy), Special cars (Special), Intermediate elite, Premium cars (Premium), 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Estate, Moped, Standard cars (Standard), Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Electric cars. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Puntarenas, Limón and Guanacaste etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Costa Rica are e.g. Intermediate elite, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Toyota Avensis, Fullsize elite, Small-medium truck-lorry, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Suzuki APV, Peugeot 807, Chrysler Voyager, 5 seater minivan, Estate, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Hyundai H1, Renault Trafic, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. Toyota Fortuner, Economy elite, Large truck-lorry, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Great Wall Coolbear, Hyundai Sonata, Electric cars, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Ford Focus, Nissan Versa, Nissan Almera, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Picanto, Moped, Mini elite, Premium cars, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, BMW X5, Ford Expedition, Compact elite, Small SUV, Medium SUV, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Mitsubishi L200 Pickup, Nissan Pickup, Special cars, etc. Minivan: e.g. Toyota Minibus, Hyundai H1, Toyota Hiace, Luxury elite, Convertible, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Toyota Yaris Sedan, Volkswagen Gol G6, Toyota Yaris, Hybrid cars, Exotic cars, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Isla Zahino, Isla Yuca, Isla de la Viuda, Viradores Norte, Isla Violín, Isla Verde, Isla Mogote, Isla Venado, Isla Uvita, Isla Toro, Isla Tolinga, Isla Sombrero, Isla San Lucas, Isla San José, Isla Saíno, Isla Plata, Boat Rock, Isla Colorada, Isla Piedra Lara Colón, Isla Piedra Blanca, Isla Pelada, Isla Pan de Azúcar, Isla Pájaros, Isla Pájaro, Isla Pájara, Negritos Afuera and Negritos Adentro etc, the range is smaller.

Parking regulations and traffic regulations

Driving a rental car in Costa Rica is not that difficult, but as in most countries there are parking and traffic regulations you must abide by. It is better to learn the most important parking and traffic regulations before your trip to avoid fines and make your trip safe. If you are planning to rent a car in the larger cities such as San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela, Liberia, Paraíso, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Curridabat, San Vicente, San Vicente de Moravia, San José, Purral, Turrialba, you had better plan ahead! You might have trouble finding parking and there is often traffic, especially during rush hour.

What to consider when looking for a rental car in Costa Rica?

How do you find the cheapest rental car in Costa Rica? Book your car online, it is cheaper, easier and saves time. Book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive the closer you get to your trip. Book before you leave, especially if you are going to collect your car at an airport, such as San José Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José Tobías Bolaños International Airport, Limón International Airport, Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, Puntarenas Chacarita Airport, Guapiles Airport, Quepos La Managua Airport, Puerto Jiménez Airport, Golfito Airport and Tamarindo Airport. When you are searching with us you will find the best prices. Payless, Alamo, Green Motion, Mex, National, Adobe, Dollar, Thrifty, Apex, U-Save, Keddy By Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, Avis, Economy, Easycar, Europcar are the companies compares in Costa Rica to find the best price.

Destinations in Costa Rica

Compare car rental in regions such as: Rental Cars San José, Compare Rental Cars Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Puntarenas, Limón and Guanacaste. Car rental in towns such as: Car Rental San José, Rent a Car Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela, Liberia, Paraíso, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Curridabat, San Vicente de Moravia, Purral, Turrialba, San Miguel, San Pedro, San Rafael Abajo, Quesada, Ipís, Cartago, Chacarita and San Juan. Car rental in airports such as: Cheap Car Hire San José-Juan Santamaría Airport, Rental Cars Tobías Bolaños Airport, Limón Airport, Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, Puntarenas Chacarita Airport, Guapiles Airport, Quepos La Managua Airport, Puerto Jiménez Airport, Golfito Airport, Tamarindo Airport, Nosara Airport, Tambor Airport and La Fortuna Arenal Airport.

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Costa Rica

Where can I purchase car rental insurance in Costa Rica?

We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Costa Rica?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

Can I book without a credit card in Costa Rica?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

Which optional extras are available in Costa Rica?

The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked online: Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in Costa Rica. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.

Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75 in Costa Rica?

Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.

Car rental companies we compare in Costa Rica

Sixt, Alamo, Dollar, Keddy By Europcar, Thrifty, Mex, Firefly, Europcar, Economy, U-Save, Adobe, Apex, Green Motion, Payless, Enterprise, Budget, Easycar, Hertz, Avis and National are the companies that compares in Costa Rica.

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