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  • national

    National car rental locations in Costa Rica

    37 Locations See all locations

    Marina Los Suenos, Herradura (Puntarenas), PU
    +506 2637 7191
    14th Street Main Avenue, Cartago, CA
    +506 2242 7878
    350 M W From The Central ParkAt The Hotel Regina, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2479 7071
    General Nas High Waycariari, Heredia, HE
    +506 2209 9800
    500m N From Main EntranceHotel Westin Playa Conchal, Brasilito, GU
    +506 2654 6247
    Main Ave, Plaza Del Coco MallIn Front Of Coco Beach Hotel, Puerto Carrillo, GU
    +506 2670 0041
    Playa Del Carmen, Peace LoftHotel, Malpais, PU
    +506 2001 2348
    Pan America HwyNext Restuarant Chicken Bros, Paso Canoas, PU
    +506 2732 1329
    Hotel Four Seasons, Papagayo, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    3 Km Nw From Panama BeachMain Entrance Playa Arenilla, Papagayo, GU
    +506 2697 4400
    Flamingo Drive, Next ToAutomart Supermarket, Playa Flamingo, GU
    +506 2654 4135
    17 Km From Guanacaste NationalPark And 20km From Las Cruz, La Cruz, GU
    +506 2690 2400
    In Frontof Pococi MunicipalityHighway 32, Guápiles, LI
    +506 2710 1129
    At Momemtum Lindora PlazaIn Front Of Automercado, Santa Ana, SJ
    +506 2242 7915
    50 Mts N Of Cafe De ParisMain Street, Nosara, GU
    +506 2682 0052
    Main Street Next To CentroLlantero And Bank, Uvita Beach, Uvita, PU
    +506 2743 8528
    Hotel Marriott San Antonio DeBelen Intel Street, San Antonio (Guanacaste), GU
    +506 2298 0781
    Tamarindo Downtown, DiagonalTo Tamarindo Diria Hotel, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 0727
    Papagayo Peninsula, Culebra, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    Next To Cima Hospital, EscuzúPlaza Tempo, Escazú, SJ
    +506 2228 5959
    Pastor Dias Ave Next To CopeyBridge River, Jaco Main St, Jacó, PU
    +506 2643 1752
    32 Highway, MoinIn Front Of Delta Gas Station, Limon, LI
    +506 2797 1750
    Puerto Viejo, In Front OfBread And Chocolate Rest, Limon, LI
    +506 2750 0579
    Airport StreetIn Front Of Puerto Jimenez Ap, Puerto Jiménez, PU
    +506 2735 5175
    Avenue 18thBetween 11th And 13th Street, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7901
    Paso Colón Avenue, Next ToAm Pm Supermarket, San José, SJ
    +506 2248 0074
    Km 3 General Canas Highway, San José, SJ
    +506 2290 0437
    San Jose Intl Airport, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7911
    La Asuncion De BelenCalle Don Chico, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7878
    Downtown Quepos, Quepos, PU
    +506 2777 3344
    Quepos Main Street, Quepos, PU
    +506 2519 9490
    Dominical Beach, Dominical, PU
    +506 2787 4228
    Liberia International Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    1km E From Daniel Oduber ArptStreet 21, To Intl Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    Hotel Hilton Garden, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    Infront Of Banco NacionalComm Cntr Miniplaza Local 1, Sámara, GU
    +506 2656 3385
    100m N Main Dock Of GolfitoMarina Golfito, Golfito, PU
    +506 2775 0025
  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Costa Rica

    31 Locations See all locations

    Marina Los Suenos, Herradura (Puntarenas), PU
    +506 2637 7191
    La Fortuna, San CarlosOn Main Street Behind Church, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2479 9090
    General Canas High Waycariari, Heredia, HE
    +506 2209 9800
    500m N From Main EntranceHotel Westin Playa Conchal, Brasilito, GU
    +506 2654 6247
    Main Ave, Plaza Del Coco MallIn Front Of Coco Beach Hotel, Puerto Carrillo, GU
    +506 2670 0041
    Playa Del Carmen, Franks PlaceHotel, Malpais, PU
    +506 2640 0526
    Pan America HwyNext Restaurant Chicken Bros, Paso Canoas, PU
    +506 2732 1329
    Flamingo Drive, Next ToAutomart Supermaket, Playa Flamingo, GU
    +506 2654 4135
    In Frontof Pococi MunicipalityHighway 32, Guápiles, LI
    +506 2710 1129
    Hotel Marriott- San Antonio DeBelen, Intel St, San Antonio (Heredia), HE
    +506 2298 0781
    At Momemtum Lindora PlazaIn Front Of Automercado, Santa Ana, SJ
    +506 2242 7915
    50 Mts N Of Cafe De ParisMain Street, Nosara, GU
    +506 2682 0894
    Main Street Next To CentroLlantero Bank, Uvita Beach, Uvita, PU
    +506 2743 8528
    Hotel Occidental Papagayo, Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste), GU
    +506 2690 8000
    Tamarindo Downtown, DiagonalTo Tamarindo Diria Hotel, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 0727
    Pastor Dias Ave Next To CopeyBridge River Jaco Main St, Jacó, PU
    +506 2643 1752
    32 Highway, MoinIn Front Of Delta Gas Station, Limon, LI
    +506 2797 1750
    Airport StIn Front Of Puerto Jimenez Ap, Puerto Jiménez, PU
    +506 2735 5175
    Between 34th And 36th St NextTo Purdy Motor Toyota, San José, SJ
    +506 2221 4700
    Km 3 General Canas Highway, San José, SJ
    +506 2290 0437
    San Jose Intl Airport, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7907
    La Asuncion De BelenCalle Don Chico, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7907
    Avenue 18Between 11th And 13th Street, San José, SJ
    +506 2233 7933
    Downtown QueposNext To Pali Surpermarket, Quepos, PU
    +506 2777 3344
    Quepos Main StreetNex To Pali Supermarket, Quepos, PU
    +506 2519 9490
    Dominical Beach, Dominical, PU
    +506 2787 4228
    Liberia International Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1111
    1km E From Daniel Oduber ArptStreet 21, To Intl Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1111
    Main Street In Front OfSamara Beach Hotel, Sámara, GU
    +506 2656 0958
    Puerto Viejo, In Front OfBread And Chocolate Rest, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LI
    +506 2750 0579
    Street 14th, Golfito, PU
    +506 2242 7733
  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Costa Rica

    30 Locations See all locations

    350 M W From The Central Park, La Fortuna, AL
    La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, AL
    General Cañas Highway, Heredia, HE
    Playa Conchal, Brasilito, GU
    Main Street, Malpais, PU
    Pan America Highway, Paso Canoas, PU
    Flamingo Drive, Playa Flamingo, GU
    Delivery only, Guápiles, LI
    Highway 32, Guápiles, LI
    Main Street, Nosara, GU
    Main Street, Uvita, PU
    Hotel Occidental Papagayo, Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste), GU
    Palza Esmeralda 1, Tamarindo, GU
    Pastor Días Avenue, Jacó, PU
    Marina Herradura, Jacó, PU
    32 Highway, Limon, LI
    Delivery only, Siquirres, LI
    Puerto Jiménez, PU
    Station is on Airport grounds, San José, SJ
    General Canas Hwy 3KM, San José, SJ
    Paseo Colon 36-38, San José, SJ
    Avenue 18, San José, SJ
    Mango Plaza 111, 1km North Of Juan, San José, SJ
    Contiguo Al Pali, Quepos, PU
    Main street in Dominical - near Domenical beach, Dominical, PU
    Liberia, GU
    Tamarindo Beach, Liberia, GU
    Solarium Plaza, 1km South Of Daniel, Liberia, GU
    Main Street, Sámara, GU
    Calle 215, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LI
  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Costa Rica

    27 Locations See all locations

    100 Mts E From NortheasternCorner Of General Cemetery, Cartago, CA
    +506 2552 0127
    350 Mtrs W From Central ParkAt The Hotel Regina, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2479 7071
    Palmares Intersection, 400Meters, Bernardo Soto Hwy, Palmares, AL
    +506 2453 7700
    Playa Del CarmenPeace Loft Hotel, Malpais, PU
    +506 2001 2348
    Pan America HwyNext Restaurant Chicken Bros, Paso Canoas, PU
    +506 2732 1329
    Florencio Del CastilloPlaza Milla De Oro Local #2, Curridabat, SJ
    +506 2234 3253
    3 Km Nw From Panama BeachMain Entrance Playa Arenilla, Papagayo, GU
    +506 2697 4400
    17 Km From Guanacaste NationalPark And 20km From La Cruz Cty, La Cruz, GU
    +506 2690 2400
    In Frontof Pococi MunicipalityHighway 32, Guápiles, LI
    +506 2710 1129
    50 Meters North Of Cafe DeParis, Main Street, Nosara, GU
    +506 2682 0052
    Main St Nxt To Centro LlanteroAnd Bank, Uvita Beach, Uvita, PU
    +506 2743 8528
    Hotel Occidental Papagayo, Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste), GU
    +506 2690 8000
    Tamarindo Beach, Santa Cruz (Guanacaste), GU
    +506 2653 0727
    Papagayo PeninsulaHyatt Andaz Resort Car Rental, Culebra, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    Next To Cima Hospital, EscuzúPlaza Tempo, Escazú, SJ
    +506 2228 5959
    Paseo Colón Avenue, Next ToAm Pm Supermarket, San José, SJ
    +506 2248 0074
    San Jose Intl Airport, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7900
    Momentum Plaza - LindoraIn Front Of Automercado, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7914
    La Asuncion De BelenCalle Don Chico, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7816
    Avenue 18th, Between 11thAnd 13th Street, San José, SJ
    +506 2242 7901
    Downtown Quepos, Quepos, PU
    +506 2777 3344
    Dominical Beach, Dominical, PU
    +506 2787 4228
    Liberia International Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1819
    1km E From Daniel Oduber ArptStreet 21, To Intl Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2242 7818
    Hotel Hilton Garden, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1115
    In Front Of Banco NactionalComm Cntr Miniplaza Local 1, Sámara, GU
    +506 2656 3385
    100m N Main Docks Of GolfitoMarina Golfito, Golfito, PU
    +506 2775 0025
  • adobe

    ADOBE car rental locations in Costa Rica

    21 Locations See all locations

    50 m East from Maria Auxiliadora Church, San Cayetano, Cartago., Cartago, CA
    +506 2552 7675
    2nd Ave. btwn 12th St. & 14th St., Barrio El Molino, Cartago, CA
    From San Carlos High School, 25 m. South, Quesada, AL
    +506 2460 0650
    Centro Comercial Plaza Boreal local 12From Central Park 800m North SAN CARLOS, Quesada, AL
    Comercial Doña Luisa, Local #1, 325th Ave. btwn 466th St. _ 468th St., Fortuna Downtownrom Importadora Monge 25m West Comercial Dona Luisa Local number 1, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2479 7202
    Edificio C 12 Planta Baja America Free Zone Calle Dominguenos, Heredia, HE
    Double Tree by Hilton Central Pacific Route 23 Km 7 Barrio El Roble, Puntarenas, PU
    +506 2542 4848
    7 kms towards Guapiles from the intersection to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquifrom the Route 32 towards Puerto Limon Guapiles, Guápiles, LI
    Adobe Rent a Car-Uvita, Route 34, Km 165, UvitaAdobe Office, Next to Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Uvita, PU
    CC Paseo del Mar, Local #6, Route 180, Huacas - Conchal Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste - Costa Rica, Huacas, GU
    +506 2542 4848
    San Jose International AirportHoliday Inn Express Hotel 1 4 Km East Rio Segundo Main Road, Río Segundo, AL
    From Huacas Intersection 3 Km through Flamingo and ConchalCentro Comercial Paseo del Mar Conchal, Tamarindo, GU
    CC Plaza Herradura, Local #15, Route 34, Playa HerraduraPlaza Herradura, Local #15 - Playa Herradura, Jacó, Garabito, Puntarenas., Jacó, PU
    +506 2542 4848
    Avenue Pastor Díaz, between Calle El Invu and Calle Lapa Verde, Jacó, PU
    From the Auto Banco of Banco Nacional of Costa Rica 50 m West orAvenue 1 Federico Fernandez Oreamuno between 4th and 5th Street, Limon, LI
    +506 2758 4042
    Edificio Adobe, 34th St., 16th Ave., Barrio Corazón de Jesús Hospital, San José, San José -, San José, SJ
    +506 2542 4800
    Adobe Rent a Car-Quepos, 2nd Ave., Quepos DowntownQuepos downtown, in front of the main entrance of the soccer field - Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Quepos, PU
    Lubricentreo Oso, Route 118, Km 0.5, GreciaFrom Plaza Grecia, 200 m SE at Lubricentro Oso, Grecia, Alajuela, Grecia, AL
    International Airport Daniel Oduber of Guanacaste7 km towards Southwest Guardia de Liberia Guanacaste, Liberia, GU
    Multicentro Commercial CentreOffice #1 (GTA Office),Street 215, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LI
    +506 2542 4800
    256th St Central Ave _ 213th St100 m East from Banco de Costa Rica next to Grant Cabins Central Avenue, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LI
  • easycar

    easyCar car rental locations in Costa Rica

    19 Locations See all locations

    50 M East From Maria Auxiliado, Cartago, CA
    Centro Comercial Plaza Boreal local 12 served by Adobe Rent a Car, Quesada, AL
    +506 2460 0650
    From Importadora Monge,25m West,Comercial Dona Lui, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2479 7202
    Edificio C-12, Heredia, HE
    CC Paseo del Mar, Local 6, Brasilito, GU
    Route 23, Km 7, Puntarenas, PU
    7 kms towards Guapiles from the intersection to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui served by Adobe Rent a Car, Guápiles, LI
    +506 2542 4800
    Adobe Rent a Car-Uvita, Route 34, Km 165, Uvita Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas - Costa RicaNext to Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Uvita, PU
    +506 2743 8102
    Playas Del Coco, Centro Comercial Pacifico, Coco, GU
    From Huacas Intersection 3 Km through Flamingo and Conchal served by Adobe Rent a CarCentro Comercial Paseo del Mar Conchal served by Adobe Rent a Car, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 6262
    Avenue Pastor Díaz, between Calle El Invu and Calle Lapa Verde, Jacó, PU
    Plaza Herradura, Local #15, Jacó, PU
    1st Ave-Federico Fernández Oreamuno, btwn 4th St. & 5th St., Limon, LI
    San Jose Intl Airport, San José, SJ
    +506 2442 2422
    34th St., 16th Ave., San José, SJ
    2nd Ave., Aguirre, Quepos, PU
    Lubricentreo Oso, Route 118, Km 0.5, GreciaFrom Plaza Grecia, 200 m SE at Lubricentro Oso, Grecia, Alajuela, Grecia, AL
    Solarium Plaza, 1km South Of Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2667 0608
    Multicentro Commercial Centre Office 1 served by Adobe Rent a Carstreet 215 PUERTO VIEJO served by Adobe Rent a Car, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LI
    +506 2542 4800
  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Costa Rica

    16 Locations See all locations

    3km From Intl Apo, Alajuela, AL
    +506 2436 2000
    Provencia Alajuela, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2436 2000
    Playa Carmen Shopping Center, Malpais, PU
    +506 2436 2084
    Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste), GU
    +506 2436 2042
    Playa Del Coco, Coco, GU
    +506 2436 2006
    Tamarindo Zullymar Hotel, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2436 2064
    Tambor Beach, Tambor, PU
    +506 2436 2018
    Bahia Jobo La Cruz, El Jobo, GU
    +506 2436 2005
    Av Escazu Near Torre Lexus, Escazú, SJ
    +506 2436 2019
    27 Route San Jose-Caldera, Jacó, PU
    +506 2436 2083
    Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo, San José, SJ
    +506 2436 2010
    Paseo Colon, San José, SJ
    +506 2436 2015
    Ruta 34 Quepos, Quepos, PU
    +506 2436 2066
    Daniel Oduber Intl Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2436 2062
    Route 21, Liberia, GU
    +506 2436 2061
    Liberia Town 9 Km West, Liberia, GU
    +506 2436 2063
  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car rental locations in Costa Rica

    15 Locations See all locations

    Alajuela Airport Boulevard, Alajuela, AL
    +506 2299 2000
    Flamingo BeachCentro Comercial La Plaza, Playa Flamingo, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Via Lindora Forum 2Building A, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, SJ
    +506 2299 2000
    Pacific MallPlayas del Coco, Coco, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Tamarindo Airport100 mts west from the Best Western Tamarindo, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Tamarindo Downtown100 mts west from the Best Western Tamarindo, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Main Street JacoNext to Best Western Hotel, Jacó, PU
    +506 2299 2000
    Tobias Bolanos International AirportNorth Sabana Las Americas Blvd, San José, SJ
    +506 2299 2000
    Juan Santamaria Intl. AirportIn Front of The Hampton Inn and Suites, San José, SJ
    +506 2299 2000
    San Pedro200mts East, San Pedro`s Catholic Church. Next to San Pedro Plaza Mall, San José, SJ
    +506 2299 2000
    Downtown San JoseLas Americas Blvd, San José, SJ
    +506 2299 2000
    Quepos, Across from Hotel Los Altos ResortMain Street Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Quepos, PU
    +506 2299 2000
    Nosara BeachGuiones Beach 2nd floor of Cafe de Paris, Nicoya, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport2 Km from Liberia International Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2299 2000
    Liberia Guanacaste., Liberia, GU
    +506 2299 2000
  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Costa Rica

    15 Locations See all locations

    141, Ciudad Quesada, Quesada, AL
    +506 2293 2222
    142 San Carlos, La Fortuna, AL
    +506 2509 5969
    Cruce San Antonio de Belen, Heredia, HE
    +506 2509 5950
    400 Metros Oeste Del Curce, Curridabat, SJ
    +506 2202 8380
    In front of Natl Bank of Costa Rica, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 0032
    In front of Multiplaza Mall, Escazú, SJ
    +506 2208 2243
    Avenida Pastor Dias Y Calle Sol De Oro, Jacó, PU
    +506 2509 5969
    1219 Hotel Crown Plaza Corobici, San José, SJ
    +506 2296 0167
    Cruce San Antonio De Belen, San José, SJ
    +506 2442 1321
    San Jose Sabana Norte, San José, SJ
    +506 2509 5980
    Liberia Intl Airport, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1138
    Hacienda Pinilla, Liberia, GU
    +506 2681 2251
    Sardinal, Carrillo, Liberia, GU
    +506 2690 8027
    Golfo De Papgayo Guanacaste, Liberia, GU
    +506 4701 0000
    Santacruz Cabo Velas, Liberia, GU
    +506 2537 2685
  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Costa Rica

    8 Locations See all locations

    ALAJUELA AIRPORT Office is located across from Hampton Inn HotelOn arrival at the arrival exit a staff member will be waiting for you with a sign with your name, Alajuela, AL
    +506 2441 1411
    Centro Comercial Playa Carmen office 3Walk in or call for assistance on 505 2640 0993, Malpais, PU
    100 Meters West from Cafe de Paris Hotel Mini Mall 14 number 8Walk in or call for assistance on 506 2682 0941, Nosara, GU
    +506 2682 0941
    Barcelo Tambor Hotel 20 Kilometers West of the Paquera Ferry portWalk in or call for assistance on 506 268, Tambor, PU
    150 meters west of the Puerto Jimenez school Golfito PuntarenasWalk in or call for assistance on 506 2735 5295, Puerto Jiménez, PU
    300 meters east from the Purdy Motor building in Paseo Colon San JoseWalk in or call for assistance on 506 2258 7875, San José, SJ
    25 Meters North of the Catholic Church in Quepos., Quepos, PU
    +506 2777 2467
    Liberia International Airport, Liberia, Liberia, GU
    +506 2668 1212
  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Costa Rica

    7 Locations See all locations

    Hotel Suerre, Guápiles, LI
    +506 2710 5337
    Ctro.comercial Plaza Esmeralda, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 0829
    Jaco Walk Commerical Center, Jacó, PU
    +506 2643 1009
    Calle 3 Avenida 13,barrio Amon, San José, SJ
    +506 2257 3434
    1 Km E And 50 Meter N From, San José, SJ
    +506 2442 8585
    25 Meters N Of The Catholic, Quepos, PU
    +506 2777 3334
    Liberia Intl Ap, Liberia, GU
    +506 2665 0787
  • nucar

    NU Car car rental locations in Costa Rica

    7 Locations See all locations

    1.4km E. Of Holidayinn Express, Alajuela, AL
    +506 2442 6000
    25 m. South of Coopemadereros, Uvita, PU
    Entrance Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, Tamarindo, GU
    +506 2653 9129
    Front of Pto Jimenez Airport, Puerto Jiménez, PU
    +506 2735 5777
    Tobias Bolanos Airport, San José, SJ
    +506 2255 2200
    next to the Ambassador Hotel, San José, SJ
    +506 2255 2000
    7 Km West Of Airport Entrance, Liberia, GU
    +506 2665 1159

Top Tips for Renting a Car in Costa Rica

Car rental in Costa Rica is perfect if you want to head to the beach with family, visit a remote rainforest, or if you just want an easy way to get from the airport to your accommodation. For more space and the ability to discover the mountains, a four-wheel drive or SUV is ideal; but if you are driving along the major roads, a saloon will suffice. If you want to explore the coast, a convertible is best for soaking up the sun.
Costa Rican laws about car seats for children are stricter than those in the USA. When you rent a car to or from an airport in Costa Rica, your child must be secured in a car seat if they are shorter than 110 cm (43 inches). Larger children are required to use a safety booster seat until they are 12 years old or 145 cm (57 inches). You will have the option to rent a car seat or booster along with your rental car, which will cost around 2,924 SVC (5 USD) per day per child’s seat. Hertz and Sixt offer these optional extras.
Crossing international borders is forbidden when you rent a car in Costa Rica. However, some car rental companies will let you drop off your car in Costa Rica, cross the border on foot and pick up a new car on the other side of the border for a fee of around 29,585 SVC (50 USD).
The main benefit of renting a car in Costa Rica is the freedom it brings. Rather than wasting time waiting for public transport, you get to maximize your vacation time. Consider taking a road trip from La Fortuna to Monteverde, a 91-mile scenic route through a cloudy forest reserve.

FAQs About Renting a Car in Costa Rica

How much does it cost to rent a car in Costa Rica?

On average a rental car in Costa Rica costs AED 16 per day.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Costa Rica?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at NU Car (AED 18/day), Economy Rent a Car (AED 18/day) and GREEN MOTION (AED 18/day).

How can I find car rentals near me in Costa Rica?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What is driving like in Costa-Rica?

If you are planning to rent a car in Costa Rica, you need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road. You will notice that all road signs are in Spanish and that some roads may be unmarked and not signposted. There are several toll roads that connect major cities, including Puntarenas and San José, as well as airports. You can pay for tolls in local currency or US dollars. It is commonplace for local drivers to use their horns to alert other road users of their whereabouts.

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Costa-Rica?

You must be at least 18 years old to rent a car in Costa Rica. You do not need an international driving permit, but must have had a valid driver’s license for at least a year. You will need to present your license and your passport to your car hire company. You are permitted to drive with your home country’s driving license for three months; beyond that, you will need to apply for a Costa Rica license.

How much does petrol cost in Costa-Rica?

Petrol prices in Costa Rica are around 692.98 SVC (1.17 USD) per liter and 2589.22 SVC (4.43 USD) per gallon. All petrol stations in Costa Rica are government-regulated, meaning that the prices are the same, so you don’t need to shop around. You will find that petrol stations are full-service. If you are traveling a long distance, fill up in advance to avoid running out of gas, as stations are pretty far apart.

What are the speed limits in Costa-Rica?

The speed limit in Costa Rica is measured in kilometers and varies throughout. The minimum speed on a highway is 40 km/h (25 mph), with a maximum of 120 km/h (74 mph). Unless road signs indicate otherwise, the limit on secondary roads is 60 km/h (37 mph), while in town and city centers, the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph). If you are driving close to schools and hospitals, be aware that the limit is 25 km/h (15 mph).

Popular Car Rental Locations

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Hires are subject to change and may not be available on all hire cars listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the hire cars providers' sites.