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San José, Costa Rica
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San José, Costa Rica
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What is the cheapest rental car agency in Costa Rica?

At the moment, the cheapest car rental agency in Costa Rica is Rent-A-Wreck, through whom users can find deals for as low as C$ 5 per day. Users who book a rental car with Rent-A-Wreck tend to find prices that are lower than the C$ 70 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you rent for, and the type of rental car you choose.

What is the most popular rental car agency in Costa Rica?

If you plan to rent a car in Costa Rica, we recommend booking with U-Save, one of the most popular rental agencies in the country. In the past month, 42% of our users selected U-Save for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 10 from 21 reviewers.

What car rental company in Costa Rica has the most locations?

The car rental company with the most locations in Costa Rica is Alamo. They currently have 50 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Costa Rica, consider San José, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Alamo has 4 locations throughout the area.

What is the most popular type of rental car in Costa Rica?

Travellers to Costa Rica usually opt for a SUV as their rental car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 54% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of C$ 85 per day.

Best deals found for Costa Rica car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Costa Rica
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 7/day

4 Apr - 14 Apr
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 7/day

4 Apr - 14 Apr
Nissan Qashqai
Toyota RAV4
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 7/day

21 Apr - 4 May
Toyota RAV4
Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 7/day

18 Apr - 1 May
Ford Escape
Toyota RAV4
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 7/day

16 May - 24 May
Toyota RAV4
Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 7/day

16 May - 24 May
Ford Escape
Toyota C-HR
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 7/day

9 Apr - 19 Apr
Toyota C-HR
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 7/day

2 Apr - 9 Apr
Kia Sportage
Nissan Rogue
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 7/day

9 Apr - 19 Apr
Nissan Rogue

Costa Rica car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Costa Rica that's right for you

Small cars

C$ 12 - C$ 91

All Car Types

C$ 20 - C$ 110

The average price of a small car rental in Costa Rica is C$ 39. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 12 per day. A small car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Costa Rica small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Costa Rica is C$ 42. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 16 per day. A medium car rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Costa Rica medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Costa Rica is C$ 82. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 36 per day. A large car rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Costa Rica is C$ 49. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 17 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Costa Rica SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Costa Rica is C$ 99. The cheapest time to rent a van in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 43 per day. A van rental is typically 50% more expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Costa Rica van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pick-up truck rental in Costa Rica is C$ 64. The cheapest time to rent a pick-up truck in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 29 per day. A pick-up truck rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Costa Rica pick-up truck rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Costa Rica is C$ 103. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 45 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 52% more expensive than the average rental car in Costa Rica. The average price of a vehicle rental in Costa Rica can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 7/day

9 Apr - 16 Apr
Toyota Yaris
Honda Fit
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
5-door vehicles

C$ 8/day

8 Apr - 15 Apr
Honda Fit
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 8/day

8 Apr - 15 Apr
Nissan Versa

Costa Rica car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Costa Rica

Alamo

50 locations

Sunnycars

50 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

49 locations

National

49 locations

ADOBE

32 locations

easyCar

26 locations

Adobe Rent A Car

25 locations

Budget

19 locations

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Costa Rica

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica12.6 km
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana13.1 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica15.9 km
La Paz Waterfall Gardens20.1 km
La Paz Waterfall23.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Playas del Coco17.5 km
Flamingo Beach32.5 km
Playa Brasilito34.4 km
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park34.8 km
Conchal Beach35.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu92.0 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica115.5 km
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana118.5 km
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica119.0 km
La Paz Waterfall Gardens126.2 km

Rent a car near one of these popular hotels in Costa Rica

Below are the most popular hotels in Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Playa El Jobo, El Jobo, Costa Rica

2.6 km from city centre

Barceló San José

Barceló San José

Autopista General Canas 3km, San José, Costa Rica

1.8 km from city centre

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection Resort

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection Resort

Playa Manzanill0, Golfo de Papagayo, Liberia, Culebra, Costa Rica

0.5 km from city centre

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

Arenal, 9 Km West, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

7.1 km from city centre

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

0.2 km from city centre

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

13 Km Oeste Del Centro, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

8.7 km from city centre

Wyndham Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

200m Al E Y 800m Al N Del, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

0.8 km from city centre

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt

Final De La Ruta 253 Peninsula Papagayo, Culebra, Costa Rica

0.6 km from city centre

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica - Adults only

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica - Adults only

3 Km North West From Panama Beach Main Entrance Playa Arenilla Provincia De Guanacaste, Culebra, Costa Rica

5.2 km from city centre

Riu Palace Costa Rica

Riu Palace Costa Rica

Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Ocotal, Costa Rica

3.3 km from city centre

Fiesta Resort

Fiesta Resort

El Roble 23, El Roble, Costa Rica

1.0 km from city centre

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Papagayo Peninsula, Culebra, Costa Rica

5.7 km from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica

San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari, San José, Costa Rica

8.2 km from city centre

Riu Guanacaste Hotel

Riu Guanacaste Hotel

Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

0.7 km from city centre

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

Hwy 1 Airport Boulevard, Alajuela, Costa Rica

2.4 km from city centre

Occidental Tamarindo

Occidental Tamarindo

1.5 km al Sur de Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

1.7 km from city centre

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

800 meters west of Herradura entrance, Herradura, Costa Rica

0.5 km from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport

Ruta 21 Frente al Aeropuerto Inter, Liberia, Costa Rica

11.3 km from city centre


Car rental in Costa Rica

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Costa Rica so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Costa Rica drive on?

Whether you rent or own a car in Costa Rica, you are required by law to drive on the right. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Costa Rica?

According to 2019 data, Costa Rica ranks 116 in the world for road quality. The country has a road quality score of 2.9 out of 7, where 7 is the highest possible score. Keep in mind that weather and construction can also affect road conditions during your visit.

What is the drinking and driving limit in Costa Rica?

The drinking and driving limit in Costa Rica is 0.05%. Regions and cities within Costa Rica might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your rental car. Keep in mind that you must also be at least 18 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages, and it is not recommended to operate a motor vehicle under the influence.

How much does gasoline cost in Costa Rica?

On average, the price of gas last week in Costa Rica was C$ 1.88 per liter. In contrast, Kuwait currently has the lowest average gas prices at C$ 0.46 per liter. You should also consider visiting Hong Kong, though here you will find the most expensive average gas prices at C$ 4.22 per liter.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Costa Rica?

Prices for cars in Costa Rica refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Costa Rica?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Costa Rica. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Costa Rica?

When renting a car in Costa Rica, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Costa Rica?

momondo finds and compares thousands of car rental websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car rentals in Costa Rica. Finding a rental car is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Costa Rica?

momondo enables you to find the best car rental deal in Costa Rica by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Costa Rica with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car rental deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car rental searches on momondo including those for cars in Costa Rica.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Costa Rica on momondo?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car rentals in Costa Rica.

Can I find a car rental in Costa Rica which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including Costa Rica.

Can I search for rental cars in Costa Rica with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in Costa Rica with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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