Car Rental Costa Rica

Car Rentals Costa Rica

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Most popular cities to rent a car in Costa Rica

Compare car rental prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
C$ 24 - C$ 34 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN COSTA RICA Liberia 13% cheaper Car rentals in Liberia are usually the cheapest in Costa Rica at C$ 24 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN COSTA RICA Jacó 22% more expensive Jacó usually has the highest priced car rentals in Costa Rica with rentals averaging C$ 34 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN COSTA RICA San José 54% more users visited More momondo users search for car rentals in San José than any other region in Costa Rica.

Rental car companies in Costa Rica

Below is a list of every nation-wide car rental agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Alamo
42 locations
San José C$ 37/day
Liberia C$ 53/day
National
37 locations
San José C$ 61/day
Liberia C$ 48/day
Enterprise
36 locations
San José C$ 28/day
Liberia C$ 32/day
Budget
17 locations
Liberia C$ 11/day
San José C$ 15/day
Jacó C$ 23/day
Economy Rent a Car
15 locations
San José C$ 4/day
Liberia C$ 6/day

Most popular types of rental cars

Below are the most popular car rental types in Costa Rica and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
SUV
SUV

Best value

San José

C$ 27/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Jacó

C$ 39/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

C$ 33/day
SUV

#3 Most popular

La Fortuna

C$ 41/day
Small
Small

Best value

Tamarindo

C$ 14/day
Small

#1 Most popular

San José

C$ 25/day
Small

#2 Most popular

Jacó

C$ 24/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

C$ 29/day
Small

#4 Most popular

Liberia

C$ 28/day
Small

#5 Most popular

La Fortuna

C$ 39/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Tamarindo

C$ 11/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

San José

C$ 27/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Jacó

C$ 30/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

Escazú

C$ 23/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Liberia

C$ 48/day
Medium

#5 Most popular

La Fortuna

C$ 41/day
Large
Large

Best value

Jacó

C$ 45/day
Large

#1 Most popular

San José

C$ 61/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Liberia

C$ 83/day

Renting a car in Costa Rica

Before you book your car rental, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Costa Rica

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Costa Rica?

At the moment, the cheapest car rental agency in Costa Rica is NU Car, through whom users can find deals for as low as C$ 3 per day. Users who book a rental car with NU Car tend to find prices that are lower than the C$ 26 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 Economy Rent a Car, one of the most popular rental agencies in the country. In the past month, 18% of our users selected Economy Rent a Car for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 10 from 477 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 42 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 5 locations throughout the area.

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.

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, 42% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of C$ 5 per day.

How much does gasoline cost in Costa Rica?

On average, the price of gas last week in Costa Rica was C$ 1.45 per liter. In contrast, Algeria currently has the lowest average gas prices at C$ 0.42 per liter. You should also consider visiting Hong Kong, though here you will find the most expensive average gas prices at C$ 3.21 per liter.


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