Car Rentals in Costa Rica

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San José, Costa Rica
4 Oct — 11 Oct
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica
Tue 4/10
Noon
Tue 11/10
Noon
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Best deals found for Costa Rica car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Costa Rica
Jeep Patriot
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 6/day

28 Oct - 26 Nov
Jeep Patriot
GMC Yukon XL
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 22/day

10 Oct - 10 Nov
GMC Yukon XL
Ford Edge
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 6/day

14 Oct - 26 Oct
Ford Edge
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 5/day

27 Oct - 25 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Jeep Patriot
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 9/day

7 Dec - 21 Dec
Jeep Patriot
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 5/day

3 Oct - 6 Oct
Ford Focus Sedan
Dodge Durango
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 5/day

15 Oct - 27 Oct
Dodge Durango
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 10/day

3 Oct - 25 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Edge
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 10/day

7 Dec - 14 Dec
Ford Edge

Costa Rica car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

C$ 16 - C$ 80

All Car Types

C$ 27 - C$ 112

The average price of a Small rental in Costa Rica is C$ 34. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 16 per day. A Small rental is typically 45% less expensive than the average car rental 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 Medium rental in Costa Rica is C$ 48. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 72% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 14 per day. A Medium rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Costa Rica is C$ 79. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 31 per day. A Large rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average car rental 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$ 45. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 64% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 17 per day. A SUV rental is typically 27% less expensive than the average car rental 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$ 94. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 40 per day. A Van rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average car rental 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 Luxury rental in Costa Rica is C$ 82. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Costa Rica is in August. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 32 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average car rental 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.


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

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica12.6 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica15.9 km
La Paz Waterfall Gardens20.1 km
La Paz Waterfall23.7 km
Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu38.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Playas del Coco17.5 km
Flamingo Beach32.5 km
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park34.8 km
Conchal Beach35.7 km
Parque Nacional Palo Verde36.4 km

Nearby attractions:

Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu92.0 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica115.5 km
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica119.0 km
La Paz Waterfall Gardens126.2 km
La Paz Waterfall127.6 km

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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

At the moment, the cheapest car rental agency in Costa Rica is Routes Car & Truck Rentals, through whom users can find deals for as low as C$ 4 per day. Users who book a rental car with Routes Car & Truck Rentals tend to find prices that are lower than the C$ 54 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.

If you plan to rent a car in Costa Rica, we recommend booking with Avis, one of the most popular rental agencies in the country. In the past month, 21% of our users selected Avis for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.9 out of 10 from 37 reviewers.

The car rental company with the most locations in Costa Rica is Alamo. They currently have 41 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 Liberia, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Alamo has 3 locations throughout the area.

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.

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.

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.

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, 34% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of C$ 7 per day.

On average, the price of gas last week in Costa Rica was C$ 2.03 per liter. In contrast, Algeria 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$ 4.06 per liter.


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