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Costa Rica Car Hire

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Car hire companies in Costa Rica

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Alamo
40 locations
San José £27/day
Liberia £37/day
Budget
17 locations
Liberia £6/day
San José £31/day

Most popular car hire types

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

Best value

San José

£31/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Jacó

£40/day
Small
Small

Best value

San José

£23/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Jacó

£29/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Heredia

£32/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Liberia

£34/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Tamarindo

£24/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Quepos

£24/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Liberia

£27/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

San José

£30/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Jacó

£38/day
Large
Large

Best value

Jacó

£38/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

San José

£40/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Liberia

£81/day
Van
Van

Best value

San José

£48/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Liberia

£58/day

Hiring a car in Costa Rica

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Costa Rica?

According to our data, Budget is the cheapest car hire agency in Costa Rica. Users who book a rental car with Budget often find prices below the £26 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as £6 each day when booking with Budget.

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

Alamo is the most popular car hire company in Costa Rica with 18% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Alamo also has 380 reviewsand a score of 6.4 out of 10, making this car rental agency a popular choice among travellers.

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

If you plan on travelling to Costa Rica and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Alamo is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 40 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Consider visiting San José, the most popular city in Costa Rica. Alamo has a large presence here with over 5 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city centre.

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

Whether you hire 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?

Costa Rica has a road quality score of 2.9 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts Costa Rica at 116 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within Costa Rica that the road quality will vary.

What is the drink driving limit in Costa Rica?

2.38 mg/l is the legal BAC limit in Costa Rica. Any higher and you will be considered driving under the influence and may receive monetary fines, licence restrictions, and other penalties. 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 car to hire in Costa Rica?

Travellers to Costa Rica usually opt to hire a SUV as their 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, 45% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of £17 per day.

How much does petrol cost in Costa Rica?

As of last week, the average price of petrol in Costa Rica was £0.71 per litre. According to our data, Costa Rica has neither the most expensive nor the cheapest petrol prices in the world. Kuwait currently has the least expensive at £0.26 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £1.69 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.


Car hire in other cities in Costa Rica

Need more destination ideas for your trip to Costa Rica? Find a car hire in these popular cities across the country

Consider hiring a car elsewhere in Central America

Not sure if you want to hire a car in Costa Rica? These other countries in Central America are also worth exploring

Start planning your trip to Costa Rica

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