Search
Deals
Tips
User Experiences
FAQs
Agencies
Locations
When to book

Liberia car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Mon 24/6
Mon 1/7

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Liberia

Here is why travellers choose KAYAK

Save up to 40%Compare multiple travel sites with one search.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsFilter by car type, brand and more. Instantly customise your results.

Book with flexibilityUse our "free cancellation" filter for maximum flexibility at no extra cost.

Cheap car rentals in Liberia

Discover the best prices and deals for you by selecting your travel dates
Choose your dates
Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People mover
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Liberia

  • While there are shuttle and bus services that bring visitors into the city from the airport or other locations, public transportation within Liberia is limited, making taxis one of the most viable modes of transport. By securing a Liberia car rental, travelers can have the autonomy and flexibility to travel throughout the city without being restricted by ride availability and without having to waste time waiting for a ride to arrive. What’s more, independent vehicles will put off-the-beaten-path locations within reach and will allow travelers to determine arrival and departure times for outings. Coupled with the affordability of rental vehicles in Liberia, the option is also cost-effective.
  • The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, otherwise referred to as the Liberia Costa Rica Airport (LIR), hosts several car rental kiosks for rental companies, including Enterprise, Budget, Avis, National, Sixt, and Europcar, among others. There are representatives for the companies at the airport, so whether you have a reservation or not, you can usually grab a car rental in Liberia from here. As you’re exiting the terminal, you’ll find rental desks to the far left of the building, with vehicles in the adjacent parking lot.
  • The road systems throughout Costa Rica were updated to include stoplights at several intersections where previously there had only been stop signs, however, in many of these updated locations, the original stop signs were not removed, so the intersection includes both forms of traffic instruction. If you come across such an intersection while driving your car rental in Liberia, you will want to take heed of the traffic light—if the light indicates green, proceed through the intersection without stopping.
  • The months of January through early May tend to be peak tourist season in Liberia since these are the driest months of the year. Travelers can expect roadways to be more congested during these periods, especially given the fact that limited public transportation options encourage visitors to rent personal vehicles. Drivers in rental cars should stay alert on these more crowded roadways, particularly when it comes to buses and 18-wheelers, as they often do not yield to passenger cars—it is recommended to let these types of vehicles pass. Also stay alert for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Book your rental car in Liberia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Liberia are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

Liberia car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Liberia 
Verified travelerMar 2024
I started with a Corolla auto and ended up with a Toyota Cross. Both are great cars but I prefer the Cross
Verified travelerApr 2024
We drove the Country. Definitely a great experience.
StephenMar 2024
It is best to rent an SUV or 4x4 for getting around the area. Do your research on car rental in Costa Rica as the fees differ from most countries.
julius andreiDec 2023
Very useful for those who are willing to drive around and explore. If you’re planning to just stay at a hotel or all-Inclusive resort, and occasionally do excursions outside your lodging then it may not be worth renting a vehicle. Transportation to and from the hotels/ resorts are expensive but still cheaper than having to rent a vehicle.
Verified travelerJan 2024
Driving is always an adventure in Liberia or anywhere in Costa Rica. Parking is very limited at times and road signs/directions are non-existent. Drive carefully and walk as much as possible and your stress level will be lowered tremendously.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Payless is a great option if you’re looking for a van! Their customer service was outstanding.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Rent with an international carrier. Europcar was a great alternative
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Driving in Costa Rica is pretty easy. Just watch out for speed bumps (reductor), and make sure you grab the gas station receipts and look up the charges in your credit card statement later
Verified travelerJan 2024
Driving in the country was great. Do the research and make sure to have a credit card printout to avoid the price gauging insurance fees. They will not accept American car insurance.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
We would warn of many roads being incredibly rough and very winding roads with minimal lighting, resulting in the need to travel carefully.
Verified travelerJan 2024
Get Waze to get you around. Most of the time you’re in the middle of no where so get gas when you can
Verified travelerJan 2024
Driving was ok. Some roads on very ooor condition . 4 wheel drive recommended if leaving major highways.
EricFeb 2024
Be prepared for the mandatory insurance - they aren't trying to scam you, it's part of the law
JoelFeb 2024
Driving is a breeze....expect bad road conditions.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Locals all have coups so you dont need a 4 wheel like the staff suggested. We went with a nissan versa and it was fine on dirt and gravel roads.
MalcolmAug 2023
Be aware of the speed limit, school zones and “reductors” everywhere. We didn’t see any but police check stops are quite common.
DanielAug 2023
Be aware of aggressive drivers
Verified travelerMay 2023
It was quick and easy for me.
Verified travelerMay 2023
I would suggest asking how much the insurance and deposit will be. Apparently it is not standard, and ranges GREATLY from place to place

FAQs about renting a car in Liberia

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Liberia?

    The terrain on roadways in Liberia can be a bit unpredictable—the rainy season can wreak havoc on the roads, causing grounds to washout, resulting in potholes or even missing segments of the road. To make the drives more comfortable, an SUV, 4WD, or other such vehicles would be suitable options for travelers to the city. What’s more, visitors anticipating excursions to locations off-the-beaten-path will benefit from the added ruggedness and durability afforded by a car designed to navigate uneven roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Liberia?

    Speed limits in Liberia will vary depending on the region. On highways, the posted speed limit will typically be around 90km/h (55mph). For populated urban areas, the posted limits are around 40km/h (25mph), however, around schools and hospitals, drivers can expect to see posted limits around 25km/h (15mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Liberia?

    There are a limited number of pay-to-park parking lots that provide space for tourists in Downtown Liberia. Two good options include Parqueo Ferretería San Carlos at the crossroads of Calle 10 and Av 3 and Parqueo Publico San Rafael Arcángel along Calle 3 between Av 2 Francisco Mayorga Rivas and Av 25 de Julio. There are also some parking options at the public parks in the city. You can expect metered parking to cost around ₡700 ($1) per hour.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Liberia?

    The average price of fuel in Liberia is $8.56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $103 and $137, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Liberia?

    Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Liberia.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Liberia?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Liberia?

    An Economy car hire in Liberia costs $58 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Liberia?

    A Mini car hire in Liberia costs $81 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Liberia?

    An Intermediate car hire in Liberia costs $51 per day, on average.

Liberia car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.4

Very Good

58 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.8

3 locations in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

1km E From Daniel Oduber Arpt

+506 2242 7885

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Hilton Garden Hotel

+506 2242 7733

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Liberia International Airport

+506 2242 7885

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
they're policies sucks

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy. Everyone was so nice. We also experienced a problem after we headed south. The Jaco Alamo office was very quick to fix the problem and get us back on the road. Gracias!!

Cons:

Well, the Alamo complete insurance package is crazy expensive

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff. Easy process. Clean car.

Cons:

Hidden fees and required insurance resulted in a 3x increase to quoted rate from website. Instead of $246.93, total cost was $735.13. Kayak is a joke. This is the ultimate rip-off as there was no way to accurately compare REAL cost of the rental. Further, the front end of this car was in terrible shape. At the first bump encountered, the left front end slammed loudly - which was an indicator of a car that was unsafe to drive. Very disappointed is an understatement.

9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff are so kind and helpful. We have only had great experiences with Alamo and this was no different. Easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

The vehicle was on the older side and had an after market radio which didn't work all that well. Not a big deal though

7.6 Good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Swapped out a car with mechanical problem very quickly.

Cons:

The insurance rates

6.0 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Relatively cheap Staff was helpful Upgraded for minimum ($5 a day) charge

Cons:

I wasn't told I needed 3rd party car insurance in Costa Rica (not just collision insurance; apparently it's the law) until I was at the Alamo office trying to pick up my car. This was a complete surprise and about doubled the cost of my rental car. Also, the Alamo office next to San Juan International Airpirt was VERY difficult to find. We spent about an hour driving around and talked to 3 different professionals (and got 3 different locations).

1 out of 14

Payless

5.8

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

5.1

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

4 Km West Of D Oduber Intl Apo

+506 2667 0808

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Payless has great customer service for the situation we were out in. The insurance prices are crazy but at the end of the day it wasn’t Payless fault. This is a country requirement that we did understand prior to booking. The pick up was easy and Luis was great!! Drop off was simple as well and super friendly. Car was cleaned when we picked up and that was appreciated.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
No problem being picked up from Liberia Airport to off-site pickup location . . . It was either a pay an extra $419 for " a 'mandatory' 3rd person collision insurance" or no rental!!!! This was $419 payment for a $147 7-day rental!! The personnel at Payless were were helpful to secure a taxi to Playa del Coco for $60.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Hit with so many unexpected fees, we went to another place.

Cons:

Honesty about price

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Transport to and from airport

Cons:

Insurance shouldn’t be a hidden cost. Over $200 in insurance costs “mandatory” per the office in Costa Rica

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I was quoted a low price then told that the price was double. And I did not take the car. I rented a car from another company that was honest about the pricing upfront. I paid more for the company that was honest.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

My car wasn’t available

1 out of 15

Budget

5.8

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

3 locations in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

Daniel Oduber Intl Airport

+506 2436 2062

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Liberia Town 9 Km West

+506 2436 2063

Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00

Route 21

+506 2436 2061

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

6.0 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Be careful in Costa Rica if you are quoted $300 for a week it will end up to be at least $600. Lots of hidden fees

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice 4wd, clean and reliable

Cons:

Expensive insurance

6.0 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and full of gas

Cons:

We rented a Diahatsu Terios 4x4 because we would be taking many very hilly, dirt roads. This car has a small engine and barely made it up many hills. We had to put it in 1st gear all the way up. It was truly a gutless wonder and would recommend renting a 4x4 with a larger engine.

4.4 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Beware - The counter reps will try to sell you the prepaid petrol, stating it is cheaper at Budget than at petrol stations. This is not true. Also decline the damage insurance even if they claim it is 'mandatory'. They're running a scam at this location. The San Jose location clearly advertises that you can decline the insurance if your credit card covers rental insurance - just make sure to have a document from your credit card company (all it takes is a quick phone call) clearly stating that your rental will be covered in Costa Rica.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

car itself was ok. customer service was fine in costa rica

Cons:

the insurance should be listed when you order the car. or at least provide an estimate. its unfair to blindside the consumer and charge them double. ridiculous as a matter of fact. and if only manual transmissions are available, that should be made clear also. i was stuck driving the entire trip because my girlfriend has never driven manual transmission

6.8 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I initially reserved a full size and regular suv. In the picture for full size it showed what appeared to be a chevy suburban and the regular showed what appeared to be a ford edge. When I arrived at the rental place the full size was a rav4 and the regular was a very small suv. I find this to be false advertising and was very upset. Other than this service was very good. With no adress in costa rica the car rental employees went above and beyond to help us get where we needed to go

1 out of 7

Avis

5.2

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

4.9

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

Liberia Intl Apo

+506 2509 5950

Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It took them 45-60 minutes to check out each guest, were understaffed, and were not communicative about the situation. They were oversold and did not have the car we reserved. After waiting in line for 2 hours we left, went to another agency and had a better car, at the same price, in no more than 15 minutes. Zero stars avoid this place

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The check-in process is still too slow and bureaucratic in CR (not just Avis) but this office was very smooth and professional

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
near airport; fast shuttle; air conditioned office while checking in; insurance requirements are expensive but worth it for the peace of mind; return was super easy; shuttle back to the airport was quick with only a few minutes wait time. overall great experience -- especially since the car I got was basically brand-new, used diesel and therefore cost almost nothing, and supported Android Auto for access to my music and maps.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Avis was extremely reliable and easy despite the reviews that were read online. Would recommend.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Borderline scam, and I place about 60% blame on Expedia/carrentals.com/kayak. When I came to pick up the car, the price suddenly doubled due to the “mandatory” liability insurance that was not at all disclosed in any of the previous communications from CarRentals.com or Avis. Moreover, I had to reach out to the (superb) Amex support team to get a letter of coverage (at night in a foreign country) to avoid having to buy optional CDW insurance from Avis as well. Again, this was in no way disclosed at any time between the booking and the pickup. A terrible way to start a great vacation! I recommend looking up an independent car rental company and skipping both Avis and these middlemen.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Used a credit card that has full coverage insurance for 30 days. However once we arrived the agent wanted a letter with our name and card number stating the coverage. Credit card company could not provide the letter in a day therefore we were charged an extra $40 per day for Avis insurance coverage. We witnessed serval people with same problem. We did not have the same problem last year when we booked with another car rental company.

1 out of 15

Economy Rent a Car

4.5

Mediocre

34 reviews

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

4.3

2 locations in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

2 Km East from Liberia International Airport

Opening times not available

Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport

+506 2299 2000

Opening times not available

Filters

Reviews

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Cost was supposed to be $224.97 for a week, plus I paid about $88 for Allianz insurance when I booked stateside. On arrival at the rental place in Costa Rica I was told the Allianz insurance only covers collision, and I also need liability insurance. Not sure if this is true or a scam, but ended up paying $495 for the week (rental plus cheapest liability insurance option). The car had 74,000 miles. Low pressure light came on on the last day, so i had to have the gas station pump up the tires, though fortunately did not go flat.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff very friendly and helpful, took us to the bus stop for return to Flamingo

2.0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Price is incredibly misleading. What I reserved was a week long rental for a SUV. When we finally got to the rental counter, they surprised us with government mandated insurance, which caused the price to skyrocket. By the end of it, the cheapest option we had, which was “insurance” that still has us liable for all damages and expenses to the sum of $500+ for a week. Had I known the total price before booking, I wouldn’t have even bothered. Look elsewhere for a car rental.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was relatively new, drop-off was easy

Cons:

WAY More expensive than online quote. They fail to mention that even if you purchase insurance you still need to buy another 3rd party insurance at almost $40/day. Brakes squeaked all week

3.6 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff refused to accept written documentation saying that I had the proper insurance which ended up in me being charged four times the amount

Cons:

State exactly what documents are accepted so that clients are not over charged at the last moment

2.8 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The office looks beautiful, it doesn’t reflect the actual service. Try to avoid as much as possible.

Cons:

They’re masters in fooling and making dirty money. They never explained everything, yet they “stole” items from the car and charged me for that! NEVER AGAIN.

1 out of 11

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

Plaza Futura Guanacaste

+506 4000 7496

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They helped call around to find another rental agency that had a car for us around the same price point. It didn't work though because their age policy was different.

Cons:

There was no car. We went to pick it up and they hadn't received our request and didn't even have the caright we reserved.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.4

Wonderful

23 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.9

3 locations in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

1km E From Daniel Oduber Arpt

+506 2242 7818

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Hilton Garden Hotel

+506 2242 7800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Liberia International Airport

+506 2242 7818

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
All the process from reserving has been very good and the customer service has also been great

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The whole thing sucked from the get go The price started really good but was not honored by enterprise the pick up location changed nightmare all round

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The exceptional services!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
We had an excellent experience, Ana Eugenia was exceptionnel. She delivered the car at our condo, came to the condo when the renewal was due. Could not be better serve.

5.2 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Reps at both checkout and checkin were good

Cons:

Car was very old, beaten up and underpowered. REALLY wasn't clear on insurance and it ended up costing A LOT more than expected. I'm not sure why I bought 3rd party insurance, it didn't really save me anything.

4.8 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car cost 3.5 times my confirmed rate. They tried to charge me 5.5 and I said that's enough. Most of money extra was insurance and additional add ons such as license charge. Never had this experience before. Very low class!

1 out of 4

National

8.7

Very Good

13 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

6.8

4 locations in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

1km E From Daniel Oduber Arpt

+506 2242 7889

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Hilton Garden Hotel

+506 2242 7878

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Liberia International Airport

+506 2242 7889

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Solarium, Ruta 21

+506 2210 1000 ext. 825

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Filters

Reviews

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was a nightmare. We were completely lied to about the price online. When we just so happen to have printed out the pricing we were given online they did give us a discount but still at about double the price we agreed to.

Cons:

You need to vet your providers prior to displaying prices. The price you listed vs the price we had to pay was vastly different.

4.4 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick was OK, good services...a little unstructured but wanted to make sure I knew everything

Cons:

Drop off, paid for full coverage had 2 flats and tried to make me admit to an accident/mark on the car. All I wanted was an apology for all the bald tires and the wanted me to fill out paperwork. I paid for full-all coverage and I should not have had as many issues as I did for that much money

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was exactly what was advertised. It was a Diahatsu Bego, automatic, all wheel drive, with no bells or whistles. Despite the worst roads I had ever driven on (Monteverde), the vehicle ran like a champ. I was very nervous about check in and check out. We took video of the SUV at checkout. The return was very smooth. They had many vehicles to check in so I'm glad we arrived early.

Cons:

We used our credit card for collision and paid bought the mandatory liability through National. They insisted it was $24/day (required), when I was told over the phone $12/day. Only when I told him this did he show the options for the two. Ultimately we did go with the 0 deductible $24/day over the 80/20 liability.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

National wouldn't honor the insurance I was encouraged to purchase when I reserved the car online. Total waste of $70!! After loading the car we found out the air conditioner didn't work, had to go though whole check out process again for another car.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They gave me my money back

Cons:

They show a picture of a Toyota RAV4 as the model on offer, which is very powerful, but changed their fleet to weakling Suzuki's without advertising it.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was a little beat up, but can be expected in Latin America

1 out of 3

Dollar

6.5

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.7

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

Liberia Intl Ap

+506 4052 2000

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

5.2 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was fine, I got the exact model I reserved, aside from a couple dings was in very good shape and fairly low mileage. Airport transfer was easy enough, they pick-up curbside and didn't keep me waiting very long.

Cons:

Aggressively try to upsell you on their insurance plans. Keep in mind, Costa Rica DOES have some fairly strict liability insurance requirements for rental cars. That said, I know the laws in CR and had purchased a full zero-liability insurance policy for my trip. At the time of pick-up, they "maneuvered" their figures when trying to get me to use their insurance plan, which was shady from the get go. My biggest issue was that they DID end up changing me for $78 in insurance (and several other fees) without my permission! I am currently contesting the charge with AMEX, but I ended up being charged over $100 more than the quote from Kayak, without my permission. Shop elsewhere.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, clean car, full of gas, no hassle insurance.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Please call me at 7327540605 didn't get rental. Dollar told me they don't use your company for rentals please call me

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The car was not in amazing shape. But for us, that was totally fine. It got us up some steep hills and winding, rocky Costa Rican roads. Totally had enough power, got us everywhere but not much of a looker :) Certainly not a Toyota Land Cruiser. But completely funcional.

1 out of 2

Ace

6.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

21

+506 4036 7440

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30

Filters

Reviews

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff great to deal with

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I reserved an automatic SUV a week in advance. When I got there they told me they only have manual pickup tucks and told me I was SOL, had no other options and my only choice was take that at the same rate or cancel my reservation. We cancelled and went to Enterprise. Do yourself a favor and avoid at all cost!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, quick process, and decent price. Made a 10-day reservation for an SUV for about $325, and had to pay the local insurance for the vehicle. In the grand scheme of the cost and everything that went with it, it was totally worth it.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at the ACE office in Liberia, CR were absolutely wonderful!

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
My prepaid insurance through your website was not honored. I had to spend $250 extra just on the insurance. The car was 5 years old and beat up. It had 110000 kilometers on the odometer. I reserved automatic and I was offered a manual transmission for the same money. Major disappointment. Also they requested $1,000.00 deposit!!! That’s way far from the industry standard.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

Liberia Airport

+506 4052 5210

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

4.0 Mediocre

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine, and I was able to drop it off at the airport before they opened.

Cons:

I showed them the letter from Wells Fargo stating that my Visa covers collision damage "up to the entire value of the vehicle" but they refused to accept it because it did not show a dollar limit. Never had this problem before with any rental company in my last 15 Costa Rica rentals.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service with a smile.

3.6 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The surprise insurance add on, that was WAY BEYOND what was expected and not advertised in the on-line price. Also told there was no option, had to pay for it.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I called their international number to provide my flight information and was assured that someone's would be there to pick me up when I arrived even if my flight was delayed. I was left stranded at the airport with no car and had to rush make alternate araingements. Scary and unfrofessional treatment.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak- is a good rental place, the only issue was the car on the picture (Toyota RAV 4) is the bigger modle than the one offered (Daihatsu Terios). I must admit, this is confusing, so upon arrival we had to upgrade. (5-people and luggage) For people who want to rent cars to travel Costa Rica!!!!!! Just rent the car and get the insurance locally. Original offer $97.72 (car) + Allianz insurance $117 = $216 Officiall end total = $745

Cons:

Allianz Travel Insurance policy - One receives an offer for a travel insurance policy from a renown company, this is a scam. This insurance policy is not valid in Costa Rica. Third party insurances are not accepted in Costa Rica. I dont understand why this happens in 2017 and why Kayak does not mention this. Please find attached a copy of my mail to Allianz who have not responded so far and to file a claim as we all know becomes more and more difficutl to put people off to file claims. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Upon arrival in Costa Rica I was deeply alarmed and shocked that this kind of scam still exists. This was a rather negative start to the awaited holiday. It gives the country a negative touch, although you are the ones that should know better and are responsible. The rental car which I booked is fine, but the Insurance which you sold me is not accepted. There is only one insurance accepted here and this is the Costa Rican one which is Government designated! The car rental companies do not accept 3'rd parties into which category you are. Please kindly clarify and state why you as a worldwide operating insurance company sell customers these insurance policies.I was required to buy a new insurance (local) otherwise they would not have given me the rental car. I have documents proving that third party insurances are not valid in Costa Rica. In the year 2017 issues like this should not occur to a renown company like yours. Kindly awaiting your response and the reimbursement of the insurance costs. Best regards

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I made my online reservation for a vehicle in Liberia, Costa Rica I was quoted a rate of $112 USD. I also checked with my credit card company to verify that I was covered for insurance, liability and collision, when using my credit card as the payment form for the transaction. When checking in to pick up my vehicle at the Liberia Thrifty location I was told that the government of Costa Rica requires renters to purchase this insurance which more than tripled my rental price from the quoted $112 to $375!!! No where on the online reservation site was there any mention of the required insurance coverage or the outrageous cost of this coverage! Thrifty should make more of this ripoff!!!

1 out of 6

Europcar

4.8

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.3

One location in Liberia

Show locations

Locations in Liberia

, Boulevard Aeropuerto, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, Costa Rica

Opening times not available

Filters

Reviews

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The car was dirty when we picked it up, and had faulty windshield wipers. Also, contrary to what we were told by Europcar when we made the online booking, the Europcar agency in Costa Rica did not honour the insurance we have via our Visa card, even though we provided a letter from the insurance company (Manulife, one of the biggest in Canada). Also, when we made the online booking, Europcar informed us that we needed to purchase an international driver's licence for Costa Rica. That information turned out to be incorrect. Not a good experience with Europcar.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
They cancelled my rental a couple of days before arrival “due to COVID”. Yet they were still renting other cars. Jerk move, Europcar.

1 out of 1

NU Car

4.2

Mediocre

10 reviews

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

4.2

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

7 Km West Of Airport Entrance

+506 2665 1159

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30

Filters

Reviews

4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
We booked for $238, when we arrived we were driven to a remote area. We were then shown a beat up van, told it would be another $383 for MANDATORY insurance and ANOTHER $1600 for a refundable deposit! I was told if I wanted to cancel I could, but they couldn’t guarantee I would get my prepaid 2 $238 back. The van had a horrible sound underneath in the axle and could barely drive up the hills on the main highways. The only positive experience, was when I texted the actual owner, he had them bring 2 nice Suzukis to replace it. I was happily surprised with how well the change out went. The first part was VERY stressful, but it all worked out okay. I would say 80% of their fleet is pretty busted though. Just know what you are getting into.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Terrible check in experience. Charged 3 times the cost of car for insurance at pickup. Took nearly an hour to get checked in with only two customers in front of us. Other customers left unhappy too due to hidden fees and not having 4x4 vehicles that were requested. Beat up car but mechanically sound. Definitely avoid!

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
This is a scam. Rental car is asking separate insurance through them which they quoted $980.00 despite me buying comprehensive insurance through Kayak/ Allianz. Also they wanted $3000 deposit. Ended up not renting the car. Please read reviews from other travelers and save vacationers being scammed in a foreign country. Thanks.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Reliable vehicle.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Car was mechanically basic and getting worn out.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Loved the ease of rental, but did not love the rep telling me one price over the phone then the very next day, trying to swindle me out of $50 by telling me a different price. The second I pointed it out he changed it back to the original price but he sure did try

U-Save

4.2

Mediocre

13 reviews

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

4.5

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

5 Km West of Liberia Int’l Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
This is not a real business. They lie about the amount you have to pay in Costa Rica taxes. They take one hour to pick us up from the airport. Cars and installation is a rundown. Horrible experience.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The pick up was not good - very hard to find van, took 30-40 minutes just to get picked up (while many other car rental agency vans came and went). Car itself was not good - over 175k miles, ancient features, no audio, could barely make it up large hills, could not accelerate at all (which is a problem on Costa Rica roads). The best part was the drop off process - that was very quick and easy.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
If comfort and safety are of no interest to you then this is your car! Still have a big binder of CDs laying around the house from your teens? Hate back up cameras and automatic transmissions? Think those pesky key fobs are just and inconvenience? This is the car for you! If you would like to double the price for the “mandatory insurance” and get a hold put on your credit card for the entire value of the vehicle, this is the car for you! One positive is that even if you forget something in the car no one is breaking in, because you have the worst car in the lot no matter where you go! Honestly, it’s a shame that kayak recommends places like this. I thought that maybe other rental companies didn’t operate in Costa Rica so this was a good option… turns out all the major car rental companies are there and it doesn’t cost any more than this place. The staff was nice enough, just doing their job… but you can get that most places.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
New Chinese car was a piece of junk. The radio would not pickup one single station, phone charging jack didn’t work, car was underpowered for its size, gas economy was approximately 10-12 MPG because you had to give it full throttle most of the time ie: passing, hills .But worst of all price quoted $400 for two weeks but when we picked it up there was an additional $400 in hidden fees. The agent said it was all due to government regulations (who knows as at that point there was no way to check) so it cost us more than a three week rental last year. To say I am dissatisfied would be an understatement!

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The vehicle was compact and conducive to very questionable roads throughout our stay in Costa Rica. We were disappointed to find out upon arriving to the area where we were staying that the USB port in the SUV did not work. Since most individuals renting are relying upon their phones for GPS in a foreign country (as was the case for us), we could not have made do without having the ability to charge our phone. As such, it resulted in us buying a power bank that cost us over $80 USD. A functional USB port in any rental is of high priority. In our minds, this should have resulted in a discount after the fact, especially in light of the additional expenditure that resulted for us.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
They gave away my rental vehicle after my flight arrived late. No other options were available

Hertz

3.4

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.1

Value for money

3.1

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Airport Blvd Liberia

+506 4036 9512

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

Reviews

4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
Got a set value for the car with insurance and taxes for $100 at the airport. Got driven by the company shuttle to the pick up location. And was charged more money

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Great experience overall

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Kayak sold me an invalid insurance that was not licensed in Costa Rica leading me to believe the rental was about half the cost of what it ended up being.. had I known the cost up front, I would not have booked the reservation. The beginning of our trip felt like a scam and now I have to try and get a refund for invalid insurance. WATCH OUT FOR THIS SCAM

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Very good as usual. The shuttle to the airport was slow.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Lots of extra charges. Force you to buy excess unneeded insurance unless you have a letter from your bank. Scam and agents are paid on commission.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Very attentive and helpful staff.

Firefly

2.3

Cleanliness

2.9

Comfort

2.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.9

Value for money

2.1

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Firefly Liberia Airport, Ruta 21

+506 2668 1048

Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Totally a bait and switch scam. Ended up paying 4x more than what I booked for

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The advertised/agreed-upon price is not the same as the price presented by hertz/firefly when you show up to the store store. The google reviews are poor for this store and are correct. The company forces you to provide an insurance letter from your credit card company and forced us to purchase 3d party collision insurance and more than doubled the agreed-upon price.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
When I gort there was told there were no cars available. A total scam

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available. We had to rent from someone else.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I arrived and went to talk to an agent and they said they see my reservation but don't have any cars available. Bad enough, but they didn't even care. They made no effort to rectify the situation and gave me a "tough luck" attitude.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
PRice was the double of the quote

easyCar

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Solarium Plaza, 1km South Of Daniel Oduber International Airport

+506 2667 0608

Opening times not available

Filters

Reviews

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I was not able to cancel and couldn’t get in touch with anyone.

MEXRENTACAR

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Route 21 Guardia Liberia

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

ADOBE

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Adobe Rent a Car-Guardia (LIR), Route 21, Guardia (Liberia) Nacascolo, Liberia, Guanacaste - Costa Rica

+506 2542 4848

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

International Airport Daniel Oduber of Guanacaste

+506 2667 0608

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Filters

No reviews available

keddy by Europcar

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Solarium Plaza#3- Meet & Greet Service

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

NextCar

3.6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Solarium, Office 21

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

No reviews available

E-Z Rent-A-Car

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Solarium Plaza #3 - Europcar

+506 2668 0125

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

No reviews available

GREEN MOTION

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Liberia International Airport, Liberia

(506) 2668-1212/(506) 2668-1213

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Filters

No reviews available

Apex

8.5

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Daniel Oduber Quiros Intl Apo

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Right Cars

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Liberia International Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

York Car Rental

4.1

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

2 kilometers east of Daniel Oduber airport

+506 7004 0091

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Boulevard Aeropuerto

+54 11 6009 3539

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30

Guanacaste

+54 11 6009 3539

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Filters

No reviews available

Amigo Rent A Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

From Daniel Oduber International Airport 5 Km E., Liberia

+506 2665 0787

Opening times not available

Hotel Riu - Riu Palace Guanacaste, Carrillo / Guanacaste, Carrillo.

+506 2697 1735

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30

Liberia International Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Target Car Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Liberia Downtown

Opening times not available

Liberia International Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Deal Mobility Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

, Boulevard Aeropuerto, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

L&M Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

2kms East From Liberia Intl Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Mirage Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Liberia International Airport

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Move Mee

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Aeropuerto Liberia

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Plaza Futura 1,frente Aeropuerto

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Sovoy

No score available yet

One location in Liberia

Locations in Liberia

Liberia Airport LIR

+506 2436 2071

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

376 travellers who rented a car in Liberia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car hire locations in or near Liberia

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Liberia

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Liberia car hire information

Pick-up locationLiberia
Car types
Hire locations50
Airport locations36