Costa Rica car rentals

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19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Cheap car hire in Costa Rica

Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Costa Rica

    14 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Costa Rica

    13 Locations

  • adobe

    ADOBE car hire locations in Costa Rica

    12 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Costa Rica

    12 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Costa Rica

    12 Locations

  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car hire locations in Costa Rica

    11 Locations

  • amigorent

    Amigo Rent A Car car hire locations in Costa Rica

    9 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Costa Rica

    9 Locations

  • easycar

    easyCar car hire locations in Costa Rica

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Costa Rica

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Costa Rica

    7 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Costa Rica

    7 Locations

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Costa Rica

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

Top tips for hiring a car in Costa Rica

  • Car rental in Costa Rica is perfect if you want to head to the beach with family, visit a remote rainforest, or if you just want an easy way to get from the airport to your accommodation. For more space and the ability to discover the mountains, a four-wheel drive or SUV is ideal; but if you are driving along the major roads, a saloon will suffice. If you want to explore the coast, a convertible is best for soaking up the sun.
  • Costa Rican laws about car seats for children are stricter than those in the USA. When you rent a car to or from an airport in Costa Rica, your child must be secured in a car seat if they are shorter than 110 cm (43 inches). Larger children are required to use a safety booster seat until they are 12 years old or 145 cm (57 inches). You will have the option to rent a car seat or booster along with your rental car, which will cost around 2,924 SVC (5 USD) per day per child’s seat. Hertz and Sixt offer these optional extras.
  • Crossing international borders is forbidden when you rent a car in Costa Rica. However, some car rental companies will let you drop off your car in Costa Rica, cross the border on foot and pick up a new car on the other side of the border for a fee of around 29,585 SVC (50 USD).
  • The main benefit of renting a car in Costa Rica is the freedom it brings. Rather than wasting time waiting for public transport, you get to maximize your vacation time. Consider taking a road trip from La Fortuna to Monteverde, a 91-mile scenic route through a cloudy forest reserve.
  • Book your rental car in Costa Rica at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Costa Rica are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Costa Rica

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.