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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
$20 - $28 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN COSTA RICA Liberia 12% cheaper Car rentals in Liberia are usually the cheapest in Costa Rica at $20 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN COSTA RICA Jacó 23% more expensive Jacó usually has the highest priced car rentals in Costa Rica with rentals averaging $28 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN COSTA RICA San José 69% 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
National
33 locations
San José $21/day
Liberia $34/day
Golfito $43/day
Alamo
31 locations
San José $23/day
Liberia $23/day
Quepos $16/day
Golfito $28/day
Enterprise
26 locations
San José $19/day
Liberia $21/day
Uvita $17/day
Golfito $61/day
Budget
17 locations
Liberia $9/day
San José $11/day
Tambor $25/day
Economy Rent a Car
15 locations
San José $3/day
Liberia $3/day
Tamarindo $6/day
Avis
14 locations
San José $27/day
Tamarindo $35/day
Escazú $26/day
Curridabat $31/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

Cartago

$16/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Jacó

$30/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

San José

$21/day
SUV

#3 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

$25/day
SUV

#4 Most popular

Liberia

$49/day
Small
Small

Best value

Cartago

$9/day
Small

#1 Most popular

Jacó

$19/day
Small

#2 Most popular

San José

$19/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

$20/day
Small

#4 Most popular

Liberia

$26/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Cartago

$19/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

San José

$23/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Jacó

$37/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

$29/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Escazú

$22/day
Medium

#5 Most popular

Liberia

$36/day
Large
Large

Best value

Jacó

$41/day
Large

#1 Most popular

San José

$44/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Peñas Blancas

$46/day
Large

#3 Most popular

Liberia

$134/day
Van
Van

Best value

San José

$62/day
Van

#1 Most popular

Jacó

$67/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?

According to our data, U-Save is the cheapest rental car agency in Costa Rica. Users who book a rental car with U-Save often find prices below the $19 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your rental, you could find prices for as low as $2 each day when booking with U-Save.

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

The most popular car rental company in Costa Rica is Economy Rent a Car. This rental agency currently has 442 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 4.7 out of 10. 27% of momondo users recently selected Economy Rent a Car as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Costa Rica.

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

National has the most rental car locations across Costa Rica. The company has 33 locations, many of which can be found in airports and city centers. If you haven’t picked a city to visit, San José is the most popular destination at the moment. San José also has 5 National rental car centers.

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

Drivers in Costa Rica, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the right. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

How good are the roads in Costa Rica?

As of 2019, Costa Rica ranked 116 out of 137 countries for road quality. Costa Rica received a road quality score of 2.9, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

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. Costa Rica has strict laws against individuals who drink and drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

What is the most popular type of rental car in Costa Rica?

Travelers 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, 41% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of $5 per day.

How much does gasoline cost in Costa Rica?

Gasoline in Costa Rica costs $3.71 per gallon as of last week. If you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica, then set aside a budget for the cost of gas based on how much driving you imagine doing. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average gas price is Kuwait at $1.29 per gallon, whereas the country with the most expensive average gas price is Hong Kong at $8.40 per gallon.


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