Car Rentals in Costa Rica

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San José, Costa Rica
Aug 23 — Aug 30
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica
Tue 8/23
Noon
Tue 8/30
Noon

Best deals found for Costa Rica car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Costa Rica
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$5/day

23 Oct - 6 Nov
Mazda CX-5
BMW X1
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$24/day

26 Sep - 26 Oct
BMW X1
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$7/day

23 Sep - 30 Sep
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Jeep Compass
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

10 Oct - 1 Nov
Jeep Compass
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$5/day

16 Sep - 30 Sep
Mazda CX-5
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$5/day

12 Sep - 19 Sep
Ford Focus Sedan
GMC Yukon
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$7/day

20 Sep - 4 Oct
GMC Yukon
Jeep Compass
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

23 Oct - 11 Nov
Jeep Compass

Costa Rica car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Costa Rica that's right for you

Small Cars

$5 - $62

All Car Types

$37 - $209

The average price of a Small rental in Costa Rica is $23. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 79% lower than the rest of the year at just $5 per day. A Small rental is typically 72% 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 $35. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Costa Rica is in September. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just $12 per day. A Medium rental is typically 55% 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 $73. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $39 per day. A Large rental is typically 9% 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 SUV rental in Costa Rica is $33. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just $10 per day. A SUV rental is typically 59% 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 $202. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Costa Rica is in November. The price is 69% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A Van rental is typically 61% 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 Pickup Truck rental in Costa Rica is $77. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Costa Rica is in November. The price is 77% lower than the rest of the year at just $18 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 4% 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 Luxury rental in Costa Rica is $125. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Costa Rica is in October. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 37% 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.


Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica7.8 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana8.2 mi
San Jose Parque Central9.7 mi
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica9.9 mi
La Paz Waterfall Gardens12.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Hermosa Bay Beach9.3 mi
África Safari Costa Rica10.0 mi
Playas del Coco10.9 mi
Ocotal Beach12.7 mi
Flamingo Beach20.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Parque Nacional Tapanti52.4 mi
Estadio Municipal Perez Zeledon61.8 mi
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica71.8 mi
San Jose Parque Central72.0 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana73.6 mi

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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

According to our data, Firefly is the cheapest rental car agency in Costa Rica. Users who book a rental car with Firefly often find prices below the $44 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 $5 each day when booking with Firefly.

The most popular car rental company in Costa Rica is Payless. This rental agency currently has 125 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 4.8 out of 10. 14% of momondo users recently selected Payless as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Costa Rica.

Alamo has the most rental car locations across Costa Rica. The company has 41 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 3 Alamo rental car centers.

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.

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.

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 there are stricter penalties for those who drink and drive and are under the legal drinking age. In Costa Rica, you must be at least 18 to drink.

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, 33% of our users rented a SUV for their trip to Costa Rica at an average cost of $8 per day.

Gasoline in Costa Rica costs $5.75 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 Algeria at $1.21 per gallon, whereas the country with the most expensive average gas price is Hong Kong at $11.28 per gallon.


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Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car rental companies in Costa Rica offering free cancellation.

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car rentals in Costa Rica.

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including Costa Rica.

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in Costa Rica with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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