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Best Car Hire in Costa Rica

If you’re planning to rent a car in Costa Rica for your next vacation, then you found the right site.

I’ve teamed up with Alamo Car Rental to get discounts and other benefits for my Costa Rica Trip Travel Blog readers.

As it is well known, Alamo Rent a Car focuses on a customer-oriented philosophy. Either if you are traveling for vacation, for business, or for both, Alamo will exceed your expectations, with services and products exclusively designed to make each rental smooth and comfortable.

I’ve rented from them several times in the past and have always had a great experience.

Another benefit of quoting with Costa Rica Trip is that I’ll send you the TOTAL rate, so you won’t have any surprise extra charges, scroll to the bottom to find the Costa Rica Car Rental quoting form.

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Renting a Car in Costa Rica FAQ

You should rent a car in Costa Rica if you want to discover the country at your own convenience, without being attached to other people’s schedules.

I’ve been renting vehicles in Costa Rica for the last 14 years, from different companies, and I can now tell you, that for me, the best car rental company in Costa Rica is Alamo Car Rental, and that’s why I chose to recommend them to my readers.

Any other car rental in Costa Rica have referral programs, so the only reason I chose Alamo is that they have an excellent costumer service, a large fleet and great car rental rates.

A rental car in Costa Rica costs about $10 per day, without insurance.

A rental car in Costa Rica costs about $35 per day, without insurance.

A rental car in Costa Rica costs about $72 per week, without insurance.

A rental car in Costa Rica costs around $300 per month, without insurance.

Yes, driving in Costa Rica is safe and is the best way to discover off-the-beaten-path destinations in the country. 

That being said, you need to be really careful and attentive on roads, because you will encounter wildlife crossing them very often during your Costa Rica Trip.

Roads in Costa Rica are fairly good, you’ll find more difficult roads on secluded places, per example to reach Drake Bay during rainy season you may have to cross 1 or 2 rivers.

(But be careful, because car rental insurance don’t cover damage if you take risks like crossing a river)

as a little anecdote, I crossed a river in Drake Bay at night in December, and the car just went off, it was a Daihatsu Bego 4×4, my partner had to get off the vehicle and pushed the hardest he could while a try to start the vehicle again, everytime I tried, the car moved some inches, so we went like that for a few minutes and finally got the vehicle out the river, I was super scared. 

You can drive in Costa Rica with a valid passport and valid US driver’s license.

You must be 25 Years or older to rent a car in Costa Rica with Alamo Car Rental. 

Only a person with a valid driver’s license with more than 21 years may drive.  Between 21 and 25, an underage fee of $10 per rental day will apply.

In Costa Rica they drive on the right side of the road and have almost the same regulatory signs as in the United States.

Yes, GPS does work in Costa Rica, if you are renting a car you can also ask for a GPS or you can always use Google Maps or

San Jose traffic is intense, so be cautious, especially if you have never driven here before. Because it is a new place, you must be patient and constantly be on top of your game.

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