Car Rental Costa Rica

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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Private Transportation or shuttles in Costa Rica

If you’re not sure about driving in Costa Rica, you can book private transportation or direct shuttles from the International Airport to your desired destination.

Renting a Car in Costa Rica

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.

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.

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