Car Hire in Costa Rica
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By comparing prices with all major car rental companies in Costa Rica we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Costa Rica. You can compare cheap prices in Costa Rica in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Car rental with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance included in the prices.
What to keep in mind when renting a car in Costa Rica
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age, this can be different between car categories. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage so you can travel around Costa Rica without worry. In Costa Rica, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.
Find a cheap car hire deal in Costa Rica
Book a cheap car in Costa Rica and explore all of what the country has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local companies for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique.
Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat.
Best ways to travel to Costa Rica
One of the best ways to travel to Costa Rica is by plane. going by plane allows you to get there quickly and easily. The other way is to come to Costa Rica by car, as it has borders with Panama and Nicaragua. You can also arrive in Costa Rica by boat as it has coastlines from both sides and it is a cheap mode of transportation that allows you to appreciate the sites in Costa Rica from a different perspective.
Information about Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a small country with a long history of democracy that has served as a model to the world time and again. In 1948, José "Pepe" Figueres Ferrer led a revolution that overthrew the military dictatorship that ruled the country at the time. Moreover, both the literacy rate and the education system in Costa Rica are among the highest in Latin America and the world.
Despite its small size, Costa Rica is home to an enormous diversity of ecosystems such as rainforests, dry forests, cloud forests, mangroves and much more. This is due to its proximity to two oceans and its different altitudes, ranging from sea level to mountains. The country has contributed greatly to conservation efforts worldwide and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including over 500,000 species of insects, 365 species of amphibians, 398 species of birds and 1,400 species of butterflies.
In terms of the economy, Costa Rica is lauded as one of the few countries in Latin America that have not only escaped the 'lost decade', but has also managed to become the main example for other nations to follow its lead. The country's economy is now driven by exports, which account for almost half of its gross domestic product (GDP). These include strong international trade relations with the United States and agricultural products such as bananas and coffee.
Fun facts about Costa Rica
- Costa Rica is located in Central America
- There are more than 950 different bird species in Costa Rica
- The capital and largest city of Costa Rica is San Jose
- There are currently 4 active volcanoes in Costa Rica
- This place has some of the best surfing waves that you will ever see
One-Way car rental in Costa Rica
When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Costa Rica and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Costa Rica do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.
Most popular cities in Costa Rica
Most popular destinations in Costa Rica
1. San Jose
1. San Jose Airport
2. Liberia Airport
3. Tamarindo Airport
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Costa Rica?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Costa Rica?
The minimum driver age for the vehicle that you selected is 21.
The maximum driver age for the vehicle that you selected is 70.
Please note that Young/Senior Driver fees will only be displayed correctly if you entered your age correctly in the search criteria. If you add Additional Drivers to your rental and any of them are considered Young/Senior Drivers, you may have to pay both an Additional Driver Fee and a Young/Senior Driver Fee.
Different driver age restrictions apply to different vehicle groups and these are applied automatically to all online rental searches. If you entered your correct age and the online search returned a specific vehicle group, you are eligible to rent it. Please note that the same restrictions apply to all Additional Drivers.
Do I need car insurance in Costa Rica?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Costa Rica with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Costa Rica?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Costa Rica?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Costa Rica?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Kia Rio and Kia Picanto often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Costa Rica?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise Rent a Car and ACE Rent a Car.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Costa Rica?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars Kia Rio, Suzuki Ingis, Kia Picanto.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Costa Rica?
Most car rentals in Costa Rica offer unlimited mileage in their offers.