Tamarindo car rentals

Tamarindo car rentals

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Sep 28 — Oct 5
Same drop-off
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tue 9/28
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Tue 10/5
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Tamarindo car rental information

Pick-up locationTamarindo
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium SUV
Rental locations23
Airport locations5
Popular agenciesAlamo, Economy Rent a Car, Amigo Rent A Car

Cheap car rentals in Tamarindo

Economy$24/day
Compact$24/day
Full-size SUV$39/day
Mini$22/day
Passenger van$70/day
Pickup truck$58/day
Premium SUV$32/day
Intermediate SUV$13/day
Compact SUV$13/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Tamarindo car rental reviews and directory

From $4/dayRated #1
Economy Rent a Car
Most popular
Best rated
6.2 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Tamarindo
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodFeb 2 2021
Staff were helpful and area was cleanLots of hidden costs. Minimum insurance purchase amounts and red tape. Payment online is solely for the car rental not for any insurance etc. Staff were great though it’s not their fault.
6.0 GoodJan 7 2020
Drop off was great and they transferred me back to my hotel.Pickup was a mess — I was 60 mins late to pick up my car and they had already given it away. After Expressing my displeasure they finally offered a large tourist van as a replacement and promised to replace it was a small SUV later that day. They never replaced it — even after much follow up — which directly affected the quality of our experience and travel.
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2017
when we arrived car was not available. Wanted us to wait 2 hours for delivery. Next they announced additional 28 dollars a day for "mandatory" additional insurance. Went nearby got same car cheaper from Alamo/National no "mandatory" insurance. Never again with Economy.
From $12/dayRated #2
Alamo
6 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Tamarindo
Alamo
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
I booked for one amount and I was charged extra ( a lot) for insurance.
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2021
We spent over an hour talking to the front desk with no clear explanation of what’s going on, until she finally told us they never had the car we booked. They gave it to another couple (who was standing beside us the whole time) who had to get to the airport. And that’s fine, but we could have went to a different rental place without wasting an hour watching her sit behind her computer.
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
The car was comfortableThe people and pickup process were just awful. I made a reservation, but there were no cars. An hour after my reservation, we started the pick up process, and it took over an hour! They gave me paperwork for the wrong car, the service was terrible, and it was a huge waste of tiime
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
The staff is great!
From $9/dayRated #3
Thrifty
5.2 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Tamarindo
Thrifty
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
The car itself was perfectly fine. A good working car with no issues.I was quoted a very low rate for rental but the insurance to cover the car was over four times the rental rate. I wasn't able to rent without the insurance even though it should be covered through the credit card used to pay for it.
5.6 OkayJan 16 2017
When we picked up the CarWhen we picked up the car, they charged us 4 times the price we were given when we booked online.
Enterprise
2 locations in Tamarindo
Enterprise
Locations in Tamarindo
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National
2 locations in Tamarindo
National
Locations in Tamarindo
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Tamarindo
Sunnycars
Locations in Tamarindo
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ADOBE
1 location in Tamarindo
ADOBE
Locations in Tamarindo
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Amigo Rent A Car
1 location in Tamarindo
Amigo Rent A Car
Locations in Tamarindo
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From $20/day
Avis
1 location in Tamarindo
Avis
Locations in Tamarindo
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From $8/day
Budget
1 location in Tamarindo
Budget
Locations in Tamarindo
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easyCar
1 location in Tamarindo
easyCar
Locations in Tamarindo
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From $5/day
Europcar
1 location in Tamarindo
Europcar
Locations in Tamarindo
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FlexWays
1 location in Tamarindo
FlexWays
Locations in Tamarindo
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Hertz
1 location in Tamarindo
Hertz
Locations in Tamarindo
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Tamarindo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Tamarindo
Recent reviews
L&M Car Rental
1 location in Tamarindo
L&M Car Rental
Locations in Tamarindo
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From $1/day
NU Car
Cheapest deal
1 location in Tamarindo
NU Car
Locations in Tamarindo
Recent reviews
15 travelers who rented a car in Tamarindo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Tamarindo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Economy Rent a Car

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$13/day

Good deal

$8/day

When to book a rental car in Tamarindo

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Tamarindo

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tamarindo for $8 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tamarindo at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Tamarindo are around 70% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Tamarindo are around -22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tamarindo

  • Some car rental companies in Tamarindo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Budget and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Tamarindo costs $13 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Economy Rent a Car ($21/day), Amigo Rent A Car ($22/day) and Alamo ($70/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Economy Rent a Car Tamarindo Downtown null (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Tamarindo. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Tamarindo is $4.50 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $54 and $72, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tamarindo.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Tamarindo airport include Economy Rent a Car, Budget, Thrifty and NU Car.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tamarindo airport to off-airport locations include Economy Rent a Car, Budget, and Thrifty.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Tamarindo costs $77 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Tamarindo costs $44 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car rental in Tamarindo costs $83 per day, on average.

  • In Tamarindo, cars are most frequently rented at Economy Rent a Car Tamarindo Airport (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Tamarindo costs $93 per week ($13 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Tamarindo costs $398 per month ($13 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).