Costa Rica car rentals

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May 30 — Jun 6
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Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Costa Rica

Cheap car rentals in Costa Rica

Economy$5/day
Compact$5/day
Intermediate$6/day
Standard$25/day
Full-size$14/day
SUV$5/day
Full-size SUV$15/day
Mini$5/day
Passenger van$111/day
Pickup truck$43/day
Premium SUV$24/day
Intermediate SUV$7/day
Compact SUV$7/day
Standard SUV$12/day
Supplier choice SUV$24/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Costa Rica

    30 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Costa Rica

    29 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Costa Rica

    26 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Costa Rica

    25 Locations

  • adobe

    ADOBE car rental locations in Costa Rica

    20 Locations

  • easycar

    easyCar car rental locations in Costa Rica

    17 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Costa Rica

    15 Locations

  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car rental locations in Costa Rica

    14 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Costa Rica

    10 Locations

  • amigorent

    Amigo Rent A Car car rental locations in Costa Rica

    9 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Costa Rica

    9 Locations

  • flexways

    FlexWays car rental locations in Costa Rica

    8 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in Costa Rica

  • Car rental in Costa Rica is perfect if you want to head to the beach with family, visit a remote rainforest, or if you just want an easy way to get from the airport to your accommodation. For more space and the ability to discover the mountains, a four-wheel drive or SUV is ideal; but if you are driving along the major roads, a saloon will suffice. If you want to explore the coast, a convertible is best for soaking up the sun.
  • Costa Rican laws about car seats for children are stricter than those in the USA. When you rent a car to or from an airport in Costa Rica, your child must be secured in a car seat if they are shorter than 110 cm (43 inches). Larger children are required to use a safety booster seat until they are 12 years old or 145 cm (57 inches). You will have the option to rent a car seat or booster along with your rental car, which will cost around 2,924 SVC (5 USD) per day per child’s seat. Hertz and Sixt offer these optional extras.
  • Crossing international borders is forbidden when you rent a car in Costa Rica. However, some car rental companies will let you drop off your car in Costa Rica, cross the border on foot and pick up a new car on the other side of the border for a fee of around 29,585 SVC (50 USD).
  • The main benefit of renting a car in Costa Rica is the freedom it brings. Rather than wasting time waiting for public transport, you get to maximize your vacation time. Consider taking a road trip from La Fortuna to Monteverde, a 91-mile scenic route through a cloudy forest reserve.

FAQs about renting a car in Costa Rica

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.