Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
May 25 — Jun 1
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San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
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Economy Rent a Car car rental prices at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Economy Rent a Car
$8/dayEconomy
$8/dayIntermediate
$7/dayMini
$94/dayPassenger van
$43/dayPremium SUV
$12/dayCompact SUV
$19/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

"The was great, brand new Hyundai."(in 721 reviews)
" was all right"(in 721 reviews)
"Very easy to return late in evening w/ no issues"(in 721 reviews)

Cons

"The was completely old and beat up."(in 1423 reviews)
"The included is normally enough."(in 699 reviews)
"There was nobody there when I dropped off the ."(in 1423 reviews)

Reviews

Overall Rating4.0 OkayBased on 26 reviews
Cleanliness
5.9
Comfort
5.1
Overall
3.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
3.6
Value for money
2.7

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9.2
It adds up quickly!Pros:Staff was great, car was great, pick up and drop was great!Cons:The added fees and taxes adds up quickly!Reviewed Jul 25 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
$65 price with a $450 surchargeCons:I paid $65 for a reservation. When I got to their office, they informed me there's a $450 insurance surcharge on top. On top of that, they didn't cancel my reservation when I asked - the charge still shows up on my card.Reviewed May 14 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
TERRIBLEPros:nothingCons:renting a car through kayak was a complete fraud. online they give you one very economic price and then the final price was more than 3 times as much. kayak offered an insurance policy which I purchased and then the rental company told me that the policy there did not suffice and I had to get their own policy which was required by the government. Also, when they gave me the car it had less than half the gas tank. when i returned it on the same level they complained and charged me for gas which was double the price i payed for filling up the whole tank once. totally disappointed by the company and by kayak.Reviewed Apr 4 2018
review fromkayak
4.0
Costa Rica charges 3x the contract pricePros:Nice new Hyundai Tuscan. Spacious and good economy.Cons:Agency does not even pretend to honor prebooking price. Charged more than 3x the daily rate, then added mandatory insurance which doubled the total price. No benefit to prebooking. Very disappointed. I’d give the overall rating zero stars, but that is not an option.Reviewed Feb 21 2018
review fromkayak
6.8
Cons:They dont tell you about the insurance when booking online. Once you get there they tell you to buy some mandatory insurance and on top of that give you a different car. Also when booking a car, you pick one car but it books a different car. Rip off.Reviewed Feb 20 2018
review fromkayak
6.4
Hidden Insurance is a HUGE money maker for themPros:We received a fairly new hon Day Tucson, the car drove well aside from a few sounds we heard coming from underneath the car and from the tire. Air-conditioning blue ice cold which is great in the hot Costa Rican weather we were supposed to receive a manual transmission but received an automatic transmission so that was kind of a plus .Cons:What I didn’t like is that I paid online $50 for the rental which I thought was an amazing deal, where economy gets you is they tell you the insurance that you bye is not enough to cover what you need in Costa Rica, so you’re required to pay minimum $600 for insurance, which 200 gets returned to you because it was a deposit. We usually rent cars every vacation we go on. The insurance included is normally enough. In Italy we spent the same amount of money as we did in Costa Rica but we were able to keep the car for three weeks versus three daysReviewed Feb 16 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Do not rent from economy! Scam!!Cons:They're a scam. The price you pay online is not the final price. The final price will be at least 5 times what's listed online. Do not rent from them. Shame on Kayak for allowing them to be listed in the search engine!Reviewed Jan 21 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Thay say my insurance I buy no good they charge 562 us dollars for wPros:NothingCons:Hwy robbery.when we are arrivin 6 pm whit 3 kids and I have to drive 200km we do not have choses to accept very bad companyReviewed Jan 20 2018
review fromkayak
5.6
Pros:The vehicle.. only.. it served us well as we traveled thru the countryCons:The crazy price for insurance that they don’t tell you about up front. Paid a little over 120.00 for car and 500.00 for insurance. They try to scare you into buying it, and tell you how crazy the Ticos drive. Not true.. not crazier then many countries i have traveled.Reviewed Jan 15 2018
review fromcheapflights
6.0
Easy to return carPros:Open 24 hrs and very close to airport. Very easy to return car late in evening w/ no issues.Reviewed Jan 12 2018
review fromkayak
5.2
Scam and terrible servicePros:The car was great, brand new HyundaiCons:I was renting in Costa Rica (at the airport) and the attendant, Jimmy, was a scam artist motivated by shady commissions Economy must pay to rip you off. I had been warned that there are additional required fees and taxes in Costa Rica, so I knew the price was not fully inclusive. We were renting for a week and when giving me the options of ‘required’ coverage, he wrote out the totals on a piece of paper giving me three options in hand drawn boxes. He explained it would be $500 off the bat (more than I was paying for the full rental) but that I could get better coverage (lower deductible) for $550 and the best coverage which wouldn’t be that much more - $650. I said that seemed really high and wondered if he had more details on how that breaks down. He said it’s the government, they have a monopoly, nothing you can do, not their fault. So although skeptical, I didn’t know what else to do. I said I wanted the lowest one and continued with the check in. He took my credit card and charged me. Then we continued with the paper work. He had me sign two blank charge slips. I asked him why - he said it was in case there was damage or we ran off with the car. Once again, I tried to object, but saw no other options. Finally, at the end, he gave me the detailed contract to sign. At this point, he has charged my card, has two other blank slips of paper with my signature to charge, and now I see he has circled three kinds of coverage for me (with no explanation other than ‘initial here, here and here’). I read the contract and realize he has locked me into a bunch of coverage that is not required. I ask him what these different coverages are and if they are required. He talks me in circles saying the government required them. I confirm the contract says they are optional and he is forcing me into a larger price. At this point he gets snappy and says I shouldn’t say he forced me into anything, that he’s just helping and I didn’t tell him I had coverage back home, that was new information. That got me heated. I insisted he only charge what was required and the price went down to about $250. He may still have been scamming me with the $250 figure, but I was so exhausted from this ordeal that I couldn’t keep fighting with him. I’m not sure how they compensate Economy agents but from what I can tell they are incentivized to sell you on insurance you do not want/need. Total scam artists, terrible service, will never rent from them again.Reviewed Jan 8 2018
review fromkayak
3.6
San Jose Economy is NOT onsite.Cons:The return site at San Jose said it was onsite, but it was off site and required a short 1 mile shuttle. There was nobody there when I dropped off the car. Just left the key in the ignition with the doors unlocked and hoped that someone that worked for Economy would get there before someone stole the vehicle.Reviewed Jan 6 2018
review fromkayak

Economy Rent a Car car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Alajuela Airport Boulevard, Economy Rent a Car car rentals

Address

Alajuela Airport Boulevard

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Via Lindora Forum 2

Phone

+506 2299 2000

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