Because of the lack of street signs, reckless drivers and lack of proper highway signalization, it is not advised for first time travelers to rent a car and drive in Costa Rica. However some people feel much more comfortable driving than using private transfers or public transportation. For this purpose, several internationally known car rental companies operate in Costa Rica and provide
With offices in San Jose and Liberia, Thrifty offers a varied array of rentals including economy, compact, midsize and SUVs.
The largest car rental company in the country features the youngest fleet of cars in Costa Rica and offers amenities like zero deductible insurance and free delivery to hotels near the main offices.
Alamo prides itself in offering a car for every customer. With endless choices that range from compact cars to Premium 4x4s they also have some of the best insurance policies in the business.
The two most popular cars people rent in Costa Rica are the Tucson and the Rav 4, both of which offer enough space and have the capability to traverse on Costa Rican’s trickiest terrains. It has to be said that before you think of renting a car you have to keep in mind that you need a valid driver’s license and should also rent a GPS.