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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport), San Jose, Costa Rica
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Mini
Chevrolet Beat or similar
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
$16.15 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy Crossover
Geely GX3 or similar
Geely GX3
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$24.70 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Intermediate
Volkswagen Vento or similar
Volkswagen Vento
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$26.45 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Compact
Chevrolet Beat or similar
Chevrolet Beat
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
$27.03 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Special SUV
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$34.03 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy Elite Monospace
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$36.31 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Standard
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$36.63 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$41.96 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:45 on 2024-06-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English, Creole
Currency
CRC
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+506
Average car rental price
$30 per day
Average car rental length
12 days
Speed limit within town
25 - 50 km/h or 16 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.52 per liter or $5.76 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.38 per liter or $5.22 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.07 per liter or $7.82 / 1 gallon
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)

Airport Car Rental

Arguably the most popular travel destination in Central America, Costa Rica is known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforest, and imposing volcanoes. Although sometimes overlooked for these natural riches, the national capital, San Jose, and the region that surrounds it also offer plenty of excitement and things to see and do. These are three of the most interesting experiences in and around San Jose:

  • Gold Museum. Also known as the Pre-Columbian Museum, this cultural institution features in practically every tourism booklet of San Jose, but that is only a testament to how interesting it is. Dedicated to the heritage of the many fascinating indigenous cultures that inhabited the area before the arrival of the Europeans, it has a special focus on their goldwork and jewelry. 
  • Jade Museum. If you like the aforementioned Gold Museum, you will no doubt also enjoy this fascinating place. Although the use of jade is most commonly associated with Classical China, it was also very popular with the indigenous Central American aristocracy, as showcased by the many carvings and jewelry on display here. Do keep in mind that the Jade Museum has changed its location fairly recently and while not all the maps have been updated in regard to this change, it can now be found near the Culture Square.
  • Cartago. The former capital of Costa Rica, Cartago has lost some of its political importance, but none of the charm. Home to fascinating colonial architecture, the jewel of which is the Our Lady of the Angels Basilica, the municipality is also home to the ruins of Ujarrás and natural sites like Tapantí National Park. The drive from San Jose to Cartago takes only about 40 minutes.
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park. A stunning protected area of high peaks, crater lakes, and tropical forests, Braulio Carillo is only a short drive north of the capital. There are numerous hiking trails in its territory that range in difficulty from relaxing strolls to demanding multi-day adventures. Natives of the park include the solitary eagle, great green macaw, Northern tamandua anteater, and ocelot.

Top international routes

  • Panama City
  • Guatemala City
  • San Salvador
  • Mexico City
  • Miami
  • New York City

Main airlines

Nature Air, Sansa Airlines, Volaris Costa Rica, Avianca Costa Rica, American Airlines, and Copa Airlines

Terminals

The Main Terminal (M) serves all international flights while Domestic Terminal, also known as Sansa Terminal, serves local flights. You can walk between them in less than five minutes.

Location

San Jose Airport is actually in the city of Alajuela, a suburb of San Jose. The airport is about 20 km (12 mi) west of San Jose city center. Radial Francisco J. Orlich and Route 1 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $26 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • Vans - from $45 per day
  • Premium cars - from $89 per day
  • Small cars - from $16 per day
  • SUVs - from $25 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in the international arrivals area.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many shops, six duty-free outlets, as well as restaurants and bars. There are also ATMs, two currency exchange offices, a Red Cross Station offering medical help, a pharmacy, and spa. There is no luggage storage service

Nearest gas station

A Delta gas station, located near the corner of Route 1/Pan American Highway and Route 3, can be reached in about 12 minutes and is open 24/7. It’s on the way to the city center. There are many other gas stations near San Jose Airport and in San Jose.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Malpais (154 km / 95 mi)
  • Liberia (199 km / 123 mi)
  • Puerto Viejo (83 km / 51 mi)
  • Guapiles (82 km / 50 mi)
  • Managua (411 km / 255 mi)
  • Rivas (310 km / 192 mi)
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
Hannah Lukaszewicz
Edited by Hannah Lukaszewicz, a US citizen who runs the international travel blog Getting Stamped. Hannah and her family have traveled to over 85 countries with a never-ending bucket list! Her travel blog hopes to inspire you to travel the world and help you plan your trip too. She has rented cars all over the world and has driven in over 30 countries. She believes that renting a car gives you such freedom and is the best way to experience a destination.

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.7
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi 8.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.2
  • Lounge 7.2

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)

  • IATA: SJO
  • ICAO: MROC
  • Name: Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)
  • Distance from city: 1.9 miles / 3 km

Top 4 Locations near Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at San Jose Airport?

The cost of renting a car at San Jose Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at San Jose Airport
$66.66
January
$70.38
February
$69.18
March
$36.15
April
$31.25
May
$31.15
June
$50.19
July
$40.90
August
$29.70
September
$27.13
October
$39.40
November
$74.51
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at San Jose Airport is October — when rental costs average $27.13 per day. This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $74.51 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at San Jose Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 13 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 11 days.
Average number of rental days at San Jose Airport
13
January
11
February
11
March
12
April
11
May
11
June
13
July
12
August
11
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at San Jose Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at San Jose Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at San Jose Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at San Jose Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
126%
January
132%
February
107%
March
79%
April
57%
May
77%
June
103%
July
125%
August
75%
September
61%
October
104%
November
154%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers MEX RENT A CAR, AmiGO Rent a Car, Economy rent a car, EC Rent a Car, Flexways
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $16 per day
Cheapest supplier AmiGO Rent a Car

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs
Economy rent a car Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Creta 4 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Chevrolet Beat 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai Venue 5 2 SUVs
Avis Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Flexways Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
EC Rent a Car Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs

FAQ

Can I enter Nicaragua from Costa Rica for a day?
No, it is not possible to take a rental car from Costa Rica to Nicaragua. No rental company in Costa Rica allows this.
Is Third-Party Liability (TPL) insurance included in the rental price in Costa Rica?
"If you are not a resident of the United States or Canada, third-party liability insurance is included in the rental price.

If you are a resident of the United States or Canada, whether third-party insurance is included or not depends on which rental company you choose. In particular, Economy Rent a Car and Mex do not have third-party liability insurance included in their rates.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Hungary
Toyota RAV4
June 11, 2024
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Switzerland
Suzuki Celerio
May 22, 2024
difficult roads beside the main roads traffic situation
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny
May 8, 2024
Catamaran and ATVs near the beach
Guatemala
Hyundai Creta
May 2, 2024
Really enjoyed relaxing by the beach, going for walks and swims. Lots of interesting wildlife in Costa Rica plus good natured people.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Grand i10
April 28, 2024
We spent 10 days in Costa Rica and visited La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio. Everything was absolutely beautiful and we had the time of our lives.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Tucson
April 22, 2024
Loved La Fortuna - Catarata Fortuna, hanging bridges, chocolate tour, hot springs, canyoning/rappelling/pool jumping, The Green Spot restaurant
France
Suzuki Jimny
April 11, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny
March 28, 2024
We enjoyed the wildlife and the kind people.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 20, 2024
I loved Costa Rica and I would definitely comeback again
Canada
Hyundai Tucson
March 6, 2024
Many trips to wonderful natural areas. Beautiful beaches.
Slovenia
Chevrolet Beat
March 2, 2024
Costa Rica is beautiful. I spent 18 incredible days. The people are friendly, the environment is clean and the food is excellent. The beaches and nature are exceptional.
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny
February 21, 2024
CR was wonderful.
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Canada
Toyota RAV4
February 20, 2024
Did a lot of hike
Canada
Hyundai Accent
February 20, 2024
Costa Rica Car rentals are very expensive compared to other countries I've been, when you include the mandatory government liability insurance and the other insurance and the current prices for renting a car, especially frequently or long term. (Many of my friends that go to Costa Rica annually buy a car instead.) But the beaches in Guanacaste are amazing, "living" in the Sámara to Nosara region was great (We stayed at Prados Del Sol) lots of wildlife. Amazing sunset beaches (Garza is very nice and doesn't have the whistle blowing guys trying to extort money to 'watch your car' like at Barrigona or Tamarindo beaches.) Lots of amazing food options - don't be scared to try the tiny sodas like O Anna's, or the bigger/fancier ones (which usually cost "America" prices but have great food.) Both Liberia and San José airports are nice and quick to pass through in either direction. The car pickup is quick and easy with a shuttle that takes you about a 5min drive to the cars. Horseback riding on the beach was a 15 minute drive from Prados del Sol, Ziplining and river boat cruise, coffee tours and so much more.
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Croatia
Suzuki Jimny
February 17, 2024
We drove from San Jose to La Fortuna. Amazing place to see and visit with so many different activities to do Sloth park Hot springs Coffee and chocolate tour Hanging bridges
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
February 16, 2024
La Finca game reserve near La Fortuna is definitely worth a visit. This is our second visit there and enjoyed it even more.
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki XL7
January 28, 2024
Beautiful country
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Elantra
January 28, 2024
Costa Rica is a very friendly place to visit - loved the Caribbean coast at Cahuita
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Beat
January 19, 2024
It was amazing. Even in mountains even on coast. Driving in cities is a little challenging because of motorcyclists and driving way of the locals. Also, I would recommend to be more careful driving through serpentines during the night. It’s more likely that aster the sunset, there may be fog that can make the driving process a little stressful.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Creta
January 10, 2024
Everything was great a Tilajari. Can’t say the same for our AirBnB in conchal.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Tucson
December 31, 2023
Playa Punta Uva I Costa Rica was amazing
Netherlands
Hyundai Creta
December 26, 2023
Costa Rica is beautiful. A car comes in handy. The ride especially to Santa Teresa (coming from Tamarindo) was adventurous as it was a 60k dirt road going through a few low water rivers with the car.
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
December 25, 2023
I made a trip from San Jose to Fortuna to Santa Teresa to Park Manuel Antonio
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
December 19, 2023
Everything about the country, nature, people was amazing. People are kind and positive and embody the Pura Vida culture. We loved everything about the trip.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Creta
November 22, 2023
We drove to La Fortuna, Tamarindo and around San Jose. Our car was perfect for 4 people and luggage.
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
November 19, 2023
The car got us safely around the extreme Costa Rican terrain, across national parks and coastal areas.
Netherlands
Suzuki Jimny
November 16, 2023
The wildlife and nature are are amazing
Germany
Mitsubishi ASX
October 28, 2023
We had a Toyota Rav4, which was just perfect for Costa Rican roads.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Grand i10
October 27, 2023
I will say that Costa Rica is a beautiful country and the people are very nice. I am planing a return trip to this country.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Creta
October 13, 2023
Sooo many things to do in Costa Rica! We visited San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio. Amazing combination of city, rural, mountain, beach, adventurous, and relaxing experiences. Can’t wait to come back again!
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Vitara
September 25, 2023
Drove to several beautiful spots in Costa Rica, including mountains, volcano, and beach.
Netherlands
Mitsubishi ASX
September 9, 2023
A roadtrip in Costa Rica is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Great views, amazing nature and wildlife and friendly people all around. Driving eith a car is easy and the best way to get around to the most remote places like Corcovado NP or Cocles.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
September 7, 2023
Costa Rica is amazing! Beautiful country with very friendly people.
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United States of America (USA)
Hyuandai H1
August 24, 2023
We loved Costa Rica....4th visit to your beautiful country.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Fortuner
August 3, 2023
Snorkeling, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and countryside
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Tucson
July 30, 2023
We drove from San Jose to La Fortuna to enjoy the hot springs and Arenal volcano, from there we drove to Manuel Antonio to experience the coast and wildlife in that area before heading back to San Jose to fly home. It was an adventure and enjoyable experience driving through the country seeing the landscape and smaller towns while visiting sodas along the way to our destinations. In La Fortuna we stayed at Los Lagos Hotel, did adventuring activities with Desafio Adventures and visited La Fortuna waterfall. In Manuel Antonio we stayed in a beautiful Airbnb, visited the national park with a professional guide, took a Kayak tour through the Damas Mangrove with Narcarosta Company, drove to Dominical to visit the impressive Fuego Brewery, shop for souvenirs with a quick stop at Playa Linda on the way home. We enjoyed nice meals and views at Emilio's Cafe and El Avion in Manuel Antonio. We enjoyed our visits to the grocery store Super Joeseph's in Manuel Antonio on a daily basis to pick up fresh food for the meals we chose to make at our Airbnb. All in all, Costa Rica and all its people are BEAUTIFUL! Everyone we met were friendly and helpful. As a typical person from the USA, I know how annoying a tourist like me can be and I greatly appreciated the patience and helpfulness the Ticos provided me even though they must deal with it all the time.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Elantra
July 16, 2023
We were able to drive to see many quieter beaches, beautiful views and waterfalls, and travel on our own timeline.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rush
July 14, 2023
All of Costa Rica is amazing!
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Tucson
July 2, 2023
Spent several days around Manual Antonio park and several days by Arenal Volcano. Great people, delicious food, beautiful country.
United States of America (USA)
Daihatsu Bego
June 24, 2023
Costa Rica was great to us, next time we will book shuttle busses since it’s a cheaper option and we can rest during the drive. We got to see the volcano jungle and beach and loved every second of it.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Kicks
May 22, 2023
The car allowed us to go places and see things we would have missed otherwise…
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
May 8, 2023
The roads were from hell, especially when you leave the main road. However the views were magnificent. People especially if you speak Spanish are really friendly.
Italy
Daihatsu Bego
May 7, 2023
We had a 15 days road trip around costa rica, with a mix of nature, animals, outdoor activities, ext. everything super nice, a wonderful holiday. About the car, take a SUV for sure, a 4X4 even better.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
April 27, 2023
Costa Rica is a great place, beautiful, people are awesome and kind, my issue is with the roads, why haven't they build passing lanes? literally everywhere is a two lane roads, and if you are stock behind a big rig, you are done, it is really bad, country roads are also dismal in their upkeep, and forget San Jose, the traffic jams are probably up there among the worst in the world Love Costa Rica, I encourage anyone to go, get Economy rent a car they are the best! be mindful of the traffic jams and avoid dreadful San Jose
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Fortuner
April 17, 2023
The vehicle was a full size Toyota Fortrunner. Seated 7, but realistically 5 with medium luggage. Easily handled the Costa Rican mountain roads with plenty of power, and as it was diesel, great on gas mileage.
Ireland
Suzuki Jimny
April 15, 2023
Boat trip in La Fortuna was amazing saw howler monkeys , white faced monkeys , owls a crocodile and boa constrictor plus toucans etc all in their natural habitat.
Spain
Hyundai Atos
April 6, 2023
We rented a compact car driving through Costa Rica. It got us through perfectly fine, though we do recommend a stronger car as there are hills and many pot holes. A skilled driver is needed to navigate some roads
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 10, 2023
nothing exciting
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 9, 2023
The breaks grind with a loud noise when I pick3d up the car, lots of small damages around.
Canada
Toyota RAV4
March 6, 2023
Costa Rica was amazing. From beaches to hikes in mountains, and wildlife, nothing like it for us to date.
United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi ASX
March 6, 2023
Fishing in Quepos was amazing!
Bulgaria
Hyundai Creta
March 5, 2023
waiting a lot t the airport
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny
March 2, 2023
We rented this car for 7 days, and put around 1.5k KM on it going around the country. Specifically we went to Uvita in the West and La Fortuna in the north. Car went smoothly without problems.
Canada
Mitsubishi ASX
February 18, 2023
We travelled over 1000 km from San Jose to the Caribbean to Cloud forests and end up in Santa Teresa, where their agent met us at our hotel for car. Seamless.
Canada
Daihatsu Bego
February 10, 2023
beach,surf,restaurants excellent
Ireland
Chevrolet Beat
February 7, 2023
The roads in Costa Rica are really bad in particular in the area of montezuma and Santa Teresa . They always fish the roads the ferry is a nightmare and you have to book in advanced many thing other way you will not get engrance
Romania
Suzuki Grand Vitara
January 10, 2023
I had a +1200km trip around Costa Rica: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, La Fortuna, Puerto Viejo. The roads are good, I didn't use the 4x4 traction of the car. Average speed is low but not because of the asphalt quality.
Denmark
Suzuki Jimny
January 5, 2023
Traveling by car in Costa Rica is no problem. Drive in daytime, where you see the holes in the road.
Canada
Toyota RAV4
January 3, 2023
Excellent car for the hilly road we had driven on across Puntarenas, Guanacaste, and Alejuelah. Apply Car Play was very helpful as well.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Creta
December 31, 2022
Great nature, great activity
Netherlands
Mitsubishi ASX
November 29, 2022
Rented a 4x4, so we could see a lot of nice places in nature. Definitely worth it!
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
November 2, 2022
Payment is no good.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
May 20, 2022
We travelled from San Jose, Costa Rica to the west coast and visited beaches there. Also famous park with monkeys. We drove for a week and had no problem finding lodging on the way. It was very safe. You really need GPS because roads are complicated and drivers are fast. It’s better to drive outside San Jose. The capital is very difficult to drive: good luck yielding to traffic or going slower. We saw many accidents.
Netherlands
Hyundai Creta
May 7, 2022
I honestly think that in Costa Rica you should only be able to rent 4X4 cars. The roads are really bad.
Czech Republic
Chevrolet Beat
April 10, 2022
Overall a great experience
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Beat
March 27, 2022
Learn Spanish. Convert US dollars to CR colones. Be prepared to travel for hours to various sightseeing places. Most all beaches (pacific coast) are brown 'muddy' type sand altho there are some with clear water and white ish sand-very crowded. Enjoyed the visit overall and will return.
Israel
Mitsubishi ASX 4WD Aut.
January 2, 2022
Should improve the return proccess such that clients dropping off the car would not have to wait in line with clients picking up .
United States of America (USA)
Nissan X-Trail
October 26, 2021
Drove from San Jose to Quepos. Roads are in good condition but bikers, motorcyclists, and congestion can make the drive longer than expected. Plan extra time going back to San Jose, especially in the evening.
Netherlands
Toyota Yaris Sedan
September 6, 2021
We hired a car in Costa Rica and some roads we could not take as they were only 4x4. Especially on the west coast this was an issue. We also visited the Blue Falls of Costa Rica and Catarata del Toro. The road was that steep that the car engine could hardly get us going. With only 20 km/h we drove upwards. Make sure you have a strong car in Costa Rica and preferably a 4x4.
United States of America (USA)
Ssangyong Korando 4WD
July 30, 2021
We went first to the Arenal area and stayed for 5 days in a great b&b at Castillo de la Fortuna (Nephente). Followed by playa langosta area for a week, to Manuel Antonio for 4 nights, to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for 5 nights. Loved Costa Rica!
United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi ASX
July 17, 2021
Jungle ATV tour in Uvida , is a must do.
United States of America (USA)
Ssangyong Korando 4WD
June 15, 2021
Driving in San Jose is very up tempo and you must stay alert at all times. So many motorcycles passing on both sides at all times.
Sweden
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 22, 2021
Excellent service, good price and fast and easy!
United States of America (USA)
Daihatsu Bego
April 24, 2021
If you're staying at the airport (Hotel Mango or the two hotels by the casino) it's so much easier to get a car from GreenCars (or the other companies in the business complex here) than to drive to the other side of the airport and find the large companies' (Hertz, Avis etc.) offices.
Switzerland
Toyota Yaris Sedan
April 16, 2021
Thank you i miss costa rica
France
Mitsubishi ASX
March 29, 2021
take care about the drop of services... Also it's located on the main road next to the airport that is very accessible. Just take care of the size of the car if you are 4 pax , focus on few luggage or take a bigger car. Mitsubishi 4x4 is perfect for a couple or couple + 1 child no more.
Switzerland
Suzuki Jimny
March 15, 2021
When visiting Costa Rica, I highly recommend choosing a 4x4 (medium like Grand Vitara is better, but small like Jimny will do the job too). The streets around cities are in good condition, but as soon as you leave the "normal" roads to get to your hotel or a remote location, for example, streets turn quickly into bumpy roads. Especially on Nicoya Peninsula (Nosara, Santa Teresa, Montezuma).
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
March 21, 2020
Quite hectic driving in the freeway initially - lots of fast inside overtaking . Don’t park where the pavement is yellow and watch out for one way streets where the sign is neither well placed or obvious! A lot of the roads are unpaved or half built but that’s the fun part! A 4x4 is recommended but not essential - we got a free upgrade anyway - the small automatics are really underpowered for overtaking and hills - go for a manual if you can ;)
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Adobe Rent a Car
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
York Car Rental
5.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
160
Total rental companies
26
Average daily price
$30.41
Lowest daily price
$16.15
Total cars available
494

Top 26 Suppliers at San Jose Airport in 2024

Adobe Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.2 / 104 reviews
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
$33 - $60
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
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EasyCar
Exceptional 9 / 158 reviews
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
$31 - $45
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
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Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 113 reviews
+50622427733
Juan Santamaría International Airport
$37 - $115
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
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National
National
Very good 8.9 / 16 reviews
+50622427911 / +50622427878
De Belen, C. Don Chico, Heredia, Belén, 40703
$41 - $126
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
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Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 15 reviews
+50622427800
500 E And 200 S From Marriot, Heredia Province, Belén, 40703
$39 - $125
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
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GreenMotion
Very good 8.7 / 163 reviews
+50625424860
Plaza Mango, Local Lc-103, Radial Francisco J. Orlich,
$25 - $35
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
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EC Rent a Car
EC Rent a Car
Very good 8.5 / 89 reviews
+50670040090 / +50670040091
Casino Fiesta 180 Meters East, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
$55 - $107
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
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SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 92 reviews
+50624313803
Oficentro Plaza Aeropuerto C3, Juan Santamaría Int. Airport
$34 - $401
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
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Flexways
Very good 8.2 / 166 reviews
+5491152599877
Aeropuerto Internacional Santamaría, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
$27 - $145
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 71 reviews
+50640522000
Arrivals, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
$27 - $60
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
50640369513
Juan Santamaria Intl Apto.
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
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Payless Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 55 reviews
+50624304647
Alajuela Province, Rio Segundo, San Jose
$34 - $86
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
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Sun:06:00-22:00
U-Save
U-Save
Good 7.5
+50624304648
U-Save Car Rental, 500 meters East Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:07:30-18:00
Sun:07:30-18:00
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.4 / 431 reviews
+50624300629
500 mts East from Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo
$48 - $174
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
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Sun:06:30-20:00
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4 / 1 review
+50670040090
200 meters from Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
$29 - $67
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
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Sun:06:00-23:59
NextCar
NextCar
Good 7.4
50660233707
600 Meters East Of The Airport
$85 - $129
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
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Sun:06:00-23:59
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.3 / 80 reviews
+50687733000
500 meters East Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Working hours
Mon:06:30-19:30
Tue:06:30-19:30
Wed:06:30-19:30
Thu:06:30-19:30
Fri:06:30-19:30
Sat:06:30-19:30
Sun:06:30-19:30
AmiGO Rent a Car
Good 7.2 / 510 reviews
+50624428585
Autop. Bernardo Soto, Provincia De Alajuela, Alajuela
$16 - $109
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
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NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.1 / 69 reviews
50624426000
FRONT OF HAMPTON INN & SUITES
$42 - $179
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Budget
Satisfactory 6.7 / 24 reviews
+50624362010
Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela CR 20101, Alajuela Province, Río Segundo
$56 - $90
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
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Sun:06:00-23:00
Economy rent a car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 285 reviews
+50622992000
Arrivals, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
$58 - $71
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.3 / 85 reviews
+50621016579
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, 500 M Este Del Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
$25 - $75
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Satisfactory 6 / 8 reviews
+50640023857
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
$25 - $171
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Avis
Poor 5.6 / 294 reviews
+50622932222
Juan Santamaría International Airport Baggage reclaim area Alajuela Alajuela CR 20101, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
$45 - $133
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:30
Tue:05:00-22:30
Wed:05:00-22:30
Thu:05:00-22:30
Fri:05:00-22:30
Sat:05:00-22:30
Sun:05:00-22:30
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.5 / 13 reviews
+50624409990
Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
$28 - $184
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Poor 5.4 / 38 reviews
+50670040090
200 Meters East From Fiesta Casino
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
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