Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO), San Jose, Costa Rica
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Payless Car Rental at San Jose Airport

Alajuela Province, Rio Segundo, San Jose
0050624304647
Pick-up instructions
The agent will wait for n terminal and lead the customer to shuttle service at San Jose’s International Airport (SJO). Please call our office at 00506 24 304 647, ext: 204-210 or Toll-free 1 8 004 973 659 to arrange to pick up if the agent is not found.
Drop-off instructions
Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Car Provider upon Pick-up
Business 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
Key box
No

Customer Ratings and Latest Reviews

Overall value for money of your rental car
Ease of finding rental desk or representative
Efficiency of the car rental agents
Time spent picking up the car
Time spent dropping off the car
Car cleanliness
Overall condition of the car

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.

Croatia
Suzuki Jimny
February 17, 2024

Pros: Very clear, to the point and nice communication. Fast and reliable service.

Cons: Everything was great!

Denmark
Suzuki Jimny
July 20, 2023

Pros: Fast and professional

Cons: Fast and great

United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
July 17, 2023

Pros: Easy shuttle from the airport to the rental center, good value compared to other rental companies.

Cons: Long wait both picking up and dropping off, about 30 minutes both times. Car was very clean, but had a burnt oil smell inside that was kind of concerning.

Switzerland
Suzuki Jimny
June 20, 2023

Pros: Fast pick up at the airport. And the trop of was really fast and easy.

Cons: As mostly the insurance question: whats included whats not. And

United Kingdom
Geely GX3
June 5, 2023

Pros: Fantastic customer support services over the phone - no long holds and speedy solutions. The staff at rental were very helpful and friendly.

Cons: The car was not great in high altitudes or on hills. It broke down so we wish it was explained to us that we needed a better car however otherwise the company Discovery Cars and the provider they used PayLess was great! Highly recommend!

United Kingdom
SsangYong Korando
February 27, 2022

Pros: Value for money. Quality of car

Cons: Satnav not the most reliable

Spain
Suzuki Jimny
August 22, 2021

Pros: Todo en general. Fuí con miedo a costa rica porque había oído muchas opiniones malas sobre los coches de alquiler, pero todo nos fue bien con ellos,

Cons: nada.

United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Lancer
March 20, 2019

Pros: Fine -in spite of language problem

Cons: Horn on car did not work

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny 4WD
May 23, 2018

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: Disorganized, poorly maintained vehicle, very slow service.

Denmark
Suzuki Alto
December 22, 2017

Pros: They dropped the car off at my hotel. Everything was explained thoroughly. The price I got for the car was unbeatable. Easy drop-off.

Cons: Everything was good.

France
Suzuki Grand Vitara
February 8, 2017

Pros: L'état de la voiture

Cons: le flou sur le contrat d'assurance et l’insistance à vendre un complément de prise en charge et malgré mon attestation de prise en charge. difficulté d'obtenir un cache bagages

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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Suzuki Celerio or similar
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Suzuki Vitara or similar
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$44.89 / per day
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Mitsubishi Zinger or similar
Mitsubishi Zinger
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$46.85 / per day
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Standard SUV
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
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$47.31 / per day
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Full-size SUV
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
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$54.65 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Montero Sport or similar
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
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  • Auto.
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$58.91 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:34 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Rental Conditions

Please check the Rental Conditions for each vehicle prior to booking as some conditions, particularly the deposit and deductible, may vary based on the class of vehicle.

Rate includes
Free cancellation with a full refund up to 48 hours before your pick-up time, Unlimited mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (damage deductible: ~€ 1400.00), Third Party Liability (TPL), Airport surcharge, Vehicle registration fee, Environmental charge, VAT (value added tax), Free modifications.
Driver requirements
Minimum rental age is 21 years.
A young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 25.

Maximum rental age is 75 years.
A Senior driver fee is not applied.

The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 1 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.

A driver license printed using a non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc) must be supplemented by an International Driving Permit.
Please note that the International Driving Permit is valid only if accompanied by the regular driver license.

In order to pick up the car, international renters must present the following documents: proof of entry/exit into/out of the country.
In addition to documents mentioned previously, the customer will need the following: passport, valid driver license, credit or debit card on a main driver's name, proof of entry/exit into/out of the country, flight information.
Deposit and deductible policy
A deposit will be blocked on the customer's credit card and will be released within 30 days after drop-off.
A deposit will be charged if one of the following cards is used: Debit cards.
Payment policy
At time of pick up, customers will be required to pay the amount of the rental and a deposit.
It is possible to pay and leave the deposit only with the following payment methods: Diners, Debit cards, Discover, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, American Express credit card.
Only cards issued in the main driver's name are accepted.

The following payment methods are accepted: Cash, Diners, Debit cards, Discover, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, American Express credit card.
Additional insurance (Full Damage Waiver (FDW)) must be purchased if using the following payment method(s): Debit cards.
When paying with cash, a debit/credit card issued on the main driver's name is required for security purposes.

The main driver must provide a physical payment card in their name with enough funds to cover the deposit to pick up the car. The rental company will neither accept virtual credit cards (e.g., GooglePay or ApplePay) nor someone else’s card (including family members).
Optional extras and services
Available special equipment: GPS Navigation system, Baby seat (up to 1 year of age), Child seat (2-4 years of age), Booster seat (4-10 years of age), Roof rack, Wi-Fi, Cell phone.
Prices for extras are shown on the booking page.

Adding additional drivers is allowed.
There is an additional charge for each driver.
Underage additional drivers are subject to both Young Driver and Additional Driver fees.
When picking up the vehicle, all drivers must be present and must provide valid documentation.

It is allowed to add up to 2 additional drivers.
Delivery/Collection service is available only by previous request. Delivery within city limits to hotels is free of charge.
Fuel policy
The vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same amount in order to avoid additional charges.
Rental period
The maximum rental period per agreement is 90 days.
Business hours
Period of time, during regular working hours, when the car is still guaranteed for the customer, if the customer is late for pick up (the grace period) is 60 minutes.

Pick-up & Drop-off
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

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