Car Hire in Costa Rica

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre
Mini
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 12.55 / per day
Liberia Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EC Rent a Car
£ 19.51 / per day
Quepos La Managua Airport
Intermediate
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Finalrentals
£ 20.95 / per day
City Centre
Compact
Hyundai Verna or comparable
Hyundai Verna
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 24.39 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Playa Conchal/Westin Resort
Standard SUV
Geely Okavango 2WD or comparable
Geely Okavango 2WD
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 25.94 / per day
City Centre
Special SUV
Toyota Rush or comparable
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 27.17 / per day
San Jose Bosques de Lindora
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 36.59 / per day
City Centre
Mini Elite Van
Mitsubishi Zinger or comparable
Mitsubishi Zinger
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Payless Car Rental
£ 37.01 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 05:46 on 2024-05-28.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English, Creole
Currency
CRC
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+506
Average car hire price
£ 26 per day
Average car hire length
11 days
Speed limit within city centre
25 - 50 km/h or 16 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
60 km/h or 37 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.19 per litre or £ 4.52 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.03 per litre or £ 3.89 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.52 per litre or £ 5.77 / 1 gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Costa Rica the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Costa Rica fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Costa Rica
£ 51.87
January
£ 54.50
February
£ 53.99
March
£ 29.21
April
£ 25.39
May
£ 24.79
June
£ 40.54
July
£ 33.39
August
£ 23.87
September
£ 21.45
October
£ 31.17
November
£ 63.45
December
The best month to hire a car in Costa Rica is October — when the average price for a hire is £ 21.45 per day. This is 43% less than the yearly average and 66% less than hiring a car in December (when the average price is £ 63.45 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Costa Rica?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 12 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in March with an average of 10 days.
Average number of hire days in Costa Rica
12
January
11
February
10
March
11
April
10
May
11
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Costa Rica?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Costa Rica, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is December, while October is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Costa Rica Compared to the Yearly Average
149%
January
144%
February
112%
March
78%
April
56%
May
68%
June
92%
July
109%
August
64%
September
54%
October
101%
November
172%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 66
Airport locations 9
Popular suppliers Economy rent a car, MEX RENT A CAR, AmiGO Rent a Car, Avis, Alamo
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars
Lowest price £ 13 per day
Cheapest supplier AmiGO Rent a Car

Most Popular Car Hire Models

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

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.

United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
28 April 2024
I was here for two days to sign my divorce papers! All done, managed to squeeze in a dentist appointment also which was super cheap and very good.
United Kingdom
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
4 February 2024
Drove all over Costa Rica from great highways to completely off-road. The 4X4 option was very worthwhile and enabled us not to worry about how we got about.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
22 January 2024
Brilliant trip, we loved Costa Rica's national parks, beaches and remote spots.
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
19 September 2022
Drove 1200km throughout Costa Rica, a lot of atrocious roads but just take it easy and you will not have a problem.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Adobe Rent a Car
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
York Car Rental
5.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
91
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 25.51
Lowest daily price
£ 12.55
Total cars available
5927

Top 24 Suppliers in Costa Rica in 2024

Adobe Rent a Car
Adobe Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.1 / 132 reviews
15 locations
£ 22 - £ 71
EasyCar
EasyCar
Exceptional 9 / 196 reviews
15 locations
£ 21 - £ 59
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.8 / 211 reviews
3 locations
£ 29 - £ 30
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 170 reviews
46 locations
£ 27 - £ 227
National
National
Very good 8.6 / 32 reviews
44 locations
£ 36 - £ 236
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 18 reviews
40 locations
£ 34 - £ 256
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 104 reviews
6 locations
£ 25 - £ 315
EC Rent a Car
EC Rent a Car
Very good 8.4 / 89 reviews
4 locations
£ 20 - £ 58
Flexways
Flexways
Very good 8.2 / 166 reviews
3 locations
£ 25 - £ 76
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 79 reviews
4 locations
£ 26 - £ 64
Payless Car Rental
Payless Car Rental
Good 7.7 / 67 reviews
3 locations
£ 27 - £ 68
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
2 locations
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.5 / 470 reviews
2 locations
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4 / 1 review
3 locations
£ 21 - £ 53
AmiGO Rent a Car
AmiGO Rent a Car
Good 7.3 / 618 reviews
5 locations
£ 13 - £ 76
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.2 / 74 reviews
3 locations
£ 35 - £ 84
Budget
Budget
Good 7.1 / 38 reviews
7 locations
£ 43 - £ 70
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7 / 89 reviews
2 locations
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Satisfactory 6.5 / 510 reviews
12 locations
£ 39 - £ 62
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 101 reviews
2 locations
£ 237 - £ 781
Europcar
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.1 / 9 reviews
7 locations
£ 29 - £ 517
Avis
Avis
Poor 5.9 / 402 reviews
15 locations
£ 34 - £ 104
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.8 / 16 reviews
4 locations
£ 23 - £ 210
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Poor 5.4 / 41 reviews
2 locations
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