Car Hire in San Jose

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San Jose, 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
£ 12.62 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Intermediate
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Finalrentals
£ 22.72 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EC Rent a Car
£ 22.96 / per day
City Centre
Compact
Hyundai Verna or comparable
Hyundai Verna
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 24.35 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Standard SUV
Geely Okavango 2WD or comparable
Geely Okavango 2WD
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 31.40 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 33.33 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Mini Elite Van
Mitsubishi Zinger or comparable
Mitsubishi Zinger
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Payless Car Rental
£ 37.22 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Special SUV
Toyota Rush or comparable
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 40.73 / 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 01:57 on 2024-05-24.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English, Creole
Currency
CRC
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+506
Average car hire price
£ 28 per day
Average car hire length
12 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
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.22 per litre or £ 4.61 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.10 per litre or £ 4.18 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.65 per litre or £ 6.26 / 1 gallon

One-way Car Hire in San Jose

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in San Jose and drop off in another city include:

  • From San Jose to Liberia - 294 offers from £ 38.90 per day
  • From San Jose to Puerto Viejo - 41 offers from £ 67.80 per day
  • From San Jose to Limon - 88 offers from £ 49.44 per day
  • From San Jose to Jaco - 68 offers from £ 49.44 per day
  • From San Jose to Uvita - 41 offers from £ 67.80 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in San Jose the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in San Jose fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in San Jose
£ 51.16
January
£ 54.04
February
£ 54.20
March
£ 28.74
April
£ 24.93
May
£ 24.72
June
£ 39.59
July
£ 32.62
August
£ 23.75
September
£ 21.76
October
£ 31.65
November
£ 62.66
December
The best month to hire a car in San Jose is October (when the average price is £ 21.76 per day). This is 42% less than the yearly average and 65% less than hiring in December (when the average price is £ 62.66).

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.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in San Jose?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 12 days, and in February, they keep their car for 11 days.
Average number of hire days in San Jose
12
January
11
February
11
March
11
April
11
May
11
June
12
July
12
August
11
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in San Jose?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in San Jose is December, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Hire in San Jose by Monthly Searches
138%
January
138%
February
108%
March
75%
April
56%
May
72%
June
98%
July
119%
August
70%
September
57%
October
100%
November
168%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 15
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Economy rent a car, MEX RENT A CAR, AmiGO Rent a Car, EC Rent a Car, Flexways
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
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
AmiGO Rent a Car Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Flexways Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs
Economy rent a car Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large 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
Mitsubishi ASX
18 April 2024
We rented a 4x4 car that was essential for our trip around Cosa Rica. Perfect place for a Widlife lovers.
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
12 January 2024
The car was excellent for commuting to rural areas in Costa Rica such as Guanacaste.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
19 April 2023
We’ve driven around Costa Rica (couple) so the small 4x4 provided by Payless was just perfect for us.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
15 February 2023
Hotels and lodges were very good and the nature tours were brilliant.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Grand Vitara
10 February 2023
Costa Rica is a phenomenal country with lots to offer
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
23 January 2023
enjoyed our trip, went to Atenas, Manual antonio, Punarenus and La fortuna. Went to some nice restaurants in Manual Antonio. Nice day sailing to Tortuga, nice beach, although it seems all about removing cash from you the moment you set foot on the beach. Saw most of the wildlife that we hoped to see
customer photo
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
20 January 2023
ensure you return the car before the specified time. 4x4 car is best for Costa Rica terrain as roads are not good with lots of surface damage and holes.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
12 January 2023
National park, golf and general sightseeing was exceptional
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
8 January 2023
It was amazing, so much to do not enough time. The wildlife and nature is incredible. We will be back.
United Kingdom
Kia Stonic
2 January 2023
3 days near La Fortuna, walking, swimming and relaxing. 5 days on the beach near Punta Arenas, fishing, snorkelling and relaxing. 3 days near Uvita surfing and walking
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
14 March 2022
Beautiful Costa Rica
United Kingdom
Daihatsu Bego
18 February 2022
Definitely get full cover insurance as the roads are terrible!
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
16 January 2022
Great time in la Fortunate and Monteverdi
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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
111
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 28.16
Lowest daily price
£ 12.62
Total cars available
1510

Top 24 Suppliers in San Jose in 2024

Adobe Rent a Car
Adobe Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.1 / 108 reviews
3 locations
£ 22 - £ 86
EasyCar
EasyCar
Exceptional 9 / 171 reviews
3 locations
£ 21 - £ 77
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 128 reviews
9 locations
£ 29 - £ 230
National
National
Very good 8.8 / 18 reviews
8 locations
£ 36 - £ 239
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.7 / 176 reviews
2 locations
£ 30 - £ 35
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.6 / 13 reviews
7 locations
£ 35 - £ 259
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 93 reviews
2 locations
£ 29 - £ 316
EC Rent a Car
EC Rent a Car
Very good 8.4 / 83 reviews
1 location
£ 23 - £ 54
Flexways
Flexways
Very good 8.2 / 165 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 67
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 74 reviews
2 locations
£ 32 - £ 44
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
Payless Car Rental
Payless Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 55 reviews
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 68
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.5 / 428 reviews
1 location
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4 / 1 review
1 location
£ 23 - £ 53
AmiGO Rent a Car
AmiGO Rent a Car
Good 7.2 / 537 reviews
2 locations
£ 13 - £ 77
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.1 / 77 reviews
1 location
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.1 / 69 reviews
2 locations
£ 35 - £ 85
Budget
Budget
Satisfactory 6.8 / 27 reviews
3 locations
£ 43 - £ 71
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 371 reviews
5 locations
£ 39 - £ 56
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 94 reviews
1 location
£ 238 - £ 784
Europcar
Europcar
Satisfactory 6 / 8 reviews
2 locations
£ 29 - £ 515
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.8 / 16 reviews
2 locations
£ 23 - £ 174
Avis
Avis
Poor 5.6 / 293 reviews
6 locations
£ 34 - £ 105
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Poor 5.4 / 38 reviews
1 location
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