Costa Rica

Cheap Car Rentals in Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica
6 Jul — 13 Jul
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica
Wed 6/7
Wed 13/7
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Costa Rica?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Costa Rica


C$ 7 - C$ 28

Out of all the popular cities in Costa Rica, Liberia is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 7/day. Renting a car in Liberia is 75% cheaper than renting one in La Fortuna where the per day rate is around C$ 28. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Costa Rica to get a rental car in are: San José (C$ 8/day), Tamarindo (C$ 9/day), and La Fortuna (C$ 28/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in San José should expect to spend around C$ 8/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Costa Rica is San José.

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Costa Rica?


C$ 63


C$ 69


C$ 77


C$ 55


C$ 18


C$ 19


C$ 46


C$ 41


C$ 15


C$ 14


C$ 41


C$ 93

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Costa Rica is October. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Costa Rica

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Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Costa Rica?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.9 rating), Budget (7.8 rating) and Thrifty (7.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Costa Rica.

What is the most popular car rental provider in Costa Rica?

When renting a car in Costa Rica, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is Avis, and with prices around C$ 44/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Avis is SUV, which starts as low as C$ 18/day.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Costa Rica?

When visiting Costa Rica, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Jacó where rental cars typically will cost around C$ 41/day (33% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Costa Rica was found in San José for just C$ 20/day.

What side of the road do you drive on in Costa Rica?

Cars travel on the right side of the road in Costa Rica.

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