Renting A Car In Costa Rica

Pura Vida Travel can help you set up your car rental reservations for your next trip to Costa Rica. (You can book a car rental in the US by using the book car rental link at the top of our page or by contacting us) Costa Rica is a small country and renting a car is the best way to maximize the number of locations you can visit during your trip.


Alamo is the top rental car company that we work with due to the fact that they have the most locations in Costa Rica.

San Jose

  • International airport (shuttle from the airport to the Alamo office is included)
  • Paseo Colon
  • Hotel Best Western Irazu
  • Hotel Ramada Herradura


  • Liberia
  • Tamarindo
  • Samara
  • Nosara
  • Mal Pais
  • Hilton Papagayo Resort

Central Pacific

  • Jaco
  • Quepos
  • Manuel Antonio

La Fortuna (Volcano Arenal)

Alamo offers unlimited mileage on all their car rentals and their fleet includes a variety of compact cars, mid-size, SUV’s, 4X4’s and micro buses.


To rent a car in Costa Rica, you will need to have a valid drivers license and it will need to be presented along with your passport when you pick up the vehicle. Cars are driven on the right side of the road and speed limit signs are posted along the roads. Depending on what areas you plan to visit, the roads can vary greatly from paved highways to bumpy dirt roads. If you are planning on visiting the coastal areas plan to rent a 4X4 vehicle, especially during the rainy season.

There are many different options when it comes to insuring your rental car. Basic coverage is mandatory on all vehicles and there are additional policies which insure you in case of theft or an accident.

A credit card will be required at time of rental and a deposit will be charged to your card. Alamo accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Debit cards and cash deposits will not be accepted.

There are other rental car agencies in Costa Rica and depending on your location, we will contact all vendors in the area to guarantee the best price. We work closely with Alamo and  due to our large volume of business with them, we are able to secure the lowest prices for our clients.

If you would like a car rental quote, please contact us



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s