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Why book Costa Rica car rental at VIP Cars?

All Inclusive Pricing

Rent a car at Costa Rica with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver, Unlimited Mileage etc.

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Leading car rental suppliers in Costa Rica - Sixt, EuropCar, Alamo, Thrifty, National, Ace, Dollar, Green motion, Payless Car Rental

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Huge savings on Costa Rica Car Rental Deals

No Cancellation Fee

VIP Cars offers free cancellation for car rentals at Costa Rica

Secure Online Booking

Reserve a car for Costa Rica through a secure booking platform

Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for Costa Rica

Book a cheap car rental in Costa Rica

Reserving a car rental in advance is a nice option instead of renting on the spot after landing at the airport in a new country. With a rental car at your disposal, you can drive at your own speed to discover Costa Rica. Our website,, displays car rental deals by trustworthy companies that too in all languages and multiple currencies.

Our high-quality cars will let you enjoy the goodness of the location while the procedure to book a car rental through is very simple. We also offer inclusions with the car rental deals such as License Plate Fee (LPF), unlimited mileage, third party insurance, etc. Car rentals can be booked through our website for a myriad of locations in Costa Rica such as San Jose and Liberia and are supplied by companies like Alamo.

Car rental companies in Costa Rica

We work with the following car hire agencies in Costa Rica:

  • Sixt Rent a CarSixt Rent a Car
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • Alamo Rent a CarAlamo Rent a Car
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • Dollar Rent a CarDollar Rent a Car
  • Keddy by EuropcarKeddy by Europcar

Car-types you can rent in Costa Rica

Rent an SUV or a 4WD to steer through the rugged off-road areas of Costa Rica, especially during the wet weather. A comfortable hatchback is apt for the urban areas. Sedans are perfect for long drives in the city and not to forget, a nice GPS will save you from the confusion of addresses in Costa Rica. We provide all sorts of cars to suit family trips, business trips and relaxing getaways. All of our car rentals are from high-end manufacturers such as Toyota, Daihatsu and BYD.

Here are the car types that you can rent for your travel plans in Costa Rica. All the car hire partners offer deals on a variety of car categories. The cars in the rental fleet are well-maintained vehicles from some of the best manufacturers. You can expect to see the following car-types while renting a car for Costa Rica through VIP Cars:

  •   Van & Minivan rentals7, 8, 9, and 15 passenger vehicles like Dodge Grand Caravan
  •  SUV rentalsVehicles like Jeep Compass or similar
  •  EconomyVehicles like Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
  •  Luxury car hiresVehicles like Nissan Maxima or similar

Car rental deal-types we offer for Costa Rica

Car hire deals on VIPCars can be divided into categories depending on the number of days and months you are staying in Costa Rica and the number of people traveling with you. Some of the most common deal-types are listed below:


    Long term or Monthly rentals

    We provide rentals for long term durations if you want to book the rental deal for a month or more. We also have short-term deals that last a day, a week or a weekend.


    One-way rentals

    If you want to rent a car at one place and return it somewhere else in Costa Rica, change the drop-off location on the search form before starting the search and book your one-way rental deal within minutes.

Driving a rental car in Costa Rica

  • License For driving a car in Costa Rica, you need a driving license from your native country. An international permit is not necessary for driving in Costa Rica unless your driving license is not in the Roman Alphabet.
  • Beware If you are traveling to a touristy area of the country then beware of the “good Samaritan” scams.
  • Road Driving is on the right-hand side of the road and the road signs are always in Spanish, with distances in kilometers.
  • Speed limit 90 Km/h is the speed limit for highways. It is recommended that you drive in the daylight as the dark might make it difficult for driving.

Car rental pickup locations in Costa Rica

Still deciding where to pick your rental car in Costa Rica, here is a list of some popular car rental places that you may consider

  • Airports

    • San Jose Airport (SJO)
    • Liberia Airport (LIR)
    • Quepos Airport (XQP)
  • Cities

    • San Jose
    • Tamarindo
    • Cartago
  • Hotels

    • Guanacaste Hotel Riu
    • Samara Hotel Samara Beach
    • Nosara Harbor Beach & Surf Resort

Ruling many bucket-lists: Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Central American nation, with a stunning topography, comprising beautiful beaches and scenic mountains. Costa Rica is really a treat for the lovers of nature and wildlife. A rental car is a common means to explore and absorb what the land of Costa Rica has to offer. One of the safest countries in Central America, Costa Rica will be a treat for those who want to visit national parks. Along with the forests, there are 5 volcanoes in the country. You are going to experience an impressive biodiversity too in this exotic country.

The top things to do in Costa Rica

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Arenal Volcano National Park

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the minimum age to rent a car in Costa Rica?

    The least age to rent a car in Costa Rica is 21 years for most of the car-types, but it may vary from supplier to supplier.

  • Can I rent a car in Costa Rica with US driving license?

    All you need is a full and valid driver’s license, irrespective of the issuing country

  • How much to rent a car in Costa Rica?

    The cost of the rental depends on various factors, like the type of car you are booking and for how long your are renting the car.

Top Deals

Best Car Rental Deals in Costa Rica

Economy USD 15 /day
Compact USD 17 /day
Van / Minivan USD 24 /day
Luxury USD 30 /day

Car Rental Locations in Costa Rica

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