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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 an affordable car rental deal for Costa Rica

Minimum age to rent : 21 years (18 with a young driver fee)
Driving license : Issued at least a year ago in native country
International Driver's Permit: Required if the license is not in the Roman alphabet

Reserving a car rental in advance is a nice option as you don’t have much of energy or patience after landing at the airport in a new country. Drive at your own speed to discover Costa Rica, stop wherever you want to, all you need is a nice rental car along with a driving license. Our website,, displays car rental deals by trustworthy companies that too in all languages and multiple currencies.

We also offer free cancellations and many inclusions in 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.

Our top car rental companies in Costa Rica

  • AlamoAlamo Rent a Car
  • Dollar Car RentalDollar Car Rental
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • SixtSixt
  • Thrifty Car RentalThrifty Car Rental
  • Keddy by EuropcarKeddy by Europcar

Driving a 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.

  • What to carry?

    It is advisable not to carry much cash and valuables in your car. Always carry a photocopy of your original passport, never the original.

  • 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 written 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.

  • Age

    The minimum age for driving a car rental in Costa Rica is 18 but you will have to pay a surcharge if you are less than 21 years old.

Our car rental pickup locations in Costa Rica


Our car rentals can be availed at popular airports in Costa Rica like San Jose Airport (SJO), Liberia Airport (LIR) and Quepos Airport (XQP).


Or you can arrange a pickup in a city like San Jose, Tamarindo, Cartago, Jaco, Liberia, Puntarenas, Dominical Beach, Guapiles, Uvita, Puerto Viejo, Quepos, Grecia, Mal Pais, Playa Flamingo and Coco Beach.


Guanacaste Hotel Riu, Samara Hotel Samara Beach and Nosara Harbor Beach & Surf Resort are a few of our top hotel locations in Costa Rica.

Our fleet of car rentals 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.

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 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.

A road trip itinerary for Costa Rica

  • San José to La Fortuna

  • Time: 2 h 31 min

  • Distance: 130.0 km

  • Route: Route 1 and Route 702

  • La Fortuna to Monteverde

  • Time: 3 h 25 min

  • Distance: 121.6 km

  • Route: Route 142

  • Monteverde to Tamarindo

  • Time: 3 h 10 min

  • Distance: 162.4 km

  • Route: Paso del Tempisque/Route 18

  • Tamarindo to Santa Teresa

  • Time: 4 hours

  • Distance:251.4 km

  • Route: Route 1

  • Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio

  • Time: 2 h 39 min

  • Distance: 173.2 km

  • Route: Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Costanera Sur/Route 34

  • Manuel Antonio to San José

  • Time: 2 h 40 min

  • Distance: 170.6 km

  • Route: Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Costanera Sur/Route 34

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

    Manuel Antonio National Park

    Address: Puntarenas Province, Cantón de Aguirre, Costa Rica

    Hours: 7AM to 4PM, Mondays closed

  • Tortuguero National Park

    Tortuguero National Park

    Address: Limón Province, Costa Rica

    Hours: 6 AM to 6 PM

  • Corcovado National Park

    Corcovado National Park

    Address: Los Patos Sirena Trail, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Hours: 8 AM to 4 PM

  • Arenal Volcano National Park

    Arenal Volcano National Park

    Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Hours: 8 AM to 4 PM

  • Lake Arenal

    Lake Arenal

    Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

    Hours: 8 AM to 6 PM

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

    Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

    Address: Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monte Verde, Costa Rica

    Hours: 7 AM to 4 PM

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
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