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Costa Rica car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Costa Rica. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Costa Rica and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

January

$74

February

$87

March

$66

April

$27

May

$22

June

$22

July

$35

August

$30

September

$24

October

$25

November

$37

December

$98

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Costa Rica is May. 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Costa Rica

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Costa Rica to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

Small cars

$33 - $220

All Car Types

$33 - $199

To hire a small car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of $59/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Costa Rica (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$220/day). In fact, June is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a small car saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of $57/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Costa Rica (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$209/day). In fact, October is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a SUV saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top rental agencies in Costa Rica

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Costa Rica known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Costa Rica. Reviews were last updated on 12 June 2024.

Alamo

51 locations

National

51 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

50 locations

Sunnycars

50 locations

ADOBE

32 locations

easyCar

26 locations

Adobe Rent A Car

25 locations

Avis

21 locations

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Costa Rica, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 June 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Costa Rica?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating), National (8.6 rating) and Sixt (8.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Costa Rica.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in Costa Rica?

    When hiring a car in Costa Rica, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Routes Car & Truck Rentals, and with prices around $33/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Routes Car & Truck Rentals is SUV, which starts as low as $30/day.

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

    Cars in Costa Rica are to be driven on the right side of the road.

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