Costa Rica

Cheap Car Hire in Costa Rica from $8

San José, Costa Rica
23 Apr — 30 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
San José, Costa Rica
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Tue 30/4
Noon

Costa Rica car hires 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 16 April 2024.

Most popular company

NextCar

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

$41

Cheapest price per day

$8

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 16 April 2024.

January

$71

February

$84

March

$63

April

$23

May

$14

June

$17

July

$31

August

$31

September

$23

October

$24

November

$35

December

$95

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.

Popular car types in Costa Rica

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Costa Rica and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

In Costa Rica, there are 525 active hire locations from 48 car hire companies. SUV is the cheapest car type to hire in Costa Rica in the past week - currently priced from $8/day. View deals for 3 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for hire 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 16 April 2024.

Small cars

$21 - $130

All Car Types

$16 - $132

To hire a small car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of $57/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Costa Rica (~$21/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$130/day). In fact, June is about 64% 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 14% 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. Here are the best Costa Rica small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of $58/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Costa Rica (~$8/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$106/day). In fact, August is about 87% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a medium car saves you 11% 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. Here are the best Costa Rica medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of $68/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Costa Rica (~$11/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$262/day). In fact, October is about 84% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a large car is 3% more expensive. 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 $72/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Costa Rica (~$17/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$151/day). In fact, September is about 77% 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 is 9% more expensive. 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. Here are the best Costa Rica SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai Accent Hatch$9/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Kia Picanto$15/day
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Kia Picanto

Top hire 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 16 April 2024.
Hire a vehicle with one of these top car hire agencies serving Costa Rica, including those serving the Liberia, Manuel Antonio and San José area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Alamo

51 locations

National

50 locations

Sunnycars

50 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

49 locations

ADOBE

32 locations

easyCar

26 locations

Adobe Rent A Car

25 locations

Avis

19 locations

Best Costa Rica car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Costa Rica. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Costa Rica with an average daily rate of $38. Data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car hires in Costa Rica, including options within a close proximity to Liberia, Manuel Antonio and San José. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado$8/day
5
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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Kia Picanto$9/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Mitsubishi Montero$10/day
5
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A/C
Mitsubishi Montero

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Costa Rica, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 April 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), Sixt (8.6 rating) and National (8.3 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 NextCar, and with prices around $26/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from NextCar is SUV, which starts as low as $7/day.

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

    When visiting Costa Rica, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in San José where rental cars typically will cost around $47/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Costa Rica was found in San José for just $21/day.

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

    In Costa Rica, drivers are expected to drive on the right side of the road.

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Small car hires in Costa Rica

Find small car hire deals in Costa Rica from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Costa Rica cost an average of $61 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Nissan Micra$36/day
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Nissan Micra
Nissan March$38/day
2
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A/C
Nissan March
Nissan March$41/day
2
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A/C
Nissan March

Van hires in Costa Rica

Find van hire deals in Costa Rica from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in Costa Rica cost an average of $73 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
For those needing a little more space, we've found these great deals on van hires in Costa Rica, including pickup near Liberia, Manuel Antonio and San José. To find more great van hire deals, make sure to check back soon.
Toyota HiAce$72/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$73/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in Costa Rica

Browse car hires by fuel type in Costa Rica. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Costa Rica. Deals were last updated on 16 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Costa Rica. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($27+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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