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Cheap Car Hire in Costa Rica from AED 101

San José, Costa Rica
2 Mar — 9 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
San José, Costa Rica
Sat 2/3
Noon
Sat 9/3
Noon

Costa Rica car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Costa Rica. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 February 2024.

Most popular company

Dollar

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

AED 465

Cheapest price per day

AED 101

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 24 February 2024.

January

AED 168

February

AED 198

March

AED 161

April

AED 95

May

AED 33

June

AED 44

July

AED 73

August

AED 73

September

AED 58

October

AED 62

November

AED 88

December

AED 224

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 rent in Costa Rica and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 24 February 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Costa Rica this past week from 518 hire locations out of 49 hire agencies. Prices for a Costa Rica small car hire start from AED 102/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

AED 105+

Compact

Compact

AED 93+

Intermediate

Intermediate

AED 140+

SUV

SUV

AED 148+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

AED 203+

Mini

Mini

AED 102+

Passenger van

Passenger van

AED 296+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

AED 112+

Compare available car types for rental in Costa Rica

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 24 February 2024.

Small cars

AED 40 - AED 434

All Car Types

AED 88 - AED 435

To rent a small car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of AED 126/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Costa Rica (~AED 40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 434/day). In fact, June is about 69% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Costa Rica, renting a small car saves you 23% 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 rent a SUV in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of AED 114/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Costa Rica (~AED 117/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 438/day). In fact, September is about 2% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Costa Rica, renting a SUV saves you 31% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Ford KaAED 102/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka
Toyota YarisAED 109/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai AccentAED 110/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent

Top rental agencies in Costa Rica

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Costa Rica known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Costa Rica. Reviews were last updated on 24 February 2024.

Alamo

50 locations

Sunnycars

50 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

49 locations

National

49 locations

ADOBE

32 locations

easyCar

26 locations

Adobe Rent A Car

25 locations

Budget

19 locations

Best Costa Rica car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Costa Rica. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Costa Rica with an average daily rate of AED 157. Data was last updated on 24 February 2024.
Ford KaAED 102/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka
Toyota YarisAED 109/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai AccentAED 110/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Costa Rica, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 February 2024.

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Costa Rica?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.1 rating), Alamo (8.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Costa Rica.

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

The most popular car hire company at Costa Rica is Dollar. With prices on SUV starting at AED 448/day about 233% more people book with Dollar than other companies in the country.

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

When visiting Costa Rica, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in San José where rental cars typically will cost around AED 465/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Costa Rica was found in San José for just AED 448/day.

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

Cars travel on the right side of the road in Costa Rica.

Small car rentals in Costa Rica

Find small car rental deals in Costa Rica from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Costa Rica cost an average of AED 204 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 February 2024.
Kia PicantoAED 101/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia PicantoAED 101/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Ford KaAED 102/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka

Car rentals by fuel type in Costa Rica

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Costa Rica. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Costa Rica. Deals were last updated on 24 February 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Costa Rica. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (AED 26+).

Electric

Electric

AED 66+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

AED 26+

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