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Juan Santamaria International Airport

Average pickup time: 51-60 minutes.
5.3 out of 10 (6 Reviews)
Friendliness
7 /10
Friendliness 70%
Cleanliness
8 /10
Cleanliness 80%
Pickup time
7.3 /10
Pickup time 73%
Overall value
5.6 /10
Overall value 56%
3 out of 5
RichardReviewed on Jan 24, 2019, 9:19 PM
Long wait for Budget shuttle at airport, ended up taking a taxi. Diahatsu vehicle I rented adequate but definitely had some steering problems when making sharp turns.
3 out of 5
MikeReviewed on Jan 8, 2019, 11:23 PM
Rental car was new, service was not great. Had to wait to leave gate since there was missing paperwork. Also upon return, there was no official receipt or confirmtation which is sketchy. You need to trust that they will return your deposit.
2 out of 5
Ksera91Reviewed on Oct 7, 2018, 4:53 PM
This is the THIRD time i have had a BIG problem with the car rental vompnies honoring my reservatipns as desvribed by car rentals.com..i pick up the car then they want to slap me with a huge drop off fee when the car i have chosen cleatly and specifically is under the catagory of NO DROP OFF Fee to a different location .also they consistently want to bill my crefit card for. $3000 deposit even when i show them a letter of coverage thru my credit card insurance .i am REALlLY sick of this nonsense..i am not sure who is at faut Mgoing to start sing shuttles or yhe bus system agaon

Car rentals in Alajuela, San Jose: What you need to know

San Jose, Costa Rica, is full of diverse neighborhoods like Alajuela. It's in these communities where you can get a true feel for an area like San Jose. But after you're done checking out all the great restaurants and shops in Alajuela, you'll want some wheels to see everything that San Jose provides.

You will need to adhere to a tight schedule and make sure you have the right amount of money if you try to save money by Riding Alajuela's public transportation system. Taxis and rideshares are more convenient, but little trips here and there can add up. Moreover, they may not be readily available when you want a ride right away. Renting a car in Alajuela is the best method to make sure you experience the entirety of the neighborhood and the rest of San Jose on your trip. See below to learn all that you need about car rentals in Alajuela.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get an affordable car rental in Alajuela?

If you are looking for some of the best rates on a car rental, then you've come to the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Alajuela by doing a few things:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Before you book, make sure you go through the rental policy.

What car do you suggest for Alajuela?

With a variety of vehicle types to decide from, it may be tough to decide which type is ideal for your visit. However, consider your needs and the number of people you're traveling with. Our table below can help you decide what vehicle is the best one for you.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Luxury or Premium classWhen you want to travel Alajuela in styleAudi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar
Minivan or SUVFamilies with a lot of bags and a need for spaceToyota Rav 4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Compact CarGreat for maneuvering in big citiesChevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Alajuela?

The youngest age to rent a vehicle in most cities, like Alajuela, San Jose, is 21. Please note that there is normally an added charge for anyone under 25 years of old. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Check the rental car company's policy before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in Costa Rica?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Costa Rica. It may possible to buy additional insurance through the supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.

Many of the major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually offer coverage. But many have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Jose. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a "full-to-full" policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank of gas, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, you'll want to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to the supplier. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do any Alajuela providers allow one-way rentals?

Many rental car companies offer one-way rentals. It may be more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different location. However, there is usually an extra fee for one-way rentals.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Alajuela?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it is part of the package. It's important to consider how much driving you will be doing on your trip to Alajuela. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so be sure to go through the supplier's policy. You may want unlimited miles if you're hitting the highway to find out all that is in San Jose.

Book Your Alajuela Rental Car Today

Has an attraction in San Jose intrigued you? Do you have to get to a conference on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Alajuela must-sees or be late to your meeting. When you have access to your own set of wheels, you can make sure your visit is following your schedule, and not have to adhere a metro schedule.

Check out our choice of cars from some of the top rental car companies in the nation and select the ideal automobile for your Alajuela adventure. The perfect vehicle is only a few clicks away.

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