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at momemtum lindora plaza

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

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ABP Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020, 11:16 AM

No fuss. When we reached the rental office all was ready. Car had around 50k on odo but still in good condition. It was last minute booking ang and little pricey.

avenue 18

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (2 Reviews)

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Greg Reviewed on May 22, 2019, 6:09 AM

The car was the basic model. Did not know that so what is still being built. No radio remote control. The ventilation could not be adjusted, so you could not air-condition the footwell on the coast and in the mountains fogged the windscreen, so you had to drive in the rain and 15 degrees outside temperature with windows open.

san jose intl airport

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

8.5 Out of 10 (45 Reviews)

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Alain33950 Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020, 2:21 PM

• ALAMO hired a poorly maintained car with many kilometers for hire, unsuitable for the roads of Costa Rica. • Through this negligence ALAMO put our lives in danger and it took a stroke of luck for us to get out of it without any injury. • On February 4, 2020, in the middle of the afternoon, we left UVITA towards SAN GERARDO DE DOTA (114km, 2 and a half hour mountain trip). • Already around 6pm, the engine heating we had to take a break. • Around 7 p.m. 10 km from the hotel, we started a very severe descent. • Less than a kilometer from the hotel, the GPS (it probably saved us!) Sent us to a private property. • Realizing our error we wanted to turn around. • The brakes, which for a few minutes had been giving signs of weakness, have failed and we have finished our U-turn. • Fortunately, the GPS deceived us, otherwise we would probably have fallen on a precipice which would have been fatal. • Fortunately, the brakes were released during the U-turn at low speed. • We did little damage to the car (front bumper, possibly front fenders?) And almost nothing at home (a table, 2 crushed chairs and traces of paint on the wall) • The February 12, we received an email from ALAMO Costa Rica with 2 appendices that we were able to open and an invoice of $ 1,126.54. It corresponds to the debit of € 1,077.72 dated 12/02/20 on the card statement at the end of February. • We asked for clarifications by 2 emails to ALAMO, We have had no response to date. • We received a phone call on February 13 or 14 from ALAMO or its service provider for a satisfaction survey. • We explained the concerns we had. The investigator told us that we would be contacted by a French speaking ALAMO person. We have been waiting for his call for MORE than a month.

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Sven Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020, 10:43 PM

The only thing bothering me was that the insurance I bought when makeing the reservation was not valid, so I had to pay for another insutance

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Orgetorix Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020, 4:39 PM

Friendly staff and a car that didn't let us down. Good tires, except for the spare wheel, which luckily we didn't need because the screw in the tire was noticed in a garage.

la asuncion de belen

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

8.0 Out of 10 (3 Reviews)

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Docks Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018, 7:14 AM

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M Jo Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018, 2:04 AM

Apparently we accidentally booked at a Budget not at the airport. Needless to say the gauge was almost double. Never seem to get the car rental we book.

paseo colon corner of 30th st

Average Pick-Up time: 51-60 minutes

7.3 Out of 10 (3 Reviews)

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Stav Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020, 4:18 PM

Vehicle breaks were very loud and after a day it had a strong stale smell of cigarettes.

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Busdriver1964 Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019, 8:40 PM

Extra insurance was added without my consent.. Extra pressure to buy insurance and a large deposit required if insurance not purchased. Car was super cheap model and under-powered. Sucked gas like a semi truck..Large fine if it was not clean on return. It was clean to start and drop off was easy but the deposit has still not been cleared from my account. Maybe because it is a weekend.

We collected 143 reviews in total for all stations in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) with an average score of 6.5/10.
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Car Rental at San Jose Airport (SJO): Everything you need to know

With your itinerary on hand, you can feel the anticipation rising. Once you are on the ground, the real fun starts in this amazing city,. When you arrive in San Jose, you will desire an automobile to check off everything on your must-see list. There is no better way to start your vacation right away than to snag your own ride. Below is practically all the info you want to make sure your car rental from San Jose Airport (SJO) will go off without a problem.

How do I get the cheapest deal on a car rental at the San Jose Airport? is the site to start ironing out all the details for your vacation to San Jose. You can sort out your transportation in advance, and ensure you receive the best possible deal from the rental company. Looking to keep your cost down? Try to:

  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Be aware of any cost for an added driver, fuel policy, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you rent your car

How old do I have to be to book a car in San Jose?

You can rent a vehicle in San Jose if you are at least 21. However, you'll most likely be charged an additional fee if you are under 25. Also note, the age restriction may be different for premium, large capacity, SUVs, or other higher category vehicles. Check with the rental car company before you book.

What rental car companies are at San Jose Airport?

You'll find 11 rental companies at the San Jose Airport. Rent from suppliers like ACE, Dollar, Sixt, and Alamo, to name a few. With so many terrific options, you are certain to get the car and the price that you desire.

Is insurance necessary for San Jose rental cars?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in San Jose. Many major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) generally provide some coverage. However, they usually have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Jose. Additionally, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout if you are a citizen of the U.S.

What forms of ID do I need to bring picking up my vehicle?

No matter the supplier you go with, you'll need to bring your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

We recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your rental topped off. If you return the rental with less fuel than you began with, the company may charge a premium to top it off. To avoid any added expenses, you should fill up your tank before you return the car.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in San Jose?

San Jose certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the must-sees in San Jose. If you have your heart set on seeing as much as you can, you will need unlimited miles to take in as much as you can while on your trip.

Can I get a one-way rental for my San Jose trip?

Many car rental suppliers offer one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at another location. Be aware there may be a supplementary charge when you pick one-way.

What sort of car rental should I get for my trip to San Jose?

That all depends on your needs and what you will be doing. Compact or economy vehicles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a mid-size or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their San Jose vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

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