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San Jose Car Rentals

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san jose, costa rica calle 3 avenida 13

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

6.0 Out of 10 (1 Review)

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Rub77 Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020, 1:23 PM

I asked to extend my rental the day I picked up the car, the girl at the reception explains to me that this is not possible, I must contact her 24 hours before the end of the rental. 1 day before so I send an email, having no answer I call, the answer: it's not possible, see you tomorrow! Very disagreeable ! 2 hours later I receive a response to my email to tell me that it is possible, except that I had already booked my hotel night ... So I had to modify my plans .... thank you I do not would appeal to them more.

san jose airport, costa rica 1 km e. and 50 meters n. from

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

5.2 Out of 10 (13 Reviews)

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Johnny D Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020, 7:04 PM

I booked my res through There were many other cheaper options but I wanted something reliable with national recognition. I was quoted $678.72 to pay at counter. Unfortunately when I got to the counter and was pushed to buy the insurance which I don't accept - I have full coverage with my credit card. I was then told it was the law to have it in Costa Rica and was charged $1002.00 for my rental. I was in a foreign country and needed a car so there really wasn't anything I could do. I don't think it's OK to be quoted a price and then get nailed for another $300 at the counter when you don't have many options.

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micpor Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020, 3:58 PM

Due to a delay of 6 h 00 in takeoff from Paris CDG, we could not take the vehicle as agreed on December 12 at 19 h 00! Taxi to go from the airport to a place of accommodation for the night in San José and return the following day by taxi from accommodation to airport to take the vehicle! Numerous exchanges by email, with AutoEscape agency and rental company (for fear that the vehicle is no longer available, re-rented by agency, as suggested by an interlocutor)! Following a collision on December 24, 2019 around 8:15 p.m. (a few hundred meters from the Quepos agency), we could not reach any privileged interlocutor, designated by the agency! The next day, December 25, we made all the declarations by email, to all the interlocutors that we could find! When we returned the vehicle on December 31, we had to pay $ 550 in advance (claimed by the opposing driver) on the $ 1,200 deposit! The $ 650 will be taken in the coming days. We had no description of the damage and repair costs (2 or 3 scratches on the bottom of the rear bumper) of our rental vehicle! We are awaiting the document and reimbursement of these $ 1,200 in accordance with the standard insurance contract taken out when booking through AutoEscape! The experience could have been nice without this body incident.

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G Reviewed on Mar 9, 2019, 4:35 PM

We were threatened with a $ 250 surcharge for cleaning the vehicle while it was rented to drive on particularly large dirt roads in Costa Rica. To avoid overloading, we were forced to lose 1:30 to get the car cleaned (which cost us $ 5 instead of the $ 250 requested by Thrifty).

We collected 38 reviews in total for all stations in San Jose, Costa Rica with an average score of 7.0/10.
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Car rentals in San Jose: All you need to know

You need a great car to take you around San Jose whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in San Jose. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in San Jose. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I find a great deal on a car rental in San Jose? makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in San Jose. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the true cost before you book
  • Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in San Jose?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Mexico metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in San Jose?

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in San Jose is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.

Does San Jose require rental car insurance?

When driving in San Jose or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through during checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over San Jose. You can drive as much as you want and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any limitations.

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your San Jose trip, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your San Jose rental car today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, has a vehicle that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.

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