There is no better way to see everything Guanacaste has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own car, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Costa Rica even more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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With all there is to do and see in and around Guanacaste, you'll be wanting to take in more than your hotel room during your visit. Whether you are hoping to have dinner at the restaurant that has received great reviews across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to see and do as much as you can while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Guanacaste, if you want to get the most from your trip, having access to your own vehicle is a must.
Founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything luxury to economy, allowing you to pick the best ride for your vacation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best rates on a Guanacaste National car rental?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your car. But booking ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Guanacaste?
You'll need to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Guanacaste?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Guanacaste is 21. Make sure to review National's policy, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Guanacaste?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Guanacaste. Economy or compact vehicles are great for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Guanacaste trip can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Costa Rica require car insurance?
In Costa Rica you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large 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 Guanacaste. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Guanacaste?
Guanacaste definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another National. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Guanacaste, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Costa Rica, you can leave when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before your next getaway, book your National Guanacaste rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and cruise the open road in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.