Car Rental
in Costa Rica

Adobe Rent a Car is the company with the best value in Costa Rica

The largest local car rental company in Costa Rica. We’ve offered the best value car rental in Costa Rica since 1990. Our goal is to deliver excellent cars at competitive prices. And we promise no fine print or hidden fees. At Adobe, you always know what you’re being charged and why.

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Complete service at an affordable price

We have the most complete insurance available in the market

Rents for a day, a weekend, a week, a month, a year or long term

We have the best brands and car types like Hyundai, Chevrolet, Suzuki, SsangYong, Mitsubishi, and Ford

Adobe locations and Costa Rica destinations

Renting a car in Costa Rica is easy at Adobe Rent a Car. With 14 full-service rental locations in the country, you’ll always find an Adobe rental car center nearby. Driving in Costa Rica couldn’t be easier. Our offices are near the major highways and gas stations connecting favorite Costa Rica vacation destinations.

Top FAQs about Costa Rica Car Rental

Can I rent a car in Costa Rica with a US driver's license?

Yes, to rent a car with Adobe, you must have a valid driver’s license that has been issued for over two years. 

Is it smart to rent a car in Costa Rica?

Yes, you’ll save time and money. You’ll also be able to visit destinations only accessible by car.

Is a 4×4 necessary in Costa Rica?

A 4×4 is necessary in Costa Rica if you are traveling to rural or mountainous areas where road conditions are unpaved or rugged. A 4WD is unnecessary for San Jose, Liberia, or the larger beach towns.

How are gas prices in Costa Rica?

Gas prices fluctuate in Costa Rica. In June of 2023, the average cost of gasoline was $1.37 per liter ($5.20 per gallon).

Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation in Costa Rica?

Conditions apply if you want to change your car rental reservation. Speak with an Adobe agent for more information.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Costa Rica?

You must be at least 23 years old to rent a car from Adobe.

What is the best rental car company in Costa Rica?

Adobe is the best rental car company and guarantees no hidden fees. We have the newest and largest fleet of vehicles to choose from.

Where should I rent a car in Costa Rica?

Upon arrival, most visitors rent a car at our SJO or LIR Adobe airport offices. However, you can rent a car from any of our 14 locations across Costa Rica.

How much is a monthly car rental in Costa Rica?

Monthly rates depend on the type of vehicle and time of year you are renting. Ask an Adobe agent about our monthly and long-term rental packages.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Costa Rica?

Rental costs vary depending on the type of vehicle and time of year you rent. During the green season, getting a better deal for car rentals in Costa Rica is possible.

How can I find car rentals near me in Costa Rica?

Adobe has 14 offices across Costa Rican territory, including at both international airports. Visit our website for office locations and contact information.

Is it safe to rent a car and drive through Costa Rica?

Driving in Costa Rica is much like in the U.S., but the road conditions aren’t as good. Be prepared for steep mountains, heavy rains, fog, gravel, and other hazards

A midsize SUV 4×4 vehicle is the most popular rental car in Costa Rica. Try Adobe’s Hyundai Tucson IX35 or similar.

What Side of the Road Does Costa Rica Driv e On?

You drive on the right side of the road in Costa Rica

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Costa Rica?

Weekly rental rates are determined by the type of car and time of year you rent, plus the mandatory third-party insurance, additional drivers, CDW coverage fees if applicable, and any extras

Reserve a vehicle with us, it’s as simple as a click

Why rent a car with us?

We offer more than just great customer service. All of our Costa Rica car rentals are less than two years old and expertly maintained. Choose from a wide range of trusted brands and models.

And unlike other car rental companies, we promise NO HIDDEN FEES. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the fine print. At Adobe we deliver straightforward and competitive prices year round.

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Adobe’s Blogs – Everything you need to know about rental cars in Costa Rica

Our team of experts put together a collection of blogs about rental cars in Costa Rica and driving in Costa Rica. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about renting Costa Rica, rental car types, the rules of the road, car rentals with kids, road conditions, and car insurance in Costa Rica.

You’ll also read about popular topics such as the best places to visit in Costa Rica, the weather in Costa Rica, travel during the rainy season, vacation rentals in Costa Rica, national parks, and other attractions.

Top tips for renting a car in Costa Rica

  • Car rental companies

    Adobe car rental in Costa Rica provides the best value of all car rental companies. Renting a car in Costa Rica is easy and affordable, with comprehensive insurance coverage options and no hidden fees. Choose the right rental car in Costa Rica from our wide selection of vehicle makes and models, including 4WD and SUV options for Costa Rica’s mountains and rural areas. Or check out our compact, fuel efficient, intermediate, and full-size sedans for comfortable city and interstate driving.

  • Documents you need to rent a car in Costa Rica

    Documents you need to rent a car in Costa Rica include a driver’s license that has been valid for at least two years and a valid passport or original Costa Rican cedula. The passport must have a valid Costa Rica 90-day entry permit. An international driver’s license is required if your license is digital or written in a non-Latin alphabet. The minimum age for drivers is 23 years old. Debit cards are accepted for vehicle rentals, but the deposit must be made with a major credit card.

  • Best time to visit Costa Rica

    It’s always the best time to visit Costa Rica. Even during the rainy season, the mornings are generally sunny and clear. Visiting Costa Rica during the “green season” means paying less for your rental car and hotel accommodations. Please contact an Adobe agent for more information about our Costa Rica rainy season rates and discounts.

  • 4WD Car rental

    Costa Rica’s roads can get steep and rough, and a 4WD is often the best car to rent. Adobe is Costa Rica’s best 4WD car rental option. We offer four-wheel drive SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson IX35 or Superior. For a full-size or luxury 4x4 car rental Costa Rica, try our Mitsubishi ASX, Montero Sport, or the Ford Explorer. We always have a large selection of 4WD in Liberia and our San Jose airport offices to choose from.

  • Car rental airport Costa Rica

    Adobe’s car rental airport, Costa Rica, is open 365 days a year. We have full-service offices and free shuttle transportation at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, with office hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia with office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from the largest fleet of vehicles in Costa Rica with no hidden fees.

  • Driving Tips for Costa Rica

    Our Adobe driving tips for Costa Rica: obey all traffic rules, take it slow, and drive during the day whenever possible. Driving laws in Costa Rica are similar to the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. However, some roads in Costa Rica are incredibly steep, rough, and in poor condition. Heavy rains, fog, washouts, and potholes are common, especially during the rainiest months. Watch out for construction and roads that narrow to one lane before a bridge.

  • Popular destinations

    You’ll find an Adobe Office at all of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. If you’re flying into La Fortuna, Tamarindo, Liberia, or another domestic airport, we will have an Adobe car rental waiting when you land. Our San Jose office has a fleet of business panel trucks, cargo vans, and minivans. Ask about our corporate rental packages, extended rentals, and long-term options.

  • Explore Costa Rica

    We have 14 full-service rental locations in Costa Rica with trusted vehicle makes like Suzuki, Hyundai, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi. Feel secure while you explore Costa Rica with Adobe. We offer the most complete insurance on the market including an extended protection option. Discover Costa Rica’s hidden treasures only accessible by car. The best places to visit in Costa Rica are only a road trip away.

  • Gas and mileage

    Adobe’s rental car types include 2WD and 4WD economy cars, sedans, SUVs, pickups, premium SUVs, minivans, and cargo vans. All our vehicles for rent are under two years old and expertly maintained. We offer a variety of popular rental cars like the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Hyundai Tucson, and Geely GX3. Save on gas and mileage with our Hyundai economy sedans and Geely SUVs.

  • Insurance coverage options

    Adobe offers different insurance coverage options to meet customers’ needs. They include Third Party Liability coverage (LPI), which is a mandatory insurance in Costa Rica. Renters must also have or purchase insurance that covers loss, collisions, and damages to the vehicle, called LDW or CDW. Some major credit cards include LDW (CDW) coverage in Costa Rica. Our best protection packages are Adobe’s Extended Protection Coverage (SPP), which provides 24/7 roadside assistance, a zero deductible, $2 million in coverage, and includes vandalism.

  • Best car rental company in Costa Rica

    Adobe is the best car rental company in Costa Rica! With over 30 years on the market and 14 offices nationwide, our customers know they can trust Adobe Rent a Car. As the best car rental in Costa Rica, we promise no hidden fees, excellent customer service, competitive prices, and the best vehicles.

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