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Adobe and your next 4×4 rental, Liberia, Costa Rica!

People travel to Costa Rica to get away from it all. It is the land of adventure with towering mountains, deep canyons, rugged grasslands, rainforests, and hundreds upon hundreds of miles of scenic coastline.

An increasing number of travelers are opting to fly into Costa Rica’s Liberia Airport (LIR). It is located in the northwest of Guanacaste Province, close to beautiful beaches and national parks. The San Jose Airport (SJO), near the nation’s capital, is the other International Airport option and receives the most travelers annually. 

The Northwest Pacific Coast is wildly popular among travelers from the United States, Europe, and Canada. The best months to visit Costa Rica are during its dry season, which runs from December through April, and during July and August. 

It just so happens that these months coincide with the coldest months up north and summer vacation for most northern hemisphere countries. All the more reason to visit Costa Rica on your next holiday!

Another option is the stunning Caribbean Coast, which is driest during September and October. Airfare is often cheaper at this time of the year, as well. And the spectacular Caribbean beaches should not be missed. 

So, what’s the best way to get around in Liberia? 

Most visitors who’ve frequented Costa Rica more than once will say that renting a car is your best option. But remember, although there are plenty of car rental companies in the country, they’re not all the same.  

Adobe offers genuinely competitive rates and no hidden fees, ever! All you need is a valid driver’s license from your home country, a major credit card, and be over 23 years of age.  

Having your own wheels means you’re in control of your vacation itinerary. Travel when and wherever you want. Seek out those off-the-beaten-track treasures. Explore how native Costa Ricans live and spend their free time. And feel secure knowing your rental car agency has everything covered if you run into a problem. 

Our Adobe Rent a Car Liberia Airport office is located less than 5 minutes from LIR and only 7 km southwest of the airport exit. Tell your Adobe agent when your airplane is scheduled to land, the number of people traveling with you, and an Adobe shuttle bus and agent will be waiting to pick you up at the airport gates. 

There are 15 full-service Adobe offices where you can hire SUV and 4WD in Costa Rica. If you plan to mix and match transportation options with in-country flights, there’s likely to be an Adobe office nearby the domestic airport you fly into. 

The top rentals in Costa Rica 

The best car rental, Liberia, Costa Rica, is Adobe Rent a Car. We’re a 100% Costa Rican-owned company with over 30-years of experience in the market. We’ve got the country’s biggest and best-maintained vehicles, with a huge selection of models to choose from. 

Browse our wide selection of mini, economic, and intermediate sedans, 4×2 and 4×4 SUVs, and even pickups and minivans! We offer true and trusted brands such as Hyundai, Suzuki, SsangYong, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Chevrolet.

Get a 4WD in Liberia, Costa Rica 

Most people visiting Liberia and the surrounding area opt for renting a 4WD. Most major and secondary highways in the country are in great shape. However, once you leave urban centers, the roads become less reliable and even downright rugged. 

Steep terrain, dirt roads, and potholes are common occurrences in Costa Rica. And a 4×4 car rental, Liberia, Costa Rica, is your best bet for staying on top of the game. Nothing beats the added lift and grip of a 4WD vehicle. Even if you don’t use the added traction, you won’t regret knowing it’s there. 

Tall mountains run the length of Costa Rica’s interior. And a large percentage of the country’s attractions are found in their heights. These include several National Parks and Volcanoes, including the Rincon de la Vieja and Arenal volcanos. Chirripo and Los Quetzales National Parks are all in the highest points of Costa Rica’s cordilleras among several other unique destinations, like the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. 

Many of the smaller coastal towns are not paved. And seasonal rains can wreak havoc on usually smooth dirt roads. It’s always a relief to have a four-wheel-drive over turning back when the road ahead looks a little rough. 

What four-wheel drive SUVs can I choose from?

The best pick up and 4×4 cars for rent at Adobe Rent a Car office in Liberia include: 

Economy SUVs: Suzuki Jimny 4WD ST or similar 

Compact SUVs: SsangYong Korando 4WD ST or similar

Intermediate SUVs: Mitsubishi ASX 4WD AT or similar

Midsize SUVs: Hyundai Tucson 4WD AT or similar

Full-size SUVs: Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD AT or similar

Luxury SUVs: Ford Explorer 4WD AT or similar

Pickup truck 4×4: Mitsubishi L200 Double Cabin ST or similar 

The Suzuki Jimny is one of our most popular 4×4 cars, Liberia, Costa Rica, for single travelers and couples. Its unbeatable price, gas efficiency, and rugged durability make it an affordable and convenient choice.  

Families and groups love the practicality and security of the Hyundai Tucson. It has good gas mileage and enough space for you and your luggage to travel comfortably.

Or, as the saying goes, “Go big or go home!” Experience space, luxury, and power navigating Costa Rica’s roads in a brand (or nearly) new Ford Explorer with all the extras! Driving from one destination to the next just might become the best part of your vacation. 

Extras, extras, extras!

At Adobe Rent a Car, we want your trip to Liberia and the area’s beaches and national parks to be the best. We offer various convenient add-ons that you can add to your rental for a low daily fee. 

Choose from the following extras:

  • Beverage cooler
  • Luggage and surfboard rack
  • GPS Navigational Systems
  • Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot – connect up to five devices at once  
  • Local cell phone with (rechargeable) service and GPS capability
  • Child safety seats and boosters – meeting Costa Rica’s safety requirement

Trust Adobe Rent a Car for the right Costa Rica car rentals to meet your needs! Check us out online or speak with a professional English speaking agent at: US & CAN Toll-Free: 1-855-861-1250 (8 am-5 pm Central Time); Phone: (506) 2542-4890; WhatsApp: +506 8494-5956; or by Email: opsgte@adobecar.com.


  1. What is the best option to use a rental car from Liberia, Costa Rica, traveling through San Jose and crossing the border into Panama, with plans to arrive in Panama City during December 2022?

    1. Our vehicles can only circulate in Costa Rica, but our reservations department will contact you to help you make your plans.

  2. Coming to Liberia and area for couple weeks from September 24/22, I would like to try a Suzuki Jimney if possible and was just wondering of the cost?

    1. Hello- Looking for 4×4 rental from May 28- June 7th. Please let me know if you have anything available.

  3. Hi i need a 4×4 seating 4 ppl. Pickup and drop off at Liberia airport – MAR 9 (3pm) to MAR 17 (noon) can you please give me a rate. Thank you.

    1. Hi. We are sending your information to our Reservations department, so they can contact you with the options.

  4. I need an explanation concerning the requirement and cost of a TPL deposit on rental cars . I do not think that it was in the quote I received . …very simple question… what is it and how much ..

    1. Hi William. The deposit is US$1,000 with credit card. We do not accept debit cards. All quotes include all mandatory fees and taxes.

  5. Need a Ford Explorer 4wd for 3 days going to Monteverde…..what is the cost per day ? Also what is the cost per day on a 4wd pick up Mitsubishi L200 double cabin .

    1. Hi Mr. Gaither. Our reservations department will be contacting soon with the quote. They would need to know the dates, since rates vary according to the season.

  6. Hello,
    My girlfriend and I will be in Costa Rica from 11 February (landing at 19.50) to 27 February (departing at 9.15). Can you please send a quote for the cheapest 4×4 option available?
    Thank you in advance

  7. Good afternoon,

    I have a trip planned for January 2-7. I would like to rent a 4×4 but only see 4×2’s available. Will you have 4×4 avilability?

  8. Hi,
    We will need a car to be dropped off at the Holiday Inn in Escazu on 1/10/21. We would like to return it on 2/12/21 at the San Jose Airport. Do you have a vehicle available for a party of three?

  9. Good evening,

    I am looking to Rent a Standard Size 4×4 that can be picked up and dropped off at LIR Airport. We would pickup 10/30/2021 at 15:00 (3:00 PM) and drop off 11/7/2021 at 10:00 (11:00 AM).

    Can you please send a quote?

    Thank you,

    Bryan McQueen

  10. Hey! Two families are looking for 4×4 rental (two vehicles total) from December 2 to December 7. Can you please send me a quote? Thank you!

  11. Looking for suv for 4 passenger February 1,2022 until march1,2022 from Liberia air port Costa Rica. Thanks

    1. Hello Robert: yes, sometimes there are some cars on sell. We will forward your contact to our Fleet Manager.

  12. Please quote 4 WD vehicle rental that seats both 4 and 6 passengers (may have an extr couple along so need both quotes) for period 8-17 February 2022

  13. Hi,

    We need a Suzuki Jimmy (Automatic) or mid-sized SUV 4WD Automatic from the 7th of August till the 15th of August. We will at the Liberia Airport. We would also like to have a navigation system and insurance.

    Please could you send us the quote?

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Mallika. We will check the availability and send you the information of the 4×4 rental.

  14. Hello I need a small 4wd to be picked up in San Jose near the airport beginning the morning of 5/29 and returned evening of 6/1.

    1. Hello Tamra. Let us check the availability and we will contact you with the information for the 4×4.

  15. I will need a small 4 wheel drive vehicle ( like the Suzuki Jimney) beginning July 19th for approximately 3 weeks. Would like a quote for returning it in Liberia and also at another location – maybe around Jaco area?

    1. Hello John: thank you for the message. We will send you an quote for the Jimny 4×4 to your email.

  16. need a mid size 4×4 SUV from June 5th – 15th 2021.
    Family of 4 wife a 2 girls
    Can I have a rate and availability?
    I am 53 yrs old with a perfect driving record, well insured with an international drivers license.

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