Car Rental Alajuela Airport Costa Rica (SJO)

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Phone: (506) 2442-2422

US & CAN Toll Free: 1-855-861-1250 (8 am-5 pm Central Time)

Whatsapp: +506 8494-5956



Our car rental Alajuela airport, Costa Rica address is the following. From the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, drive 1.4 Km east to the main road in Río Segundo, Alajuela.

Our San Jose airport office hours are Monday through Sunday from 05:00 am to 10:00 pm.


05:00 am - 10:00 pm / Monday to Sunday

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Find the perfect rental car

Adobe Rent a Car is the largest car rental company in Costa Rica. We have an extensive fleet of vehicles to choose from. Browse some of our popular car types below.

Top FAQs about renting a car Alajuela Costa Rica

Is it a good idea to rent a car in Alajuela Costa Rica?

Yes, and ost visitors landing at the SJO International Airport rent a car from Adobe’s full service office in Alajuela.

Is it safe to rent a car and drive through Alajuela?

Just like in any big city, it’s important to take precautions when driving. Beware of road hazards, use a navigational app, drive carefully, and park in a secure parking lot when possible.

Should I rent a car or hire a driver in Alajuela?

If you feel uncomfortable driving in Costa Rica we recommend using Adobe Transfers for your transportation needs. For short distances, ask your hotels concierge to arrange a taxi service.

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

To rent a car you will need a valid passport and driver’s license (U.S. or other country) that has been issued for at least two years.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Alajuela Airport?

Car rental rates vary depending on three factors: the make and model of the car, the time of year you rent, and the duration of the rental.

Can I rent an automatic car in Alajuela?

At Adobe we offer both automatic and manual transmission cars at our Alajuela office. If you’re looking for a specific vehicle make and model let the agent know when making the reservation.

How much is gas price in Alajuela?

Gas prices do not vary from city to city in Costa Rica. In July 2023 the average cost of fuel was $1.32 per liter ($5.00per gallon).

Our Adobe clients regularly choose the Geely GX3 2WD and the 4WD Hyundai Tucson Superior. The most popular full size SUV is the Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

Adobe provides free shuttle service to and from the SJO Airport and our Alajuela office.

Adobe Rent a Car is the most popular car rental company in Alajuela. We are located less than three miles from the airport gates and provide free roundtrip shuttle service to our office.

Should I get coverage when renting a car in Alajuela?

Third party liability coverage is mandatory with every Costa Rica car rental. Additional car coverage can be provided by Adobe or the CDW coverage offered by most major credit card companies. 

What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Alajuela?

In order to rent a car with Adobe in Costa Rica you must be at least 23 years old and have a major credit card, an original passport, and a valid driver’s license issued for at least two years.

What is the speed limit in Alajuela, Costa Rica?

The speed limit within Alajuela City  is 20 km (12 mph) or 40 km (25 mph) on the secondary highways. On major interstates the limit rises to 80 kph (50 mph) in certain areas.

Tips for car renting in Alajuela

  • Car rentals in Alajuela

    There aren’t many top-quality Alajuela car rentals like Adobe. Our San Jose International Airport (SJO) car rental in Alajuela is less than three miles from the airport terminal. We provide free shuttle service to and from SJO and our office. Renting a car in Alajuela is fast, with a large selection of vehicle options. Our most popular car rentals in Alajuela are the 2WD Hyundai Creta and 4WD Mitsubishi ASX.

  • Juan Santamaria International Airport

    Our Adobe Juan Santamaria International Airport car rental offers a wide variety of car makes and models. Additional airports serving Alajuela terminal are the Tobias Balaños and San José domestic terminals. Both are popular airports near Alajuela, with flights to several in-country airports nationwide. Another airport location is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (LIR) in Liberia. Adobe’s full service Liberia Airport car rental is less than five miles from the terminal gates and provides free roundtrip shuttle service.

  • Car Rental deals in Alajuela

    Rent from Adobe for cheap car rental deals in Alajuela. Our cars are in excellent condition and are all less than two years old. For car rental deals in Alajuela try our economy sedans like the Hyundai Grand i10 or Economy SUVs like the Geely GX3 2WD. Visit Costa Rica during the Costa Rica Green Season between May and November for the best cheap car rentals in Alajuela.

  • Car rental locations in or near Alajuela

    At Adobe Rent a Car, we have 14 full-service offices across the country. Our most popular rental car locations are the international airport offices SJO and LIR, the Manuel Antonio & Quepos offices, and our downtown San Jose office. The biggest full service Adobe car rental locations in or near Alajuela are ther Juan Santamaria International Airport office and Adobe Heredia office.

  • Driving with a rental car in Alajuela

    Driving with a rental car in Alajuela and San Jose is much like driving in any major international city. Traffic can be heavy with road construction and detours. We recommend always using a navigational app like WAZE or Google Maps. The best type of car to rent in Alajuela is a sedan like the Hyundai Accent Superior. Other popular rental car types in Alajuela are the Geely GX3 2WD SUV and the Suzuki Vitara.

  • Top Attractions in Alajuela

    Alajuela Province is one of seven Costa Rican provinces and is home to several national parks, volcanoes, and other tourist attractions. Poas Volcano and Arenal Volcano National Parka are among the top attractions in Alajuela followed by the Rio Celeste River within the Tenorio Volcano National Park.

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