Car Rental in San José Costa Rica

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Phone: (506) 2542-4800
US & CAN Toll Free: 1-855-861-1250 (8 am-6 pm Central Time)

Whatsapp +506 8494-5956



Driving directions for the Adobe car rental in San José, Costa Rica: From the Southwest corner of the Cemetery, 100 meters West, and 800 meters South, in Barrio Corazón de Jesús, San José.


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Adobe Rent a Car is the largest car rental company in Costa Rica. We have car rental deals and a wide variety of makes and models to choose from. Take a look at our most popular car types below.

Welcome to San José, Costa Rica, with Adobe Rent a Car

Costa Rica has certainly made its mark on the world map of the top vacation destinations. Its intense biodiversity, pristine natural beauty, and admirable conservation efforts are all major trademarks that make this little nation famous.

But what about the country’s history and democratic legacy? 

Some argue that Costa Rica’s culture can’t rival the colorful heritage and culinary traditions of its Central American neighbors. However, nowhere else in the Americas has one small nation dared to stand up for its humanitarian and environmental principles like Costa Rica has. 

We at Adobe Rent a Car want to share all of our country’s riches with our clients. And that includes our beloved capital city, San José. By walking through the city streets and visiting its monuments, visitors will see and understand the events that led up to the Costa Rica that we know and love today. 

The following attractions are a must-see in San Jose, Costa Rica. For those of you who prefer a guided tour through the Capital, there are many fun options to choose from further on in this article.  


Tips for car renting in San José

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Adobe Rent a Car opened its doors in 1990. Since then, we’ve become Costa Rica’s largest vehicle rental company. We are a 100% Costa Rican-owned business. At Adobe, we know the car rental industry and the country inside and out.

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Where to rent a car in San Jose, Costa Rica

Our downtown San Jose office is the largest of our 14 car rental agencies.

It is located on 34th Street, approximately 100 meters west and 800 meters south of the southwest corner of the Workers’ Cemetery in Barrio Corazón de Jesús, San José.

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Does Adobe have an office close to the San José International Airport?

Yes! We also have a full-service Adobe office just minutes from the Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (SJO) in Alajuela. We also provide free shuttle service to and from the airport and our Adobe office.

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The best car rental company in San Jose, Costa Rica airport

If you are flying into SJO, give your flight arrival details to the Adobe agent. An Adobe shuttle bus will be waiting to transfer you to the Adobe rental location when you land.

At the car rental San Jose, Costa Rica airport, you can also get important information and tips about traveling in Costa Rica. Or visit our Adobe blog page, where you’ll find several informative articles.

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Can I rent a car for just one day with Adobe Rent a Car?

Yes! You can rent an Adobe car for one day (a 24-hour rental period). You can also rent for the weekend, one week, one month, or arrange a long term rental. Our business is to fulfill your transportation needs and ensure you travel in comfort and convenience.

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Rental Car San Jose, Costa Rica?

In order to rent a car in Costa Rica, you must comply with the following basic requirements.

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Can I rent a car if I'm under 25 years old?

The legal minimum age for driving in Costa Rica is 18. However, only individuals 23 years old or older can rent a vehicle from Adobe.

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Is car rental insurance mandatory in Costa Rica?

Costa Rican law requires third-party Liability Protection Insurance (PLI). This is a mandatory insurance for all vehicle rentals.

PLI provides limited liability coverage for incidents involving third parties. It is included in the daily rate of your rental agreement and is non-negotiable.

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Other insurance options to choose from

Driving in Costa Rica can be fun and exciting.

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. It is always best to be prepared and protected.

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