Flying into the San Jose Costa Rica Intl Airport (SJO) is a great idea. The busy international hub is ideally located in the heart of the Central Valley and connected to most major highways. Downtown San Jose, the country’s capital city, is only about twenty minutes from the airport gates.
San Jose and nearby suburbs promise a great assortment of hotels, dining options, and nightlife. And as for attractions, there are dozens of culture and art museums, historical monuments, artisan craft markets, and parks within the greater metropolitan area.
Exploring San Jose with Adobe Rent a Car
The San Jose International Airport is the ideal launching point for exploring the country in a rental car. However, visitors are still encouraged to spend time in and around the capital. And driving is the fastest and most comfortable way of getting around.
Several attractions and sightseeing destinations are less than one hour from the capital. Why not embark on a drive to a nearby coffee plantation followed by a hike up Poas Volcano? Or try a whitewater rafting adventure on the nearby Reventazon or Pacuare rivers.
The options are many. Taking time to discover San Jose’s and the Central Valley’s natural and cultural treasures is unarguably worthwhile.
Adobe’s San Jose Costa Rica Airport Car Rental
The (SJO) car rental process is fast and easy. Make sure to give the Adobe agent your flight details when you make your reservation. They should include your travel date, airline, flight, number, and arrival time.
We’ll have a uniformed Adobe representative waiting for you at the airport gates. Once you’ve completed baggage claim and customs, step out of the terminal and look for the Adobe representative and shuttle bus.
Our complimentary shuttle service will take you and your travel companions to the Adobe rental car center, just a few minutes away.
We offer complimentary transportation to and from both of our international airport locations. These include the Juan Santamaria International Airport and the Liberia International Airport.
Adobe Car rental at Juan Santa Maria Intl. Airport
We at Adobe Rental Car are Costa Rica’s largest and longest-running Costa Rica rental car company. Unlike many franchise rental agencies in Costa Rica, we’re 100% Costa Rican owned and operated.
From the moment you first contact Adobe rental company, you’ll receive professional, personalized service from real people who know and care about Costa Rica. We pride ourselves on decades of exceptional customer service.
Our customers feel confident knowing that Adobe’s vehicles are all under two years old. Every sedan, economy car, SUV, pickup truck, and passenger van is carefully maintained and ready to take on Costa Rica’s roads.
San Jose Costa Rica Intl Airport (SJO) car rental requirements
In order to rent a car in Costa Rica, you will need to comply with the following criteria.
Every rental car company is different, so review the list below to avoid any potential mishaps.
- Drivers must be at least 23 years old to drive and rent an Adobe vehicle.
- You must present a valid and original driver s license issued at least two years before the rental date.
- The renter must also submit an original passport with a valid Costa Rica visa stamp.
- Costa Rican nationals must present a current and valid Cedula ID.
- Renters need a valid credit card issued by a major carrier such as Visa, Mastercard, Discovery, or American Express.
- An international driving permit is also needed if your or another drivers driver’s license is written in an alphabet, like Chinese or Hebrew,.
*Photocopies are not accepted as a form of identification. Click here for additional information on Adobe’s car rental requirements.
Is there a security deposit to rent a car in San Jose or other rental locations?
Yes, renters must make a security deposit using a major credit card to rent a car in San Jose. The amount required varies depending on the type of car and duration of the rental. You cannot cover the Adobe security deposit with cash or a debit card.
The security deposit will be reimbursed to the renter’s credit card if no damage or fines are incurred during the rental period. If damages or fines are incurred, the corresponding fees will be deducted from the security deposit. The amount may depend on what type of Adobe insurance coverage the renter has.
Stay safe with Adobe’s vehicle coverage and supplemental protection plans
At Adobe, we want our customers to be safe while we safeguard their vacation budget! That’s why we offer different insurance coverage options with different daily rates.
Keep in mind that third-person liability insurance is mandatory for all Costa Rica car rentals. At Adobe, we call it our Liability Protection Insurance (PLI). This coverage is an additional charge to your vehicle’s daily rental rate.
PLI liability insurance does not cover personal injuries or damages to the rental car. Renters must have a secondary form of insurance in addition to Costa Rica’s mandatory PLI.
In some cases, renters can use their credit card’s supplemental collision and damage insurance. This is usually referred to as the credit card’s CDW or LDW. To find out if your credit card offers automobile rental coverage in Costa Rica, contact your card provider.
In order to waive Adobe’s LDW insurance, we will need a letter from your credit card company unless the card is one of the following:
- Visa Signature
- Visa Infinite
- Amex Gold
- Amex Platinum
- Amex Centurion
- Mastercard Black
- Mastercard World
- Mastercard World Elite
To learn more about our vehicle coverage options and Adobe supplemental packages, please visit Adobe Rent a Car insurance coverage.
Adobe car rental at Juan Santamaría Intl. Airport SJO
Rest assured that at Adobe, we promise straightforward pricing with no hidden fees! From the start, you’ll know what you’re being charged for and why.
Feel free to call or write us any time during the rental process if you have questions or concerns. Our U.S. and Canada Toll-Free phone number is +1(855) 861-1250. You can also send a text or call using WhatsApp at +(506) 8499-6000 or +(506) 8598-2222.
We have a twenty four hour emergency hotline for our customers. We’re always available to help. Whether you’re just making a service call, are locked out of your car, or it’s a full blown emergency.
To contact us between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., please call the central Adobe office at +(506) 2542-4800. Outside of regular business hours, call the Adobe emergency hotline at +(506) 2542-4888.
Visit the following link for more information regarding Adobe’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance.