Adobe Rent a Car is your Best Rental Option When Flying into the San José Airport in Costa Rica

If you are traveling to Costa Rica then most likely you will be flying into one of the country’s two international airports. The main airport is in San José Province, Airport Code: SJO, and the smaller international airport is in Guanacaste Province, Airport Code: LIR.

Airlines from all over the world fly into Costa Rica, but the majority arrive from other Central and South American countries, the United States, and Europe.

Aeromexico American Edelweiss Southwest WestJet
Air Canada Avianca Iberia Spirit Others
Air France British Airways InterJet SWISS  
Air Panama Copa KLM United  
Alaska Delta Latam Volaris  


Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela

Our Adobe Rent a Car SJO Airport office and the SJO Airport are both located in Alajuela, only 17 km from downtown San José. We are also the largest car rental agency in all of Costa Rica, and our airport office is less than five minutes from the airport gates.

Adobe Car Rental Airport

Adobe Rent a Car Airport Office

Adobe Rent a Car’s SJO Airport Office address and contact information:

1.4 km east of Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Calle Segundo Road, Alajuela.

Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1(855) 861-1250; Costa Rica: + (506) 2442-2422; WhatsApp: + (506) 8494-5956; E-mail:

Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

How do I get from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the closest Adobe Rent a Car Office?

The hard part of your trip is over once you’ve landed in Costa Rica! After departing the aircraft, follow the airport signs to the Immigration, Baggage Claim, and Customs areas. Once you’ve claimed your luggage proceed to the airport exit. Upon exiting, you will be greeted by an Adobe representative holding a sign with your party’s name on it. The Adobe representative will take you to the Adobe Shuttle Bus, assist you with your luggage, and take you to the Adobe Rent a Car Office nearby.

What is required to rent a car from Adobe Rent a Car in San José?

Renting a vehicle from Adobe Rent a Car is always straightforward and hassle-free. When you arrive at our Adobe Rent a Car SJO Airport Office one of our agents will meet you and lead you through the car rental process.

You will need:

  1. A valid driver’s license from your home country.
  2. A valid credit card from a major card provider (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express).
  3. Your passport with a valid Costa Rica immigration stamp (three-month tourist visa).

Once your Adobe agent has processed your personal information and credit card you will be asked to choose the best insurance coverage to fit your needs and sign the required documentation. The Adobe agent will inform you about the recommended emergency procedures in case you need assistance during your travels. You will also be given a list of emergency numbers and the address and contact information for all of Adobe’s 16 offices strategically located throughout the country. Last but not least, you’ll be given a complimentary map of Costa Rica and taken to your rental car. Together with the Adobe agent, a routine check of the vehicle will be performed to identify any pre-existing damages.

The Adobe 24/7 Emergency Hotline serving all of Costa Rica is: +(506) 2542 4888.

Rest assured that your Adobe Rent a Car vehicle will be in prime condition. Our extensive fleet of sedans, 4WD, and SUV vehicles are all under 24-months old and expertly maintained!

We at Adobe Rent a Car recommend that you reserve your rental car ahead of time at:

Car Rental Airport Office

Although we do accept walk-in rental requests, we cannot guarantee that your choice of vehicle will be available if you have not pre-reserved.