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Car Rental in Costa Rica

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Specifics of car rental process in Costa Rica
Low prices. OrangeSmile.com offers car hire service in Costa Rica on the lowest-rate-guarantee basis, since we work with car suppliers directly. For your search criteria in Costa Rica, we always select and show the best rental offers.

The car reservation process consists of 3 simple steps: (1) search for available cars for your dates in Costa Rica; (2) select your car type; and (3) fill in the booking forms. Once the reservation is completed, you will receive a confirmation voucher to your email address. During the booking process, please check your rental conditions.

To pick up your car at the rental point in Costa Rica, you need to provide our confirmation voucher, your driving license and a valid credit card.

The final payment is normally carried out at the pick-up point. Our car hire points in Costa Rica accept VISA, MasterCard, etc - please check your rental conditions.

At the pick-up point, please read the handling manual and check the car for present defects. OrangeSmile.com wishes you a pleasant journey to Costa Rica!

Frequently asked questions on the rental process

The car hire reservation system OrangeSmile.com allows renting a vehicle in Costa Rica within 10 minutes. Our largest database of car suppliers enables us to provide you a rental car in Costa Rica at the cheapest rate ever possible. At rental locations in Costa Rica we offer the following car sizes: mini, compact, economy, standard, premium and luxury. The following car types are available in Costa Rica: Sedan, Hatchback, Jeep, Cabriolet, Coupe, Minivan and Minibus.
Exploring Costa Rica with a rented car
This wonderful country is mostly famous for its nature landmarks. Costa Rica is home to mysterious caves, big volcanoes, beautiful flower fields, dense forests and waterfalls. There are several active volcanoes in the country – Irazu, Arenal, Poas and Rinkon de la Vieja. All of them are located close to large settlements, so there are roads to these volcanoes and visitors are offered to attend excursions every day.

There are many uninhabited islands in Costa Rica, the most famous of which being Cocos, Negritos, Kanyo and Los Pajaros islands. These islands are considered national reserves, but travellers are permitted to arrive there to enjoy secluded beaches, walk in palm groves, and see exotic birds and animals. The islands are also perfect for fishing, underwater hunting and scuba diving.

Barra Honda Caverns are a true miracle of nature, so there’s no wonder why this place is so popular with tourists. The complex consists of 19 caves, with the biggest one being 240m deep. Walls and floors of the caves are decorated with beautiful minerals that make these caves look more like shiny treasuries.

There are as many as 74 nature reserves in Costa Rica. Among them one can find tropical rainforests, mountain reserves and mangrove swamps. The most famous and frequently visited resorts are Tapanti, Guanacaste, Lomas de Barbudal, Palo Verde, Manuel Antonio, Barbilla and La Changreja. Some of these parks are located near the coastal line and some are in the mountains, so every tourist will easily pick up a park to fit one’s taste.

Those, who want to see precious archaeological findings, some of which are 2500 years old, are recommended to visit Turrialba Volcano, which region has always been used as a site of archaeological excavations. Continue your acquaintance with the country by visiting numerous museums of San Jose, the capital of the country. Various collections of jewellery, household items and historic artefacts, are exhibited at the National Museum. One of the museums – the Museum of Gold – is dedicated exclusively to items made of gold. The museum exhibits items that belong to the Indian era and later periods. The town of Limon, which is located near the capital, is a beautiful place that delights visitors with its beautiful beaches, reefs and tropical islands.

Read further: Cities and sights of Costa Rica
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Car hire in Costa Rica
 » San Jose CR: 12 rental offices
 » Guanacaste: 10 rental offices
 » Tamarindo: 4 rental offices
 » Costa Rica: 3 rental offices
 » Puntarenas: 3 rental offices
 » Mal Pais: 3 rental offices
 » Jaco: 3 rental offices
 » Escazu: 2 rental offices
 » Puerto Limon: 2 rental offices
 » Liberia: 2 rental offices
 » Santa Ana: 2 rental offices
 » Alajuela: 2 rental offices
 » Quepos: 2 rental offices
 » Dominical: 1 rental office
 » Tambor: 1 rental office
Rental hints
If necessary, you can register an additional driver directly at the rental location in Costa Rica. It is also possible to take additional services and insurances at the office. Only a GPS-navigator, child seats and winter tires should be ordered in advance (during your booking).
On delivery of the rented vehicle in Costa Rica, please make sure that the rental company has no claims concerning the car, and all the documents and the invoice are provided to you in a printed format.
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