Costa Rica Car Rentals

Costa Rica Car, 4x4 truck & SUV Rentals

With 20 years experience in Costa Rica car rentals, we know that good prices, quality vehicles, and excellent customer service are most important to travelers. These companies have all three and are offering discounts up to 20% for our clients. Plus you get our assistance throughout your trip should you need it. Click on the banners below to compare prices and make your reservation yourself. Or you can fill out the reservation form below and let us find you the best option for your trip.


With Alamo Costa Rica you get:

  • Extra driver for free
  • Only $500 deposit
  • GPS for $8 USD per day
  • Child seat only $3 USD per day
  • No drop off charge in rentals of more than 3 days

  • Kim S.
    I just came back from Costa Rica from a 2 week vacation with my family f. Greg was great. He helped book all the hotels and my excursions for my family. From scuba diving. Zip lining. ATV tour to the water fall. Hot springs for relaxing after all our activities. We didn’t worry about our transportation. He booked it and all the drivers are awesome and full of information. I will be going back in the future. I will only have Greg book my future plans. Thinking of spending 6 months there a year when we retire. Thanks Greg!
    Kim S.
    from facebook reviews
  • Glenn G.
    I want to thank you for the all the help and great information you provided. Everything went great... Surf was fun, diving, fishing and river rafting, all are going to be something to remember. Car rental from, USave, went off without a hitch.
    Glenn G.
  • Pete F.
    Trip was epic, Everyone had tons of fun. Good surf too. We stayed at the best houses at Dominical and Pavones. Rental went well. Everything worked out perfectly.
    Pete F.
  • CFL Dave
    Everything went super smoothly. Adobe was great. No problems. Caught a very good swell at Pavones and Dominical was doing its thing when the swell dropped.
    CFL Dave
  • Parker F.
    All was great! We went to Hermosa (near Jaco) and caught a good swell. Both car rentals we had with Europcar went really good. The shuttle was at the airport when we arrived and got us going pretty quickly. No problems at all and look forward to using your help in future trips.
    Parker F.
  • Karri W.
    We had a great trip. Got pick-up at the Liberia airport and was shuttle to car rental facility. The process was very quick. We have a condo in Tamarindo. We've used you our last three trips and all has gone very well, can't beat your prices.
    Karri W.
  • Mark W.
    Everything with the car was PERFECT! Great value. Thanks so much. Will be visiting again in July so will be in touch! Thanks.
    Mark W.
  • Craig
    Everything went really well with the trip and the car. We did have to use the 4x4 on a few occasions so it was nice to have. We also met some other people who had paid 2x as much as us for car rental so I was happy to know we got a great deal.
  • Colin O.
    Everything went very well on the trip, we had a great time, car was perfect and the service excellent , the guy showed up right on time was very happy with everything, thanks a mil.
    Colin O.
  • Dustin
    Everything went smoothly with the return in Liberia. They also dropped us of at our next destination in Playa Del Coco, which saved us from taking the bus in the absurdling hot weather. Thanks for arranging the rental for us and responding so promptly.
  • Marc-Andre
    Thanks again. This trip was awesome and your help was incredible.
  • If you're looking for an organized surf vacation ... check out
    Frommer's 2010
    Travel Guide (p.106)

Making reservations for this Summer or Christmas Vacation?

From May 25th to September 2nd (Memorial Day to Labor Day in the United States) there are thousands of families and groups visiting for summer vacation. Don't delay if you need a van or 7 passenger vehicle. The other options should stay available, but it's best to reserve early. From December 20th to January 5th, the whole world wants to visit somewhere tropical. Larger vehicles may sell out earlier than the rest. Also, car rental companies raise their prices as the supply drops so make your reservation early.

Estimated advance sell out time for our most popular vehicles:

6 or more passenger vehicles - All Vans, Ford Explorer, Toyota Landcruiser, Mitsubishi Zinger - eight to ten weeks
5 passenger vehicles - Montero, Santa Fe, X-trail, Prado or Trucks - four to five weeks
4 passenger SUVs - Tuscon, Vitara, or Rav4 - three to four weeks
3 passenger SUVs - Bego, Korando - two to three weeks
2 passenger SUVs - Jimmy - one to two weeks
All cars - at least one week

* enough time to process your reservations

Renting the best vehicle at the best value, from a reputable source - that is what is most important to surf travelers going to Costa Rica.

Greg Gordon, Owner

Here are a few useful tips from the Costa Rica Tourism Office:

Our Costa Rica Car Rental partners are carefully selected and the Costa Rica Rent a Car companies that we use are well respected with a proven track record. We have chosen Costa Rica car rental companies that have proven to be very efficient and have maintained the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. It takes just moments to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica but many hours to solve any issues.

The car rental companies we work with are prompt, courteous, maintain their vehicles only 24 months and have the experience to make your exploration of Costa Rica both safe and enjoyable. In addition, they also have their own office in Costa Rica staffed seven days a week.

We have our headquarters in the United States, subject to US law and insurance regulations for your protection. CR Surf Travel Company is licensed and insured to sell travel as an independent agent of Dugan's Travels. There is no extra charges for reserving through us, just added customer service and experience in traveling to Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica car rental companies we use also staff offices at the Liberia Airport, Jaco Beach, Tamarindo Beach, Manuel Antonio and many other cities throughout Costa Rica. If you review the guide books on Costa Rica you will find you will find your just can't get a better car rental price for Costa Rica anyplace else.

If you cannot find a vehicle that suit your needs, use our RESERVATION FORM for a customized quote for any vehicle.

Important Things to Know about Renting a Car in Costa Rica
All Costa Rica car rentals listed below DO NOT include insurance so you can choose the insurance option that is best for you upon your arrival. Insurance Rates and FAQs from: Adobe.

Book a hotel or rental vehicle for a week or more in Costa Rica by the end of 2018 and they will donate $25 to Community Carbon Trees, a non-profit group that empowers women by teaching them about the environment and planting native species of trees for reforesting projects in Costa Rica. The money goes to purchase the tree, having the women plant it, and maintain it until it reaches maturity. This helps offset the carbon burned on the travelers' flight. Just mention 'Plant a Tree' when making your reservations.


* You MUST be 21 to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica AND have a major credit card in YOUR name for the damage deposit, which is normally $1,000. If you do not meet this requirement please Please DO NOT fill out the form.

Insurance Rates and FAQs from: Adobe

GPS Systems and mobile phone rentals are available for an additional charge.

Make your Reservation Today online or by calling 1-877-SURF-007 (787-3007)
Driving a rental car in Costa Rica? The Costa Rican Traffic Law requires foreign drivers to carry the following original documents: a valid passport and a valid driver’s license. Travelers can drive in Costa Rica with a valid foreign license for the duration of their three-month tourist visa. However, if travelers are only carrying a copy of their passport when they are stopped, it will be left to the discretion of the traffic official whether to accept the copy as sufficient proof that the driver has a valid visa.

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When reserving a vehicle through the Adobe Rent a Car, Dollar Car Rental, Vamos Rental Car, or Nomad America websites, they are third-party sites. Any transactions, agreements, or disputes that occur as a result are between you as the customer and these car rental companies. Our relationship with these companies is based only on referring customers in exchange for a commission on each sale. CR Surf Travel Company accepts no responsibility or liability for the negligent acts or omissions of the car rental agencies listed above.