Car Hire Costa Rica & Car Rental

It's all about Costa Rica!

With a population of approximately four million, five hundred thousand, Costa Rica uses the () as its Currency.

The largest cities in Costa Rica are: (in order of population)

  • San Jose
  • Puerto Limon
  • San Francisco
  • Alajuela
  • Liberia
  • Paraiso
  • Puntarenas
  • San Isidro

The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose where we can help you organise rental cars in Costa Rica. Our reservations team can help with the hire of a vehicle (from small economy vehicles to vans and luxury cars) or just a simple hire car for a holiday, business trip or long term. You might even find yourself opting for campervan hire in Costa Rica instead!


Pickup a rental car from San Jose Airport for your Costa Rica vacation. Our Costa Rica car hire suppliers include all the big brands including Avis, Budget, Sixt, Dollar and Payless. Lesser known brands also operate from San Jose Airport including Mex, Adobe and GreenMotion. Take your pick from a variety of vehicle sizes from small economy vehicles, to larger 7, 12 and 15 seater minibuses suitable for groups or large families. Check the terms and conditions of rental for fuel policies and included mileage. If you intend on taking your rental car to Nicaragua or Panama you'll need to check the driving policy of your agent as there are usually restrictions on international, state and island crossings.

What to Do / Where to Go

  • Rent a Catamaran or do a spot of snorkelling
  • Do a walking tour of San Jose
  • Visit one of the many Hot Springs within the La Fortuna de San Carlos rainforest

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency Ambulance Police Fire
911 911 911 118

Which side of the road do I drive on?

Keep Right as you'll be driving on the Right side of the road in Costa Rica.

Driving can sometimes be difficult in Costa Rica where some of the roads are unpaved and unmaintained.

What are the Drink Driving rules?

Drivers with a level greater than 0.75 grams of Alcohol will involve a criminal penalty while levels between 0.50 and 0.75 grams will incur fines.

Can I use a Mobile Phone while driving?

The use of mobile phones is prohibited whilst driving.

Most Popular Rental Cars in Costa Rica

Enjoy Cheap Car Hire in Costa Rica when you book with Crazy Car Hire. Whether you are booking Last Minute Car Hire or have planned your trip well in advance you can be assured you are booking a Cheap Hire Car at a Discount for Costa Rica Car Rental.


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Countries Nearby

If you are travelling to Nicaragua or any one of the following nearby countries, don't forget us during your stay!