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Rhinocarhire Costa Rica: Your Premier Car Rental Guide

Hiring a car in Costa Rica with Rhino Car Hire transforms your travel experience, offering unparalleled freedom to explore the country's lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and vibrant cities at your own pace. With a straightforward booking process, Rhino Car Hire provides access to a wide range of vehicles, from economical compacts perfect for city driving to rugged SUVs ready for the adventurous terrains of Costa Rica’s national parks. Competitive pricing, comprehensive insurance options, and 24/7 customer support ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable rental experience from start to finish. Whether you're planning to soak up the sun on the Pacific coast, venture into the heart of the cloud forest, or discover the rich culture of San Jose, Rhino Car Hire equips you with the perfect vehicle for your journey. Embrace the adventure and flexibility of exploring Costa Rica with Rhino Car Hire, where every drive promises new discoveries and unforgettable memories.

Why Opt for Rhinocarhire in Costa Rica:

  1. Diverse Vehicle Options: Whether you’re planning to navigate the bustling streets of San José or the rugged terrains of Arenal, our fleet caters to all.

  2. Best Price Assurance: Rhinocarhire constantly competes with leading car rental agencies in Costa Rica to bring you the best deals.

  3. Round-the-Clock Support: Our dedicated customer service is always at the ready to assist and ensure your Costa Rican voyage is without a hitch.

Vital Driving Insights in Costa Rica:

  1. Prepare for Variable Conditions: Given the country's diverse terrains, from coastal roads to mountain paths, always remain cautious.

  2. Right Hand Drive: Costa Rica follows right-hand driving, which is crucial to remember, particularly at crossroads and roundabouts.

  3. City Parking: In cities like San José, always opt for guarded parking lots or areas. Keep valuables out of sight.

Must-Experience Drives:

  • San José to Monteverde: A drive through the clouds, quite literally, as you move from the vibrant capital to the misty Cloud Forest Reserve.

  • Guanacaste Coastal Route: Hug the Pacific coast, stopping by pristine beaches and surf spots.

Selecting the Perfect Hire Car:

  • Urban Tours: Compact cars are suitable for city travels, particularly in places like San José or Limón.

  • Nature Adventures: Planning to explore national parks or more remote terrains? An SUV or 4x4 will be your best ally.

Weather Considerations: Costa Rica, being tropical, can be unpredictable. Rainy season (May to November) may affect certain roads, especially in rural areas. Always ensure your car is equipped for the weather conditions expected.

Tips for First-time Visitors:

  • Communication: Spanish is the official language. While English is spoken in touristy areas, learning basic Spanish phrases can enhance interactions.

  • Stay Fueled: While there are numerous gas stations in urban centers, they become sparser in remote areas. It’s wise to refuel when at half-tank.

  • Emergency Contact: Dial 911 for emergencies. Always keep this number, along with local contacts, accessible.

  • Safety First: Costa Rica is generally safe. However, be vigilant, especially during night time and in less frequented areas.

Embark on your Costa Rican escapade with Rhinocarhire.  


Cheapest car hire in Costa Rica

Chevrolet Beat

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Beat

7 Days rental at 284.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Beat

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Beat

7 Days rental at 284.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Beat

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Beat

7 Days rental at 284.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Lancer

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.50 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Lancer

7 Days rental at 339.55 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Lancer

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.50 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Lancer

7 Days rental at 339.55 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Lancer

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.50 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Lancer

7 Days rental at 339.55 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Venue

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.18 EUR/day
Hyundai Venue

7 Days rental at 232.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Venue

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.72 EUR/day
Hyundai Venue

7 Days rental at 264.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Venue

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.72 EUR/day
Hyundai Venue

7 Days rental at 264.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Zinger

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 98.20 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Zinger

7 Days rental at 687.43 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Zinger

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 98.20 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Zinger

7 Days rental at 687.43 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Montero

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 118.16 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Montero

7 Days rental at 827.16 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.42 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 261.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 298.26 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 298.26 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Costa Rica

  • Purchase Mandatory Insurance: Costa Rica requires all drivers to have basic liability insurance, known as "marchamo," which is mandatory and cannot be waived. Additionally, consider purchasing full coverage insurance to protect against all eventualities, as roads and driving conditions can be challenging.

  • Choose the Right Vehicle: Depending on your travel itinerary, select a vehicle that suits the terrain you'll be exploring. For mountainous areas or rugged terrains, especially during the rainy season, a 4x4 or SUV is highly recommended for safety and comfort.

  • Be Prepared for Varied Road Conditions: Costa Rican roads can range from well-paved highways to unpaved rural paths. Familiarize yourself with your route in advance, and always exercise caution, especially during the rainy season when roads can become slippery and obscured by fog.

  • Understand Local Traffic Laws: Speed limits and traffic signs may differ from what you're accustomed to. In Costa Rica, speed limits are strictly enforced, and there are severe penalties for driving under the influence. Always wear seat belts and avoid using your mobile phone while driving.

  • Plan for Longer Drive Times: Distances in Costa Rica can be deceiving. Due to the country's topography and road conditions, it may take longer than expected to travel between destinations. Allow extra time for travel, especially if you're heading to remote areas or national parks, to enjoy a more relaxed and stress-free journey.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Costa Rica

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Costa Rica

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    40-60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    80-100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    CRC  853.28/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    75mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    CRC

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    25

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Costa Rica

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
35
8.5/10
279
€ 56.93
€ 48.52
€ 81.77
€ 76.19
 Avis
14
8.4/10
273
€ 73.76
€ 110.99
 Sixt
5
8.4/10
87
€ 123.38
€ 159.74
€ 229.64
 Dollar
3
8.1/10
34
€ 54.55
€ 48.50
€ 64.23

Car rental agent statistics in Costa Rica

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    8.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    673
    Total number of reviews in
    Costa Rica
  • Most Locations Icon
    36
    Most Locations in Costa Rica:
    NATIONAL
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    24
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    16
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Costa Rica

ItemPercent
January€ 120
February€ 120
March€ 124
April€ 72
May€ 75
June€ 84
July€ 108
August€ 98
September€ 66
October€ 59
November€ 94
December€ 94
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 93
March€ 95
April€ 55
May€ 53
June€ 66
July€ 86
August€ 65
September€ 45
October€ 42
November€ 65
December€ 59
ItemPercent
January€ 142
February€ 144
March€ 127
April€ 102
May€ 115
June€ 95
July€ 106
August€ 102
September€ 84
October€ 85
November€ 116
December€ 158
ItemPercent
January€ 142
February€ 141
March€ 137
April€ 92
May€ 89
June€ 97
July€ 122
August€ 121
September€ 79
October€ 76
November€ 119
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 196
February€ 202
March€ 182
April€ 122
May€ 118
June€ 128
July€ 124
August€ 160
September€ 118
October€ 107
November€ 157
December€ 139
ItemPercent
January€ 91
February€ 97
March€ 102
April€ 60
May€ 61
June€ 56
July€ 86
August€ 66
September€ 53
October€ 50
November€ 58
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 168
February€ 185
March€ 163
April€ 118
May€ 118
June€ 130
July€ 132
August€ 162
September€ 104
October€ 99
November€ 155
December€ 140
ItemPercent
January€ 122
February€ 118
March€ 125
April€ 72
May€ 72
June€ 76
July€ 109
August€ 97
September€ 64
October€ 62
November€ 90
December€ 82

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Costa Rica

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.22

€ 1.19

Mar , 2023

€ 1.28

€ 1.25

Apr , 2023

€ 1.07

€ 1.26

May , 2023

€ 1.10

€ 1.27

Jun , 2023

€ 1.11

€ 1.28

Jul , 2023

€ 0.96

€ 1.20

Aug , 2023

€ 0.97

€ 1.22

Sep , 2023

€ 1.12

€ 1.39

Oct , 2023

€ 1.13

€ 1.40

Nov , 2023

€ 1.23

€ 1.39

Dec , 2023

€ 1.21

€ 1.30

Jan , 2024

€ 1.11

€ 1.21

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 1.11 1.21
Dec , 2023 1.21 1.30
Nov , 2023 1.23 1.39
Oct , 2023 1.13 1.40
Sep , 2023 1.12 1.39
Aug , 2023 0.97 1.22
Jul , 2023 0.96 1.20
Jun , 2023 1.11 1.28
May , 2023 1.10 1.27
Apr , 2023 1.07 1.26
Mar , 2023 1.28 1.25
Feb , 2023 1.22 1.19

Car rental price statistics in Costa Rica

  • Average Price Icon
    € 232.26
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 377.60
    Highest daily price:
    BMW X5
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    2,150
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    448
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Jimny
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    107
    Location with most cars:
    San Jose - Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 33.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Liberia - D. Oduber Quiros Intl. Airport
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Liberia Airport
€15.3
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €15.3 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €22.1 per day
Economy 5 5 3 from €18.3 per day
San Jose Airport
€15.3
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €15.3 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €22.1 per day
Economy 5 5 3 from €18.3 per day