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Liberia Airport Car Rental Mini Guide
(Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport )

Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) serves as a primary entry point for travellers exploring the stunning beaches, national parks, and adventures of the Guanacaste province. If you're considering renting a car with Rhinocarhire from LIR to experience Costa Rica at your own leisure, here's a guide to ensure your journey kicks off without a hitch.

1. Car Rental Options

We represent both major and local  car rental agencies who operate at LIR: including Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Adobe - a reputed local provider.

Tip: Booking your car in advance is always a good idea, particularly during the high tourist season, to secure the best rates and vehicle availability. We recommend three months in advance when possible.

2. Driving License and Insurance

Travellers can drive in Costa Rica with their home country's license for up to 3 months. It's essential to also carry your passport and the entry stamp for validation. While rental companies will offer additional insurance options, be sure to understand the inclusions and select what best meets your needs.

3. Exit Roads from LIR

Upon departing the airport, you'll predominantly use the Inter-American Highway (Ruta 1).

  • Southbound: Directs you to cities such as Nicoya, and later to Puntarenas and San José.
  • Westbound: Heads towards popular coastal destinations like Tamarindo and Playas del Coco.

4. Distances and Tolls

  • Tamarindo: Approx. 70 km; a drive of about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Playas del Coco: Approx. 25 km; roughly a 30-minute drive.

Although some roads have toll booths, the main routes from Liberia Airport typically do not. Still, it's advisable to keep Costa Rican colones handy for unforeseen tolls or other expenses.

5. Road Conditions

The road quality can differ considerably:

  • Major Highways: These are generally in sound condition with visible signage.
  • Secondary Roads: Some may be unpaved and challenging, especially in rainy conditions. A 4x4 vehicle can be beneficial for such roads.

6. Traffic

Compared to San José, Liberia experiences lighter traffic. However, during the tourist season, popular destinations like Tamarindo can get busy. Utilizing apps like Waze or Google Maps can be invaluable for real-time traffic data and optimal route suggestions.

7. Safety Tips

  • Secure your car always, and avoid leaving valuables in plain sight.
  • Adhere to posted speed limits; traffic police regularly monitor the roads.
  • Limit nighttime driving when possible, as road conditions can be more unpredictable and less visible.

In Conclusion

Opting to rent a car from Liberia Airport provides the freedom to explore Guanacaste and beyond. With the right knowledge and preparations, your Costa Rican road trip promises to be an unforgettable adventure. 

Current Rental Rates in Liberia Airport

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 |

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 |

Hyundai Santa Fe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.34 EUR/day
Hyundai Santa Fe

7 Days rental at 275.44 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Liberia Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Is named Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR)
  • Major airlines such as US Airways, Thomson, Air Berlin and Air Canada all serve Liberia International Airport
  • Its single runway is 2750m in length and took delivery of nearly half a million passengers in 2010
  • Is the 9th busiest airport in central America


Liberia Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Liberia Airport

based on 18 reviews
16 min (average wait time)
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 76 reviews
26 min (average wait time)
No.3: SIXT,
based on 41 reviews
19 min (average wait time)

Liberia Airport car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
  • € 232.26
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 33.18
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 31
    Most Popular Type:
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Jimny
  • 94
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Liberia Airport

January€ 112
February€ 112
March€ 117
April€ 72
May€ 62
June€ 68
July€ 96
August€ 90
September€ 61
October€ 57
November€ 82
December€ 97
January€ 91
February€ 88
March€ 94
April€ 59
May€ 51
June€ 61
July€ 83
August€ 66
September€ 45
October€ 41
November€ 60
December€ 63
January€ 151
February€ 149
March€ 132
April€ 100
May€ 107
June€ 95
July€ 114
August€ 112
September€ 86
October€ 92
November€ 125
December€ 185
January€ 132
February€ 126
March€ 123
April€ 86
May€ 77
June€ 80
July€ 112
August€ 112
September€ 74
October€ 68
November€ 102
December€ 124
January€ 220
February€ 222
March€ 215
April€ 137
May€ 122
June€ 119
July€ 132
August€ 194
September€ 145
October€ 135
November€ 163
December€ 222
January€ 80
February€ 86
March€ 94
April€ 56
May€ 51
June€ 51
July€ 74
August€ 61
September€ 46
October€ 48
November€ 53
December€ 67
January€ 146
February€ 166
March€ 147
April€ 114
May€ 98
June€ 108
July€ 124
August€ 136
September€ 93
October€ 89
November€ 115
December€ 149
January€ 113
February€ 114
March€ 120
April€ 69
May€ 59
June€ 64
July€ 97
August€ 90
September€ 56
October€ 57
November€ 77
December€ 94

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