AutoRent.co.cr     Cheapest Car Rentals in Costa Rica
    AutoRent.co.cr is a car rental broker in Costa Rica.   We don't own any cars but we search and find the cheapest available rental cars.   We work with any car rental company willing to accept the low car rental rates set by us
Cars & Rates Insurance Car Reservation Request GPS + Cell Phone for $2 a day Contact us
  A.   Car Delivery / Return, Minimum Age, Deposit, Extra Drivers, Pickup at Night, How to Book, Traffic Fines
  B.   NEVER start your car rental in Costa Rica after dark (6pm sharp) Read here Rent a car? Rent a GPS too !!
  C.   WARNING about Rental Car scams in Costa Rica
    Rates below INCLUDE $12 per day for Third Party Liability insurance, ALL taxes and fees, unlimited mileage, unlimited drivers, FREE Cell Phone with Costa Rica number, FREE Child Safety Seat, FREE Surf Rack, FREE Cooler Box and a GPS with Costa Rica maps for $2 a day (option)   -   NO HIDDEN EXTRAS !!
LDW insurance can be declined if your credit card covers LDW insurance   More info    
Car Types:
4x4's only
LOW Season:
15 April thru 30 June
01 Sep thru 15 Nov.
MID Season:
01 July thru 31 Aug.
HIGH Season:
16 Nov.thru 14 April
4-Person Compact 4 x 4
Suzuki Jimny or similar
$299 per WEEK
$45 per DAY
$399 per WEEK
$59 per DAY
$410 per WEEK
$62 per DAY
4-Person Standard 4 x 4
Daihatsu Bego or similar
$375 per WEEK
$55 per DAY
$449 per WEEK
$66 per DAY
$459 per WEEK
$68 per DAY
5-Person Full Size 4 x 4
Mitsubishi Montero Sport or similar
$399 per WEEK
$60 per DAY
$495 per WEEK
$73 per DAY
$510 per WEEK
$75 per DAY
7-Person 4 x 4
Toyota Prado or similar
$435 per WEEK
$65 per DAY
$560 per WEEK
$82 per DAY
$575 per WEEK
$84 per DAY


Compact 4x4 15 April thru 30 June, 01 Sep thru 15 Nov: $299 a week, $45 a day 01 July thru 31 Aug: $399 a week, $59 a day 16 Nov.thru 14 April 2013 : $410 a week, $62 a day
Cheapest Car Rental Rates Costa Rica
Suzuki Jimny or similar
Rates include:
Third Party Liability Insurance ($12 a day)
Unlimited Mileage
All Taxes
All Airport Fees
FREE Cell Phone (Emergency Calls Only)
FREE Additional Drivers (Unlimited)
FREE Child Safety Seat (On Request)
FREE Surf Rack (On Request)
FREE Cooler / Ice Box (On Request)
Car Features:
Max. 4 Passengers, 4 suitcases
4-wheel Drive
Air-conditioning
Gasoline fuel
Manual Transmission
Power Windows
Radio
6 Cylinder Engine (1300 cc)
Optional extras:
LDW Insurance ($975 deductible) $5 per day
SLDW Insurance ($0 deductible) $15 per day
GPS device: $2 per day
    To make a reservation:   Please use this Car Reservation Request Form
    Before completing this Form your may contact us to check availability of the car type you want


Standard 4x4 15 April thru 30 June, 01 Sep thru 15 Nov: $375 a week, $55 a day 01 July thru 31 Aug: $449 a week, $66 a day 16 Nov.thru 14 April 2013 : $459 a week, $68 a day
Cheapest Car Rental Rates Costa Rica
Daihatsu Bego or similar
Rates include:
Third Party Liability Insurance ($12 a day)
Unlimited Mileage
All Taxes
All Airport Fees
FREE Cell Phone (Emergency Calls Only)
FREE Additional Drivers (Unlimited)
FREE Child Safety Seat (On Request)
FREE Surf Rack (On Request)
FREE Cooler / Ice Box (On Request)
Car Features:
Max. 4 Passengers, 4 suitcases
4-wheel Drive
Air-conditioning
Gasoline fuel
Manual shift, Automatic: $2/day extra
Power Windows
Radio
4 Cylinder Engine (2000 cc)
Optional extras:
LDW Insurance ($975 deductible) $6 per day
SLDW Insurance ($0 deductible) $16 per day
GPS device: $2 per day
    To make a reservation:   Please use this Car Reservation Request Form
    Before completing this Form your may contact us to check availability of the car type you want


Full-Size 4x4 15 April thru 30 June, 01 Sep thru 15 Nov: $399 a week, $60 a day 01 July thru 31 Aug: $495 a week, $73 a day 16 Nov.thru 14 April 2013 : $510 a week, $75 a day
Cheapest Car Rental Rates Costa Rica
Mitsubishi Montero Sport or similar
Rates include:
Third Party Liability Insurance ($12 a day)
Unlimited Mileage
All Taxes
All Airport Fees
FREE Cell Phone (Emergency Calls Only)
FREE Additional Drivers (Unlimited)
FREE Child Safety Seat (On Request)
FREE Surf Rack (On Request)
FREE Cooler / Ice Box (On Request)
Car Features:
Max. 5 Passengers, 5 suitcases
4-wheel Drive
Air-conditioning
Gasoline or diesel fuel
Manual or Automatic Transmission
Power Windows
Radio
6 Cylinder Engine (3500 cc)
Optional extras:
LDW Insurance ($975 deductible) $6 per day
SLDW Insurance ($0 deductible) $16 per day
GPS device: $2 per day
    To make a reservation:   Please use this Car Reservation Request Form
    Before completing this Form your may contact us to check availability of the car type you want


7-Person 4x4 15 April thru 30 June, 01 Sep thru 15 Nov: $435 a week, $65 a day 01 July thru 31 Aug: $560 a week, $82 a day 16 Nov.thru 14 April 2013 : $575 a week, $84 a day
Cheapest Car Rental Rates Costa Rica
Toyota Prado or similar
Rates include:
Third Party Liability Insurance ($12 a day)
Unlimited Mileage
All Taxes
All Airport Fees
FREE Cell Phone (Emergency Calls Only)
FREE Additional Drivers (Unlimited)
FREE Child Safety Seat (On Request)
FREE Surf Rack (On Request)
FREE Cooler / Ice Box (On Request)
Car Features:
Max. 7 Passengers, 5 suitcases
4-wheel Drive
Air-conditioning
Gasoline or diesel fuel
Manual or Automatic Transmission
Power Windows
Radio
6 Cylinder Engine (3500 cc)
Optional extras:
LDW Insurance ($975 deductible) $7 per day
SLDW Insurance ($0 deductible) $20 per day
GPS device: $2 per day
    To make a reservation:   Please use this Car Reservation Request Form
    Before completing this Form your may contact us to check availability of the car type you want

    NEVER start your car rental in Costa Rica after dark (6pm sharp)
Unless you have driven around in Costa Rica for many years, it's defenitely NOT smart (many people will say VERY STUPID) to pickup your rental car after dark (6pm sharp) and start driving yourself.
Do as all experienced travellers do and book a room in a hotel near the airport.   Make it easy for yourself and take a taxi or shuttle to your hotel.
Probably you are tired after travelling all day so why do you want the hassle to find your hotel in the dark in a strange country without road signs, without street names, without house numbers and roads without street lights?
Pickup your rental car next morning or get the rental car delivered to your hotel next morning.
If you leave Costa Rica in the morning it also saves you one day rental fee if you start your car rental in the morning.

    Renting a car in Costa Rica?   Rent a GPS too !!
It's not for nothing that we have made our GPS rental fee as affordable as possible.
Why would you ruin your vacation in Costa Rica by NOT renting a GPS plus Cell Phone for just $2 a day?
Read here why we and previous guests think it's an absolute necessity to rent a GPS in Costa Rica
"We could not find your hotel" is not longer an excuse for hotel managers to waive cancellation costs in case of a no-show.   All Costa Rica hotel owners now know that GPS's are available from all car rental companies in Costa Rica.

    Fast Traffic and Slow Traffic
In case of a traffic accident fast traffic (cars, trucks, buses etc.) is ALWAYS guilty.   Period!
That slow traffic (pedestrians, bikers etc.) didn't give any sign, crossed the road unexpectedly or didn't stop for a red traffic light, is totally irrelevant for the Costa Rica law.     Car drivers should always be prepared for unexpected behaviour by pedestrians and bikers.
Especially when it's dark and/or raining you should drive carefully because it's very difficult to see pedestrians and bikers.

    LDW (Loss Damage Waiver) insurance (also known as CDW or Collision Damage Waiver insurance)
LDW insurance covers damage to your rental car caused by you or someone else, and covers loss and theft of the rental car.   If you pay the rental car costs with a North American credit card, the credit card company often covers FREE LDW insurance.   Before leaving home please call the service number of the credit card issuer which you find on the back of your credit card.
Ask the credit card issuer whether they include LDW insurance if you pay your rental car costs in Costa Rica with your credit card.   If they confirm LDW insurance is included, please ask the credit card issuer for an email with the exact LDW coverage conditions.   Please print or save the conditions and take it with you to Costa Rica.
At the moment your car is delivered you can still purchase the LDW insurance from INS (the national insurance company of Costa Rica) which is offered by the rental car company.   INS has LDW insurance with $975 deductible ($5 to $7 per day, most popular) and with $0 deductible ($16 to $20 per day, overpriced!)

    Avoid problems with your credit card
Before your departure to Costa Rica you should call the special 24/7 number of your bank which you find on the back of your credit card.   Tell your bank when and for how many days you will be in Costa Rica
By doing this you avoid your credit card is declined, regardless your credit limit, by your bank's automated Fraud Protection System
Car rental companies are often the first place where people discover their card is declined because of 'suspicious activity abroad'
If you didn't call your bank before your departure, it's a good alternative to pull first some money from an ATM machine with your PIN code.   Then your bank's system will register in which country you are.   ATM transactions raise the red flags less quickly because they take place in a more secure environment