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Car Hire in San Jose

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Why rent a car in San Jose with Rentalcars.com?

Our aim is to make hiring a car in San Jose simple and stress-free. We negotiate with brands like Alamo, National and Green Motion, so we can bring you cheap prices at all times. Many of the deals on our site are exclusive to us, so you won’t find the same great rates anywhere else. And, in the unlikely event that you do find the same car from the same supplier at a better price elsewhere, we will beat it. Search Rentalcars.com today to compare prices on a great choice of cars. Finding your ideal hire car has never been easier.

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  • Places are not well-signposted in Costa Rica, so request a GPS or bring your own to help with navigation.
  • Be careful if you are driving in rural areas. Many roads outside of the city are unpaved and you may be required to ford a river.
  • San Jose can be congested at the best of times, so you might find journeys take you longer than you anticipated.

Which companies offer best value in San Jose?

We know how important it is to be assured that you are renting with a trusted company. To assist your decision when choosing who to rent with, we display reviews and ratings from previous customers next to each listing. We are pleased to say most of the suppliers we deal with in San Jose have been rated as ‘superb’. Don’t forget to look out for special offers, where you can get a free Wi-Fi device or GPS. You will see which cars offers like this apply to once you search for a car on our site.

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Day trips from San Jose

Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs: Around three hours from San Jose, the Arenal Volcano and the nearby hot springs, warmed by the earth’s geothermal power, are worth the long drive. First visit the lava fields of the Arenal volcano, and then head to the lush rainforest where the Tabacon Hot Springs bubble up from the ground.

Jaco Beach: Jaco Beach is San Jose’s closest beach. An hour-and-40-minute-drive away, this beach resort is a surf spot as well as a relaxing seaside destination. The palm-tree-lined sand can get busy, but nothing like other international beach resorts. Jaco also has an active nightlife with plenty of clubs and bars to keep any party-lover dancing till dawn. Just remember not to drink and drive.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens: Located just over 80 minutes out of San Jose are the lush La Paz Waterfall Gardens — one of the most visited ecological attractions in Costa Rica. The gardens have 3.5 kilometres of walking trails that take in rainforests and dramatic waterfalls. There are also ten wildlife exhibits that include jaguars, frogs, butterflies, spider monkeys and more.

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