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Thrifty in Costa Rica

Find great prices with Thrifty in Costa Rica, see customer ratings - and book online, quickly and easily

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Why use Thrifty?

  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in Costa Rica is quick and easy
  • People are impressed by how clean the Thrifty cars are in Costa Rica
  • The Thrifty staff in Costa Rica have a real reputation for efficiency

Ratings for Thrifty in Costa Rica


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


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Reviews of Thrifty in Costa Rica

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Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous San Jose Airport 19 February 2020
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 29 January 2020
Helpful and nice staff Car was old, we had a small problem that required fixing by mechanic
Anonymous San Jose Airport 08 January 2020
Easy to find Thrifty Got a car with weaker engine. Not god when the roads are very hilly. The GPS did’nt work
Anonymous San Jose Downtown 06 January 2020
Good service. New car All good really
Anonymous Jaco Downtown 10 August 2019
Van was great, ran well, good on fuel, Thrifty easy to find in Jaco. We reserved a van with automatic transmission but got a manual transmission and no other van available.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 04 April 2019
Very straight forward, no hidden fees Staff was very helpful Uncomplicated drop off
Anonymous San Jose Airport 15 March 2019
I got the car I booked in very good condition. The pick-up/drop-off was very quick and straight forward. The staff really helpful in every moment. No problems at all with the car during my 15-day trip.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 02 March 2019
Good price, nice helpful staff. Was 2nd inline to pickup car but still had to wait 20 mins, not what you want after long flight with a drive ahead. Not on airport.
Anonymous Quepos Downtown 24 February 2019
All the Thriffty employees are very nice and professional It is never a problem to bring us to the Local airport although not booked on the rentalcar website We frequently rent at this Thriffty office in Quepos (CRica) Nothing
Anonymous San Jose Airport 14 February 2019
car was ok but not really suitable for Costa Rica roads....
Anonymous Liberia Airport 07 January 2019
Great car for the conditions in Costa Rica nothing!
Anonymous Liberia Airport 14 December 2018
Condition of the car Very friendly staff No waiting lines Quick refund of deposit -
Anonymous San Jose Airport 26 July 2018
Car drove well. Needed a 4 by 4 to deal with the difficult roads.
Anonymous Quepos Downtown 12 June 2018
Very friendly representatives . Good reachable by phone. Getting and bringing us from / to airport or busstation . Nothing
Anonymous Quepos Downtown 25 February 2018
Very quick handling . Imediately airport pick up after phone call we arrived. Nothing
Anonymous San Jose Airport 01 November 2017
Great N/A
Anonymous San Jose Airport 03 September 2017
Friendly and helpful staff. Gave extra information on the surrounding and which road was best to take leaving the area to our holiday destination
laura San Jose Airport 30 August 2017
Lovely staff Allowed to return at different location last minute at no extra cost: bliss! Expensive wifi and rooter not holding the charge/ cig adaptor not provided!!!!
Anonymous Liberia Airport 26 March 2017
No map available at Thrifty counter. Only 2 hubcaps tied on; front 2 not, and therefore managed to lose one, and was charged as damaged - also said need to buy whole new set.
Anonymous Liberia Airport 08 March 2017
Staff very courteous and helpful. Car was not the best as it had poor tires, and very little power
Darren Liberia Airport 24 December 2016
The response and replacement car was quick and we were on the road in about 45 minutes. The first car broke down 30 minutes after we started down the highway.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 10 December 2016
I drive 600 km without any problem.
Rodrigo Tamarindo Downtown 20 September 2016
Help with the gas and the exact location for the car return. Taxes added to be paid at the front desk on the pick up.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 05 April 2016
Price and stuff are amazing
Roman San Jose Airport 05 March 2016
I had to run for my flight, but 3people were in Front; After 5min they all Helped me to Return the Car in short time You have to take a Shuttle for pick up AND Return the car
Sean San Jose Airport 29 February 2016
Car was clean inside, but a little "battered" outside Paying for extras I'd asked for such as complete insurance package and children's booster seats
Anonymous San Jose Airport 12 January 2016
Staff were generally helpful and polite. They spoke good English. It's a general problem with vehicle rental in Costa Rica and one I anticipated but quoted costs do not seem to include mandatory insurance. It would be good if they did so you could see exactly what you have to pay. This is a general problem and not confined to Thrifty though.
Avila San Jose Airport 10 January 2016
the insurance was above what i payed for the car
Anonymous Liberia Airport 19 October 2015
i didn't receive de vaucher, make me problem at the counter
Antoine San Jose Airport 02 September 2015
Thrifty reactivity to switch car after mechanical issue unable to open rear door, obliged to load suitcases on back seats unable to lock all doors in the same time automatically
Bader San Jose Airport 20 August 2015
I request white colour or black And I booked long time in advanced. Unfortunately they brought cry colour. Did not like it . The car was had a lot of scratches in the body .
eric San Jose Airport 04 April 2015
No comments, friendly and accurate staff
Anonymous Tamarindo Downtown 02 March 2015
The car was clean and the staff were efficient
Anonymous San Jose Airport 21 January 2015
Very helpful staff. We received the exact car that was promised.
Jonathan San Jose Airport 13 December 2014
Good rate, good vehicle, ease of service Having to print the voucher Not knowing where to find the Thrifty rep upon arrival
Anonymous San Jose Airport 14 March 2014
Our flight arrived much later than expected, and they where waiting for us , even after 10 pm. Thanks ! The paperwark could be more effective at the collecting side, most of the data I already gave at the booking throught internet, so , I imagine that as far as there are no changes things could be done in advance , and so ...faster, efficently, but ok;
Anonymous Quepos Downtown 19 February 2014
Everything went as planned so I was very satisfied.When I turned up some 6 hours late for the pick up the company were willing to let me return the car 6 hours late for no extra charge. If the price is right I shall have no hesitation in using Rentalcars next time. The only negative point was that the company had no maps for me.
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