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Car rental in San Jose

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Tue 24 Jul 2018
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Popular car groups in San Jose

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Fiat Panda - 4Seats

    Fiat Panda

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2
  • Ford Fiesta - 5Seats

    Ford Fiesta

    5 1 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota RAV4 - 5Seats

    Toyota RAV4

    5 3
  • Ford Escape - 5Seats

    Ford Escape

    5 3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - 5Seats

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    5 3
  • Opel Mokka - 5Seats

    Opel Mokka

    5 3

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2 1
  • Audi A3 - 5Seats

    Audi A3

    5 2 1
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Ford Mondeo - 5Seats

    Ford Mondeo

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan - 7Seats

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    7 4
  • Volkswagen Touran - 5/7Seats

    Volkswagen Touran

    5/7 2/4
  • Opel Zafira - 5/7Seats

    Opel Zafira

    5/7 2/4
  • Ford Galaxy - 7Seats

    Ford Galaxy

    7 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus Estate - 5Seats

    Ford Focus Estate

    5 3
  • Opel Astra Estate - 5Seats

    Opel Astra Estate

    5 3
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    5 3
  • Skoda Octavia Estate - 5Seats

    Skoda Octavia Estate

    5 3

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Ford Mustang Convertible - 4Seats

    Ford Mustang Convertible

    4 2
  • Chrysler Sebring Cabrio - 4Seats

    Chrysler Sebring Cabrio

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio - 4Seats

    Fiat 500 Cabrio

    4 2
  • Audi A3 cabrio - 4Seats

    Audi A3 cabrio

    4 2

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    5 2 1
  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    5 2 1
  • Nissan Maxima - 5Seats

    Nissan Maxima

    5 2 1

Top 3 locations in San Jose

San Jose Airport

CR Costa Rica

San Jose - Hotel Best Western Irazu

CR Costa Rica

San Jose - Los Yoses

CR Costa Rica

Why rent a car in San Jose with

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 today to compare prices on a great choice of cars. Finding your ideal hire car has never been easier.

Top Tips

  • 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.

Sixt car rental


Alamo car rental


Payless car rental


Budget car rental


Dollar car rental


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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