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Renting a car in Costa Rica is absolutely the best way to get around!

Many hotels or condo rentals are within walking distance of the beach or your favourite restaurant but why not do some exploring while you’re here?

What a shame to miss out on the Llanos de Cortez waterfall or seeing the sunset from another beach…

Over the years, we have established a great relationship with our partner, Adobe Rent a Car. They have been in business here since 1990 so offer a great deal of experience to their clients. After having personally rented through them on several occasions, we feel very confident in recommending them to our friends and clients. They have the best customer service in the industry!  We love to recommend them because of their reliability, competitive prices, friendly customer service and to top it off, they have an extensive lineup of cars or trucks to choose from.

They offer vehicles with less than 24 months of wear and tear (or should I say 24 months of adventures?). Their fleet includes economy and compact sedans as well as intermediate sizes – many of which come in 4X4 models. They carry only the best car brands in Costa Rica such as Hyundai, Suzuki, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Daihatsu and Kia.


Are the roads paved in Costa Rica? Do I need a 4×4?

The roads in the major towns and cities are paved as well as the main highways.  As in any country, resurfacing and repairing potholes are an everyday occurrence but that means they will only get better as time goes on.  There is no need for a 4 X 4 unless you plan to take some adventures off the main roads ie. to the volcano area of Rincon de la Vieja or Monteverde. 

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Should I use a GPS?

Waze is the best GPS option for Costa Rica although Google Maps has steered us in the right direction on more than one occasion. A good old-fashioned map is always handy especially when the GPS systems are taking you on a wild goose chase. The National Geographic Society has produced a wonderful water resistent map that stands the test of time.

What is the mandatory insurance?

Adobe Rent a Car offers you the most comprehensive insurance plan to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are covered. 

Mandatory Insurance:

  • Damages to third parties´ property: US$20.000. 20% deductible or a minimum of US$250.
  • Injury or death of third persons not travelling in the rental car: US$100.000 per accident. No deductible.
  • Does not cover damages to the rental car.

Full Coverage:

They also offer a full insurance policy (Extended Protection) which covers $5,000,000 third parties damage, and it has $0 deductible in collision, roll over, and theft. Please refer to their site for more details.

Can I decline the insurance?

As with most car rental companies, it is possible to decline their vehicle insurance plan. You may have coverage from another source ie. your credit card. You will need to bring a letter from your credit card company stating they will cover the damages.  Please note: Not all credit cards offer this coverage (ours didn’t) so be sure to check before you book any car rentals.

How much is the deposit?

Adobe does require a $1000 deposit which will be held until the car is returned in good condition.

Does Adobe have a shuttle to and from the airport?

Yes! Adobe has a free shuttle that will be waiting for you at the Liberia (LIR) Airport to take you to their office. There you will complete the necessary paperwork and pick up the car.

For drop offs, please be sure that you are aware of the office hours.  If your flight is outside of these times, they will instruct you on the drop off procedure.

Do I need to have a credit card to guarantee my reservation?

Adobe Rent a Car requires a credit card to confirm your reservation.



** Please note that Adobe Rent a Car offers us a small commission as part of this affiliate program** That’s just a bonus for us.  We would recommend them without that but they treat our customers so well, why not book with the best!


Book your rental through the reservation box above to get between 10% and 20% discount!