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Clarify - The Revolutionary Way to Find Car Hire

  • Find out prices for all your extras before you book
  • Discover the total price for your rental package
  • Excess insurance costs clarified - make your choice before you get to the desk
  • Want to compare rates with your extras included? Click the back to results button above and add your extras in first


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The total cost of the car hire and the figures in brackets have been estimated using todays exchange rate. On arrival, you will need to pay the car hire company using the local currency.

Optional Excess Insurance provided by insurance4carhire.com

  • Excess Reimbursement in event of Damage, including tyres, windows, headlights, undercarriage & the roof up to £6500
  • Loss of Luggage & Personal Effects up to £300
  • Loss or Theft of Rental Car Keys up to £500
  • Misfueling and Towing costs up to £500

If you are arriving by plane and do not enter your flight number here, the car hire company may not keep your reservation if your flight is delayed.

Please note that you will be required to leave a deposit or pre-authorisation as stated when you collect you car even if you have bought your own excess insurance.

Your details are safe with us.
We will use the details you give us here so we can:

  1. Share them with the car hire company so they can prepare the car for your arrival.
  2. Send you a voucher to enable you to collect your hire car.
  3. Arrange car hire excess insurance if you have asked us to do so.
  4. We may request feedback as to your satisfaction with our services and those of car hire firms you might use.
By clicking the Book Now button you agree:
  1. That you will check the details on receipt of your voucher and let us know if you need to make any changes.
  2. That you have read and accept our terms and conditions, privacy policy and initial disclosure document.

If you tick this box we will also send you periodic newsletters, where we share top car hire tips designed to inform you and make your car rental cheaper, easier and more enjoyable. You can always unsubscribe later, and we do highly recommend trying them.



Delivery Details

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The prices shown for extras below do not include local taxes and fees as these are not provided by the rental firm.

However once selected we will calculate these and add them to the total price so you can be confident that in the final price you will be charged.

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Our Unique Difference - Clarify Car Hire lets you compare prices with the cost of extras included
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Car hire in Costa Rica, one of the most attractive places in the world, is an ideal way to explore the country.

Costa Rica

It's not a huge country so you can explore much of it with a rented car, including over 1000 miles of stunning coastline, volcanos, its cities and a number of UNESCO world heritage sites including:

  • Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
  • Cocos Island National Park
  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park

As well as natural beauty, the art galleries and museums of Costa Rica are renowned, whilst the party scene is something the country is also known for.

The local population are amazingly friendly (we have built up great relationships with our car hire suppliers) and are always on hand to share the love they have for their country. So get out and about in your hired car and really see the best of Costa Rica.

Clarify Car Hire - Experts in Costa Rica Car Hire

Please be aware there are, however, unique differences to car hire in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica the default position is that you are not only responsible for the excess on your own vehicle, but also for damage to other persons and property as well. This normally means you could face a big for up to 20% of the damage to third parties - and is something many wish to avoid. We have a filter on the results page displayed when searching for Costa Rican car hire that enable you to see prices , either from companies who do not have a third party excess, or where additional insurance costs covering the third party excess has been included.

If you are at all confused we will happily explain your options and how you can make sure you are fully protected prior to a trip. Rent with Clarify and travel in the knowledge you fully understand your Costa Rican car hire package.

You can, on some sites (although this doesn't apply to Clarify), find vehicles offered without Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) or comprehensive liability included so do read the terms of any car rental agreement carefully before booking - a cheaper price may come at an expensive price!

Deal with the experts in Costa Rican Car Hire - Clarify Car Hire

What Car should I hire in Costa Rica - do I need an SUV or 4x4?

Given the differing terrain in different parts of the country a frequently asked question is what type of vehicle should I hire in Costa Rica. Whilst car rental companies hire a complete range of cars it is true to say that many visitors, particularly those wanting to see the country tend to gravitate towards SUVs and 4x4s.

Generally in Costa Rica a saloon or standard estate car will be perfectly fine.

Areas where a 4x4 is recommended

If you are staying in Dominical, check with your hotel for their recommendation. In the city itself roads are fine, but some hotels are on unpaved roads leading up into the mountains where a 4x4 would be advisable. Also roads to the beaches are better tackled in a 4x4.

In Uvita you will again find some hotels are in the mountains and, even though it's not totally necessary, if you are going to want to see the best of the area a 4x4 may well be preferable.

Around Jaco there are some pretty steep hills that are best tackled in a 4x4.

In the Rincon de la Vieja National Park it can be more comfortable in a 4x4 although it's not a necessity.

In you are heading for Ostional a 4x4 is advisable. The road to Ostional is not in great condition road and just before the town itself there is a river you need to cross. This prevents many standard cars from crossing the river. However in dry season 4x4s may be fine to make the crossing

Even if you are in a 4x4, do be aware that for the vast majority of rental agreements you are not covered for crossing rivers - you therefore do so at your own risk. We know that car hire firms are used to getting calls from hirers, particularly driving saloons, who have been encouraged to try to cross rivers only to come to a halt in mid stream. The full cost of recovery and repairs then falls on the hirer's shoulders so you need to be 100% certain that you will make the trip successfully before setting off.

If you are visiting the Osa Peninsula, using the N245 beyond Puerto Jimenez, a 4x4 is really required as there are pot holes everywhere. In the rainy season this area is best avoided altogether given the need to cross rivers which can become impassable.

In the Central Valley area, on the Inter-Americana highway, around Limon there are generally no issues driving a standard car. If you are at all worried, however, have a chat with us and we will seek the local knowledge of our Costa Rican partners to help you make your decision.

Any queries? Call one of our friendly car hire advisers at Clarify Car Hire.


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