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La Fortuna car rentals from C$ 39/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in La Fortuna with a pick-up date of 20/6 and drop-off date of 22/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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EconomyC$ 40/day
CompactC$ 41/day
IntermediateC$ 39/day
Full-size SUVC$ 64/day
Pick-up truckC$ 65/day
Supplier choiceC$ 41/day
Supplier choice SUVC$ 51/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 52/day
Standard SUVC$ 61/day
Compact SUVC$ 68/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in La Fortuna

  • Car rentals in La Fortuna are ideal for exploring the small town in Costa Rica and the surrounding areas. They offer a more comfortable means of transport and allow you to access multiple attractions and destinations not well-covered by public transport. With La Fortuna car rentals, you can drive to Rincón de la Vieja National Park, around 4 hours away and explore volcanic landscapes, hot springs, mud pots, and diverse flora and fauna, or head to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. This unique cloud forest offers incredible biodiversity and a variety of activities.
  • The closest airport to La Fortuna is Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), around 65 miles away. Multiple car rental companies have locations at the airport, including Enterprise, Alamo, National, Apex, Budget, Economy, Hertz, Dollar, Firefly, Payless, NU Rent-A-Car, and Solid. The car rental agencies are conveniently located in the main passenger terminal after Customs. The pickup and drop-off locations are in the rental car court outside the main terminal.
  • Driving in La Fortuna is generally easy since the roads are in decent condition. Roads from the major airports in San Jose to the town are well-paved. You’ll enjoy a smooth ride on roads leading to popular attractions like Mistico Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall. La Fortuna has a few sections that are unpaved but manageable. You may encounter high human and motorized traffic when driving in the town. Avoid driving at night, and be careful when driving in rainy and foggy conditions.
  • La Fortuna is a popular tourist destination, so you’ll encounter heavy traffic during peak tourist season, mostly from mid-December to April. You may also encounter heavy traffic on weekdays during morning and evening commutes. Rush hour in the town typically starts from 7 am to 8:30 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm. The busiest roads during this period include Calle 70, the main road through town, and the road to the Arenal Volcano National Park. Early planning and monitoring traffic in the town will help you avoid rush hour traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in La Fortuna for C$ 87 or less
  • Book your rental car in La Fortuna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in La Fortuna

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in La Fortuna?

    On average a rental car in La Fortuna costs C$ 87 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in La Fortuna?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 39/day) and Alamo (C$ 40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis Fortuna De San Carlos 21007 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in La Fortuna?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in La Fortuna. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in La Fortuna?

    The average gas price in La Fortuna is C$ 7.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 90 and C$ 119, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in La Fortuna?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in La Fortuna.

  • Which car rental companies are at Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Juan Santamaria Intl airport include Europcar, Budget, Economy Rent a Car, Dollar, Firefly, U-Save, Fox, Amigo Rent A Car, JUMBO CAR and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Alamo, Europcar, Budget, NU Car, Hertz, Sixt, Economy Rent a Car, Dollar and keddy by Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in La Fortuna?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in La Fortuna?

    An Economy car rental in La Fortuna costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in La Fortuna?

    On average a rental car in La Fortuna costs C$ 608 per week (C$ 87 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in La Fortuna?

    On average a rental car in La Fortuna costs C$ 2,605 per month (C$ 87 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in La Fortuna?

    The small town in Costa Rica has a large network of paved roads, so you can drive any car. The type of vehicle you get from car rentals in La Fortuna depends on your needs. An economy rental is ideal if you’re exploring the region alone and have less luggage. We recommend a minivan or standard car for families or groups visiting the town. Adventurers who wish to explore off-road destinations or several areas with unpaved roads, like the road to the Arenal Volcano National Park Peninsula sector or the road to Carate/Matapalo, should consider an SUV rental. You can choose from a range of vehicles offered by car rentals in La Fortuna.

  • What is the speed limit in La Fortuna?

    The speed limit in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, is 25 km/h (15 mph) around schools and hospitals, 40 km/h (25 mph) within urban areas, and 100 km/h (60 mph) on highways. Speed limits in the town are strictly enforced by the Transit Police or Policia de Transito. They patrol the streets and highways using trucks and motorcycles. Drive within the posted speed limits to avoid a speed violation ticket.

  • Where are the best places to park in La Fortuna?

    La Fortuna has plenty of parking options. Hotels in the town have free parking areas for their guests. You’ll also find several parking lots and garages, including Parqueo Público (public parking lot), Desafío Parking Yard, and Sinai Parking Lot. There is plenty of street parking in La Fortuna. Most paid parking lots and garages in the city charge between  ₡1000 (around $1.90) and ₡2000 ($3.70) per hour.

La Fortuna car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2242 7800

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff is always very friendly helpful and go out of there way to make sure the customer is completely satisfied.

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.4

Very good

7 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.3

One location in La Fortuna

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2479 9090

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was ready on time, and the staff was kind and helpful. At drop off, they helped us contact our shuttle service back to San Jose, as they were at the incorrect place to pick us up. We were very pleased with the service, and the help.

Cons:

We had upgraded to the largest SUV, and we were assigned the Toyota Fortuner. It was OK, but the configuration to put all of the back seats down, is not great, and it limits your cargo space. The way to configure the seats is awkward. The vehicle was a 2019, but it had only one USB port, and it did not have integrated Apple Play or Android Auto. We had expected it to be a bit more upgraded in the electronics. Finally, and this is out of the dealerships hands, the cost to insure the rental was half again the price of the rental. It adds up fast, so be prepared.

8.8 Very good

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service at dropp off and pick up location.

Cons:

Expensive for a old car with lots of miles.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I'm pretty sure the staff, Carlos, scratched the gas cover and told us he's helping us out by keeping it between us and that he's saving us $150 by not reporting it. He asked us a couple times if we filled up the fuel and then he showed us this new scratch. We were standing on the opposite side of the car initially. We did tip him for "helping" us but not until later we think we figured him out. He tried to blame the gas station for the scratch since its full service gas stations there but those guys fill gas all day long and I don't know how they would put a big scratch there. It looked like it was keyed. And he even showed us that it's a fresh scratch. When you drop off the car, be on the same side as the worker to make sure they don't try to do this to you.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
I was quoted a price online of what the charges would be. It was a lie. I had to accept the additional charges or no car. Would be better to at least tell me what the charges were to be so I could research alternatives. I was stuck to accept them or no car. Bait and switch—- 2000 miles from home. My last Alamo rental and a lifetime to warn others

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Great experience other than the cost. The rental office is very easy to find and convenient. Pick up and drop off were simple and quick. The car was in excellent condition and clean. The agent was friendly and helpful. We rented an SUV, but could have saved some money with a sedan because the roads were good. To be clear, there were no surprise costs, it was just expensive when the required insurance was included.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Staff was very helpful

1 out of 2

Budget

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

2 locations in La Fortuna

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Fccf 8r El Tanque

+506 2436 2000

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Provincia Alajuela

+506 2436 2000

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Avis

5.3

Fair

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142 San Carlos

+506 2509 5969

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Fortuna De San Carlos

+506 2227 7843

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ADOBE

6.0

Okay

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Comercial Doña Luisa, Local #1, 325th Ave. btwn 466th St. _ 468th St., Fortuna Downtown

+506 2479 7202

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easyCar

4.0

Mediocre

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Adobe Rent a Car, 466 St. btwn Route 142. & Ave 325, Fortuna Downtown Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela - Costa Rica

+506 2542 4848

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From Importadora Monge,25m West,Comercial Dona Lui

+506 2479 7202

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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142, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

+54 11 6009 3539

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Adobe Rent A Car

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Adobe Rent a Car, 466 St. btwn Route 142. & Ave 325

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National

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2479 9090

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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8 travellers who rented a car in La Fortuna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car rental locations in or near La Fortuna

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 87/day

Good deal

C$ 87/day

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