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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Playa Flamingo

  • Driving car rentals in Playa Flamingo is a terrific way to see this popular beach city on the northwestern shores of Costa Rica. Faster and more convenient than any public transportation options, Playa Flamingo car rentals allow you to drive to various places to rent boats or dune buggies, explore nearby beaches, or visit local attractions such as Diamante Eco Adventure Park or the Congo Trail. In car rentals in Playa Flamingo, you also have the freedom to drive to the capital city of San Jose in central Costa Rica or to one of the many national parks throughout the country.
  • While Tamarindo Airport (TNO) is close to Playa Flamingo, it is a tiny, mostly open air outdoor airport that has no car rental agencies on site. However, you can make reservations with Budget, Economy Rent a Car, and Thrifty in downtown Playa Flamingo and arrange for them to pick you up at TNO. If you fly into the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), also known as the Liberia International Airport, just 26 miles northeast of Playa Flamingo, it has several car rental counters, including Budget and Daollar. When you arrive at LIR, you will find all the car rental agency counters lined up near the exit doors in Arrivals. The vehicles themselves are parked just outside in the airport parking lot, and this is also where you will return the rental cars.
  • In car rentals in Playa Flamingo, you will be driving on the right side of the road. In Playa Flamingo, roads and exits off of motorways seldom have signs. For this reason, you may want to invest in a GPS add-on. In Playa Flamingo and throughout Costa Rica in general, it is common for people to walk to work or wherever they need to go and to bicycle. So, keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists in the road. Scooters and small motorbikes are also quite common, and they weave between cars in traffic.
  • If you rent a car in Playa Flamingo May through November, you will experience the rainy season, during which many roads are flooded or washed out. Drive with caution and ask locals if it's safe to take certain roads in the rain. Another challenge you will face while driving Playa Flamingo car rentals is rough roads. Paved roads are off in damaged and have potholes, while outside cities and beach towns, some roads are not even paved. Driving at night in Playa Flamingo can also be a challenge because some roads are windy and lighting is poor.
  • Book your rental car in Playa Flamingo at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Playa Flamingo are around 111% more expensive than other car types, on average

Playa Flamingo car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Playa Flamingo 
Verified travelerJan. 2024
driving in Playa flamingo is easy. just make sure that you are relaxed, take your time and watch the road.
LisaJan. 2024
It was super easy traveling to tamarindo, las catalizas, brasalito. All good.

FAQs about renting a car in Playa Flamingo

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Playa Flamingo?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Playa Flamingo. 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 Playa Flamingo?

    The average gas price in Playa Flamingo is C$ 7.22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 87 and C$ 115, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Playa Flamingo?

    Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Playa Flamingo.

  • Which car rental companies are at Tamarindo airport (TNO)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Tamarindo airport is Economy Rent a Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tamarindo airport (TNO)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Tamarindo airport to off-airport locations is Economy Rent a Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Playa Flamingo?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Playa Flamingo?

    A Mini car rental in Playa Flamingo costs C$ 117 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Playa Flamingo?

    A Compact car rental in Playa Flamingo costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • What kind of car is recommended for driving in Playa Flamingo?

    If you will be staying primarily in Playa Flamingo itself, a smaller vehicle will help save you on rental costs and gasoline costs. Therefore, you can consider renting a compact car, an economy car, or a small sedan. If you plan to drive throughout Costa Rica, especially into the mountains, consider renting an SUV. The extra power and traction will help on rough, unpaved roads outside the city.

  • What's the speed limit in Playa Flamingo?

    On Ruta Nacional Secundaria 180, a major highway running north/south through Playa Flamingo, the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph) with a minimum speed limit of 40 km/h (25 mph). When you are driving on smaller roads in Playa Flamingo, especially ones near bars, restaurants, and hotels, the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph). However, if you are near a hospital, a school, or construction, the speed is reduced to 25 km/h (16 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Playa Flamingo?

    If you want to go to the beach in Playa Flamingo, you can access that beach by way of a dirt road that runs parallel to it. You can park for free on either side of the dirt road. Throughout the small city of Playa Flamingo, you can usually park on the street for free. Sometimes when you park your car on the street, there will be a local who will offer to watch your car for you. It is customary to pay the local, when you return, about ₡500 (about $1).  

Playa Flamingo car rental reviews and directory

National

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6.0

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7.0

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Flamingo Beach

+506 2242 7878

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Luis at National Playa Flamingo made it super easy to rent a car and the car was great!

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
The invoice was incorrect. We delivered the car a day early, however a late fee was charged. Furthermore, although we contacted National 2 days prior to delivery that we would return the car a day early on Sunday the 8th at 12:30, nobody was there. I had to call national at additional costs (international call for 15 minutes!!!) so that they could call someone to handle the return of the car. That person then finally came at 12:55.

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Alamo

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2.0

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8.0

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500m To Brasilito Beach From

+506 2242 7733

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Flamingo Beach

+506 2242 7733

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

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Flamingo Beach

+506 2242 7800

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Economy Rent a Car

5.0

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Flamingo Beach Centro Comercial La Plaza

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Flamingo Beach

+506 2299 2000

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Playa Potrero , Famingo.

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Flamingo Drive

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Playa Conchal

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Adobe Rent A Car

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CC Paseo del Mar, Local #6, Route 180, Huacas - Conchal

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3 travellers who rented a car in Playa Flamingo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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