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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Santa Teresa

  • A car rental in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, can offer several advantages, providing greater flexibility and convenience during your stay. First is the freedom to explore Santa Teresa and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can easily visit nearby beaches, attractions, and hidden gems without relying on public transportation or scheduled tours. With a car, you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary and adjust your plans as you wish. You can explore off-the-beaten-path locations, visit attractions such as Montezuma Waterfall and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve at your preferred time.
  • San Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica is a major gateway for travelers, including Santa Teresa. Several car rental providers are located at the airport, offering a range of options for visitors, including Alamo, National, Budget, Hertz, and Avis. The car rental desks are in Terminal M, after the baggage claim area. After clearance, a representative will direct you to the free shuttle to the pick-up garage.
  • While driving a car rental in Santa Teresa, particularly in more remote areas, remember that many roads are unpaved and can be rough and uneven. This may require careful navigation and slower driving speeds to ensure safety and stability. Depending on the season, you may encounter dust or mud on the roads, especially during dry or rainy seasons. Dust can reduce visibility, while mud can make roads slippery and difficult to traverse. Therefore, adapting your driving style accordingly and preparing for changing road conditions is important.
  • Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, being a smaller coastal town, does not typically experience traditional rush hour traffic like larger cities. However, there are certain times of the day when traffic congestion may be slightly higher due to local circumstances. The busiest times for traffic in Santa Teresa are on weekdays between 7:30 am and 9:00 am and from 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm when parents drop off and pick up their kids from school. Rain and fog can reduce visibility, particularly in mountainous areas. As such, drive cautiously, use your headlights or fog lights when necessary, and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • Book your rental car in Santa Teresa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Santa Teresa are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Teresa

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Santa Teresa?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Santa Teresa only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Santa Teresa?

    The average gas price in Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa?

    Economy (Nissan March or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santa Teresa.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Santa Teresa?

    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 Santa Teresa?

    An Economy car rental in Santa Teresa costs C$ 27 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Santa Teresa?

    An Intermediate car rental in Santa Teresa costs C$ 30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Santa Teresa?

    A Compact car rental in Santa Teresa costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Santa Teresa?

    Santa Teresa has a mix of paved and unpaved roads, including rough and uneven terrain. A car rental in Santa Teresa with four-wheel drive (4x4) capabilities or an SUV can provide better traction, ground clearance, and stability, especially when navigating dirt roads, hills, or occasional mud or potholes. A 4x4 or SUV can handle the local conditions more comfortably and offer greater flexibility to explore off-the-beaten-path areas.

  • What’s the speed limit in Santa Teresa?

    The speed limits in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, vary depending on the road and the location, and adhering to the posted speeds is crucial to avoid getting in trouble with law enforcers. For instance, keep it to 30 km/h (18 mph) when driving a Santa Teresa car rental in residential areas. Urban areas outside residential zones have a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). However, you can cruise 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads, including highways or rural roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Santa Teresa?

    In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, parking options may vary depending on the specific area you're visiting. Santa Teresa has a few public parking lots near popular places, such as the town center, markets, and restaurants. These lots may have designated spaces and require a parking fee, usually ₡ 1077.42 ($2) per hour. If you're staying at a hotel, resort, or vacation rental in Santa Teresa, they may offer on-site parking facilities for guests. Check with your accommodation provider to see if they provide complimentary parking options or any associated fees.

Santa Teresa car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

6.0

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Santa Teresa de Cóbano. Frente al Hotel Nantipa.

+506 8411 4004

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Avis

5.2

Fair

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Frente A Hotel Playa Cielo

+506 2293 2222

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keddy by Europcar

2.0

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Santa Teresa De Cobano

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Alamo

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Playa Del Carmen Franks Place

+506 2640 0526

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great

Cons:

You guys did everything perfect

1 out of 1

Budget

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Playa Carmen Shopping Center

+506 2436 2084

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Playa Del Carmen Franks Place

+506 2242 7800

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car had an okay speaker system and good air conditioning

Cons:

The car didn’t lock, the radio hardly worked and they overcharged me multiple times, scamming me of my money

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was comfy and the air conditioning & speaker system was pretty good.

Cons:

The car lock didn’t always work and they overcharged me multiple times, completely scamming me of my money

1 out of 1

National

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Playa Del Carmen Franks Place

+506 2242 7878

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Roberth from the counter in malpais was super nice and professional

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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Main Street

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Santa Teresa de Cobano

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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Santa Teresa de Cóbano. Frente al Hotel Nantipa.

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6 travellers who rented a car in Santa Teresa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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