Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San José

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Economy Rent a Car car rental prices in San José

EconomyC$ 8/day
IntermediateC$ 8/day
MiniC$ 8/day
Passenger VanC$ 73/day
Premium SUVC$ 22/day
Compact SUVC$ 10/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 16/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Economy Rent a Car in San José


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Overall Rating4.6 MediocreBased on 38 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Pickup and drop off went well. The car itself needed maintenance, the brakes were worn out, wobbled the vehicle when braking hard, which was critical down the many many hills. The car also shivered over 100kmh. Had about 50k miles on it, but given the roads in Costa Rica those were hard miles.Reviewed 14 Jun. 2024
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Cons:Worst value. Clearly has no concept of customer service or friendliness. Exceedingly overpriced.Reviewed 25 May 2021
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Pros:The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.Cons:The price of the insurance is three times the price of the rental. Very different from the US and Canada. I found it quite absurd. I still haven't received the safety deposit!!Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Pros:I never picked up the car? I asked for it to be canceledCons:Cancelation of the car rental like the email said would happenReviewed 18 Apr. 2021
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Pros:The extra charges for insurance were NOT transparent and more than doubled the cost of the rentalCons:See aboveReviewed 1 Feb. 2021
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Cons:Get insurance before you get down thereReviewed 31 Dec. 2020
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Pros:The staff was helpful and friendly enough...pick up took a while but drop off was quick and easy (few customers probably due to coronavirus).Cons:If there were more prominent statements when we made the reservation online about MANDATORY liability insurance from CR government... and there would be a $950 damage deposit put on my credit card...this despite having purchased insurance covering any damage to vehicle when I made the reservation.Reviewed 25 Mar. 2020
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Pros:Staff was helpful!Cons:Insurance is expensive but nor sure how it would compare to other rental car agencies in CR. We had no problemsReviewed 13 Mar. 2020
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Pros:Nothing. Although I made a reservation in December, Economy was unable to fulfill my reservation.Cons:They could have given me the car I booked months in advance, or at the very least have had the courtesy to not charge my credit card after not giving me a vehicle.Reviewed 12 Feb. 2020
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Cons:Economy was excellent. They spelled out the insurance options and reminded us that our credit card covers collision. Muy Bueno!Reviewed 4 Feb. 2020
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Pros:Car worked. That’s as much as I liked. The staff was horrible and the hidden fees aren’t brought up until you get to the counter.Cons:Being more honest with prices. Our total car rental turned out over double the quoted cost on kayak. There’s a mandatory liability fee which significantly increased the price of the car rental. This should be addressed online with the price of the car rental. There’s also a mandatory 13% airport tax which is not 13% of simply the car rental. This 13% includes the entire cost of the car rental and insurance. So absurd. Worst experience ever. Never renting from this company again. Probably won’t be using kayak either since prices are clearly not transparentReviewed 23 Dec. 2019
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San José?


Tobias Bolanos International Airport


+506 2299 2000


Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport


+506 2299 2000


Downtown San Jose

Good to know

Most popular location

Tobias Bolanos International Airport

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 31/day

Good deal

C$ 14/day

Top tips for renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San José

  • When you are visiting the capital city of Costa Rica, booking an Economy Rent A Car car rental in San Jose will give you a nice selection of vehicles to choose from. If you are traveling alone or as part of a couple, a smaller car such as an economy, a mini, or an intermediate sedan makes a good choice. If you are traveling with friends, relatives, or colleagues, you may want a passenger van or an SUV. If you want to travel with a bit more elegance, you can opt for a premium SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Economy car rental agency in San Jose to collect your vehicle, make sure you have the proper documents. You need a valid US driver's license as well as your passport. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is not required to secure your rental car. However, it would be beneficial to have an IDP because it is a translation of your driver's license, and having the IDP could help avoid problems in case you are stopped while driving in San Jose. You also need a major credit card in your own name with enough room on it to cover a deposit on the vehicle.
  • When you rent Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Jose during your visit to Costa Rica, you are making a good choice. Economy agencies in San Jose get high ratings from customers, who praise both the cars and the agency members in their reviews. Customers appreciate the dependable cars with good gas mileage that are comfortable, clean, and often new. Renters also enjoyed the ease of pickup and drop-off.
  • Because American car insurance policy coverage and credit card rental car coverage seldom work in foreign countries, you should consider purchasing all the necessary car insurance when you book Economy Rent A Car car rentals in San Jose. Usually, you will want a little more protection than what is offered in the insurance coverage that the law requires you to have. Before you leave for Costa Rica, decide what kind of insurance you want so that you can save time at the car rental counter when you purchase it.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Economy Rent a Car in San José for C$ 14 or less.
  • Luxury rental cars from Economy Rent a Car in San José are around -37% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San José

  • Where can I pick up Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Jose, Costa Rica?

    The most popular Economy pick-up location in San Jose is at the Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO). This is most likely the airport you'll be landing at when you arrive in San Jose. You can also find two other Economy Rent a Car agencies within the city. In the heart of downtown, you can find Economy Rent a Car Sabana located on the Av. de Las Americas. You can also find the Economy Rent a Car San Pedro located at 200 Metros Iglesia.

  • What speed limits will I encounter while I am driving in and around San Jose in my Economy rental car?

    When you are driving your Economy rental car in Costa Rica, remember the speeds will be posted in kilometers per hour, not in miles per hour. When you are driving within the city of San Jose itself, most roads have a speed limit of 50 km/h (31 mph). When you get onto highways outside the city, the maximum speed limit is usually 100 km/h (62 mph).

  • Can I choose the model and make of the car I want to rent from Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Jose, Costa Rica?

    When you book your Economy rental car in San Jose, Costa Rica through KAYAK, you first choose the car category you would like. You are then given a list of available cars in that category, and you can select the make and model of the car that you would like to rent. If, when you arrive at the Economy agency location in San Jose, Costa Rica, they do not have that precise car available for you, Economy staff members will try to find a comparable rental car for you. They will look for something of the same brand and in a similar model.  

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Economy Rent a Car in San José?

    On average a rental car from Economy Rent a Car in San José costs C$ 31 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Economy Rent a Car in San José?

    Luxury (BMW X3 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Economy Rent a Car in San José.

  • How many car rental locations does Economy Rent a Car have in San José?

    Economy Rent a Car has 3 rental locations in San José. Take a look at our Economy Rent a Car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Economy Rent a Car have a car rental location at the airport: Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?


  • Does Economy Rent a Car offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?