Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals at Juan Santamaria Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
30 Jun — 7 Jul
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Wed 30/6
Noon
Wed 7/7
Noon
Driver's age:

Economy Rent a Car car rental prices at Juan Santamaria Airport

Economy Rent a Car
C$ 54/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

""Ther was great, brand new Hyundai.""(in 721 reviews)
""Ther was great, brand new Hyundai.""(in 729 reviews)

Cons

"The was completely old and beat up."(in 1423 reviews)
"The was completely old and beat up."(in 1371 reviews)
"The included is normally enough."(in 699 reviews)

Reviews

Overall Rating3.8 MediocreBased on 19 reviews
Cleanliness
3.8
Comfort
3.8
Overall
3.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
3.8
Value for money
3.8

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
1
4
3
11
0
Find reviews that mention:
2.0
Do not rent from economy! Scam!!Cons:They're a scam. The price you pay online is not the final price. The final price will be at least 5 times what's listed online. Do not rent from them. Shame on Kayak for allowing them to be listed in the search engine!Reviewed 21 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:complete scam of as everyone said.Reviewed 5 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
3.6
San Jose Economy is NOT onsite.Cons:The return site at San Jose said it was onsite, but it was off site and required a short 1 mile shuttle. There was nobody there when I dropped off the car. Just left the key in the ignition with the doors unlocked and hoped that someone that worked for Economy would get there before someone stole the vehicle.Reviewed 6 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
5.2
Scam and terrible servicePros:The car was great, brand new HyundaiCons:I was renting in Costa Rica (at the airport) and the attendant, Jimmy, was a scam artist motivated by shady commissions Economy must pay to rip you off. I had been warned that there are additional required fees and taxes in Costa Rica, so I knew the price was not fully inclusive. We were renting for a week and when giving me the options of ‘required’ coverage, he wrote out the totals on a piece of paper giving me three options in hand drawn boxes. He explained it would be $500 off the bat (more than I was paying for the full rental) but that I could get better coverage (lower deductible) for $550 and the best coverage which wouldn’t be that much more - $650. I said that seemed really high and wondered if he had more details on how that breaks down. He said it’s the government, they have a monopoly, nothing you can do, not their fault. So although skeptical, I didn’t know what else to do. I said I wanted the lowest one and continued with the check in. He took my credit card and charged me. Then we continued with the paper work. He had me sign two blank charge slips. I asked him why - he said it was in case there was damage or we ran off with the car. Once again, I tried to object, but saw no other options. Finally, at the end, he gave me the detailed contract to sign. At this point, he has charged my card, has two other blank slips of paper with my signature to charge, and now I see he has circled three kinds of coverage for me (with no explanation other than ‘initial here, here and here’). I read the contract and realize he has locked me into a bunch of coverage that is not required. I ask him what these different coverages are and if they are required. He talks me in circles saying the government required them. I confirm the contract says they are optional and he is forcing me into a larger price. At this point he gets snappy and says I shouldn’t say he forced me into anything, that he’s just helping and I didn’t tell him I had coverage back home, that was new information. That got me heated. I insisted he only charge what was required and the price went down to about $250. He may still have been scamming me with the $250 figure, but I was so exhausted from this ordeal that I couldn’t keep fighting with him. I’m not sure how they compensate Economy agents but from what I can tell they are incentivized to sell you on insurance you do not want/need. Total scam artists, terrible service, will never rent from them again.Reviewed 8 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
9.2
It adds up quickly!Pros:Staff was great, car was great, pick up and drop was great!Cons:The added fees and taxes adds up quickly!Reviewed 25 Jul. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Ripoff. Bait and switchCons:Price more than doubled at counter because of hidden fees and mandatory undisclosed insurance. Waited over an hour for shuttle at airport. Checkout process was very slow and return was a nightmare. I will never use this company again.Reviewed 29 Dec. 2017
review fromkayak
6.4
Hidden Insurance is a HUGE money maker for themPros:We received a fairly new hon Day Tucson, the car drove well aside from a few sounds we heard coming from underneath the car and from the tire. Air-conditioning blue ice cold which is great in the hot Costa Rican weather we were supposed to receive a manual transmission but received an automatic transmission so that was kind of a plus .Cons:What I didn’t like is that I paid online $50 for the rental which I thought was an amazing deal, where economy gets you is they tell you the insurance that you bye is not enough to cover what you need in Costa Rica, so you’re required to pay minimum $600 for insurance, which 200 gets returned to you because it was a deposit. We usually rent cars every vacation we go on. The insurance included is normally enough. In Italy we spent the same amount of money as we did in Costa Rica but we were able to keep the car for three weeks versus three daysReviewed 16 Feb. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Complete rip offCons:Company forced us to buy insurance that cost more than the total amount that we paid for the rental. It was a complete sham and if it were in the US - they would have their license removed. The car was completely old and beat up. When we got back - they accused us of putting a mark on the car, but we fortunately took extensive photos of the car before we left, so we were able to dispute it.Reviewed 5 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
3.2
Pros:Car was all right.Cons:Extra charges and price for upgrading to 4wd was exorbitant (1000 us/week total). Pickup/dropoff was very slow process. When returning, they tried to rip us off for missing gas and they were trying to charge another party massive amounts of money for a small dent.Reviewed 5 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
FRAUDELENT!Cons:The reservation was booked on Kayak.com for approximately USD $144 for 2 days. Upon arrival they claimed to have absolutely no inventory, then, after waiting ~2 hours, they colluded with a partner rental company and charged my credit card USD $1,000.00 for a 2 day rental. Criminal!Reviewed 26 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
$65 price with a $450 surchargeCons:I paid $65 for a reservation. When I got to their office, they informed me there's a $450 insurance surcharge on top. On top of that, they didn't cancel my reservation when I asked - the charge still shows up on my card.Reviewed 14 May 2018
review fromkayak
4.0
Costa Rica charges 3x the contract pricePros:Nice new Hyundai Tuscan. Spacious and good economy.Cons:Agency does not even pretend to honor prebooking price. Charged more than 3x the daily rate, then added mandatory insurance which doubled the total price. No benefit to prebooking. Very disappointed. I’d give the overall rating zero stars, but that is not an option.Reviewed 21 Feb. 2018
review fromkayak

Economy Rent a Car car rentals near Juan Santamaria Airport

Alajuela Airport Boulevard, Economy Rent a Car car rentals

Address

Alajuela Airport Boulevard

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Via Lindora Forum 2

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Top tips for renting a car from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport for C$ 10 or less
  • Book your rental car at Juan Santamaria Airport from Economy Rent a Car at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport are around 97% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport

  • On average a rental car from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport costs C$ 31 per day.

  • Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Economy Rent a Car at Juan Santamaria Airport.

  • Alajuela Airport Boulevard is the closest Economy Rent a Car rental location to Juan Santamaria Airport. The telephone number for this location is +506 2299 2000.

  • Yes