When you book with Sixt car rental in Costa Rica there's no compromising on quality. Specify your preference for an automatic, then add to your package with child seats, a mobile phone with a local sim, an internet hotspot, or additional driver coverage. After choosing your vehicle and dates, just pick any extras you might need for your car hire in Costa Rica, such as surf board and luggage racks.
Which class of vehicle should I go for?
- 4x4 vehicles give you plenty of room to relax on a road trip, as you will be able to fit in five people with ease, along with luggage. They are also ideal for driving in more remote locations where their superior handling will come into its own.
- Saloons are better suited to long road based journeys and have a luxurious feel.
- Convertibles are perfect for couples who plan to cruise around in the warm sun, they look incredible and perform well over long distances too.
- Vans are an excellent choice if you'll be moving larger items or equipment around.
Driver's licence requirements in Costa Rica
When you book car hire in Costa Rica, both the person renting and the driver have to present a valid driving license. If one of you has been in Costa Rica for three months or more, that person will also be obliged to present a driving license which has been issued in Costa Rica. For driving licenses from other countries, the print should be in a Roman alphabet. If it is not, you must also show an International driving license.
What are the age restrictions?
In Costa Rica the minimum age for drivers is 18 and you have to have held a valid driving license for at least a year before you can drive a rental car. For drivers under 21 years of age a daily surcharge will usually be added to the booking. For certain models of rental vehicle the age restriction is 21, you will be able to check if this applies to the car you are hiring on the booking page.
Making Credit Card Payments
To pay for your car rental you can use all major international credit cards, including Diners Club, American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Unfortunately we are unable to accept debit cards or prepaid cards. If you would prefer to pay in US Dollars, or local currency, or using traveller's cheques, you can, but for the purposes of your guarantee, you will still be asked to present a credit card when you arrive to pick up your car.
If you have a Sixt Car Express Service Card you will still need to present a valid credit card as well. The person renting the vehicle must be the owner of the credit card presented, their details will be confirmed when they make a reservation.
If you have an accident when you rent a car in Costa Rica, you should always contact the police on 911. They usually have bilingual operators, so even if you are not able to speak Spanish there will be someone there who can help. You can also reach us on +506-2431-3803 for further assistance.