What is security deposit required to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica?

¿Cuál es el depósito de garantía para alquilar un vehículo en Costa Rica?

As regards to vehicle rental services and any other business where there are risks involved, it is fair for the leasing company, as well for the user, to have a backup to cover the costs of any accidents and incidents that may occur.

In Costa Rica, all car rental companies require a guarantee deposit to cover the tax deductibles for insurance policies and other optional services provided by the car rental company.

The deposit is also a guarantee to cover any breach of the terms and conditions of the contract and the fines that may result from violations of the Costa Rican Traffic Law. The amount will depend on several factors such as the characteristics of the vehicle and the age of the driver who must be over 21 years of age to drive in Costa Rica.

In our company the security deposit is $1,000 USD to cover the policies, plus the rental expenses. The amount may vary according to the season.

In any case, it must be backed by a credit card in the name of the tenant.  It is mandatory for the client to present his/her credit card in order to rent a vehicle.

In Rioja Rent a Car in Costa Rica, we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club cards. Our company provide its services throughout all the national territory. We have a fleet of the latest 4×4, Pick-Up and SUV vehicles in the market.

We have vehicles suitable for the needs of each client. We also offer additional services for your convenience such as:

  • Phone: A prepaid mobile phone for local and international calls or text messages.
  • Optional insurance: Zero deductible, in case of damages to third parties.
  • Exoneration of damages to the vehicle: paying a fixed deductible
  • Additional driver
  • GPS: The most complete and detailed map of all Costa Rica.
  • Baby seat: We care about the safety of our customers.
  • Transfer: You can rely on us if you need to move from one place to another.
  • Bilingual driver: An interpreter who will avoid you the inconveniences of language barriers.

Please contact us by email ventas@riojarentacar.com & sales@riojarentacar.com if you have any doubts. You can hire the vehicle you prefer online through our website as well. Please make your reservation in advance!


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