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How to Get Cheap Car Rental in Costa Rica

Good news readers, we have just scored a partnership with Abode Car Rental that entitles you to receive special discounted prices on car rental – up to 25% discount – We have used their services in Costa Rica and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

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The reason I would recommend Abode Car Rental is because they have a great reputation in Costa Rica as one of the leading car dealerships and give you great customer service if anything goes wrong while renting one of their vehicles. As this is a special discount they have provided to us, there are a few steps you need to go through to apply this discount to your car hire in Costa Rica.

How to apply the Adobe Car Rental Discount?

Firstly, use the search box below to search the dates and location that you wish to have car hire.

After you have filled out the relevant dates, pick up & drop off location and hit go, it will direct you to Abode Car Rental’s website to complete your reservation. To ensure that you are getting the discount make sure it says “Welcome Couple Travel the World” in the top right.

At this point, Abode Car Rental will automatically apply a discount of 10 – 25% off your car hire. It is not necessary to apply any code. On top of this, if you require GPS navigation, readers of the blog are entitled to a discounted GPS navigation of $6/day (regularly $9/day).

From here, Abode Car Rental will provide you will the reservation form to fill out. If you would like to rent the car and have the discount applied, it is important to click reserve as clicking save quotation will only send you a copy of the quote, it will not hold the car.

Questions regarding car hire in Costa Rica

Is it necessary to hire a four wheel drive?

Most destinations in Costa Rica it is possible to drive without the use of a four wheel drive. However, there are still some unpaved areas which would make driving with a four wheel drive a whole lot easier due to the potholes on the roads. The areas which you should consider the use of a four wheel drive include Monteverde, Nosara, the Southern Nicoya Peninsula (Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Montezuma), and San Gerardo de Dota.

Should I hire a GPS?

This is entirely up to your ability to self navigate but it will without question make getting from A – B a whole lot easier. Many of the roads in Costa Rica are not well signed and there is limited signage directing you which way to go.

What is the Loss Damage Waiver insurance & can I opt out?

In Costa Rica, there are very strict insurance regulations. You can’t decline Costa Rica’s mandatory government-imposed Loss Damage Waiver insurance with any car rental companies in Costa Rica. Even if it ever appears not to be included in the quote, the car company will insist on payment of this insurance in person or they won’t release the car to you.



  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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