Rules & Restrictions

Address Pick-up and drop-off: 1km east of Casino Fiesta, Alajuela (SJO Juan Santamaría International Airport)
Mileage:
Unlimited mileage
Hours of operation
Monday to Sunday (7:00am to 8:00pm)
Personal accident insurance:
Not offered at this time
When you arrive:
Thank you for booking AVANTI Rent-a-Car. Our agent will be waiting for the client outside the main terminal. You can call us at our local phone: 001 (506) 2430-4648 if needed. 
Age restrictions:
Renters and additional drivers must be minimum 21yrs of age with valid drivers license and major credit card in own name. Drivers 21-24yrs: $15.00usd/day underage fee.
Guarantee:
Credit card required.
Collision damage waiver*
*If not purchased client will be responsible for the full value of the vehicle. All sedan vehicles US$ 12.99/day - responsible for US$1500 deductible and US$27.99/day - responsible for 0 deductible. 
All SUV-VAN vehicles US$20.99/day responsible for US$1500 deductible and US$31.99/day responsible for 0 deductible .
Drop off charges:
After Hours Pick-ups: available with credit card guarantee. On arrival call location and representative will meet you. After Hours Drop-offs: not available.
One-way rental: US$50.00 drop fee for one way rental drops between Liberia and San Jose.
Forms of payment:
Major Credit Cards are acceptable for deposit. 
Personal checks not accepted. Travellers checks are accepted for payment only on rental return. Debit cards are accepted for payment and deposit. Please be aware that the release of the deposit from the debit card may take several weeks depending on the issuing bank. Cash rental not accepted. Renter can cancel at any time prior to the pickup time in the reservation. On a no-show -3hrs after scheduled pickup time- the first day of rental will be charged.
Insurance:
Liability insurance is mandatory unless customer can provide evidence of Costa Rican liability coverage. The liability insurance limits the responsibility of the client over damages it may cause to 3rd parties or properties to 20pct. The insurance has coverage of up to 40 million colones per person and 100 million colones per accident. Cost of insurance for all vehicles is US$11.99 per day.
Driver's license:
Renters and additional drivers must be min 21yrs of age with valid drivers license and major credit card in own name. Drivers 21-24yrs US$15.00/day underage fee all valid drivers licenses accepted provided that they do not expire during time of rental. Rental must finish before customer has been in Costa Rica for 3 months. Proof of entry is required at time of rental.
Other standard rates:
Upon arrival a AVANTI Rent-a-Car representative will be waiting for you oustside the main terminal. In case if local call is needed, please contact us at: 001 (506) 2430-4648. A deposit on the credit card of between US$950 and US$2000 plus the estimated amount of rental will be required at time of rental. 
Advisory: charges associated with the base rate are those which are applicable at the time of booking and could be subject to change. Only those charges listed as mandatory are included in the total rate for the displayed rental.
*Geographic Restrictions*: all vehicles are restricted for use within the boundaries of Costa Rica. *Emergency Contact Info*: emergency roadside assistance US$1.99/day in all vehicles.
State and local taxes:
License plate fee: 5% above the total amount of your rent. 
Return refueling:
All vehicles must be returned with the same amount of gas unless prepaid gas was bought at time of rental. A surcharge over gas station prices will be charged for missing fuel.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • The driver must present a valid driver's license and credit card in their name upon pick-up. The credit card is required as a deposit when renting any vehicle. The deposit amount is held by the car rental company. Please ensure sufficient funds are available on the card.
  • International rentals may have different driver license requirements. An international driving license is required if the drivers' license is non-roman alphabet.
  • Additional charges or restrictions may apply for drivers under 25 or over 65.
  • Charges for refueling, additional drivers, etc. are not included in the total price.
  • Special equipment, such as child seats and GPS, can be purchased upon pick-up (if available).
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