Puerto Jiménez car hire

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Puerto Jiménez car hire information

Pick-up locationPuerto Jiménez
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Hire locations9
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Puerto Jiménez

  • Driving a car hire in Puerto Jiménez gives you the freedom to explore Puerto Jiménez and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can create your itinerary, visit attractions of your choice, and make spontaneous stops along the way without relying on public transportation schedules. Puerto Jiménez is located in the stunning Osa Peninsula, known for its biodiversity and natural beauty. A Puerto Jiménez car hire allows you to access remote locations, such as the Corcovado National Park or remote beaches, that may not be easily accessible by public transportation.
  • If you are flying into Costa Rica, then the closest airport to Puerto Jiménez is Puerto Jiménez Airport (PJM), which is a small regional airport located in the town of Puerto Jiménez. It primarily serves domestic flights within Costa Rica, connecting Puerto Jiménez to other destinations within the country. The airport is approximately 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the town centre. Here, you can find a car hire outside the terminal building for your stay in Puerto Jiménez.
  • When driving your car hire in Puerto Jiménez, you should be aware that some roads in and around the town may be unpaved, narrow, or have challenging terrain. It's essential to drive cautiously, especially in rural or remote areas. Be prepared for uneven surfaces, potholes, and steep inclines that can make driving more difficult. Moreover, Costa Rica's weather can be unpredictable, and Puerto Jiménez is no exception. Heavy rain, fog, or high winds can impact driving conditions, especially during the rainy season (May to November). Be prepared for sudden weather changes and adjust your driving accordingly.
  • Costa Rica is known for its abundant wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and various reptiles. While driving your car hire in Puerto Jiménez, be cautious of wildlife crossing the road, particularly in forested areas or near national parks. Reduce your speed and stay alert to avoid collisions with animals. Also, you may find that some rural areas in Costa Rica may have limited signage or poorly marked roads. It's advisable to use a reliable navigation system or have a detailed map to help you navigate.
  • Book your car hire in Puerto Jiménez at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Puerto Jiménez are around -36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Puerto Jiménez

  • How much is the price of fuel in Puerto Jiménez?

    The average price of fuel in Puerto Jiménez is R101,89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 223 and R1 630, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Puerto Jiménez?

    Compact (Toyota Hilux or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Puerto Jiménez.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Puerto Jiménez?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Puerto Jiménez?

    A Compact car hire in Puerto Jiménez costs R1 730 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Puerto Jiménez?

    A Premium car hire in Puerto Jiménez costs R1 066 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Puerto Jiménez?

    An Economy car hire in Puerto Jiménez costs R1 433 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Puerto Jiménez?

    Puerto Jiménez and the surrounding areas in the Osa Peninsula can have rough and unpaved roads, especially if you plan to explore remote locations or venture into national parks. Having a 4WD or AWD vehicle can provide better traction and stability, allowing you to navigate these challenging terrains more comfortably. You can also consider opting for a vehicle with higher ground clearance to navigate potential obstacles like potholes, rocks, or uneven surfaces more easily. You may also consider the size of the car based on your specific needs. A compact or mid-sized car can be more manoeuvrable through narrow roads in Puerto Jiménez.

  • What’s the speed limit in Puerto Jiménez?

    The speed limit within Puerto Jiménez and other urban areas is typically 50 km/h (31 mph), unless otherwise indicated. Be aware of any specific speed limit signs in urban areas of Puerto Jiménez. On open roads outside urban areas, the default speed limit is usually 80 km/h (50 mph). However, there might be lower speed limits posted in certain areas, especially in zones with challenging terrain, curves, or near residential areas. Also, speed limits are usually reduced in school zones and construction zones to ensure the safety of pedestrians and workers.

  • Where are the best places to park in Puerto Jiménez?

    There are free parking options in and around Puerto Jiménez, which are conveniently located for your stay. The MataPalo car park is located close to King Louis Waterfall and about 1 km (0.6 miles) from Carbonera Beach. There is also free parking at Playa Pan Dulce, located by the Pan Duce Beach, perfect for a day out at the beach during your stay in Puerto Jiménez. There is another free car park located further up the coast at Matapalo, right by the Sombrero Beach.

Puerto Jiménez car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

3 locations in Puerto Jiménez

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Airport Street

+506 2242 7800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Crocodile Bay

+506 2735 5618

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Golfito Marina Village

+506 2775 0025

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Alamo

6,0

Okay

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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Airport St

+506 2735 5175

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Crocodile Bay

+506 2735 5618

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National

7,4

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Airport Street

+506 2735 5175

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Crocodile Bay

+506 2735 5618

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NU Car

4,4

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Front of Pto Jimenez Airport

+506 2735 5777

Monday07:00 - 16:00
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GREEN MOTION

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150 meters west of the Puerto Jimenez school Golfito Puntarenas

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Compact

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