Tamarindo car hire

Tamarindo car hire

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Dec 6 — Dec 13
Same drop-off
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Mon 6/12
Noon
Mon 13/12
Noon
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Tamarindo car hire information

Pick-up locationTamarindo
Hire locations25
Airport locations5

Tamarindo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Economy Rent a Car
Best rated
6.2 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Tamarindo
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodFeb 2 2021
Staff were helpful and area was cleanLots of hidden costs. Minimum insurance purchase amounts and red tape. Payment online is solely for the car rental not for any insurance etc. Staff were great though it’s not their fault.
6.0 GoodJan 7 2020
Drop off was great and they transferred me back to my hotel.Pickup was a mess — I was 60 mins late to pick up my car and they had already given it away. After Expressing my displeasure they finally offered a large tourist van as a replacement and promised to replace it was a small SUV later that day. They never replaced it — even after much follow up — which directly affected the quality of our experience and travel.
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2017
when we arrived car was not available. Wanted us to wait 2 hours for delivery. Next they announced additional 28 dollars a day for "mandatory" additional insurance. Went nearby got same car cheaper from Alamo/National no "mandatory" insurance. Never again with Economy.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
6 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Tamarindo
Alamo
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
I booked for one amount and I was charged extra ( a lot) for insurance.
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2021
We spent over an hour talking to the front desk with no clear explanation of what’s going on, until she finally told us they never had the car we booked. They gave it to another couple (who was standing beside us the whole time) who had to get to the airport. And that’s fine, but we could have went to a different rental place without wasting an hour watching her sit behind her computer.
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
The car was comfortableThe people and pickup process were just awful. I made a reservation, but there were no cars. An hour after my reservation, we started the pick up process, and it took over an hour! They gave me paperwork for the wrong car, the service was terrible, and it was a huge waste of tiime
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
The staff is great!
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
5.2 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Tamarindo
Thrifty
Locations in Tamarindo
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
The car itself was perfectly fine. A good working car with no issues.I was quoted a very low rate for rental but the insurance to cover the car was over four times the rental rate. I wasn't able to rent without the insurance even though it should be covered through the credit card used to pay for it.
5.6 OkayJan 16 2017
When we picked up the CarWhen we picked up the car, they charged us 4 times the price we were given when we booked online.
Avis
2 locations in Tamarindo
Avis
Locations in Tamarindo
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Enterprise
2 locations in Tamarindo
Enterprise
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Tamarindo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Tamarindo
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National
2 locations in Tamarindo
National
Locations in Tamarindo
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Tamarindo
Sunnycars
Locations in Tamarindo
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ADOBE
1 location in Tamarindo
ADOBE
Locations in Tamarindo
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Amigo Rent A Car
1 location in Tamarindo
Amigo Rent A Car
Locations in Tamarindo
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Budget
1 location in Tamarindo
Budget
Locations in Tamarindo
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easyCar
1 location in Tamarindo
easyCar
Locations in Tamarindo
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Europcar
1 location in Tamarindo
Europcar
Locations in Tamarindo
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FlexWays
1 location in Tamarindo
FlexWays
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Hertz
1 location in Tamarindo
Hertz
Locations in Tamarindo
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L&M Car Rental
1 location in Tamarindo
L&M Car Rental
Locations in Tamarindo
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NU Car
1 location in Tamarindo
NU Car
Locations in Tamarindo
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15 travellers who hired a car in Tamarindo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,9

Car hire locations in or near Tamarindo

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Tamarindo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Tamarindo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Tamarindo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Tamarindo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Tamarindo car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Tamarindo

  • Book your car hire in Tamarindo at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Tamarindo are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tamarindo