Car hire at Quepos Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Quepos airport

  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) is about a 12-minute drive from the center of Quepos. This airport has only one terminal and is quite small. There is no public transportation from Quepos Airport to the city. Therefore, renting a car is a necessity to get you to your hotel or other destination. Having a Quepos Airport car hire will also make it easy to see the sights and visit popular tourist attractions around Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
  • There are a few car rental agencies at the Quepos Airport. There is an Alamo, an Economy Car, a Budget, an Amigo Rent a Car, and a Europcar offering car rental services at this location. The office hours will vary but are from around 8 am to about 5 or 6 pm. At this location, you can rent a variety of car sizes and categories including small and medium-sized cars as well as family-size vehicles and SUVs.
  • Book your Quepos Airport car hire through KAYAK. You can use this platform to search for the best deals for your trip to Costa Rica. Compare prices for car types and add-ons such as GPS, roadside assistance, infant/toddler/booster seats, multiple drivers, or XM radio. Most tourists prefer to visit Quepos and its surrounding area in the dry season, that is, from the New Year through the end of April. If this is when you plan to travel, you should plan to reserve your car a few months in advance to get the best deal and best options.
  • For a car rental at Quepos Airport, you must be at least 18 years old, however, some rental agencies, like Europcar, might require you to be 21 or older. If you're a younger driver, that is between the ages of 18 and 21, you could be limited to the type of car you can rent. Note that you could also be charged an additional fee if you're an inexperienced driver. The car rental agency will for sure ask to see proof that you have a driver's license. If the license is not from Costa Rica, an international driver's permit is recommended. This applies to both the primary driver and any additional drivers on the rental car contract.
  • Book your car hire at Quepos airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Quepos airport

  • What documents do you need for a car rental at Quepos Airport?

    Along with a valid driver's license, you'll need to show the rental agent the credit card that was used to book your car rental at Quepos Airport. This credit card should be in the name of the primary driver and the one who will ultimately be responsible for the car. If you're from another country, the rental car agent might also ask to see your passport and/or another form of identification such as a military id.

  • How can I pay for my Quepos Airport car rental?

    All the Quepos Airport car hires accept major credit cards like MasterCard or Visa. Therefore, this is the surest and safest way to pay for your car rental at Quepos Airport. Some rental car agencies will accept a debit card for payment at the end of the contract. Others might accept a debit card for a security hold as well as payment for the car rental. If you plan to use a debit card, note that some restrictions might apply such as you might be asked to pay a higher security deposit. Check with the rental car agency for clarity on their payment policy.

  • Can I leave Costa Rica in my car rental from Quepos Airport?

    You will need to get approval to leave Costa Rica in your rental car. It is, however, at the discretion of the individual agency as to whether you can leave the country in your rental car. Some car rental agencies, like Economy Rent a Car, have a policy that prohibits their rental cars from being taken outside of the country. 

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Quepos airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Quepos airport to off-airport locations include Budget, and Economy Rent a Car.

Quepos Airport car rental reviews and directory

Economy Rent a Car

6,9

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

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Quepos, Across from Hotel Los Altos Resort

+506 2299 2000

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
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5,2 Fair

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car (Hyundai Tucson) was clean and worked great for the 3 days I had it.

Cons:

My experience with Economy Rent-a-Car was great at first and awful at the end! In the Quepos office, the attendant took care of all the paperwork, and we reviewed the car for dents and scratches that were already present so I wouldn't be responsible for them upon returning the car. The car, a Hyundai Tucson, worked great throughout the trip and I had zero problems. 3 days later, when I returned the car to the airport location in San Jose, the attendant opened the trunk and reviewed the spare tire. I had no flats or any problems with the car, and never looked at the spare. Lo and behold the spare, while still 100% inflated, was dirty and had a big gash on it. The attendant says "looks like you changed the tire after putting this gash in it!". This was all to my dismay, as I had no problems and NEVER looked at the spare or was shown it by the Economy attendant at the pickup location. I explained this to him to which he replied "No, we always show the spare to our clients prior to delivering the vehicle". I said "well, no one showed it to me!" He didn't believe and said I would be responsible for paying $231 to replace the spare as I had only bought the cheap insurance and not the comprehensive one. Further details: after checking with several Costa Ricans, they told me the cost to replace the tire would be $50, not $231. I asked several other people on my trip who had rented cars from different agencies if their attendant had shown them the spare prior to releasing the car. Universal answer: NO! The icing on the cake: from the window of the office, I watched as a different attendant showed a customer their car and reviewed it for scratches and dents. Did they open the trunk and look at the spare? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I pointed this out to the attendant who replied "yes he did show them the spare on that model is not in the trunk but under the car" LOL, I'm almost positive that was not true. Learned my lesson! Review the spare I guess! Make sure it's not dirty or gashed! What a joke. Avoid this company if possible. Be extra aware if you are picking up in a remote satellite location. Awful return experience but the car was fine and did the job. I also filed two complaints against the company and have yet to hear back on any process/resolution 3 days later. I have not been charged yet for the spare - they say they are going to review my case before charging me so yet to be seen if I actually have to make the payment. In the end, an awful way to end an otherwise amazing trip to Costa Rica!

4,4 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Flexibility w/ confirmed pick up time after issue w/ travel and getting there on time. Staff there tried to help a little bit w/ insane hidden fees that don't even match the carrentals.com contract terms.

Cons:

insane hidden fees of $33/day for liability coverage. they offer cheap rental rates knowing that the liability cost is hidden and only hits you when you pick up car in their office. would have rented for fewer days IF we knew UPFRONT about hidden fees. Very shady by economy rent a car, carrentals.com, and KAYAK.

8,8 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off, good location, nice staff. Cars were on the newer side and very clean.

Cons:

A loose wheel housing component fell off within about 15 minutes of driving. However, the staff handled it well when we brought the car back.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6,0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Plaza Quepos A 25 Mts

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6,0 Okay

Jan 2023

KAYAK
The car I had reserved was not available. Ended up with an ok sedan. A little underpowered for the hills in Manuel Antonio and bare bone options. Seat was uncomfortable after an hour and a half driving.

1 out of 1

Alamo

6,7

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

5.8

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Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
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National

2,0

Poor

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Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Downtown Quepos

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Budget

9,1

Wonderful

5 reviews
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Ruta 34 Quepos

+506 2436 2066

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
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4,4 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was newish.

Cons:

Even though I paid insurance on the budget rent-A-Car website, I was told I didn't have any coverage at all and was pressured to buy $40 more in insurance. I think they call it, highway robbery!

6,0 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Fair value for basic rental

Cons:

Lots of little extras that you had to pay for or sign away a big hold on your credit card for up to $3000!! Even if you have taken & have proof of CDW insurance booked through Kayak...

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

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Downtown Quepos

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
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Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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keddy by Europcar

2,0

Poor

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Provincia de Puntarenas, 25 Meters North Of The Catholic Church

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Amigo Rent A Car

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Calle 5

+506 2777 3334

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Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

+506 2777 3334

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Adobe Rent A Car

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Adobe Rent a Car-Quepos, 2nd Ave., Quepos Downtown

+506 2667 0608

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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Plaza Quepos a 25metros de la Iglesia catolica Puntarena Quepos

+506 4002 3857

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Final Rentals

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Ruta 34

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FlexWays

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La Managua Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
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Sunnycars

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Plaza Quepos

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10 travellers who hired a car in Quepos Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,3

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