To explore Costa Rica in the most adventurous way and with freedom, an excellent alternative is to rent a car. Among the categories to choose from are:
|Car Type and Category
||Toyota Yaris or similar
||Sedan, 1500 cc, 4 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 5 persons, CD player.
||Mitsubishi Lancer or similar
||Sedan, 1600 cc, 4 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 5 persons, CD player.
||Daihatsu Terios or similar
||4WD, 1300 cc, 5 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 4 persons, CD player.
||Daihatsu BEGO or similar
||4WD, 1500 cc, 5 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 4 persons, CD player.
||Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Rav4 or similar
||4WD, 2000 cc, 5 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 5 persons, CD player.
||Mitsubishi Montero Sport**, Jeep Liberty or similar
||4WD, 3000 cc, 5 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 5 persons, CD player.
|SUV Full Size
||Montero GL** or similar
||4WD, 3000 cc, 5 doors, A/C, Power Steering, 7 persons, CD player.
||Mitsubishi L-300 or similar
||Minivan, 2500 cc, 4 doors, Frontal A/C, 12 persons, AM/FM Tape.
SUV= Sport Utility Vehicle
Conditions and benefits for renting cars:
MPV= Multi Passengers Vehicle
*Available in automatic transmission
**Available in Turbo Diesel Intercooler Engines
Other similar car categories, brands and models can be chosen in manual transmission (stick shift) or automatic transmission at an extra cost.
- To be at least 21 years old of age.
- To present a valid passport and a current valid driver’s license.
- To guarantee the car rental a credit card must be presented with a minimum available of US$750 (only with Adobe Rent a Car, other companies may vary among categories) for deposit.
- The rates include unlimited mileage for rentals from the first day (apply just with Adobe Rent a Car, other companies require a minimum of three days of rental to apply for it).
- A Mobile Phone Program is available with Adobe Rent a Car (Free unlimited local inbound and outbound calls).
- Costa Rican Law requires the insurance for Collision, Damage, Waiver (CDW) and Responsibility for damage to third party.
- The daily rental rate does not include the deposit, fuel, additional driver, or other insurance options. Delivery and drop off charges might apply.
- Costa Rican Law requires the use of safety belts for all those who travel by car.
- If needed, please request availability of baby seats, coolers and surfboard racks when making the reservation.
A good option to travel in Costa Rica is the regular scheduled domestic flights or the charter flights, which represent a considerable saving of travel time.
There are two domestic airlines: SANSA and Nature Air. Both offer regular flights to most important tourist destinations and to Bocas del Toro in Panama. Nature Air also provides flights to the City of Granada in Nicaragua during high season, departing from San Jose and Liberia International Airport. SANSA hub is located at the Juan Santamaria International Airport, while Nature Air is based at the Tobias Bolanos Airport in Pavas, just few minutes away from central San Jose.
SANSA has six Cessna Grand Caravan 208B aircrafts for up to 12 passengers and the daily flights San Jose - Liberia – San Jose are operated on their ATR 42-300 with 46 seats and more capacity for luggage.
Nature Air counts with five Twin Otter Vistaliner. These roomy 19-passenger planes are climate controlled and known as the limousine of sight seeing aircrafts. Also provides two Islander aircrafts with a maximum capacity of six passengers.
The maximum baggage limit is 25 pounds per person. Excess baggage will be charged extra and be transported depending on the weight capacity of the airplane. From San Jose there are flights to the following destinations: Barra del Colorado, Bocas del Toro (Panama), Coto 47, Drake Bay, Granada (Nicaragua) by Nature Air, Golfito, Liberia, Limon, Nosara, Palmar Sur, Puerto Jimenez, Punta Islita, Quepos, Samara, Tamarindo, Tambor, Tortuguero.
Flights between destinations (mostly during high season and are subject to change):
- Quepos – Palmar Sur
- Puerto Jimenez – Drake Bay
- Tamarindo – Liberia – Granada
- Arenal – Liberia – Granada
- Arenal – Liberia – Tamarindo
- Bocas del Toro – Limon
- Liberia – Tamarindo – Punta Islita
As a division of Travel Excellence, TE Incentives is a local DMC that provides consulting services, creative events and management logistic based on an in-depth knowledge of the destination and the needs of the incentive market.
Our team will coordinate your entire program, whether it be a theme party, hotel reservation, transportation, excursions, staff support, off site venues, giveaways, domestic charter flights or any special event.
Put your ideas in the hands of our planners to make your incentive trip memorable! We are available for the client before, during and after the execution of the program.
In case you need some information regarding Costa Rica, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glade to assist you.
For many years, prestigious international organizations and government bodies have selected Costa Rica as the site for summits, conventions, seminars and other meetings. The reasons have been our central location in the hemisphere, our reputation as a peaceful democracy with a policy of neutrality, our educated populace and the availability of up-to-date technology.
With the unprecedented growth in tourism over the past twelve years, Costa Rica has become an even more desirable choice for Incentive Houses from all over the world. Several major airlines offer daily flights from gateway cities, with direct connections to North American networks. The number and variety of lodging options has greatly increased and the range of choices for dining, theme parties, off property events, outdoor activities and attractions, is second to none.
TE Incentives, a division of Travel Excellence, is a DMC that provides creative ideas and dependable support for your events, handled by professionals who are intimately familiar with your destination. We work hand-in-hand with you to create that unique and magical Costa Rica experience that your groups will never forget.
TE Incentives is not the oldest or biggest DMC in Costa Rica, therefore our primary commitment is to provide specialized, sophisticated and customer-oriented services. Put your ideas in our hands, we have the secret to make your Incentive trip unforgettable.