Costa Rica Car Rental Way To Go?

Renting A Car Great Idea

Costa Rica Rental CarCosta Rica is filled with biodiversity, natural beauty and so many sites to see that you may not get to everything that you want to see during your vacation in Costa Rica. A great alternative is to rent a car and see what you want to see, when you want to see it.

Waterfalls, beaches, rainforests, adventures are all available at a car drives notice in Costa Rica.  Renting a car however can have its challenges but Vamos Car Rental http://www.vamos4x4.com/vamos/ can help you to have a safe and enjoyable self driven Costa Rica vacation. Whether you want to rent a sedan or 4 x 4 vehicle (usually recommended), Vamos Car Rental will provide you with what you need.

While most main roads in Costa Rica are paved and in relatively good condition, the side roads are something to be desired. In need of repair, some are pothole heavens which can result in danger and damage to vehicles. It is for this reason that you should rent a 4 x 4 vehicle, unless you just plan on staying in a major city such as San Jose where you can get away with driving a sedan.

Before you decide on renting a vehicle in Costa Rica, you will need to be mindful of some of the issues concerning driving and getting around on the roads of Costa Rica. For starters, maps can be a challenge but if you remember a few quick points, you should be able to navigate your way through. At Vamos Car Rental, http://www.facebook.com/Vamos4X4?sk=info agents are bi-lingual and will provide you with accurate directions to your first destination. With many tourist destinations marked with road signs, the key is to remember that addresses are provided as distances from landmarks…. confused?…. it can be. For example, a destination may be 500 meters from the town square. To alleviate the potential of getting lost, Vamos provides complimentary cellphone usage in its vehicles and if you want an additional backup, GPS is available for an additional daily charge.

Be Alert, Pay Attention, Have Street Smarts

You will require a valid driver’s license from your home country and be a minimum of 18 years of age. In addition your personal documents such as a passport copy should be with you at all times. Speed limits must be adhered to and seatbelt use is enforced. Drinking and driving is not permitted and will void any insurance obtained…. which is required when renting a vehicle. In the event of an accident you must stay with your vehicle and not move it unless instructed by the police. Emergency numbers for in this case Vamos Car Rental and the police will be made available at the time of the rental. Remember to not pick up any hitch hikers and follow safety precautions as you would if you were travelling in unknown regions of your own country.


Fuel stations are widely available and prices are regulated by the government so you don’t have to look for the cheapest gas on your travels. Stations have facilities to freshen up at and are generally full-service style, similar to stations in North America.

Most car rental businesses also require a security deposit on a credit card and charges will be processed at the return of the vehicle. It is important that you obtain all this information prior to booking your vehicle so that you don’t fall short of funds if you are planning on using your credit card during your travels.  Vamos Car Rental can be contacted through their website. Check vehicle availability and rates and their policies. If you require additional information, this Costa Rica car rental company is there to help and guide you on your vacation in Costa Rica!


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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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  1. Thanks Tee for sharing Vamos with your readers!

    Right now we’re booked thru December; however, we’re trying to add to our fleet, so you may want to check what we have — or at least look at our price quotes online, so you’ll have a basis for comparison.

    If you send us a reservation request, please make sure to mention that you say Tee’s post and we’ll see what we can do for you! ;)

    Thanks again Tee! We always read your articles to stay in the know about CR as we’re too busy sometimes to even read the paper. :)

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