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Jonyskids
5/8/2019 11:26 EST

Hello,

I am coming to Costa Rica for a few weeks to check it out. Currently live in Little Cayman. I am curious on car rentals. Better to go with one of the big boys? Does some have better experience with one place or another?

Thanks,

Jon

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Blueridgeboy1
5/9/2019 10:56 EST

By "big boys" I think you are referring to the size of the company. I'll let others address that. I will say that a smaller car is better than a larger car. Get an automatic, Many curvy roads do not have enough room for the buses or trucks to make the curve without taking up both lanes of traffic. Many, many times I needed to make quick swerves to avoid the front bumper of a bus appearing around the blind curves. So stay alert and stay small and nimble. But do rent a car. The extra mobility and ability to get to off-the-beaten track will add immensely to your enjoyment.

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PombinhaCoco7
5/9/2019 11:08 EST

Jonyskids
You can google:
My Tan Feet Costa Rica
This is a travel blog that can get you up to 20% off in rentals and the second driver is free.
For many years I was in touch with a guy from Adobe who used to give me good discounts. Then my children found out that through My Tan Feet they could get even better prices.
So now we rent through them.
This is a travel blog with great information about Cost Rica and like I said they also work with a rental company.
Not sure if this couple (from My Tan Feet) still live here in Playas del Coco or if now they live somewhere else but they are great.

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sanjuan
5/9/2019 11:33 EST

Though more expensive consider 4x4 if your travels will take you into the hinterlands. We did a very slow 15Km bone jarring trip from hgwy to Rio Celeste in a very small compact...would not recommend it.

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PombinhaCoco7
5/9/2019 13:01 EST

Yes, I agree that a 4x4 is needed for certain road trips.
We too were in Rio Celeste last month on our way from La Fortuna where we visited the Arenal Observatory. My daughter was very happy that the road there was much better now but in some portions still a bit bumpy.
We also drove from Montezuma before and for 27 kms the road was really bad. I heard that they are working on it now.
For those who know the monkey trail a 4x4 is needed.

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