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Quepos car hires from £38/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Quepos with a pick-up date of 4/6 and drop-off date of 11/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Quepos car hire information

Pick-up locationQuepos
Car typesCompact SUV, Economy, Intermediate SUV, Pick-up truck, Premium SUV, SUV
Hire locations27
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesAlamo

Cheap car hire in Quepos

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Economy£38/day
SUV£41/day
Pick-up truck£100/day
Premium SUV£102/day
Intermediate SUV£40/day
Compact SUV£42/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Quepos

  • Choosing car hire in Quepos has many advantages for anyone who is planning to visit the city. Having access to a vehicle will allow you to explore more areas of Quepos, as the public transport system is limited and taxis can get expensive. Quepos is one of the larger cities in Costa Rica, with many attractions to choose from. One of the biggest advantages of booking car hire in Quepos is that you can explore many of the beaches the city has to offer Playa La Macha, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is only around 4 miles away from the city centre. The city is right on the coast, so taking road trips along the ocean is one of the best things to do during your stay.
  • The nearest airport to Quepos is Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP). This is an international airport, so there are many global Quepos car hire agencies for you to choose from. You won't have to worry about carrying your bags to your accommodation or getting a taxi when you land when you have a car of your own. Quepos Airport is only around a 4-mile drive from the centre of Quepos, making it the ideal place to pick up and drop off your vehicle. All car hire facilities are located at the arrivals terminal for your convenience.
  • Quepos is a predominantly pedestrian city with many holidaymakers walking around the various bars and beach spots. This makes driving in Quepos quite a slow experience, as many cars yield to those on foot. The locals also do not abide by the rules of the road very well, which can make sure stressful driving conditions for tourists. These are all things to keep in mind when you book car hire in Quepos.
  • The rules of the road in Quepsos are not that different from other counties; however, the local drivers are known for not following the rules of the road. As a tourist with a hired vehicle, it’s vital that you try and stick to the rules of the road as much as possible while keeping your and your passengers' safety in mind. If you receive any traffic fines, these will be billed to you from the branch where you booked your hire car. Although there aren’t really instances of rush hour in Quepos, driving on the roads will be more difficult from December to March during the summer months.
  • Book your car hire in Quepos at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Quepos are around 29% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini hire cars in Quepos are around 24% more expensive than other car types, on average

Quepos car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Quepos 
Verified travelerSept 2023
Didn‘t have to go into busy Quepos as car was delivered to the airport.
MichelleJul 2023
The car will meet you at the airport and drop off the car at the airport and turn your keys into to friendly lady at the Sansa check in desk.

FAQs about car hire in Quepos

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Quepos?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo Quepos Downtown 60601 (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Quepos?

    The average price of fuel in Quepos is £4.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £52 and £69, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Quepos?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Quepos.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Juan Santamaria Intl airport include Europcar, Amigo Rent A Car, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, easyCar, Dollar, Budget and Mirage Car Rental.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, MEXRENTACAR, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, easyCar, Dollar, keddy by Europcar, ADOBE and Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Quepos?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Quepos?

    A Mini car hire in Quepos costs £35 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Quepos?

    An Economy car hire in Quepos costs £13 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Quepos?

    An Intermediate car hire in Quepos costs £19 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Quepos?

    Most car hire providers in Quepos offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Quepos, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Quepos?

    When driving around Quepos and the surrounding areas, you will need a car that can withstand first roads as well as potential potholes. If it is your first time visiting Quepos, then it is recommended you get a bigger vehicle as this will help you to navigate the uneven road surfaces of some areas of the city. If you are planning on using your car minimally, then a compact vehicle will be sufficient.

  • What’s the speed limit in Quepos?

    When you drive in the city of Quepos, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city and in built-up and residential areas. However, when you travel on the highways, the speed limit increases to 100 km/h (62 mph). It’s important to note that the locals typically do not stick to the speed limits; therefore, exercising extreme caution when navigating the roads of Quepos is advised.

  • Where are the best places to park in Quepos?

    When you book your accommodation in Quepos, there is every likelihood that there will be designated parking for your vehicle. Quepos is home to many hotels and resorts, so parking here is ample. When you take the car out for the day, the best car parks to use for exploring the city are Parqueo Playa Espadilla and Parking Chalo. The average cost of parking per day is around 4,000 CRC (5 GBP).

Quepos car hire reviews and directory

Alamo

6.7

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

5.8

3 locations in Quepos

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Locations in Quepos

At The Marina Pez Vela

+506 2242 7733

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Downtown Quepos

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Great staff. Smooth transaction. Loved the car. Expensive but seemed consistent with other options.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great and they were very accommodating to my needs and my requests.

Cons:

The locations are hard to find. A little better signage would do wonders.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

bait and switch

Cons:

if they honored the quoted price

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ivan was very helpful and efficient. He helped us get the car we needed for our trip that ended up being perfect. Ivan was friendly and helpful. We had a great experience at Alamo Quepos

Cons:

Noting- everything was great.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Costumer services is impeccable and courteous BUT, the insurances prices are ridiculously high, it was not like that 2-3-4 years ago

1 out of 3

Economy Rent a Car

6.7

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.4

One location in Quepos

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Quepos, Across from Hotel Los Altos Resort

+506 2299 2000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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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.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
The car was damaged upon pickup and emitted a loud vibration throughout the rental. Pickup and drop-off was painfully slow.

1 out of 2

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Quepos

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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

National

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

3 locations in Quepos

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At The Marina Pez Vela

+506 2242 7878

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Downtown Quepos

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

9.1

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

One location in Quepos

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Ruta 34 Quepos

+506 2436 2066

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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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

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Quepos

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Downtown Quepos

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

In The Marina Pez Vela

+506 2519 9449

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Quepos Downtown

+506 2777 3344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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ADOBE

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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Locations in Quepos

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

Opening times not available

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Hertz

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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Quepos/manuel Antonio

+506 2777 3365

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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Locations in Quepos

Provincia de Puntarenas, 25 Meters North Of The Catholic Church

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

6.8

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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25 Meters N Of The Catholic

+506 2777 3334

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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easyCar

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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2nd Ave., Aguirre

Opening times not available

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GREEN MOTION

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

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25 Meters North of the Catholic Church in Quepos.

+506 2777 2467

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Quepos

Locations in Quepos

La Managua Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

4 locations in Quepos

Locations in Quepos

2nd Avenue Puntarenas

Opening times not available

Contiguo Al Pali

Opening times not available

Marina Pez Vela

Opening times not available

Plaza Quepos

Opening times not available

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Amigo Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Quepos

Locations in Quepos

25 Meters From Catholic Church

+506 2777 3334

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

Calle 5

+506 2777 3334

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Quepos

Locations in Quepos

Plaza Quepos a 25metros de la Iglesia catolica Puntarena Quepos

+506 4002 3857

Opening times not available

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L&M Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Quepos

Locations in Quepos

Manuel Antonio

Opening times not available

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18 travellers who hired a car in Quepos gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near Quepos

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Quepos

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Car hire insurance in Quepos

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Quepos car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Quepos.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Quepos car hire.