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Uvita car hire

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Uvita car hire information

Pick-up locationUvita
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Hire locations15
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Uvita

  • The advantages of choosing car hire in Uvita are numerous, as Costa Rica is a country you will want to explore and discover hidden gems. Uvita is surrounded by lush rainforests and beautiful shores. Hiring a car allows you to easily access remote areas and hidden beaches not easily reachable by public transport. Additionally, Uvita is surrounded by stunning natural attractions such as the whale and dolphin marine reserve (Marino Ballena National Park) and Uvita Waterfall. If you are staying in accommodation out of town, you can also easily access your hotel or lodge by car.
  • When collecting your Uvita hire car at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), bear in mind that you will need to travel a long distance to get to Uvita. Uvita is a small town located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and it doesn't have its own airport. The closest international airport to Uvita is Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, which is approximately 3 to 4 hours drive away. The car hire counters are located in the Consolidated Rental Auto Center (ConRAC). You can get to the ConRAC by taking the car hire shuttle.
  • When using car hire in Uvita, the road conditions of main roads and highways are generally well maintained, but once you venture off the main routes, the quality of the roads can deteriorate. Driving in Uvita, Costa Rica, in general, can be different from what you might be used to in other countries. The traffic rules and driving habits may vary, and it's important to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. Use a GPS and spend some time researching your routes before your adventure.
  • Difficulties you might encounter when using Uvita car hire are to be taken seriously, as you want to avoid accidents. In some rural areas, you may encounter unpaved or gravel roads and potholes. It's advisable to drive cautiously, especially during the rainy season when the roads can become more challenging due to wet slippery conditions. The rainy season typically lasts from May to November. The peak of the rainy season is in September and October. Some roads in Uvita might not have street lights, so avoid driving at night.
  • Book your car hire in Uvita at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Uvita are around 87% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Uvita

  • How much is the price of fuel in Uvita?

    The average price of fuel in Uvita is £4.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £51 and £69, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Uvita?

    Standard (Hyundai Tucson or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Uvita.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Uvita?

    A Standard car hire in Uvita costs £7 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Uvita?

    A Compact car hire in Uvita costs £8 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Uvita costs £10 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    The type of vehicle you choose for car hire in Uvita depends on how many people you are travelling with and your travel itineraries, but the best car for this area is a 4X4 or SUV-type vehicle that can handle off-the-beaten-track routes, dirt roads and wet weather. The extra space, air conditioning and safety aspects of an SUV are worth your peace of mind. Consider hiring a large six-seater SUV for group travel.

  • What is the speed limit in Uvita?

    Make sure you obey the road rules and stick to the speed limits when using your hire car in Uvita. The general speed limits in urban areas are 40 km/h (24 mph), with a limit of 25 km/h (15 mph) near schools or hospitals. On highways, it’s 90 km/h (54 mph). Be aware of the road signs and be prepared for sudden speed limit changes that can result in a traffic offence.

  • Where are the best places to park in Uvita?

    If you're planning to visit Marino Ballena National Park or the nearby beaches, there are designated parking areas available. These car parks are generally safe and monitored. There are private car parks available in Uvita, particularly in commercial areas and near popular attractions. The cost can vary depending on the location and duration of parking. The cost varies but is usually around ₡500 (£0.70) per day.  

Uvita car hire reviews and directory

Alamo

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Uvita

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Main Street Next To Centro

+506 2743 8527

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
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Sunday08:30 - 16:30

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not ready when we came to get it and we waited 4 hours.... Then we were double charged for the daily insurance, a $50 error. We were told the credit card would not be processed until we brought the car back, but it was processed immediately.! also, the $500 deposit was immediately charged. My bank sends me a text message when my account is accessed... All charges, including the overcharge and the deposit, were taken out of my account immediately. At check in, the error was fixed, and another $254 was charged (the actual price) Now, I need to dispute the $825 which went through my account. LOOK at your charges carefully before paying.!!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Local ofc is helpful & friendly

1 out of 1

National

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Uvita

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Main Street Next To Centro

+506 2743 8527

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was perfect . My car wasn’t ready and they upgraded us to exactly what we truly needed! They are fast and efficient too!

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The a/c on the car was terrible? Only kept the people in the front seat cool.

1 out of 1

ADOBE

6.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

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Adobe Rent a Car-Uvita, Route 34, Km 165, Uvita

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Drop off directly on the airport, would be awesome, since Liberia office is far from the airport, and even though company provide shuttle bus, it is still a waste of time going back and forth. I have hardly made it to my plane, because of huge traffic on the route (road construction) and accident between airport and the renting office.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Uvita

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Main St Nxt To Centro Llantero

+506 2743 8527

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30

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Hertz

2.0

Poor

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Uvita Downtown

+506 4036 9508

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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NU Car

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

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25 m. South of Coopemadereros

Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday07:00 - 16:00
Thursday07:00 - 16:00
Friday07:00 - 16:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:00 - 16:00

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easyCar

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Adobe Rent a Car-Uvita, Route 34, Km 165, Uvita Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas - Costa Rica

+506 2743 8102

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York Car Rental

4.1

Mediocre

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Dome Plaza

+506 7004 0092

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

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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Costanera Sur & Calle los Sibaja

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Uvita

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Main Street

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Route 34,Km 165,Uvita Bahia Ballena

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Adobe Rent A Car

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Route 34, Km 165, Uvita Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas

+506 2667 0608

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EC Rent a Car

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One location in Uvita

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EC Rent a Car, The Dome Comercial Center Uvita town, South Pacific. Puntarenas

+506 2710 5151

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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Final Rentals

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One location in Uvita

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The Dome commercial Center Uvita Puntarenas

+506 7004 0092

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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York Rent a Car

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One location in Uvita

Locations in Uvita

5787+V7J, Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica

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5 travellers who hired a car in Uvita gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.4

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Car hire insurance in Uvita

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Uvita 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 Uvita.

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 Uvita car hire.