La Fortuna car hire

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La Fortuna car hire information

Pick-up locationLa Fortuna
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Hire locations15
Airport locations4

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in La Fortuna

  • La Fortuna car hire offers great flexibility and convenience for exploring the surrounding attractions. With a car, you can easily reach places like Arenal Volcano National Park, where you can hike and witness the majestic volcano. Additionally, a car gives you the freedom to explore the scenic countryside and visit attractions like the hot springs and hanging bridges. Car hire in La Fortuna ensures you can make the most of your time and enjoy the region at your own pace.
  • At La Fortuna Arenal Airport (FON), the car hire offices are typically located within the main terminal building, making it easy to pick up your vehicle upon arrival. It's advisable to book your car in advance to ensure availability. While there may not be an airport shuttle specifically to the car hire office, the airport is compact and easily navigable, allowing for a short walk to the car hire counters. Car hire in La Fortuna provides a convenient and seamless start to your journey.
  • When driving in La Fortuna, be mindful of the local road conditions and traffic patterns. The city is known for its scenic landscapes and popular tourist attractions, which can lead to increased traffic, especially during peak tourist seasons. The area is home to diverse wildlife, and pedestrians may be walking near the attractions. Keep an eye out. Additionally, some roads in rural areas may be narrow or unpaved, so drive cautiously and be prepared for varying road conditions.
  • In La Fortuna, traffic congestion is generally not a major concern compared to larger cities. However, it's good to be aware of peak tourist times when roads can be busier, especially during the high season from December to April. Rush hour traffic is usually during weekday mornings between 07:00 - 09:00 and evenings from 16:00 - 18:00, when locals commute to and from work. While the city doesn't face extreme weather conditions, nearby areas with mountainous terrain may experience challenging driving conditions during heavy rainfall.
  • Book your car hire in La Fortuna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in La Fortuna are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in La Fortuna

  • How much is the price of fuel in La Fortuna?

    The average price of fuel in La Fortuna is €4.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €58 and €78, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in La Fortuna?

    Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in La Fortuna.

  • How can I find car hires near me in La Fortuna?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in La Fortuna?

    An Intermediate car hire in La Fortuna costs €77 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in La Fortuna?

    An Economy car hire in La Fortuna costs €76 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in La Fortuna?

    A Compact car hire in La Fortuna costs €74 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in La Fortuna?

    Consider car hire in La Fortuna to find the ideal vehicle for your adventures. The city and its surroundings offer various attractions that may require driving on unpaved or rough terrains. A compact SUV or 4x4 provides the versatility to navigate both city streets and rural areas comfortably. Additionally, if you plan to explore nearby natural wonders like Arenal Volcano or Monteverde Cloud Forest, a 4x4 vehicle can handle the occasional challenging road conditions. Opting for a vehicle with good ground clearance and robust capabilities will enhance your experience while exploring the beautiful landscapes of La Fortuna.

  • What's the speed limit in La Fortuna?

    The speed limits in La Fortuna and its surrounding areas typically range from 40 km/h (25 mph) to 60 km/h (37 mph) in urban areas and residential zones. However, it's important to pay attention to posted signs, as speed limits can vary depending on the specific road and location. Be aware that speed cameras are installed in certain areas to monitor and enforce speed limits. Additionally, when driving through areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, such as the downtown area, it is advisable to drive at a reduced speed to ensure safety for both pedestrians and drivers.

  • Where are the best places to park in La Fortuna?

    In La Fortuna, there are several options for parking, and in most cases, you won't have to pay for parking. Many hotels and accommodations provide free parking for their guests, so if you're staying in the area, it's worth checking if your accommodation offers this convenience. Additionally, there are public car parks available in the town centre and near popular attractions. The cost of parking in these lots is typically around 1,000 CRC (£1.45) per hour, with a daily maximum of 5,000 CRC (7.25 GBP).

La Fortuna car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2242 7800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff is always very friendly helpful and go out of there way to make sure the customer is completely satisfied.

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.4

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

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8.8

Value for money

7.3

One location in La Fortuna

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2479 9090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8.8 Very Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service at dropp off and pick up location.

Cons:

Expensive for a old car with lots of miles.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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I'm pretty sure the staff, Carlos, scratched the gas cover and told us he's helping us out by keeping it between us and that he's saving us $150 by not reporting it. He asked us a couple times if we filled up the fuel and then he showed us this new scratch. We were standing on the opposite side of the car initially. We did tip him for "helping" us but not until later we think we figured him out. He tried to blame the gas station for the scratch since its full service gas stations there but those guys fill gas all day long and I don't know how they would put a big scratch there. It looked like it was keyed. And he even showed us that it's a fresh scratch. When you drop off the car, be on the same side as the worker to make sure they don't try to do this to you.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Staff was very helpful

1 out of 1

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10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Fccf 8r El Tanque

+506 2436 2000

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Provincia Alajuela

+506 2436 2000

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Avis

5.4

Fair

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142 San Carlos

+506 2509 5969

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ADOBE

6.0

Okay

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Comercial Doña Luisa, Local #1, 325th Ave. btwn 466th St. _ 468th St., Fortuna Downtown

+506 2479 7202

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easyCar

4.7

Mediocre

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Adobe Rent a Car, 466 St. btwn Route 142. & Ave 325, Fortuna Downtown Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela - Costa Rica

+506 2542 4848

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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From Importadora Monge,25m West,Comercial Dona Lui

+506 2479 7202

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Adobe Rent A Car

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Adobe Rent a Car, 466 St. btwn Route 142. & Ave 325

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FlexWays

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142, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

+54 11 6009 3539

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Behind Catholic Church

+506 2479 9090

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Sunnycars

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

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4 travellers who hired a car in La Fortuna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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Car hire insurance in La Fortuna

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

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

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 no-deductible option to your La Fortuna car hire.