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Car Hire Costa Rica Travel Information

 Costa Rica is a great place for travelling as long as you are careful and aware of what is going on around you. Drivers in Costa Rica can be fast and the roads tend to lack street signs and directions as well as numbers or addresses. As there are no street lights, roads can be hazardous at night. Adding to this, there are very large potholes, so please drive your car hire carefully.

Costa Rica Time Difference

Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time (CST) and is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, so don't forget to set your watch when driving your cheap car hire in San Jose.

Language in Costa Rica

The language in Costa Rica is Spanish and there are two recognised regional languages: Mekatelyu and Bribri. Some people also speak English, so feel free to ask for directions when travelling in Costa Rica with your cheap car hire.

Electricity in Costa Rica

Costa Rica electricity uses 120 volts at 60hz, and plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type, same as the ones used in the U.S.

Currency in Costa Rica

While booking your cheap car hire in Costa Rica is a great first step towards those holidays you always wanted, there are other practical things you should look into, such as exchange rates. The currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rica Colón (CRC). You will find ATM machines and money exchange offices in the main cities and airports.

Tourism in Costa Rica

When planning your holiday, be sure to take a look at the following websites to find out Costa Rica tourism office locations, places to visit, accommodations and other helpful information before travelling. Visit the webpage of the Costa Rica Tourism Institute.

Costa Rica Visa & Embassy Information

If you are staying in Costa Rica for less than 90 days, you don't need a visa to enter the country, only a UK passport valid for at least 30 days after arrival. The British Embassy in Costa Rica is located in San Jose. To know more about the embassies and other information, visit the website provided.  

Before you book your car hire, it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential Costa Rica travel information, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all the arrangements you need to make before travelling.

San Jose car hire starting at ú18 /per day*

*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.

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