Your rental car will be delivered and picked up from our hotel for $9 each way.
No credit card information has to be given before your car is delivered in Costa Rica.
CDW insurance which covers damage to your rental car is optional.
CDW insurance is often covered by your North American credit card if you pay with this card.
has a limited number of cars available.
If you stay in Margarita's Airport hotel, make sure you
request a pickup or dropoff at Hotel Martino, La Garita, Alajuela
We have a shuttle service (on request, 10 minutes advance notice)
to and from Hotel Martino (2 minutes ride from our hotel)
Ask the Hotel Martino reception or guard to call us after your dropoff there.
PRIVATE MINIBUS TRANSFERS
If you stay in our hotel and you want a private minivan with private
driver exclusively for your party, please see
A private minivan with driver is often cheaper than Interbus if your party is 3 to 4 persons
Rates listed are for your whole party, not per person!
PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION You want the CHEAPEST transportation by public buses?
See http://www.va.cr/bus and click on Costa Rica
Then select as your Departure city: Alajuela and enter your Destination City !
Estimated costs by public bus: Around $4 to $5 per ONE hour driving
Rates listed are per person.
WARNING: Never change money inside the San Jose airport building,
arrival hall or baggage claim area. These money changers
give 10% less Costa Rica Colones for your dollars or Euro's
Make sure you have some cash dollars with you, preferably $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills.
Then you can visit next day an ATM machine which you find all over Costa Rica.
$50 and $100 bills are NOT accepted in most places in Costa Rica.
Most ATM's give US dollars ($20 bills only) and Costa Rica Colones.
For security reasons the maximum amount you get per card per day is US$ 400.
ATM's at San Jose (SJO) International Airport
You find ATM's at SJO Airport on the Departure Hall level (1 floor above Arrivals Hall)
One ATM is outside the departure hall against the outside wall.
Inside the departure hall you find a few ATM's in the area where you have
to pay the departure tax when leaving Costa Rica.
Travelers Checks / Travellers Cheques
These checks are NOT accepted at any place in Costa Rica! Just forget them.
A few bank branch offices will accept them if you have a Costa Rican bank account, but
you have to wait 6 weeks till the checks are credited to your account.......
Ask your bank for a debit card or credit card !!