General Conditions for car rental in Costa Rica

Importante

At time of rental, when picking-up a car, AVIS customers may choose to accept or to decline optional coverage or insurance by checking into the corresponding box (accept or reject). Once the contract is signed and coverage/insurance is accepted, it will not be refundable.

• Currency:
Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
• Minimum age:
21 years.
An underage fee of 10.00 USD will apply for any drivers 21-23 years of age.
• Maximum age:
70 years.
• Driver’s License/Passport:
At the moment the Rental Agreement is opened, a valid Driver´s License and the driver´s passport must be presented. The License should have been issued at the country of origin. In those cases where an International Driver´s License is presented, it must be presented with the Driver´s License of the country of origin of the driver and the driver´s passport. 
• Driver’s License Requirements:
Valid driver's license from country of residence is required. International driving license is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. International driving license is a translation only.
• Credit Card:
An International credit card accepted by AVIS will be required at the time you collect your vehicle; said credit card will be blocked to be used as a guarantee and to cover any extra charge not included in the Voucher, such as, gas, insurance deductible, etc. An additional charge card hold will apply. 
Important: Credit cards without raised numbers are not accepted in Costa Rica.
• Debit Cards:
Debit cards are not accepted.
Important
Avis and Avis licensees reserve the right to refuse any request for rental including requests for  persons under age, persons not in possession of a recognized full and valid driver's license, persons unable to satisfy credit or cash requirements, or  persons who, in the opinion of Avis, constitute a risk.

Insurances and Coverages

• Motor Liability Insurance
Basic coverage for Civil Liability and third-party property damage, is included in the rates. Please verify the scope and limitations of this coverage.

• Partial Damage Waiver (PDW)
Mandatory coverage that partially releases the renter of financial responsibility in case of loss or damage to the rental car. In the event of damages or theft of the Avis car, the renter will be responsible for a deductible that depends on the rented car group. The renter will be responsible for the full cost of the damage if the car is driven in violation of the rental agreement, is abused or driven recklessly or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This coverage is optional if the client previously acquires a collision coverage from their credit card company. Written proof on official letterhead from the credit card company must be presented at the Avis counter at time of rental. Please verify with Avis requirements and conditions. For more information:  helpdesk@avis-int.com

• Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
Optional coverage, releases the renter of financial responsibility in case of loss or damage to the rental car. The renter will be responsible for the full cost of the damage if the car is driven in violation of the rental agreement, is abused or driven recklessly or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Some rates include this coverge.

• Additional Liability Insurance (ALI)
Optional coverage that provides additional protection for bodily injury, death or property damage. May be purchased at the Avis counter at time of pick-up. The cost depends on the rented car group. If PDW or LDW are not purchased, this coverage is mandatory. Verify the scope and limitations of this coverage. 
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location or city from where it was picked-up, always within Costa Rica. An additional cost of USD 50.00 plus Tax applies for rentals starting and ending in Avis locations in different cities; USD 75.00 plus Tax applies for rentals starting at Liberia and ending in a different city. No additional cost applies for rentals starting and ending in the same city. Values subject to change without prior notice. Subject to availability at time of booking. For more information: helpdesk@avis-int.com
Important Information
• Circulation restriction: The city of San Jose has traffic restrictions according to the last digit of the license plate. Rental vehicles are exonerated from this restriction. If a police officer stops an Avis rental car, the customer must explain that the vehicle is a car rental and must present the rental agreement along with the car documents.

Additional Charges

• Additional drivers: USD 5.00 plus Tax per driver, per day. All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age and driver's license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at time of pick-up of the rental vehicle.

Travel into other countries

Avis cars rented in Costa Rica are not allowed to cross borders into other countries.



( ! ) Information and values are subject to change without prior notice. 
( ! ) All values are subject to tax unless otherwise specified.

Last Update: 03/31/2017