Yes there is.
You will be required to buy Additional Liability (ALI) due to CDW protects only Avis car.
If you choose this option the hold on your credit card will be US$2,000.
Yes you can use your credit card’s CDW.
You must contact the card issuer before the rental and get written proof of the coverage to be presented at the counter at the time of rental.
We always recommend our protections due to they are more comprehensive than credit card’s CDW.
Yes you are.
The car must be returned in the same exact condition as it was received when rented.
That is why we recommend our best protection package to cover the car that releases you from any financial responsibility in case of collision, damages or if the car is stolen.
Driving Costa Rica
Avis cars are allowed to be driven only in Costa Rica; you cannot drive outside of the country.
Depending on the model it may have a very limited coverage in Costa Rica. Some will work only near the biggest towns in Costa Rica and will cease to function in the farthest places (where you will need it the most).
We offer Garmim GPS equipments that are guaranteed to work flawlessly anywhere in Costa Rica and come with the most complete tourist and geographical software available.
Speed limits may vary with the roads. Some highways will tolerate you driving at 100 km/h. Some others allow you to drive at 80 km/h. The speed limits will always be posted on the roadside.
Our best advise, however, is to enjoy the beautiful landscape and take it easy on speed.
All traffic violations are the complete responsibility of the person who signs the rental agreement.
Traffic tickets must be reported at return in order to include them in the amount to be paid; otherwise they will be collected later on your credit card plus an administrative fee.
NONE of Avis cars are allowed to be driven through rivers, ponds, flooded roads or similar environments.
According to the rental contract, all water-related damage or misuses of the rented vehicle make you financially responsible for all the repairs.
Road Assistance and Emergencies
If you are involved in an accident (where a third party is involved), please follow these recommendations:
Reliable emergency road hazard assistance at a reasonable additional daily charge is provided. Roadside SafetyNet emergency services include:
In case of any Emergency
Dial 911 from any telephone in the Central Valley only (San José, Cartago, Heredia, Alajuela).
This service is not available in the provinces of Guanacaste, Limón and Puntarenas, it will redirect your call to the nearest hospital or police station.
The service offers a bilingual operator 24 hours a day.