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Terms and conditions (National Car)

COSTA RICA 2022/2023

General conditions when renting a car in Costa Rica:

As of July 1, 2019, the rates below will be increased by 13% tax due to new tax legislation.

Insurance rates per day:


Type auto
Basic Full Cover*
Suzuki Jimny (no longer available in offer) US$ 15 US$ 23
Daihatsu Bego (no longer available in offer) US$ 15 US$ 23
Vitara o Similar US$ 15 US$ 23
Gran Vitara Automático o Similar US$ 20 US$ 28
Toyota  Fortuner Auto US$ 20 US$ 28
Toyota Prado Auto US$ 20 US$ 28

*including basic insurance

Insurance Terms:

Basic Insurance
The renter is responsible for returning the rental car in the same condition as it was received. The Basic Obligatory Insurance in Costa Rica is a coverage that allows you to cover the vehicle in case of theft, damage to the finish of the vehicle due to vandalism or collision.

The insurance covers your own car with an deductible of US$800 (Gran Vitara o Similar) or US$1,500 (Gran Vitara Automático o Similar, Toyota Fortuner Auto, Toyota Prado Auto). In case of theft, the deductible is US$2000.

Full cover insurance with no deductible ( zero deductible).
This full cover insurance consists of a policy that covers third party damage, a policy that covers damage to windows and wheels and has no deductible. The deposit is $100 which is charged to the credit card that is in the main driver’s name.

Third-party damage.
This coverage releases you from financial liability for third-party property damage up to an amount of ¢10,000,000.00. Accidental death and damage to third parties resulting from a traffic accident with the rented vehicle up to ¢50,000,000.00 per person and ¢100,000,000.00 per occurrence, determined by a state court (Republic of Costa Rica), as long as the affected person is not the driver, a close family member or a person living in the same household as the driver. If you are involved in an accident with the rented vehicle and damage third party or third party property your sole liability will be 20% or a minimum $250.00.

Damage to windows and tires.
Covers damage to windows and tires, does not cover theft. In case of a damaged tire the renter changes the tire himself, at one of National Car’s offices the damaged tire can be changed for a new spare or repaired.

Insurance restrictions (limiting conditions).

The above insurances do not cover costs when there is:

-Loss of keys, tools or the detachable radio front cover.
-Accidents or damage to the car due to “careless driving,” traffic violations, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving in areas not accessible to automobiles (such as rivers, beaches, swamps or similar environments).;

-That the rental car is driven by someone who is not an authorized driver, as indicated on the car rental contract;

-Leaving the car in an unsafe, remote or abandoned place that makes car theft facilitates;

The mentioned insurance policies do not cover assistance nor travel expenses when there are damaged tires, lost keys, dead batteries because the light was left on or replacing the car in case of an accident, towing or rescue costs.

The without deductible insurance (zero deductible) does not cover 20% of the damage caused to the property of third parties, if the customer causes a so-called “at-fault” accident. This is an accident caused by the customer driving the rental car. If the insurance company ultimately rules that the customer with the rental car is 51% or more responsible for causing the accident, then he is formally “at fault.

Important information:

The pick up

In case of damage / problems with the car:

The above information is subject to the laws and regulations of the Republic of Costa Rica and is therefore subject to change.