Hi all. We are headed down soon for 12 days. We have a car reserved through Avis (in case it makes a difference, my husband is Avis President's Club). We've never been to CR and my husband is a little freaked out about the car rental, as he's read lots of nightmarish experiences with car break-ins, insurance surprises, rental companies claiming damages the renter didn't incur, terrible roads, etc. Now we know the obviousl; leave nothing in the car, take pictures of the car when you rent it, etc... We have young kids, so we aren't going to be 4wheeling through the jungle. Any suggestions to making sure this is a smooth experience where we don't get taken advantage of? We are staying a week in Playa Flamingo at a condo rental, then heading to Arenal for a few days. The owner of the condo said we would need a car.
Thanks for any info and advice. J\