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Vamos Car Rental

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Vamos Car Rental

We just returned from a week-long trip to Costa Rica. We rented a 4 x 4 from Vamos in San Jose. I would not hesitate to rent from them again. Their rate was by far the lowest rate we were able to find on a 4 x 4 for the week and their service was great. We were met promptly at the airport when we arrived and were shuttled to the rental office. There was no one else there and the paperwork went quickly. Once back in San Jose for our return, we were again alone in the rental office and the paperwork was promptly processed and we were then shuttled to the airport. Our 4 x 4 was not brand new but it was certainly more than functional for our needs for the week. All the agents we dealt with at Vamos were friendly and efficient and I would recommend them highly.

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171. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Thanks for the suggestion. Though we tend to travel light, the larger size might be useful. I am actually more concerned with the maneuverability and safety of the vehicle on rough, washed out roads with large potholes that I remember from a past visit in April that was not so rainy as I expect it to be in July.

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172. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Just got back from a trip to Liberia. Cannot say enough good things about Vamos. Best rates, best service.

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173. Re: Vamos Car Rental

I just returned from Costa Rica and rented a 4x4 SUV from Vamos. I am recommending them to everyone. At first, when you start reading this, you might wonder why, but as you read on, you'll understand.

The vehicle looked good. We took off from San Jose and got to La Fortuna without a hitch. In the morning we drove over to the park to take a hike around the volcano. When we returned to the vehicle, it wouldn't start. We were stranded in the parking lot of Arenal Volcano and our vacation was going to go down the toilet. Not speaking Spanish made getting help a problem. We tried getting a boost from a couple of people but the car still wouldn't start. We called Vamos.

It took a while to get things sorted out. They made contact with a local guy who came on a motorcycle with a battery charger and he succeeded in getting the car started. We got to our AirBnB, the motorcyclist followed us "just in case" and once we got there, we shut the engine and tried to start it but the thing was dead as a door nail.

Vamos made arrangements to have a car delivered. They had a man drive it 3 hours to our AirBnB. He installed a new battery in the car with a bad one (it was probably more than the battery - most likely the alternator that was shot) but we took the much newer one that he drove up and he took the car with the bad one.

When you go to a foreign country, one that you might think has less consumer protections than we might be used to, this is the type of situation that you fear happening. Vamos stepped up big time and were so accommodating to us from start to finish. They paid for cabs we took while we didn't have a usable vehicle. They took care of us and, at the end, waived off some extra fees. They get an A++++ rating from me. The vacation was terrific when it could have been a disaster. Feel good about using these guys. Feel really good.

Edited: 10:20 am, February 27, 2018
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174. Re: Vamos Car Rental

That is when the really good guys stand out of the crowd ... when problems are to be sorted out, quickly and efficiently! Saying that Vamos is a great rental car company because nothing went wrong is, well, not much. But saying Vamos is a great rental car company because they have acted as expected in the time of need, like in your case, says it all.

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175. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Used Vamos very recently and ould echo they were excellent

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176. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Rented from Vamos in Feb/Mar 2018 for 12 days, super great experience with the vehicle and the staff...I would recommend them in a second!

Edited: 1:21 pm, March 07, 2018
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177. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Just used Vamos for a two-week jaunt around Costa Rica, thanks to the advice given here. Thank you, all! The vehicle was an excellent 4x4, and we had exceptional service from a Vamos exec named Mauricio Rojas, who came to our hotel the morning after we arrived and walked us through the paperwork. We simply left the SUV in the parking lot of the airport before our early morning departure. Easy, and comparatively cheap. A top-flight operation.

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178. Re: Vamos Car Rental

I rented from Vamos for the 2 weeks I was in CR. Great experience, They delivered the car to my hotel for no charge. (I did tip the guy $20 because he made it so convenient.) There was a cooler in the car; no charge. My girlfriend was allowed to also drive at no extra charge. When we returned the car, they drove us to the hotel and dropped us off; once again, no charge. If I go back to Costa Rica, this is who I am renting from.

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180. Re: Vamos Car Rental

Can you rent from Vamos starting in Liberia and ending in San Jose?

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