adobe car rental is great option good cars and nice people
We just came back from Flamingo Beach resort, and we rented a car from National Car Rental, at the airport. We arranged the rental via the internet, before arrival. They didn't have the GPS available, so we drove, using a map, which wasn't very good. Driving in Costa Rica, is a bit challenging, especially after dark. Signage is not the best, roads are narrow and dark. You have to pay attention to people walking on the shoulder, and animals.
If I had to do it over again, I would not rent a car, but opt for the resort to pick you up at the airport, or arrange transportation with many of the local companies.
The car rental was very expensive. We ended up paying $418.00 (without the GPS) for a week.
I am not sure what your plans are, if you are planning on going places on your own, then maybe it would be worth it. Otherwise, the tours will pick you up, and maybe you pay a little extra, but at least you don't have to worry about getting lost, rough dirt roads etc.
Also, many restaurants are walking distance from Playa Flamingo, and if not, many of them will pick you up, and take you back to the hotel, free of charge. (of course, small tip is always appropriate).
Generally you can get around to places easily, without having the car rented. There are car rental places in the nearby Tamarindo, and they will drop the car off for you at the hotel, if you need it.
I hope this helps. Have a wonderful time, Costa Rica is truly beautiful and fun.
Ask about to turisports.com and them could deliver the car in Flamingo and good rates with locals companies because they work with Trade Fair Tourism ...
Have the car deliver from Tamarindo beach...be extra carefull with Economy not good news at all!
they are good people and good rates
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