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How to Save Money on your Car Rental

Pay less for your rental vehicle   Follow our tips below to rent your vehicle for less without having to navigate the confusing world of online travel agencies:   Long-term discounts: ask about discounts for rentals over six days. Most car rental agencies have reduced rates for any rental of a week or longer, and […]

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OTAs and Car Rental Insurance in Costa Rica

Online travel agencies (OTAs) are on the rise as customers search for bargains in their vacation flights, accommodation and car rental.  While these websites often appear to have amazingly low prices, frequent users of such sites know that reading the small print is essential in order to be informed of all further costs, surcharges and […]

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What letter do I need to decline CDW?

Credit Card CDW–all you need to know   What is Collision Damage Waiver? Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an obligatory coverage for rental vehicles. It is not an insurance but takes the financial responsibility off of the customer should the vehicle be damaged. To allow a customer to take a vehicle without coverage would be […]

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Green Season driving–What do I need to know?

Green Season Car Rental   As Costa Rica enters its green season, drivers have new factors to consider in planning and making journeys across the country.  Green season months are usually from May through November, but with the country’s micro-climates and the effects of El Niño, make weather patterns less than predictable.   ACAR’s green […]

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How can I save gas?

Top Ten Tips for Saving Fuel in Costa Rica As part of our commitment to Earth Day, we’re providing a few tips on how to save fuel which is better for the environment and budget-friendly too! Keep to the speed limit As well as being a legal requirement, driving within the speed limit is an […]

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Do I need to rent a GPS?

How to find your way around Costa Rica Costa Rica is a small country but its general lack of road signage and few formal addresses, mean that a GPS is a travel essential for any vehicle.  Backed up with a paper map from the car rental agency, navigating Costa Rica is a breeze—well, almost! No […]

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What insurance do I need to rent a car?

Car Insurance Made Easy   One of the confusing parts of car rental for many visitors to Costa Rica is the mandatory insurance requirement so let’s clarify that right now.   Third Party Insurance (TPI) is a government imposed requirement for all car rental in Costa Rica, as it is in other countries in the […]