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In order to opt for car rental services with Monteverde Tours CR , there are some rental requirements that must be met by every client. In this article, we talk about these rental requirements and clarify the most frequent doubts of our foreign clients.
Which are the basic rental requirements?
- Present original and valid driver´s license with more than 2 years from the first date of issue. It will be valid for 90 days in Costa Rica, based on the immigration entry stamp on passport. International driving license is required when using another alphabet (Hebrew, mandarin, etc).
- Credit Card (only MasterCard, VISA or American Express accepted) to cover the security deposit.
- Minimum rental age is 23 years old, maximum age to rent a car is 75 years old.
What is the cost of the security deposit?
The security deposit can reach up to $ 1,000. It is important that the credit card has sufficient funds available to cover the security deposit plus the amount of the rent.
Can I pay with cash?
Security deposits may only be processed via credit card. Cash will not be accepted. You can, however, pay for the costs of the rental with debit or credit card.
Why do I have to present my passport?
The passport is requested both to identify you and to verify your entry stamp to the country. The Costa Rican legislation indicates that foreigners can use the license of their country for 90 days. After 90 days, the license is no longer valid for any insurance.
Why is it required to be at least 23 years old and have a license issued at least 2 years prior?
Mainly, it is for a security issue. Statistics indicate that younger people, between 18 and 22, have a much higher incidence of accidents than the rest of the population.
Why do I have to carry my driver’s license if I already have an international license?
The international driver’s license basically states that your driver’s license is a document with all legality and validity in your country. This is not an authorization to drive, it only indicates that the license of your country is valid.
We do not require the international license, but if you bring it, you must submit both.
What happens if my license is in another alphabet?
If your license does not belong to the Roman alphabet (such as Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Mandarin), we cannot understand it or know if it really is a valid driver’s license. In this case, we do request that you present the international license.
In case you have any questions about our rental conditions, feel free to reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at Costa Rica Phone Number +506 7196 8702 or Whats App and we will be more than happy to assist you and help you make your trip to Costa Rica as pleasant as possible.
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