On this page, you will see the prices for rental cars in Puntarenas - Double Tree Resort By Hilton, Costa Rica from the best rental companies for drivers younger than 21. Our service allows you to compare prices for different cars and choose the best option for young drivers.
Below are the lists of cars, available for rental by young drivers in Puntarenas - Double Tree Resort By Hilton, Costa Rica and nearby locations. These lists contain the models and basic characteristics of cars, as well as their approximate prices. They allow the estimation of the level of prices and the range of the possible options. To learn about the precise prices and availability of the cars for the required dates, please fill in the dates of the beginning and the end of the rental in the search form above and press the “Search” button, or just press the “Check” button below the image of the car you prefer.
Here you can see a list of the most popular cars rented in this area. If the car is highlighted in orange, it is likely to be available for drivers who are younger than 21 years. If the vehicle is shown below but not highlighted, we recommend you to check its vendor’s rental conditions.
Toyota Hilux Pickup
Hyundai H1 Diesel
The presented lists contain the data obtained by our system from the previous car rental requests in Puntarenas - Double Tree Resort By Hilton, Costa Rica and the nearby locations. Since the prices depend on the season of rental, the actual prices on the requested date may be different from the represented ones.
For your convenience, we’ve placed a list of the nearest car rental locations on this page, where drivers under 21 could rent a car.
Perhaps in one of these locations, you will find more suitable options for car rental.
On the map below, you can familiarize yourself with position and distance leading to the nearest rental locations, where it is possible for drivers under 21 to rent cars.
Please note that, as a rule, drivers under 21 have to pay an additional fee called “young drivers fee”. In fact, this is the amount levied by rental companies as a fee for additional risks connected with providing a rental car to inexperienced drivers (paying for more expensive insurance). To get more information about this, please read our guide on rental cars for young drivers.
At the moment we know that only these car rental companies can provide cars for drivers less than 21 year old:
As a rule, drivers whose age is not included in the "standard terms" of the rental companies, upon the arrival at the car rental office, will have to pay an additional fee, called "young driver fee" or "drivers fee" or a senior driver fee. This amount is the cost of additional insurance that the rental company has paid to the insurance company to cover additional risks connected with the inexperience of the youth or the health of elderly drivers. Unfortunately, not all rental companies can insure rental cars for drivers under 21 or older than 75 years.
The payment of the fee for a young or elderly driver is carried out at the rental point! Our system is not always able to include this fee in the rental amount specified in the search results. Therefore, please pay attention to what is included in the specified price!
At the moment we know that in Puntarenas - Double Tree Resort By Hilton, Costa Rica, only these companies provide cars for rental to drivers whose age is not within the "standard conditions":
|Vendor||Standard terms||Terms for young drivers|
|Thrifty||22-75 years old||18-21 years old — $ 9.99/day|
Note that if the value for the "young drivers" column is "maximum", it means that you will not be charged more than this amount even if you rent a car for a whole month. For example, if a daily payment specified is $15 a day and a maximum of $105 (that is, cost per week), and you are going to rent a car for two weeks, then instead of $210, you will just be required to pay the maximum fee of $105 - this can be quite profitable in the case of a long rental.
When booking a car, young drivers often don’t pay attention to the minimum driving experience required by the rental company. As a rule, the minimum required length of experience is one year from the date the driver's license is issued. If your driving experience is less than one year, and this is not explicitly indicated in the terms and conditions of the rental (that the rental company have requirements for driving experience) - contact our support or support of the rental company to clarify this issue.
If in your license there are words that are not written in English, then as a rule, you will need an international driving license (IDL). Without such license, you could be refused in a car rental and you will lose your deposit. Very carefully consider this requirement. The license of the international reference can be obtained in addition to your domestic license with special services at your place of residence or easily ordered on the Internet. It’s made based on your national license and contains a translation into English and other languages. The availability of an international driving license does not negate the need to have an original national driving license issued in your country.
Pay attention! International (or not international, doesn’t matter!) Driving license issued in your country by public authorities and the International Driving License are different documents! If the rental specifies that you need the International Driving License or International Driving Permit, this means that in addition to your national license, you will be required to provide an additional IDL (also known as IDP) document. And if you don’t have this document, you will be refused in rental and a rental company won’t refund the money paid for the rental because they will consider that you’ve violated the terms and conditions!
Also, do not count on the fact that you will be able to persuade the rental company member to give you a car without an IDL, in case IDL is required. This requirement comes from an insurance company that insures your rental. If the worker of the rental company gives you a car without asking an IDL, this means he personally bears all responsibility for the car in case of damage or theft. Do not think that someone will go for it.
Excess Fee is the amount of the deposit that will be blocked on your credit card in case of damage or car theft. If at the end of the rental nothing bad happens with the car, then the entire amount of the deposit will be returned to you on the credit card. On the other hand, whatever happens to the car, the amount of the deposit is the maximum amount you risk. This is very convenient and allows you not to worry about renting a car.
Some rental companies allow you to reduce the deposit by paying some part of the cost of insurance (Complete cover package). In this case, the amount of excess fee can be reduced by 50%, and even 80% - for example, from 1000 euros to 500 or even to 200. Read attentively the terms and conditions of the rental to understand how much you will have to pay in the end. Also, note that a standard insurance doesn’t cover some damage to a car, for example, damage to windows, bottom, roof, and some other parts of the car. So in the case of damage to these parts of the car, that part of the deposit that the rental company will spend on repairing the damage won't be returned.
Note! If you are planning to buy full insurance at a rental office (paragraph 1 above), you don’t need to buy collateral insurance (paragraph 2). And vice versa - if you bought an excess insurance on our website - cancel the offered insurance at the rental office. You will be offered such insurance, and sometimes it will be offered importunately! Persistently refuse the same way. Otherwise, it will turn out that you paid for the insurance twice.
If you didn’t purchase an insurance (or excess insurance online, see F.A.Q.), then a certain amount of excess fee on your card will be frozen for the entire rental period and defrosted after you return the car intact.
Drivers have to pay for rental only by valid credit cards. Debit cards are accepted very rarely. So be sure that you have a credit card and there is no “Debit” inscription on it.
If you have any questions, text us in support. We are always happy to help! In general, don’t be scared, it's not very difficult and every month thousands of people rent cars, so do you will succeed!
We wish you a pleasant trip and a positive experience!
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