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Which care rental company if airport location changes?

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Which care rental company if airport location changes?

We will be flying into Costa Rica on airline buddy passes which means that if we can get into LIR vs SJO we will take LIR and vice versa. In addition, its the same with leaving as we wont know until 24 hours before if we can get LIR or SJO to fly out. So which car rental company would be better to choose who has locations in/near both airports and can take a change in drop location within a few days prior to leaving? Also, we could get out of Managua Nicaragua if we decide to get up that far, so any issue with returning in Nicaragua???

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1. Re: Which care rental company if airport location changes?

You can't take rental cars across the border.

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2. Re: Which care rental company if airport location changes?

Most of the agencies have facilities in both airports. You would have to check the ones you are thinking of renting from for details.

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3. Re: Which care rental company if airport location changes?

All of the larger car rental agencies that you've heard of in the states have locations at both LIR and SJO. The smaller companies usually deliver or pick-up your car at either as well, you may look at how much each company CHARGES if the pick-up and drop off are different more than anything.

My understanding is that the car is not covered for driving in Nicaragua so I would say to stick with SJO or LIR no matter what-obviously confirm with the car company! :-)

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4. Re: Which care rental company if airport location changes?

To repeat: It's not just that a car is "not covered" to drive to Nicaragua, it's not allowed. Period.

If you have unlimited funds, you can arrange to have your rental car company drop you off at the border -- for a fee -- and then arrange another rental car company in Nicaragua to pick you up at the border -- for a fee -- but for that amount of money, you might as well fly.

Edited: 22 January 2013, 21:22
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