I am traveling to CR for the first time with my teenage sons. We arrive late, 10:39 PM at SJO airport and are staying overnight at the Hampton Inn by the airport. We plan to rent a car to drive to Paos Volcano and then onto Arenal.
Can anyone explains the "ins an outs" to car rentals in CR? From the forums I have already looked at, it sounds like there is a airport fee you must pay when returning a car at the airport and some mandatory insurance coverage and also I think some sort of $1000 deposit the rental agency will put on your credit car but then remove upon return of the car? I just want to know how much the rental will really cost (versus rates posted on Kayak.com) and what to expect when I pickup my car and return it.