Frequently Asked Questions

1. Minimum protection (MP)

Includes SLI insurance coverage provided to third parts liability to an estimated $ 1,000,000. No deductibles or charges of infringement.

The daily cost of this coverage is $ 19.99 per day.

The SLI is not mandatory, but in case of rejection the tenant will be responsible overall for damage caused to third parts (people, vehicles and property).

2. Basic Protection (BPP)

Includes LDW coverage, it covers the rental vehicle with zero deductible, not include accessories, tires and overturning.

Basic Protection (BPP), $ 28.97 no deductible coverage for the rental vehicle, (Categories A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J).

Basic Protection (BPP), $ 32.99 no deductible coverage for the rental vehicle, (Categories K-L-M-O).

3. Protecting credit card Package (CCPP)

The CCPP includes personal assistance in case of accident or medical emergencies (PAE). Up to $ 50,000 in case of injury and death and $ 5,000 for drugs. It also includes SLI insurance coverage provided to third parts civil liability up an estimated $ 1,000,000. No deductibles or charges of infringement.

The daily cost of this coverage is $ 23.94 per day.

4. Standard protection package (SPP)

Includes LDW coverage, it covers the rental vehicle with zero deductible, not include accessories, tires and overturning.

Includes SLI insurance coverage provided to third parties liability to an estimated $ 1,000,000. No deductibles or charges of infringement.

Standard Protection Package (SPP), $ 43.96 no deductible coverage for rental vehicle and third parties liability coverage, (Categories A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J).

Standard Protection Package (SPP), $ 47.98 no deductible coverage for rental vehicle and third parties liability coverage, (Categories K-L-M-O).

5. Package full protective (TTP)

Includes LDW coverage, it covers the rental vehicle with zero deductible, not include accessories, tires and overturning.

Includes SLI coverage provided by third party insurance with liability to an estimated $1,000,000. No deductibles or charges of infringement.

The CCPP includes personal assistance in case of accident or medical emergencies (PAE). Up to $ 50,000 in case of injury and death and $ 5,000 for drugs.

Total Protection Package (TPP), $52.91 no deductible coverage for rental vehicle, third party liability and coverage for medical emergencies (3 days minimum), (Categories A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J).

Total Protection Package (TPP), $56.93 no deductible coverage for rental vehicle, third party liability and coverage for medical emergencies (3 days minimum), (Categories K-L-M-O).

6. Protection for accident and effects (PAE). Don’t worry about anything.

If I accept the optional personal protection (PAE) would be protected by injury or accidental death up to the sum of COL₡5,000,000 (approximately $10,000) per event, whether or not responsible driver, no deductible; as medical expenses by accident you will cover up COL₡2,000,000 (approximately $3,700) with a deductible of 10% in medical/surgical, pharmaceutical care, rehabilitation, by partial or Total disability coverage as a result of an accident as occupant of the rented vehicle.

Take into account that in case of accident or drunk driver is excluded from the benefit of the insurance.

NOTE: Drivers with Costa Rica Licence can not decline insurance.

If coverage needs to be applied, the lessee must submit:

  • Part of Qualitas (Insurance Company)
  • Sketch or document raised by the insurer in the place of event
  • Respective declaration to traffic court

Documents required for implementation of coverage for theft:

Any other damage whose value is smaller than the deductible is responsibility of the lessee. In case of theft the tenant must submit the following:

  • The complaint set to the OIJ (Judicial Investigation Office) or to the competent authority in the area of the robbery
  • Copy of ID or valid passport
  • Copy of driver’s license up to date

NOTE: Any other damage that is considered negligence of the customer, for example, passing through a river, driving at sea, using the vehicle for racing or other similar activities; It is the only responsibility of the customer and is not covered by any coverage.

Yes, applies a fee of 13% of the total rental amount for the ATO Juan Santamaria Airport, Tambor and Quepos Airport and 14% for the office of Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia.
The additional driver fee is $5.00 per day, per driver.
There is a charge of $ 10 for each contract extension in low season. For High season, the cost to the customer for contract extension will be depending of the rate.
Under normal circumstances, if we have availability we can deliver and remove vehicles rented in your hotel. For hotels that are located near our offices, there is no additional charge for delivery or removal of vehicles.

Will be charged in respect of Drop Off when the vehicle is removed and returned in different seasons. The amount is subject to availability, distance and season.

The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years. Customers aged between 21 and 25 years, must rent with our Program Under Age. The cost is $10 per day in green season and $20 per day in high season. Drivers under 21 cannot rent.
No. No one, other than the person named on the card, can use that credit card for deposit. The cardholder must be present at the time to make and sign the rental agreement.

Any card that is used for rent and deposit must contain the information in relief.

The deposit credit card depends on the coverage that is purchased.

Warranty Deposits International National
Coverages
Luxury Premium SUV Luxury Premium SUV
No Cover $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A
SLI $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,000.00 $2,000.00
LDW $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
SLI+LDW $1,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A
SLI+LDW $500.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A
From low to the standard.

  • Luxury SUV Land Cruiser Toyota Prado
  • Premium SUV Toyota Fortuner

In case of taking TTP only pay $500 for all vehicles.

No. No vehicle may leave the borders of Costa Rica.
Yes. There is an additional charge. The amount of this fee varies depending on where and from where you are moving the vehicle.
After going through customs, you will find a representative of Budget in our counter, who will help you with your luggage and escort you to the outside of the airport where you can take our complimentary shuttle. The shuttle will take you to our office which is less than 1 km from the airport terminal where you can withdraw and return the rented vehicle.
Yes, if you agree. We recommend the customer to take the Minimum Protection Package (SLI) as damages to third parts are not covered by insurance of these cards.
No deposits are accepted in cash or travelers checks. We accept debit cards deposits if the customer is willing to choose the package TTP full protection.
You cannot drive in rivers, beaches, estuaries or drive it as opposed to the laws and regulations of transit, or streets, land or roads that cause damages because in all these cases the lessee will need to cover on his own all damages caused to the vehicle and the company even if he had accepted some coverage for rental vehicle, because in the circumstances described hedges have no effect. The use of the vehicle in these conditions authorizes Centriz to terminate this article without prejudice to charge via the corresponding damages.
No. If a client is shown that smoke inside any of our vehicles, will be charged a $250 amount.

Yes. When driving on Highway 27 you can use the lane Quick Pass without stopping.

The Quick Pass has a cost of $12 per day so the client can use the times needed.

Yes, only for the amount of rent, does not apply to the deposit. No refunds.
According to the new traffic law of Costa Rica. In case of any traffic violation during the rental period, you must cancel the ticket in any state bank (National Bank, Costa Rica Bank, Popular Bank) also can make payment at any of our offices presenting the ballot of the ticket, otherwise it will impose an exit restriction and you cannot leave the country because the Immigration Department will check your status strictly.

Yes, Budget accepts Credit Cards Without raised Numbers, the client should show the document.

Budget accepts credit: American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club and Discover Card.

If you show up one hour late for the time of your booking, availability will be subject to the availability for high season.

Only if your booking is prepaid, we will keep your reserved vehicle for 5 hours.

There is a penalty of $200 on top of the rental amount, if you keep or extend your rental vehicle more than the return agreement.
For reservations for periods longer than 30 days “Applies a Special Rate”. This rate only applies for periods longer than 30 days. In case of early return before the date specified in the contract. The normal season rate will be applied.
Fuel price is not included in the Budget Car Rental rates. Budget Car Rental delivers the cars with a full tank of fuel. If for any reason, the customer cannot return the vehicle in the same condition, the company will charge the corresponding amount of fuel consumed plus an additional charge as a penalty.

For customer convenience, Budget Car Rental also offer the possibility to prepay the fuel tank and return the vehicle with an empty tank, so, the customer need not worry about stop in a service station. This option is cheaper than the market price. The fuel prepaid amount is included in the opening agreement and is not refundable.

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