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Terms & Conditions

Age Requirements

The minimum age required to rent a vehicle is 25 years. Customers aged between 21 and 25 must rent with our Under Age Program. The cost is $ 10  per day in both seasons. Drivers under 21 can not rent.

Credit Card Policies

Budget in this country accepts Budget Charge Cards, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa.  Note: Credit cards without raised numbers on the front of the card are not accepted in Costa Rica. All rentals will require a deposit in the amount of the estimated total, plus an additional security deposit ranging 500.00 USD to 5,000.00 USD, depending on car category and protection options elected and declined at time of rental.
TPP (Total Protection Package) is available.  If accepted, it will reduce the Security deposit required to 1,000.00 USD - 2,000.00 USD.
Customers choosing to decline the minimum coverage will require an additional credit card security deposit in the amount of 5,000.00 USD.  Customers electing the minimum coverage accept ultimate financial responsibility towards the rented vehicle.

Driver's License Requirements

Valid driver's license country of residence and passport are required. International driving license is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. Rental must begin within 30 days of renter's arrival to the country (after 90 days a license another country is not considered legal).

Travel Into Other Countries

Cars can be returned to other Budget locations within this country based on car availability. Fees vary according to distance between locations and depending on car group rented. One way fees may also apply to any special equipment rented. Vehicles are not available for one-way rentals outside this country.

Optional Coverages

This coverage (LDW) is optional. The purchase of LDW eliminates the responsibility of the customer's deductible towards the vehicle in case of damages. If rejected, the tenant will be responsible for the total cost of the car damage or if it is driven in violation of the rental agreement.
Budget Car Rental recommends the minimum protection of SLI. Any exceptions should be discussed directly at the location upon arrival.

Debit Card Policies

Budget Car Rental accept debit cards if the customer takes the total protection coverages. Restrictions apply

For cards issued in Costa Rica

Remember that for credit cards in Costa Rica, the customer must take third party damage coverage (SLI). 

Monthly rentals

For monthly rentals if the customer declines all coverages, they must leave $5000 of deposit.

Overdue fee $10.

This fee applies if the customers does not call to extend the rent 24 hours in advance for higth season.