Book Alamo car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
2 Feb — 9 Feb
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Wed 2/2
Noon
Wed 9/2
Noon
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Pros

"Great ."(in 2020 reviews)
"Friendly agents"(in 556 reviews)
""Good price, nice newr""(in 4145 reviews)

Cons

"We booked the for 8:30am."(in 2541 reviews)
"Took two hours to pick up "(in 2455 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating6.7 GoodBased on 103 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Comfort
6.8
Overall
6.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.5
Value for money
6.2

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:10/10 would reccomend the Alamo in Belen near the San Jose Airport. Customer service was amazing, staff was super friendly and helpful, and facilities and cars are clean and well-maintained. We upgraded for a small extra amount per day and were so thrilled with our vehicle (Toyota Fortuner). Upon returning our car to Alamo at the end of our trip, we had no wait at all before our car was checked out, receipt confirmed, and our friendly driver dropped us off at the airport. Will absolutely be return customers for our next trip.Cons:Everything was super!Reviewed 12 Feb. 2020
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Represenatives were polite and understanding.Cons:We selected an alamo rental from Kayak to accommodate for 5 people and 4 bags with additional Allianz auto insurance that was provided as an add-on on the Kayak website. When we arrived in Costa Rica, we learned that despite a visual proof via receipt from the Kayak website, an 'Intermediate SUV' by Alamo in Costa Rica is defined as an SUV that accommodates 4 people and 2 suitcases. In addition, the Allianz auto insurance that we selected would not cover the SUV rental as Allianz does not cover SUV's in Costa Rica.Reviewed 3 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:I purchased the insurance offered via Kayak in order to not hassle with it when we got to San Jose to pick up our SUV rental. At the agency, they pointed out that the insurance is not valid for SUVs, which upon inspection of the document was accurate. I had to purchase insurance on site, which is what I wanted to avoid and still have not got my money back from the provider, Allianz. Very disappointed this was the case for a site, Kayak, I regularly use and trust, and also through Alamo, who I selected inspite of other affordable options. The car was also not as described but did the trick.Reviewed 19 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
5.2
Not always as advertisedPros:It was a good basic car.Cons:We did not get the price as advertised as they said they only had a car for 4 passengers and we know we signed up for a 5 passenger vehicle. Then, they said they had a nice, new 5 passenger vehicle...the one we signed up for, but it would cost us more. Add to that all of the coverages and the vehicle was about 2.5 times more expensive than the price going in. Also, even with full coverage, we lost or had stolen our key and it cost a bloody fortune to deal with. So much for worry free full protection.Reviewed 29 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
6.4
Be ready for hard-upsellPros:The initial price was reasonable. Everyone was nice, even though I had to say 'no' a hundred times to their upsell attempts. The car looked pretty good and was clean.Cons:They force you to buy insurance for $12 a day. I had the letter from my credit card company saying they cover CDW, but they would not rent to me unless I bought this over insurance that was supposedly something beyond the CDW that was provided by my credit card. They try to sell you "roadside assistance"? I thought if their car broke down, they were on the hook to get you another car, but they had some song and dance about how it would be up to me and that I'd probably be stranded. The car rattled a lot (had seen some tough roads, I think).Reviewed 5 May 2017
review fromkayak
2.8
Avoid this car rental location!Pros:NothingCons:1. Location is not at airport as it is advertised. It is aprox 20 minutes driving from the airport. They have one shuttle only (10 person capacity). 2. They will force you to pay extra for car insurance even if you buy your own insurance earlier. They told me my insurance doesn't cover 4x4 car so I have to call my insurance only to confirm that they will cover any car up to $40,000. Even after that they forced me to buy 'mandatory' insurance. And they will required $2,500 deposit on your credit card. We spent 90 minutes to pickup our car. There was 3 person behind the counter and only 2 customers in front of us. Worst experience ever and I rented car from many different locations around the globe.Reviewed 23 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Will charge you different amount than the billCons:This place is a scam. First of all, the cost will end up being triple the Kayak price after all the extra taxes and fees. Then, after returning the car and getting a receipt for one price, you you'll receive a final bill for a different amount. I'm pretty sure that's fraud. It will take phone calls and 5-7 days for them to process your refund for their mistake- with no apology. Recommend literally any other rental agency.Reviewed 11 Jul. 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
Cons:Took two hours to pick up carReviewed 30 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
7.6
Pros:friendly and competent staffCons:cost twice as much as online estimateReviewed 6 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
10.0
Great servicePros:Two occasions I needed information and the response was quick and clear. The car was in good condition and suitable for my travels. Ther roads of Costa Rica threw every dangerous road hazard and my little car handled it all AND economically.Cons:Return location is difficult to find. A more detailed map would be better.Reviewed 24 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
8.0
People We're Very FriendlyPros:People behind the counter were very friendly and didn't apply sales pressure to get the full insurance. Tried to find us a better rate but the internet rate we had was very good. We were able to drop off the car at our hotel that had an Alamo/National office.Cons:The car we received was very well used. It had a shimmy at 75 kph.Reviewed 7 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
4.4
Price increased $75 at check inPros:Price quoted was $125.04. At check in, the company added a bunch of required fees which increased the price $75, including license plate fee, airport fee, environmental fee, and “required” third party liability insurance. Also, we booked with Alamo because it was advertised as at the airport. It was not, and we had to wait 15 min for a shuttle.Cons:Not at the airport; price increased dramaticallyReviewed 31 Mar. 2018
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Alamo car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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Address

Hotel Marriott- San Antonio De

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

San Jose Intl Airport

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

La Asuncion De Belen

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:45
Tuesday05:00 - 23:45
Wednesday05:00 - 23:45
Thursday05:00 - 23:45
Friday05:00 - 23:45
Saturday05:00 - 23:45
Sunday05:00 - 23:45

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

At Momemtum Lindora Plaza

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2242 7915

Address

In Front Purdy Motor

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

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