Juan Santa Maria Intl Airport Car Rental (SJO)

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Juan Santa Maria Intl Airport (SJO)


Cruce San Antonio De Belen,
Alajuela, San Jose, Costa Rica


(506) 2442-1321

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Location Information
General Directions
COUNTER: Customers are met in front of the Avis office which is in front of the airport and taken to the main Avis facility during office hours.
Customer must return car back to the main facility and then customer will be driven back to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

Additional Liability Insurance (ALI)

ALI is MANDATORY for customers who decline LDW or PDW.  Purchase of ALI provides public liability and property damage protection above the portion not covered by the charge card company.

Optional Coverages

Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles. The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental and get written proof of the coverage to be presented at the counter at the time of rental.  Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival. NOTE: Written proof should be obtained from the credit card company on official letterhead noting they will specifically extend LDW coverage in Costa Rica.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) Purchase relieves customers financial responsibility for damage to or loss of the Avis vehicle as a result of an accident or theft.  Theft protection is included in the purchase of LDW.  This coverage does not include loss of license plates, accessories, tow service, fines and loss of keys, nor windshield/tires/rims damage. (protection for windshield/tires/rims damage may be purchased at the rental counter). 


If LDW/PDW is declined, then Additional Liability Insurance (ALI) will be MANDATORY for all car groups.  Partial Damage Waiver (PDW) can only be declined with written proof of collision coverage with credit card.  PDW is the minimum protection required for the Avis car in Costa Rica. 


Additional coverage may be available.  Check at the counter upon arrival.

Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.

Addendum to Rental Agreement for US Residents - At the time of rental all USA residents will be required to sign a separate addendum that acknowledges their responsibilities for care of the car and mandates that, should there be any damage issues upon return to the USA, you may deal with an American based company to handle these issues.  This may alleviate the need for international trips or phone calls back to the country of origin.

Credit Card Policies

Avis Costa Rica accepts Avis Charge Cards, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa.  At the time of rental we will request an authorization on your charge card for a minimum hold of 1,500.00 USD, plus the estimated amount of rental.  Signature class cars have higher authorization and will vary depending on the coverage selected.  NOTE: Credit cards without raised numbers are not accepted in Costa Rica.

Debit Card Policies

Debit cards are not accepted.

Drivers License

A valid driver's license from country of residence and passport must be presented in person at the time of rental.  An International Driving License is required for countries with a non-Roman alphabet.  We reserve the right to check the driver's license agains Avis standards and refuse to rent if those standards are violated.

Public Liability and Property Damage

Public liability insurance is in accordance with the insurance laws of the country.  Customer may inquire at the time of rental for additional information of the benefits, conditions and acceptance.

Note: Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles.  The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental.  Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival.

Age Requirements

At this location the minimum age is 23 for all car groups.  Maximum age is 70 for all car groups.  An underage fee will apply for drivers 21-23 years of age.  Cost: 10.00 USD per day.

Fuel Policy

Travel Into Other Countries

Cars can be returned to other Avis locations within the same cities.  One-way rentals are subject to availability and one-way fees may apply.  Vehicles are not available for one way rentals outside this country.