When the car rental company tells you that you have to purchase “mandatory insurance,” it’s because most of the car rental companies have their own policies. This is not the mandatory insurance by Costa Rican law. This insurance is the one that covers the damages of the car you rent and third party damages.Can you get to Costa Rica by car?
Renting a car is usually not recommended for first-time visitors to Costa Rica—the hassle and potential for confusion is usually not worth the effort. However, travelers that are adventurous enough or have been to the country before may want to consider renting a car. If you’re still on board, keep reading.