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Compare The Hidden Fees



Most industries have that gray area that’s difficult to navigate the first time through.

In the rent-a-car sector, it’s the fine print — those added charges that really jack up your total.

We know what you’re thinking, "Why are they there in the first place?" and "Why can’t I just figure out the FINAL price from these websites?"

In the advertising world, everyone wants to look like the lowest-priced option.  If you include all of the fees (including the Costa Rican Mandatory Insurance), then you suddenly don’t look as competitive as the others.  We know.  We’ve tried it.

But instead of making up the difference by adding three to ten ‘small’ fees along the way, Vamos follows another business model and is able to present the real "what-you-see-is-what-you-pay" price from the beginning.

Despite the years of advertising our "No Hidden Fees" motto, people are still (rightfully) skeptical since many have encountered the mystical rental rate that ended up being more than double their quoted price due to these extra fees.

The chart below should help to clarify the line-by-line charges that you may see on other rental quotes.

Additional Fees

Airport Fee

License Plate Fee

Environmental Fee

Additional Driver

Drivers Under 25 Years

Cell Phone

Child Seat

Hidden Insurance


Most Car Rental Companies

From $6.40 per day to 14% of total rental

$1.50 – $1.90 per day

$0.40 per day

$5.00 – $10.00 per day

$10.00 per day

$1.00 – $4.00 per day plus usage

$5.00 – $10.00 per day

Check the small print

$1.00 per day

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These extra fees can add up to $212 to $306 per week.

We want your vacation to be as special as you do!  That’s why we post and share up to date information, including road closures, so you can make an informed decision regarding your travel plans.

Here is some excellent tips courtesy of Costa-Rica-Guide.com when considering driving in Costa Rica.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us either by using our Live Chat or an email sent to info@vamosrentacar.com

We look forward to serving you, but above all, enjoy your stay in Costa Rica!

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Ricardo Vargas

Webmaster at Vamos Rent-A-Car
Ricardo actually finds enjoyment in investigating 'Hidden Fees'.  He knows there's a catch, now he just has to find it.  😉
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