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Why Rent a Car from Vamos?

We offer numerous free perks to make your driving experience in Costa Rica a safe and comfortable one.

We aim to provide a top-quality service — and unlike our competitors, not just an opportunity to tack on additional charges to your rental bill.

We currently offer these fine complimentary items/services listed below:

1. Cell Phone

For most of us, the idea of leaving the house without our cell phone is unthinkable. We’re accustomed to be able to contact anyone at any time wherever we may be.

At Vamos-Rent-A-Car, we believe that your vacation should be no different. We’ll provide a free cell phone for the duration of your vehicle rental, so that you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that one of our highly-qualified representatives is merely a push-of-a-button away, should you ever need us. While we hope this will not be necessary, we want to provide you with personal service throughout your car rental period, so feel free to call us for inquiries — such as directions to a destination. Please note: there is a replacement cost of $300 should the cell phone be lost, stolen, broken or otherwise out of commission; including on it’s way to visit your home country.

Unlike many countries, Costa Rica’s telephone company (ICE) is mainly nationalized and nearing an open competitive market. For this reason, many visitors find that their cell phones are unusable here as they don’t have a compatible server. Another issue that visitors face when using foreign cell phones is that the telephone bill at the end of the trip can be enormous. Calls are often charged as if they had been made from the visitor’s home country, rather than as a local call from within this country. Although visitors are normally aware of this, the bill can still be a shock!

Why not avoid this hassle and limit your vacation stress by simply using one of our telephones? You may either take advantage of our free service and take the cell phone as a precaution should you ever need to contact us, or pay a nominal fee to use the phone as your own while you’re renting the vehicle. By using one of our ICE cell phones, you can be assured of coverage in all areas of the country where signal is normally available and without the huge cost for every call.

2. Cooler

With the freedom to travel to the least visited, yet beautiful spots in the country, you don’t want to be searching for a store every time you want a cold soda to quench your thirst.

We know that traveling can be thirsty work and that’s why we provide a free cooler along with our cars, so you’ll have your refreshments with you! For those holidaymakers with self-catering accommodations and vacation rentals, the cooler is a real money-saver as it allows you to take all of your basics from one place to the next without the expensive and tiresome chore of repurchasing essentials every time.

This is the environmentally-friendly option which we know our clients are always keen to use and we want to do all we can to preserve the nature that Costa Rica is famous for. Our coolers are cleaned and reused, whereas the cheap Styrofoam coolers quickly disintegrate and pollute our environment. Please request cooler at time of reservation. Subject to availability.

3. Child Seating

Costa Rican legislation means children aged 12 or under must travel in an age/weight appropriate seat: baby seat, child seat or booster seat. We will provide the appropriate seating for your child free of charge, which gives you peace of mind about their safety while traveling. See our Child Seating Chart to help you decide which category you require.

It also ensures that you’re within the country’s legal requirements, saves you the inconvenience of traveling with a bulky child seat on your flight and provides you with more baggage allowance. We know that traveling with children is greatly rewarding, but at times exhausting, so we’re pleased to offer you a simple, free solution to one of our main driving concerns while you’re here.

Our child seating, like our cars, is meticulously maintained and cleaned thoroughly after every use. Since we have limited availability, the first Baby / Infant seat is complimentary, unlike other rental companies who charge up to $12 per day. The charge for each additional seat is only $1.95 per day. Please request baby / infant seat(s) at time of reservation. Subject to availability.

4. Roof Racks

Now that you have your rental car to take you from Salsa Brava to Witch’s Rock and down to Pavones, all you need is a surf rack to make our vehicle complete. You can travel with your boards — safe and secure from damage — strapped onto our free surf rack. Unlike other rent a car companies who’ll charge up to $3 a day, there’s no additional cost for this perk.

Or perhaps it’s vacay time and when you see all the luggage your significant other is packing, you’re worried that there’ll be no room left for the people. Well, we’ve got another use for these roof racks — Presto! Luggage racks.

Either way, travel in comfort by freeing up interior space for you and your passengers. Most roof racks fit the SUV-sized models. Sedans require a ‘soft rack’ and we’ll need advanced notification to outfit your car correctly.

Due to insurance and other legalities, straps are unfortunately no longer available. Be prepared by bringing your own straps for the best outcome. Please request surf/luggage racks at time of reservation. Subject to availability.

5. Additional Drivers

If you’re traveling with more than one qualified driver, then it’s only fair that everyone could take a turn at the wheel without it increasing the cost of your rental. Driving in shifts allows you to drive further in a day, so you can see more of the country during your stay.

Of course, this also means that everyone gets a turn to be the passenger and enjoy the beautiful scenery while you’re traveling. Besides, sharing the challenge of navigator creates fun-filled stories to share. This is without any extra cost to you. Other rent a car companies will charge for each additional driver, adding unnecessarily to the cost of your car rental. We want your driving experience to be safe and enjoyable. Relax, we’re working hard to reduce your rental bill!

Please note that up to a maximum of three drivers may be linked to a rental agreement (driver + two additional drivers) — all of which are free. This is an insurance limit due to our reservation system assigning the drivers’ information to the contract.

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