Free Perks

 

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:  Return To Contents

1.  Cell PhoneFree Loaner Cell Phone

For most of us, the idea of leaving the house without our cell phone is unthinkable.  We are 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.

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 do not 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.  Return To Contents

2.  CoolerFree Cooler

With the freedom to travel to the least visited, yet beautiful spots in the country, you do not 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.  Return To Contents

3.  Child SeatingFree Child Car Seat

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 are 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 are pleased to offer you a simple, free solution to one of our main driving concerns while you are 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.  Return To Contents

4.  Roof RacksFree Surfboard 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.

Travel in comfort by freeing up interior space for you and your passengers.  Your surf rack comes at no additional cost to you, unlike other rent a car companies who charge up to $3 a day.  Straps are not provided, unless you wish to rent our "Sea to Summit" brand of tie down, cam straps with neoprene buckle covers.  A pair (2) of blue straps (15โ€™ long) rents for $5 for your entire vehicle rental duration.

Most roof racks fit the SUV-sized models.  Sedans require a ‘soft rack’ and we’ll need advanced notification to outfit your car correctly.  Please request roof racks (and straps) at time of reservation.  Subject to availability.  Return To Contents

5.  Additional DriversFree Additional Drivers

If you are traveling with more than one qualified driver, then it is 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 are 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!  Return To Contents

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Ricardo Vargas

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