Alamo Rent a Car in Costa Rica offers you the following options of coverage:

Collision Damage Waiver- Theft Protection (CDW-TP)

Collision Damage Waiver- Theft Protection (CDW-TP) is not insurance. The purchase of CDW-TP is optional in order to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica or the customer can purchase Alamo Protection Package (APP) which includes CDW-TP. If you purchase CDW-TP, the rental company contractually waives your responsibility for all or part of the cost of damage to, loss or theft of the vehicle during the rental period in Costa Rica unless you invalidate the coverage as provided in the rental agreement.

TWP is included on CDW-TP

A deductible of up to $1000 USD for CDW, and a deductible of $2,000 for Theft Protection will apply.

Please be aware that most auto insurance policies from outside Costa Rica do not provide coverage in Costa Rica. Liability insurance purchased on third party travel websites is not an acceptable form of coverage. Employees of the local rental car company are not qualified to evaluate the adequacy of the customer's personal auto insurance coverage. The renter should contact their insurance company prior to arrival with any questions regarding their specific coverage. Further, if the renter provides acceptable proof of current coverage in Costa Rica and declines both CDW-TP and APP, the renter is responsible for the full value of damage to or loss of the vehicle and an additional authorization on the renter's credit card will be taken at the time of rental in the amount of $500 USD plus the estimated cost of the rental.

Accident Protection (Optional)

Alamo Rent a Car offers this protection that will eliminate the payment of deductibles in case of an accident for both: the rented car and third parties properties.

Theft Protection (Optional)

When a customer takes this option, he will not pay any deductible in case of theft (total or partial theft). This coverage does not cover personal belongings.

Allamo Package Protection (APP)

It is the sum of all above protections.

Age Requirements

Minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21. Rental rates may be higher for renters and additional drivers under the age of 25.


A Credit Card will be required at the time of your rental for the warranty deposit of $1000.00 USD. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club are accepted. Cash Deposit, Debit Cards or other cards are not accepted.