Cross Border Policy-
Unrestricted Driving in Costa Rica.
Renters wishing to visit Nicaragua or Panama must prearrange at time of rental for a vehicle exchange at the border. A three, 3, day minimum notice is required.
Customers can only rent the following vehicles- Economy, Compact, Intermediate SUV and Standard SUV
Upon vehicle exchange at the border, the original agreement is closed and a second rental agreement is issued by the other country, same rate is applied. A vehicle exchange fee totaling 50 USD for Nicaragua and 150 USD for Panama is assessed. When the renter returns to Costa Rica, the same process applies plus an additional 50 exchange fee.
Renters not planning to return to Costa Rica must notify the rental location in Costa Rica when prearranging the vehicle exchange.