In this article we will show you what it’s like to rent a compact car in Costa Rica. This is the smallest option for cars and though you will read many articles saying you absolutely have to have a 4×4 in Costa Rica, that isn’t always the case.
If you think you only need a compact car, first ask yourself the following questions:
- How many people are in your group?
- Where are you going in Costa Rica?
- How much luggage are you bringing?
- What’s your budget?
If you’re traveling by yourself or coming in a party of 2, plan on going only around the city or touristic destinations, renting a compact car in Costa Rica may be a good economical option for you.
Renting a Compact Car in Costa Rica
The car we will show you is a Hyundai i10. This is a very common compact hatchback car to rent here, some companies offer similar models but all will have similar characteristics. In this particular case the car comes with a 1100 cc/4V that gives you 67 hp.
In the next video we will show you how the car looks like and how much stuff we can put in the truck
Hey guys, in this video we are going to answer one of the most common questions we get on Mytanfeet. That question is what is the best car to rent in Costa Rica. We’re going to show you one of the cars that are commonly available to rent so you guys can see exactly what it’s like and hopefully this will help you in deciding which car is right for your trip!
In this video we will show you a compact car that you can fit up to four people.
Hey guys! So we’re going to show you a car, a lot of people ask us like the sizes of cars when they rent one and how much stuff they can put in there so we’re going to take a look at the compact hatchback, this is a Hyundai i10. So if it’s just you or if you’re just here for a few days or if it’s you and another friend with few pieces of luggage this is a great car.
So let’s take a look at the front. It’s actually not too bad, very spacious. It’s very good.
And you can also fit three people in the back but if it’s just you or a couple people you can throw your luggage in the back as well. So obviously it’s a hatchback and it’s compact so it’s a little bit smaller so we’re going to show you how much luggage you can put in it.
OK so here is the back of the car and Yeison’s going to show you how much pieces of luggage you can fit in here.
So this is Yeison’s backpack, it’s 65 liters so let’s put it here. This one fits very good, I think you can fit two if you’re a couple of backpackers that want to rent a car you can put two of these ones. Like Samantha said you can use the back seat to put some luggage if you have big bags so let’s try a normal carry on. So we have the blue one is a carry on backpack and that green one the fun colored one is a sort of like a gym bag you can carry that one on as well. Yea this one is a normal carry on, this backpack has this extra piece but as you can see you can fit the carry on perfectly and you can pack like four carry ons so if you guys are a party of four with carry ons each one is going to be perfect.
Or we can use this one, this ones like a gym bag that one fits well. You can put quite a few pieces if you have similar bags like that in there.
So this is the mini compact car, this car’s actually really great for couples just two people, it’s awesome you can throw stuff in the back as we showed before. It’s really good for if you want to do like basic driving around cities or the really well paved roads around here. It’s also economical and just a great option for single or a couple people.
Thanks for watching our video and we hope it makes your trip planning a little bit easier. Don’t forget we have an exclusive discount and benefits for all Mytanfeet readers. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Thank you!
Here is a new video of the current 2016-2017 fleet of Hyundai I10 compact cars.
Where can you drive a compact car in Costa Rica?
You can basically go everywhere with a compact car in Costa Rica except rural and mountainous areas. Many rural areas in Costa Rica have unpaved roads where you may have to cross rivers, drive over rocks or through big dirt holes. This car will have a difficult time on these roads and it is not recommended at all.
This car is best if you are planning on just driving on the main highways and roads through major cities/towns since those roads are paved. You can drive this car in San Jose and to major destinations that has good paved roads but if you’re going to Monteverde, the South Pacific or the Osa Peninsula, you will need to rent a bigger car.
You can check out the other car models here.
More information about renting a car in Costa Rica
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