Cartago Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Cartago

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers looking for transportation in Cartago. As part of the largest rental car company in the world, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognized brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

Cartago Car Rental FAQs

Costa Rica’s weather is temperate all year, with an average annual temperature of 80°-90° Fahrenheit (26°-32° Celsius) on the coasts and 75°-80° Fahrenheit (23°-26° Celsius) in the countryside and on the mountainsides.

Yes, a valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica.

No, you do not need an international driver's license but you will need a valid license from your home country. You will need to have held your driver’s license for a minimum of two consecutive years. Note: most of the cars in Costa Rica are manual. Make sure you select the correct vehicle type (manual or automatic) when making your reservation.

The colón is the currency of Costa Rica. US dollars and major credit cards are also widely accepted.

You need a valid passport to visit Costa Rica. Depending on what country you are from, you may need an additional visa to enter Costa Rica. Be sure to check with the Costa Rica consulate for up-to-date information on entry requirements.

Yes, there are toll roads in Costa Rica. There are atoll booths leaving San Jose on Route 27, as well as toll booths for exits on the highway. You can pay these tolls in cash or credit card.

All gas stations in Costa Rica are full service, meaning you do not pump your own gas. There will be an attendant available to pump your gas for you. Inform the attendant what type of fuel you need, and they will handle the rest.

Should I Rent a Car in Cartago

What’s the best way to get around Cartago? Shuttles might seem convenient, but typically, they only go to major attractions, making it more difficult to get to smaller attractions or towns. Hiring a driver can get expensive, and public transportation forces you to adhere to someone else’s schedule on your vacation.

When you rent a car from Enterprise, you have the flexibility to customize your trip. Enjoy the fun things you want to do when it is convenient for your schedule – no one else’s. Ready to raft down the rapid Pacuare River? Or would you prefer to admire the blooming orchids at Jardin Botanico Lankester? With your Enterprise Rental Car, you can arrive early (or later) and visit these awe-inspiring attractions without crowded tour buses.

Whether you’re looking for customization or convenience, renting a car through Enterprise will help you make the most of your Cartago vacation.

Top Attractions Near Cartago

  • Pacuare River – raft down this beautiful river that runs from the Caribbean Coast inland to Cartago.
  • Jardin Botanico Lankester – this garden’s mission is to preserve local biological diversity and to inspire and improve people's quiality of life.
  • Savegre Biosphere Reserve – one of the largest conversation areas in Central America with a rich biodiversity. This reserve is home to 20% of the country's total flora, 54% of its mammals and 59% of its bird population.
  • Parque Nacional Tapantí (Tapanti National Park) – this conservation area protects forests to the north of Chirripó National Park, and also contains part of the Orosí River.
  • Parque Internacional La Amistad (La Amistad National Park) – this park resides near Savegre Biosphere and preserves a major tract of tropical forest wilderness.
  • Ruins of the Church of Carthage – a cultural heritage site that lives among other Roman ruins.
  • Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins – another extraordinary cultural heritage site that houses multiple churches that have existed since 1575.
  • Solo Rosas (Only Rose) – stop and smell the roses (literally) at Solo Rosas, a farm dedicated to growing and caring for roses.
  • La Angelina Mountain Bike Park – here you’ll find over 12 miles of trails to run, walk or ride mountain bikes.
  • Irazú Volcano – an active volcano near Cartago, you can hike or drive to the top and explore the surrounding national park and visitor's center.

Top Cities Near Cartago

  • Alvarado – looking for adventure? Travel 30 mins to Alvarado where you’ll find the some of the region’s best hiking trails, biking paths and other outdoor activities.
  • San José – make San José your day-trip destination. The capital and largest city of Costa Rica, you can easily see the cloud forest, volcanoes, waterfalls and lots of local flora and fauna; only 30 minutes from Cartago!
  • Monteverde – if you’re looking for the best way to spend your day, we recommend a trip to Monteverde. Only 4 hours from Cartago, you’ll find rich biodiversity, lots of local flora and fauna and a can’t-miss coffee tour that’ll have you buzzing.