When you rent a car in Costa Rica it’s advisable to choose either a 4WD or high clearance vehicle, especially if you plan to visit Monteverde. Costa Rica is a mountainous country and some of the minor roads can be gravel only, full of potholes and very muddy in the rainy season. A popular rental car is the Hyundai Tuscon which comes in 4WD and 2WD drive versions as well as the choice of automatic or manual. By using a choosing an established rental company like Adobe Rent a Car you have a number of locations across the country where you can pick up or drop off the vehicle not just in San José. This is advantageous if you don’t want a car for the whole trip. Another courtesy on offer is to have the car delivered to your hotel in some regions, which saves you time and money.