Costa Rica Rental Car


Costa Rica Rental Car has gone to great efforts to only use reliable car rental companies. Please take our word as an absolute - do not rent cars from companies here unless you know their reputation or rely on someone who lives here like Costa Rica Rental Car. The companies we use always have your car on arrival, some others overbook. There is a shortage of rental cars in Costa Rica 6 months of the year.

We also confirm the exact car you reserve not a category you see like most rental car companies on the web.

The cars and rates that we offer you are the following:

(Note: All cars are 2015 models and come with A/C and AM/FM Radio and Tape Deck)
Caution: Many agencies in Costa Rica rent 2 or 3 year old cars at slightly lower prices - WE DO NOT!

2015 MODELS

UNLIKE MOST RENTAL COS WE ACTUALLY MAKE SURE YOU RECIEVE THE EXACT VEHICLE YOU RESERVE NOT JUST A CATEGORY LIKE WE SEE ON EXPEDIA OR TAVELOCITY etc. OFFERING

Toyota Tercel / Yaris - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Yaris - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $40

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$240

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$198

Rate per day LowSeason

$33

4 PASSENGERS

AM/FM RADIO
WITH CD

2 SUITCASES
1 TOTE BAG

4 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL
TRANSMISSION OR AUTOMATIC

A/C

1.5 L VVT-i

POWER WINDOWS
POWER LOCKS

insurance 12 day automatic $2 day extra

Toyota Corolla - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Corolla - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $47

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$282

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$222

Rate per day LowSeason

$37


Automatic $12 week extra.

5 PASSENGERS

AM/FM WITH CD

2 SUITCASES
2 TOTE BAG

4 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
OR AUTOMATIC

A/C

1.8 L VVT-i

POWER WINDOWS
POWER LOCKS

insurance 14 day all corolla are automatics

 Nissan Sentra A/C - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Sentra - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $42

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$252

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$226

Rate per day LowSeason

$38


Automatic $12 week extra.

RADIO TAPE DECK

A/C

AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION

Toyota Camry - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Camry - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $69

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$414

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$354

Rate per day LowSeason

$59

5 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

3SUITCASES, 1TOTE BAG

4 DOORS

POWER STEERING

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

A/C

2.4 L VVT-i

POWER LOCKS AND POWER WINDOWS

 

ABS BRAKES

 

 Daihatsu Be-Go - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

BEGO - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $55

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$330

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$252

Rate per day LowSeason

$42


insurance 15 day automatic $2 day extra

4 PASSENGERS

AM/FM RADIO WITH
CD PLAYER

2 SUITECASES
1 TOTE BAGS

5 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION OR AUTOMATIC

A/C

1.3 L GASOLINE

POWER WINDOWS
POWER LOCKS

2015 model now called BEGO

200% better than the old terios

Dodge Caravan - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Caravan - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

High Season Weekly

$510

Low Season Weekly

$420

High Season Daily

$85

Low Season Daily

$70

7 PASSENGER VEHICLE

5 DOOR

4WD

3.3 LITER

GAS

AUTOMATIC

AC

CD

FULL EXTRAS

INSURANCE DAILY $20

 Toyota Hi Ace - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Yaris - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Weekly Price

$875

Daily Price

$125

16 Passengers

A/C

CD player

4 Tote bags

4 Suitcases

3.0 L Diesel

DVD Player

Power windows & locks

Manual transmission

THIS HAS LOTS OF ROOM

insurance 30 day

 Toyota Van - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Toyota Van - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $95

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$570

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$450

Rate per day LowSeason

$75

10-12 PASSENGERS

AM/FM WITH CD

6SUITCASES
4TOTE BAG

3 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

A/C

3.0 L DIESEL

POWER WINDOWS
POWER LOCKS

insurance 25 day

Toyota Hi-Lux PickUp 4WD - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Hi-Lux - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $91

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$546

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$450

Rate per day LowSeason

$75

5 PASSENGERS

AM-FM RADIO WITH CD

POWER STEERING

4 DOORS

A/C

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

 

2.8 L (DIESEL)

 

insurance 25 day

Toyota Rav 4 - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Rav 4 - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $73

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$438

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$300

Rate per day LowSeason

$50


AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION EXTRA CHARGE $30 WEEK

5 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

3 SUITCASE
2 TOTE BAGS

5 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
OR AUTOMATIC

A/C

2.0 L

ABS BRAKES

POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS

new version for 2015 much bigger

insurance 20 day

New 2015 Version of Wrangler -Jeep Compass - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Wrangler - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Daily Rate High Season

 $70

High Season Weekly Rate

$420

Low Season Weekly Rate

$336

Daily Rate Low Season

$56

4 PASSENGERS

3 DOOR

2.4 LITER GAS

MANUAL

AC

CD

4 WD

 

 

INSURANCE $18 DAY

Jeep Wrangler - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Wrangler - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Daily Rate High Season

 $70

High Season Weekly Rate

$420

Low Season Weekly Rate

$336

Daily Rate Low Season

$56

4 PASSENGERS

3 DOOR

2.4 LITER GAS

MANUAL

AC

CD

4 WD

NO RACKS POSSIBLE ON THIS VEHICLE

THIS IS FOR ADVENTURE NOT FAMILY CAR

INSURANCE $18 DAY

new versionof wrangler now is jeep compass

Jeep Liberty - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Liberty - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Daily Rate High Season

 $80

High Season Weekly Rate

$480

Low Season Weekly Rate

$400

Daily Rate Low Season

$67

5 DOOR

3.7 LITER GAS

AUTOMATIC

AC

FULL EXTRAS

CD

4WD

INSURANCE $22 DAY

 

  no longer available

Nissan Pathfinder 4WD - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Pathfinder - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $80

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$534

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$480

Rate per day LowSeason

$80

4 -5 PASSENGERS

ALL POWER

3.0 L

A/C

 

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4X2 gas - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Terios - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Week free miles tax included

Weekly price

 $570

Insurance per day

$25

5.3L V8

16 VALVE

310 HP @ 5200 RPM

GASOLINE

4 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

15 MPG CITY / 20 MPG HWY

Toyota 4 Runner 4WD - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

4 Runner - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $92

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$552

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$432

Rate per day LowSeason

$72

Price listed is for automatic transmission
manual is $12 week less.

See 5 passenger Prado below.
insurance 25 day

5 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

5 SUITECASES
3 TOTE BAGS

5 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
OR AUTOMATIC

A/C

3.0. L TURBO. DIESEL

ABS BRAKES

POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS

new model now called fortuner

Toyota Fj Cruiser - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Yaris - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Daily

$120

Daily Protection

$30

MOTOR
V6 4.0 L

CD PLAYER

4 SUITECASES
2 TOTE BAGS

GASOLINE

POWER STEERING

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

A/C

5 PAX

SRS AIRBAGS

POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS

 

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Land Cruiser - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $89

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$534

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$414

Rate per day LowSeason

$69


Slightly bigger version of the 4 runner.

5 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

5 SUITECASES
3 TOTE BAGS

2.7 L GASOLINE

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

A/C

AIR BAGS

SRS BRAKES

POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS

Toyota Land Cruiser 8 pax - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Land Cruiser - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

 $102

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$612

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$540

Rate per day LowSeason

$90

8 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

5 SUITECASES
3 TOTE BAGS

5 DOORS

POWER STEERING

TRANSMISSION
AUTOMATIC

A/C

3.0 L TURBO DIESEL

ABS BRAKES

 

POWER WINDOWS
POWER LOCKS

 

Toyota Land Cruiser 8 pax - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Land Cruiser - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

High season per week

$654

Low season per week

$570

8 PASSENGERS LANDCUISER

A/C

5 DOORS

4.7 LITER ENGINE

CD PLAYER

insurance 25 day

Toyota Largest Land Cruiser - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Largest Land Cruiser - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

$150

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$900

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$900

Rate per day LowSeason

$150

VERSION 1

4.3 L TURBO DIESEL ENGINE

AUTOMATIC VERSION

NO LEATHER

ELECTRIC PACKAGE

Largest Land Cruiser - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

$160

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$960

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$960

Rate per day LowSeason

$160

VERSION 2

5.3 L V8 GAS ENGINE

AUTOMATIC

LEATHER INTERIOR

SUPER FULL EXTRAS VERIONS

Lexus GS430/ GS400 - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Lexus GS430 - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

GS400

Rate Per Day

$100

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$600

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$600

Rate per day LowSeason

$100

 

GS430

Rate Per Day

$140

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$840

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$840

Rate per day LowSeason

$140

VERSION 1:
GS400: 4.0 L V8 ENGINE

VERSION 2:
GS 430: 4.3L V8

5 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

LEATHER INTERIOR

DIGITAL A/C

TRANSMISSION
AUTOMATIC

SUPER FULL EXTRAS

CD PLAYER WITH 6 DISC CHANGER

CHAUFFEUR SERVICE AVAILABLE

 

Lexus LX 470 - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Lexus LX 470 - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Rate Per Day

$170

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$1020

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$1020

Rate per day LowSeason

$170

7 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

LEATHER INTERIOR

FULL TIME 4X4

DIGITAL A/C

TRANSMISSION
AUTOMATIC

SUN ROOF

POWER WINDOWS AND MIRRORS

CHAUFFEUR SERVICE AVAILABLE

Toyota Hard Top - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Hard Top - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.

Toughest vehicle in our fleet, surfer dream

Rate Per Day

 $72

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

$432

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

$288

Rate per day LowSeason

$48

this is a 3 door vehicle and the 2007 model is now available

5 PASSENGERS

AM/FM RADIO WITH CD PLAYER

2 SUITECASES
1 TOTE BAGS

4 DOORS

POWER STEERING

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

A/C

4.3 L . DIESEL

HEAVY DUTY 4x4

3 DOOR SMALL LANDCRUISER DIESEL

new version for 2015

insurance 20 day

Suzuki Jimny Mini Jeep - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

ALTERNATIVE TO

Jimmy Mini Jeep - Costa Rica Car Rentals

WRANGLER

Free miles tax included

 high season

low season

$312 week

$265 week 

insurance

$19 day


(4 pass but best for 2 pass)

 


free miles tax included

 

$500 week

insurance

$30 day


7 pass
(smaller than 4 runner)

NISSAN TERRANO 4WD

ALL EXTRAS

CD

AC

Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Grand Vitara - Costa Rica Car Rentals

Unlimited miles tax included.
Insurance 20 day.

High Season Week:

$600

Low Season Week:

$510


THIS IS ALTERNATIVE TO THE LARGER 7-8 PASSENGER LANDCRUISER

SAME 3 ROWS OF SEATS

NOTE WHILE A NICE VEHICLE IT IS NOT THE SAME

SIZE AS A LANDCRUISER AND THE LAST ROW OF SEATS IN BACK REALLY FOR SMALL KIDS ONLY

7 PASSENGERS

CD PLAYER

3000cc

5 DOORS

A/C

 

we have not had good reviews on this

or the 7 pass terrano nissan

Coaster Bus 17 pax - Orbit Costa Rica Car Rentals

Coaster Bus - Costa Rica Car Rentals
Coaster Bus
Coaster Bus

With Chauffer, includes
2 DVD TVS, Ice Box

Rate Per Day

 $300

Rate Per Week 12/01 to 4/30

-

Low Season Rates: 5/01 to 11/30

-

Rate per day LowSeason

-

Unlimited miles tax included.

 

 


RACKS AVAILABLE ON ALL 4X4S $3 DAY

The above rates include tax and unlimited mileage.

Insurance is extra and we highly recommend it. NO CREDIT CARD COMPANY WILL COVER LIABILITY INSURANSE IN COSTA RICA

All insurance is from government monopoly insurance company
The below rates are for both collision and liability
Yaris / Echo - Sentra $12-$14 daily
Corolla $15 daily
Terios $15 daily
Microbus $25 daily
Cherokee $18 daily--NO LONGER IN STOCK
RAV 4 - Hilux $25 daily
FORTUNER  4 runner $25 daily
Land Cruiser 8 PASS $25 daily

Unless you have American Express or Gold or Platinum Visa or Mastercard
which covers most cars for collision damage only and reduces above insurance cost by ABOUT 40%

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of May 1, 2001, the new airport manager WHICH IS GOVERNMENT CONCESSION at SAN JOSE AIRPORT has put into effect a 12 % concourse fee on all car rental companies at the MAIN TERMINAL ONLY. Orbit will makes sure "YOU CAN AVOID THIS CONCOURSE FEE" by looking for sign outside immigration exit for our SHUTTLE SERVICE TO THE RENTAL LOT 4 BLOCKS AWAY. THERE ARE TWO IMMIGRATION EXITS CLOSE TO EACH OTHER SO PLEASE LOOK FOR SIGN AT BOTH EXITS IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT RIGHT AWAY.

Free delivery to all San José Hotels
All rentals  require $750 security deposit
for those who choose to take 0 deduct extra insurance this security deposit is reduced to $100
For 0 deduct collision option is extra $10 day for sedans and terios and $15 day for 4x4s and microbus.
For 0 deductible liability option extra $10 / day.
Additional drivers $3 day.


Drivers must be 21 years old, please make sure to bring your passport.

car hire in costa rica is our expertiese for more than 15 years

24 hours emergency service provided for all cars

WE HAVE 35 SERVICE STATIONS LOCATED IN MOST PARTS OF COSTA RICA FOR QUICK EMERGENCY SERVICE AT NO COST


Orbit Opinion:
Best cars in fleet depending on number of passengers: FORTUNER 4 Runner, Rav4, Hilux, Land Cruiser, Corolla, Bego

Pick up and Drop off locations

San Jose Midtown Paseo Colon, San Jose International Airport , Liberia Airport
Tamarindo, Jaco Beach, Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Samara, Nosara, Arenal, Tabacon,

Also delivery to Nosara, Carrillo, Coco, Papagayo, Esterillos, Dominical ----ask for quote on delivery

For reservations, please contact us at:

Please send credit card information and flight number and time
Nothing charged to credit card until arrival, no cancelation penalty 24 hours in advance. We will send confimation with telephone number and all details.


info@flatratestravel.com
If you choose to fax reservation send to: 011 506 2896243
Please make sure to include your e-mail address if you send by fax.


TYPICAL HORROR STORY OF TOURISTS THAT RENT FROM RIP OFF RENTAL CAR COMPANIES

From: RUV0@aol.com To:mail@flatratestravel.com
Subject: Re: Do you have any information?
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 1:42 AM

I have been to Costa Rica 3 times. The very last time, I rented a vehicle, which overheated and we had to nurse to Liberia. Unfortunately we had to leave it there (but had notified the rental company and awaited their call for advise). Ex----- Car Rental Co. (now Tall--- FICA) posted the money we owed for the rental on the credit card (plus one day we didn't use) and very quickly posted the deposit of c330,000 colones ($1229.32) to the account as well, even though the car had been returned and accepted. To make a long story short, if our friends in CR had not been as tenacious as they were and if they had not been assisted by their attorney, we would have been another theft story. I can only imagine how many people have been taken advantage by Mr.Exo---Scum-bag. So there you go . . . Thank you again for a reference on a car rental company. My tendency would be to use an american name. What do you think?

Our Reply:
from Harold <mail@flatratestravel.com
to: RUV0@aol.com
Subject: Re: Do you have any information on car rental companies reputations

Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 11:19 AM

Flat Rates Travel handled over 2700 reservations last year. We only use the 3 rental car companies out of the 100 or so as I explained to you in last message. We give them so much business that they pay attention immediately to any complaints from us. The complaints have been few and far between but the ones I remember best in last 3 years were as follows.

1.Ants in car---I got an adjustment

2.The tercel had only 4 seat belts not five--could not overcome this one

3.One tourist thought he should only pay for a week although he kept the car 7 days and 8 hours-------given policies in other countries this was ridiculous

4.Several complain about the required insurance but gold cards and amex only reduce or eliminate the deductible here. They do not cover liability although they will pay you back in the states I understand. Unlike most countries the government of costa rica owns the only insurance company here and sets the rules

5.We have yet to have an obvious ripoff similar to yours from any of our rentals although the local english language newspaper lists that as number one complaint of tourists who complain of rip offs

6. Flat Rates Travel ONLY RESERVES NEW CARS SO WE HAVE NO BREAKDOWN PROBLEMS----IT IS NOT WORTH RUINING VACATION TO SAVE $5 OR $10 AND END UP WITH A 1996
MODEL. RENTAL CARS HERE ARE SUBJECT TO MUCH MORE WEAR AND TEAR SO WE ADVISE ONLY NEW MODEL YEAR RENTAL CARS.

The last question about renting from some company that has an american brand name is a little tricky. Many car rental companies here will use a brand name you are familar with and which may or may not have any connection to the same name american brand name car rental company. Almost without any exception however the rental company here is not a division or branch of any american brand name. One of the companies we use which is absolutely first rate pays for the use of an american brand name but i assure you the ownership is completely separate.


From: Nick Fogler
To: reservations@orbitcostarica.com reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Date: Friday, March 02, 2001 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Drop off charge...

Harold,


Can confirm that the $50 was credited to my account on the 27th. Thanks
again for your follow up. Will not hesitate to recommend.


Cheers, Nick


On Sat, 24 February 2001, "Harold at Orbit" wrote:


i have spoken with the director of the rental car co
not only does he agree that we have it in writing that the chrage was $30
but he claims a service person got fired for this
as well as reversing the $50 on your card


only you can tell us if this is true
we rely on feedback positive or negative to know that our promises are not
broken


when you recieve this credit on next bill we would appreciate your writing
immediately since we will want to use you as proof we do keep our
committment

From: Nick Fogler
To: reservations@orbitcostarica.com reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2001 1:12 PM
Subject: Drop off charge...

Hi Harold,


We returned our rental car on the 15th as planned, but they charged us $80
for the drop off charge - $50 more than you said it would be. They said
there was nothing they could do. I'm obviously a little upset, as the
overall price ended up being significantly higher than promised, and we
booked through you largely because it looked like a good deal. Anything you
can do?


Thanks, Nick


DROP OFF IS $30 FOR TAMARINDO
NOTHING MORE


From: hugh pettit <hpettit@gateway.net
To: Harold <mail@flatratestravel.com
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Car Rental Request


Service was good - no problems. We really didn't need the 4X4 capability, however highly recommend a 4X4 to future customers as the axle clearance allows easier access over the dirt and rock roads. My brother-in-law was with us during part of are visit and had to "crawl" at a very slow speed in a Nissan stationwagon over CR's dirt & rock roads to avoid undercarriage damage
Hugh Pettit
San Francisco


From: Edward Gorman jr. <ed7578@peoplepc.com
To: Harold at Orbit <reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001 9:16 AM
Subject: Re:REFERENCE


Harold,
Please feel free to use me for reference as it was most helpful to not have to leave a non-refundable deposit when we had no idea if we would be able to make the flight. But that is the downside to traveling for free. YOU WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY TO HELP US GET THE 4 RUNNER AND THE SERVICE WAS GOOD AND THE CAR WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AS PROMISED . Once again thanks for your help.
Ed Gorman
CAPITAN
DELTA AIR LINES
NEW LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE


Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000
7:49 PM
Subject: vacation


Hi Harold

I would like to thank you for the way you handled all our travel requirements while we visited Costa Rica this winter, all arrangements hotels, car rentals and tours were first rate. We certainly would recommend Flat Rates Travel to other travelers
Regards
Ed Forster
St. Albert Alberta, Canada
elsro@compusmart.ab.ca



From: Susan Degress degress@vail.net
To: harold at orbit mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 5:30 AM
Subject: Re: Question about hours



**** I'd like add to my original message, and I hope you'll post it to your
website after my reviews of the hotels:

"Harold helped me a great deal by acting as a mediator when I had trouble
with a rentacar company. He was able to work out a deal for me with a
company that tried overcharging me. He went above and beyond the call of
duty, and I would recommend his services to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.
With Harold on your side, you can't go wrong."

Many thanks,

Susan



From: Loraw, Ron <RLoraw@phsca.org
To: 'harold at orbit' <mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: Car Rental



All of your staff have been very accommodating
through out the entire continuum of my visit.
It has been a pleasurable experience, and I look
forward to seeing you again on my next visit to
Costa Rica which can not be too soon.
Be well.

Thank you,
Ron Loraw
Director Materials Mgmt
1-818-843-5111 X 7090
1-818-840-7933



From: Ted.Ferguson@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
To: reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 7:09 AM
Subject: RE: rental cars

Harold, the truck was great, nice advice on the Toyota Hilux, what a truck!
Great price also.
You've got yourself a pretty nice country there, great people.
Regards,
Ted Ferguson



From: Shari S. Kaplan
ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT
NEW YORK TIMES
sharik@nytimes.com
To: harold at orbit <mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: Car Rental


Hi Harold,


I already sent you a note from my home e-mail, however, here goes:


The trip was great. The car worked out very well (albeit over $600 after
insurance) and we were happy we had it for the week. Manual Antonio was the
perfect spot for a family with 2 small kids-we never ran out of things to
do. Costa Rica is a very special country--it is beautiful, the people are
lovely and there is so much to do there. We would definitely return on
another vacation. Thanks for all your help.


Shari Kaplan Shedrofsky



From: Renee Richardson Kling reneer@gte.net
To: harold at orbit mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 5:46 AM
Subject: RE: Car Rental in Costa Rica

Car rental went great.


Thank you


Renee Richardson
Richardson Kleiber Walter
635 S. Orange Ave., Suite 16
Sarsota, Fl. 34236
Ph: 941-953-9772
Fax: 941-365-9493



From: Martin Rader
To: harold at orbit
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: Car rental

Wonderfully! Seth had no trouble with either the car or the service. He was able to pick up the rental when he needed it. Everyone was courteous, well organized and helpful.

Martin Rader
martydonna@sprintmail.com


From: Sandi Resnik
To: harold at orbit
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: reconfirmation of car rental

dear harold,
thanks for your help with our rav4. we had a great time and things went very smoothly with the car.
sandi and bhrian resnik
santa barbara, california



From: Laurent Roux <lroux@onebox.com
To: harold at orbit <mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Fw:

Hola,


everything went perfect, the car was there at the ferry and we had noproblem
whatsoever driving it to Monteverde and Tamarindo.


Gracias,
Laurent Roux
Embassy of France
French Counsel
88 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California
lroux@onebox.com - email
1-415-430-2191 x1223 - voicemail/fax



From: Ron Raymond <ronjoan@raymondsmail.com
To: harold at orbit <mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: car rental

Thank you for your help. Everything went fine while we were in Costa Rica.


Ron Raymond
6880 Rose Acres Lane
Felton, CA 95018 USA
Fax #: 831-335-0628



From: Klappauf, Don <KlappauD@staff.abanet.org
To: 'harold at orbit' <mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 6:21 AM
Subject: RE: Car Rental - Costa Rica

Everything went great. Got the car with no hassles and the car worked out
well for us. We would certainly use you again.

Thanks,

Don Klappauf

Your assumption is correct it is the American Bar Association.
Have a great Day!


Don




From: CJ Conant
To: mail@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: rental reservation

Harold,

You might remember me, last February-March I rented a 12-pax Toyota minivan from you guys but I was terribly paranoid about renting from you just because it was over the internet. Furthermore it was my first time to Costa Rica and I had serious concerns about renting a car because of all the horror stories I had heard. When we arrived at the airport everything was in order and when we returned the vehicle there were no surprises about what we owed. Also I am so glad we rented a new vehicle because those roads in Costa Rica do terrible things to vehicles in a short time. The only problem we had was a flat tire which we were able get patched for just three dollars.

Now I am looking to travel to Costa Rica with my wife and I wouldn't feel comfortable renting from anyone else.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Conant




Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2001 6:39 AM
Subject: re[2]: Rental car reservation


Dear Harold,

Everything that you arranged for us worked out great. Thanks for your help.

All the best

Klaus Bierwagen
Dometek Inc.
PO Box 885, 95 Crisci St.
Leominster, MA 01453
Ph: 978-840-8181
Fax: 978-840-8182



Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: Alquiler 4x4 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER


Sorry you didn't receive it but I sent a note back upon return from our trip.
Our experience with the car rental was excellent. We were picked up perfectly at the airport, were given an excellent car which made our many
miles driven a pleasure, and were quickly and efficiently checked out upon return. I also believe the rate was good compared to cars of similar quality so I thank you much for that. Not much else to say......

Cheers, Ricardo Ramirez
Caracas, Venezuela

From: Ramirez, Ricardo RAMIREZRX@pdvsa.com



From: PeterTurnerWE@aol.com PeterTurnerWE@aol.com
To: mail@flatratestravel.com mail@flatratestravel.com
Date: Thursday, March 09, 2000 2:49 AM
Subject: Feedback


Thank you for organising the requested bookings. The trip was excellent and I really appreciated the Rav 4 advice. I would consider this mandatory for the Monteverde/Arenal route and it made the whole trip more pleasant. Most of the Guanacaste roads could really use a 4 wheel drive too and certainly the more interesting routes. I few little updates. The trip from Arenal to Monteverde is a good 4 hrs and Monteverde to Samara 6 hrs. The Flamingo Marina is NE facing, has no reasonable beach and is a real wind corridor. It is probably OK for a boat mooring, but was not what I was looking for and has seen better days. The beach to the south of the peninsular is very good if anyone is in the area. The El Ocotal has a dangerous beach and is posted as such, and has neither sunrise not sunset, facing north. The bungalows have bright furnishings, but the ants have made a home in the rooms and turn over would appear to be low, so maintenance is less. The restaurant has a nice terrace, but on this occasion the wind was incredibly strong and took the edge off it. El Sapo Dorado trails are too close to development/farmland to be rich in wildlife, but the location is fine and the new Skywalk through the forest canopy a few to the north km (not in the Monteverde park), even in the torrential rain, is magnificent and a must for anyone in the area. The comments are just to help with advice for others - trip was really good and I thank you again for arranging the bookings.

Regards, Dr. Peter J. Turner


From: Bob Frieden <rfrieden@energyguide.com
To: Harold at Orbit <reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2001 6:55 PM
Subject: RE: Car rental

Harold:


Everything went well. Costa Rica is a beautiful country filled with very
nice people.


The car rental people were very helpful and professional and the land
cruiser was what we needed. I will recommend you to my friends and would be
happy to serve as a reference.
Thanx for your help.


Bob


Dear Flat Rates Travel

Sept. 24

Back to the real world. It was wonderful and Costa Rica is beautiful and the Tulemar was fantastic selection for our honeymoon. The white water rafting and the crocodile tours you selected for us were great with first class guides.

We now completely understand what you meant by being careful about renting cars in Costa Rica and we suggest to anyone who rents a car to have a third party like Flat Rates Travel there to stand up for the tourists if the rental car company tries to give you a poor quality car.

Thanks for all your help.

Cathy and Rusell Ahern

Haverhill, Massachusetts

P.S. Tulemar was great. Gilbert at the front desk was extremely helpful and pleasant and went out of his way to help us find things. Rooms were perfect and spotless. Tara had view of top of the world. Cathy.


From: Carolyn Swartz cswartz@bpictures.com

To: harold/Flat Rates Travelcostarica

Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000
5:45 PM Subject:

Re: March 20th Sorry it's taken me so long.

I still feel like we got back yesterday -- it's just been one very long week of playing catch up. First -- it was great meeting you and thanks very much for your help. We had a great time and no question, we'll be back. Now that I've been there, I realize how much hand-picking you've done -- and how narrowing the field to the really good places is really a valuable service. Each of the places we stayed was really nice. Parador was actually better than I expected. It's really a restful and relaxed atmosphere with the sprawling grounds, the large area by the pool (compared, say, to Mariposa.) If there was a casino or disco, I never saw or heard it. It's in the specs but either it's not in use or not there (which was good.) Needless to say, I was relieved that the place was as low key and disco-less as it was. Xandari is really, really cool and we want to go back. They've really thought of everything. (Apparently, Leona Helmsley is not the only one who believes in plenty of big fluffy towels and terry robes.) You're right -- all we needed was more time. Although Julian started having Nintendo withdrawal symptoms by the end. (I did plan too much road time the first three days -- to Arenal on Day Two, to Manuel Antonio Day Three.) But the drives were plenty gorgeous. Anyway -- we'll be in touch and hope to see you again next year same time. And if you ever need/want to use me as a reference, feel free.

Carolyn
bPictures Production New York City


From: Cheri tico2000@swns.net
To: 'harold/Flat Rates Travelcostarica' mail@flatratestravel.com

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2000 7:12 PM
Subject: RE: Rentar Auto

Hello Harold!! Thank you for your interest about my experience renting a car with your agency and the Toyota renta Car. I was very happy with the service every one there was very helpful and the service couldn't be better. I will continue to use your services in the future and will recomend to others using your agency. Thank you and it was a pleasure to do business with you.

Sincerely Olman E Alvarado.


Dear Flat Rates Travel

Many thanks for making our fist trip to Costa Rica a great vacation. The first night at the Rodeo was fine and the accommodations were great. However the real Costa Rica opened up when the Suzuki Sidekick you reserved for us took us to the Tulemar in Manuel Antonio. What a jungle and beach paradise. The ultimate however was back to San Jose in the mountains at the Xandari. The Xandari is not in this world but closer to heaven.

Gary Bauer
201E 86 Street
New York, NY


From: Clive Pinder <clive.pinder@scala.com
To: mail@flatratestravel.com
Subject: Thank you
Date: Saturday, January 03, 1998 7:58 PM

A brief note to thank you for helping arrange what has been a wonderful
visit to Costa Rica. The car rental went smoothly and Buena Vista and the
tour were a perfect star. Our trip to Playa Negra was excellent, despite
some excessive winds and poor surf. The Tilawa is a wonderful hotel and the
location excellent.
Harold, I will recommend your service to others.


From: michael mather, cpa <matherx@primenet.com
To: Harold <mail@flatratestravel.com
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: costa rica

Harold - Thank you for your timely reply.

The car rental was good. No problems with the van which, did indeed, fit all 8 of us plus our luggage. Our one night stay at the Arenal observatory Lodge was great. The volcano was active, billowing smoke, and glowing red after sundown. The hotel staff and restaurant staff were courteous and helpful. The final mile of the drive to the Lodge was a workout for our fully loaded Mazda Van. I would recommend the Lodge to anyone.

The El Ocotal resort was nice...but...I walk with a cane, and I had a very hard time climbing the walkway between the lobby/restaurant and my room. The walk down to the beach was likewise a hard chore. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone with physical disability which effects the ability to walk far distances. This difficulty caused us to leave the Resort one day earlier than planned. The people at the hotel were helpful and courteous.

The Villa Teca Hotel was good fun. We were the only guests there the first night. The friendliness of the Hotel employees during our stay was excellent. would also reccomend this Hotel to future guests. The Manual Antonio area is a very special place.

I am from Phoenix, Arizona, and would gladly recommend your services to all interested parties planning a trip to Costa Rica.

Thank you again... Mike Mather CPA


From: Cawp2 <cawp2@aol.com
To:mail@flatratestravel.com
Subject: Thanks
Date: Friday, January 02, 1998 12:33 AM

Just returned from Costa Rica this afternoon and wanted to let you know how
smoothly most everything went. As well, you asked for some impressions
so…..
Napolean- Accommodations are nice, breakfast was an added bonus.
Pines --- Rustic accommodations, but perfect for our family. Jovino and his
family are a pleasure!
Ocotal - Beautiful! The hotel is in a wonderful location. A little remote for the teenagers - but we had a wonderful time there snorkeling and going into coco.

Buena Vista - Lovely little place - charming gardens, my daughter loved the birds
that abounded, the room large and comfortable! The New Year Party was fun too!

The auto Rental - perfect - everyone was very accommodating.

All in all, you did a great job - and we appreciate your recommendations and
effort. Let me know if you would like any other info.

Wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year


From: Sheera55@aol.com <Sheera55@aol.com
To: mail@flatratestravel.com <mail@flatratestravel.com
Date: Saturday, September 04, 1999 5:56 AM
Subject: thanx

We just returned from a wonderful vacation and wanted to thank you immensely for all of the help you provided. The Buena Vista Hotel was perfect - Ed was there to pick us up at the airport. The Toyota Hi Lux was a perfect vehicle for us - and the price you got for us was well below all of the other places I had priced around for. We really appreciate all of your help, especially your promptness in answering our e-mails. We will definitely recommend you to others.


thanx again,
Shira Werb


From: "Kurt Zarwell" <kzarwell@hotmail.com
To: <reservations@orbitcostarica.com
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: Thanks


Hello Harold,

Thanks for the making the auto reservation and for the advice on the Rav 4.
I had a great trip and would recomend your services to anyone. I think its important to have a third party such as yourself to help negotiate if there are any problems. Thanks again and good luck.

Kurt

 


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