Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Costa Rica

Relocation support for all your employee mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Costa Rica

With the foreign professional in mind, we can provide corporate or relocation company paid vehicles. We have included auto insurance and roadside assistance in the lease payments. The employee/expat will work with their own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist them with all their questions, provide quotes and ensure hassle-free delivery of their new car.

Direct Billing Service: ExpatRide will pay for the vehicle on behalf of the expat employee and invoice the employer or the relocation management company.

Note: It is unfortunately not possible for the expat to pay for the vehicle directly to our local partner with our program.

Flexible Expat Lease Terms

24 to 36 months lease agreements will work for most expatriates.

No Down Payment

The expat employer or RMC is only responsible for the monthly payments

Expat Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is included in the service.


Our expat auto lease contracts include maintenance.

We offer assistance for expatriates in all of Costa Rica

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela, Liberia, Puntarenas, San Isidro, Curridabat, San Vicente de Moravia, Alajuela and the list goes on…

Contact us for more information

Please complete the below contact form. We will guide you through the options and the process of delivering a new car to your employee.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you require a down payment to start a lease?

    No, a down payment is not required

  • What documents are needed to start a car lease?

    The following documents are required:
    • Passport
    • Driver's license

  • What features are included in the lease?

    The following is included:
    • Maintenance
    • Service
    • Tax

  • What payment options do you offer

    We offer the following payment options:

    - Bank payment
    - Credit card payment (3,5% transaction fee is added)

    Invoicing can be done in AUD, EUR, GBP, SGD or USD.

  • I understand most cars in Costa Rica have manual transmission. Do you have cars with automatic transmissions available through your program?

    Yes, vehicles with automatic transmission is available upon request.

  • Do you have any limitation in what Make/Models you can offer?

    We mostly offer Toyota vehicles, but other brands may be available upon request .

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, this program is created to support corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments. This can be coordinated directly with the HR department or with the allocated relocation management company.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you are with a Relocation Management Company, we can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employee transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

    For your employees we offer the following services:

    - Airport Transfer
    - Rental Car
    - Daily Chauffeur Service
    - Car Leasing

We finance many makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands Costa Rica

Learn to navigate the Spanish language of leasing

Below you’ll find a translation of common lease terms from English to Spanish. To learn more about the meaning of these terms, simply follow the link to our Glossary for Expat Car Leasing

Glossary for Expat Car Leasing | ExpatRide

Common lease terms - English to Spanish

Down payment – Pago inicial

Depreciation – Depreciación

Early Termination – Terminación anticipada

Excess mileage charge – Cargo por exceso de kilometraje

Excess Wear and Tear – Exceso de desgaste y rotura

First Month’s Payment – Pago del primer mes

Insurance – Seguro

Lease term – Plazo del arrendamiento

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price – Precio de venta sugerido por el fabricante

Maintenance package – Paquete de mantenimiento

Monthly payment – Mensualidad

Option to Purchase – Opción de compra

Residual value – Valor residual

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

Tailored to fit your needs

    • Start process before or after arrival to Costa Rica
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Intercultural assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.