Travel Recommendations from SJO to Quepos for Touring Manual A. and Rainmaker

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Drew2000 asked 6 years ago

Hello Jenn and Matt:
Greetings from snowy Boston.   Thanks for the great content and help here with your website, books and blog.
I will be visiting Costa Rica in the middle of May for a business trip to San Jose area.   I have decided to add two days to the front side of that trip to explore a little bit of the country.   I’ve chosen to visit the Quepos area and see both Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker, which I read are both really spectacular.   
My questions are thus logistical:
First, does it make sense to rent a car at SJO airport and drive to Quepos and then have wheels to visit Rainmaker and other places along the way?   The alternative was taking a bus from SJO to Quepos, and then renting a car locally to reach Rainmaker.   But some local guidance on this would be helpful.   
Next, do you know if Adobe Car Rental has a location at SJO?   I followed the links from your page but the resulting website for booking didn’t stipulate the location other than San Jose.  I could easily call them but figured you may know this off hand.
Thanks again for your help.

1 Answers
Jenn and Matt Staff answered 6 years ago

Hi Drew, 
Either way would work, you could rent the car from the SJO Airport location (yes they do have one, see our Car Rental Discount Page for info about the pickup process) and drive or wait until you get to Quepos/Manuel Antonio (they have an office in Quepos). Some people like to avoid the longer drives and rent locally. It would definitely be nice to have a rental for Rainmaker since it if pretty far away from town and you’d be able to go at your own pace once you get there. Have an excellent trip!