4×4 Car Rental
You want to discover remote places in Costa Rica with the comfort of having a 4×4 car? But you don’t want to spend fortunes on rental and all types of insurances, fees and hidden charges? Then rent with us: Friendly service with great info, backpacker rates, low safety deposit and guaranteed no hidden charges!
Would you like to explore Costa Rica and its neighboring countries on a motorbike? Then you are at the right place at Wild Rider. Robust dual sport bikes with 250, 400 and 650 cm³ displacement are ready for you. Whether you want to travel in a classic way with a map and a compass, or in a modern way with GPS, waypoints and target coordinates – Wild Rider helps you plan your motorcycle trip without stress.
We are offering a variety of exciting and adventurous motorcycle tours to and across Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. These tours are well planned—but with plenty flexibility for quick on-site adjustments. Our tour guides are friendly, courteous and well experienced motorcycle riders, with an inexhaustible of the secrets, culture and people of these countries.
Drive & Surf
Wild Rider teamed up with San Jose Surfboards, so in addition to our rental vehicles we now offer you the possibility to rent surfboards together with your rental car.
Welcome to Wild Rider Costa Rica
We are the specialists for your individual Costa Rica adventure! For over 20 years we have been renting 4×4 cars and dual sport bikes at economic rates. What makes us special is the fact that we offer much more, than just the renting you a vehicle or motorcycle:
You can count on our services even well before you start your trip. We will be glad to help you in working out the best tour for you and give you advice on what to see, where to stay and what to do. We include all costs and fees in our offers, there are no hidden costs and no bad surprises. We are a multilingual team. During your trip, you will always be able to talk to one of our competent English-speaking staff members. We do all maintenance work on our vehicles in our own workshop. We always make sure that our vehicles are in perfect shape.
Meet the team at Wild Rider Costa Rica. These are the team members you will most likely meet, when you pick up or drop off your car or your bike.
To meet our entire team, click here.
Thomas Brennenstuhl is the founder and owner of Wild Rider. His work space is the workshop and technic.
Torsten Klier is the second owner of Wild Rider. His work area is the office, rental and finances.
José Gonzalez is one of our rental agents.
Eduardo Segura is one of our rental agents.
Click here to meet our entire team.
Wild Rider Costa Rica is the friendly operator for affordable 4×4 car rental and for off-road motorcycle fun in Costa Rica. Discover the beauty and the diversity of its unique nature and wilderness on two wheels or in a 4×4 car. Climb the highest volcanoes, discover the tropical rain forests and some of the numerous national parks, or just explore one of the endless beaches. Whatever you want to do on a motorcycle or with a car and wherever you want to go in Costa Rica:
We believe in helping and advising each traveler individually, to realize his or her very own plans on how to discover Costa Rica. We are more than glad to advise you on which places to visit, where to stay and what to see, so your dream vacation become true.
And, you might ask yourself “why a car rental calls itself Wild Rider?. The reason is simple—because it all started with motorcycles.
Click here to read the full story.
Read what our customers say about Wild Rider:
Craig and Chris, October 2017
First, we’d like to say how much appreciated, once again, how very easy it was to rent a car from Wild Rider during our recent trip to Costa Rica. Everything from the beginning to end was great!
From all your prompt, helpful email responses when we set up the rental…to the delivery of the car at the airport by Jose, who was there when we got off the plane and took the time to share some useful tips…to the return of the car at the hotel to Eduardo, who almost magically appeared right after we arrived at the hotel!
Ulrike und Siggi, July 2017
Wir sind schon länger wieder zu Hause sind, aber wollen uns trotzdem sehr herzlich für Euren Service bedanken:
Die Anmietung und Abwicklung war völlig entspannt und problemlos, das Auto wurde uns pünktlich ins Hotel gebracht, es war tip top und passte perfekt zu unsere Anforderungen, es gab keinerlei Probleme während der zwei Wochen, die Rückgabe war genauso entspannt wie die Anmietung, und dann noch der einfache Transfer von Eurem Büro / Eurer Werkstatt zu unserem Hotel - echt super.
Annabelle Cantu, June 2017
I would just like to take some time to thank you so much for all your help today! Jose went above and beyond to help us with everything, all his advice was so helpful! The car is also in amazing shape!
We are very excited to be here. Thanks again!
Mike Jaensch, May 2017
Wild Rider is an exceptional outfit in which you can place your complete trust when looking for a rental in Costa Rica. We're an older (71 and 58 years) pair of experienced world travelers from Adelaide, Australia, who have rented cars on many occasions in Europe, the US and other countries. From our first email we were impressed with Wild Rider's professionalism. Our Suzuki Jimny was perfectly prepared for the rough roads of the Nicoya Peninsula and ran faultlessly, even after being nudged in the rear by a hit-run idiot tourist on an ATV. Thorsten and the friendly team at Wild Rider helped us sort out our insurance excess claim with detailed documentation. They were outstanding in every respect.
Michael Ben Shaul, September 2016
(…) Anyway...all is Ok. We met your representative, and gave him the car. Thank you for an excellent service!!
Mario Calvillo, July 2016
Thank you for being so professional and to the minute. Man that’s hard to find these days. I’ll cu next yr.....
Inga Lapsins, July 2016
I just left a positive review on Tripadvisor, but also wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for all of your help. Renting from Wild Rider was such an easy, stressless and good experience. I appreciated all of your travel advice (LOVED Samara!), and we really felt comfortable driving around Costa Rica with our small children knowing that if we ran into any issues that you were just a phone call away and always so responsive. thank you.
James Freiss, July 2016
This is the place to rent a car. Ask about getting them to meet you at the airport when you arrive and when you leave. The service is an added 15 dollars each way but makes for a zero stress transaction right as you exit customs! What is best about these guys is their communication before the trip and during the trip via email and their honesty about all-in pricing including required minimum insurances. They give you a number and in the end that is the number. Love straight shooters. Use these guys. I will next time down for sure.
Kim Tompkins, July 2016
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful service while we were in Costa Rica! I wrote a trip advisor review for you today, but I wanted to thank you personally too! Your personal attention and advice helped us feel more comfortable about driving a car in a new country. Your advice and tips on what to see were also very helpful! My daughters loved the crocodiles under the bridge and if we hadn’t taken your advice to head to La Fortuna instead of hiking Poaz, we would not have seen the clear view of Arenal I have attached. The next two days it was completely clouded over!
Phil Adams, June 2016
Thorsten I really have to say thank you for your considerate help. We've been in costa rica already for a few weeks and haven't had anyone as helpful and informative as you guide us through specifics like this, and really show you truly care.
Sean McNally, April 2016
Just left a glowing reviews on Google... Is there anywhere else I can leave one that will help? Couldn't be more pleased with the experience and will rent from you again without hesitation... and I'll get to the airport on time next time 🙂
Juergen Armbruester, March 2016
Wir sind wieder wohl erhalten in Deutschland angekommen. Hat ja gestern morgen alles super geklappt mit der Übergabe am Airport. Wir waren überhaupt sehr zufrieden mit dem Procedere bei euch. Ich finde es Klasse wieviel Zeit du dir bei der Übergabe genommen hast. Ich kann euch uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen. Sollten wir wieder nach Costa Rica kommen (was nach dem Urlaub wahrscheinlich ist) mieten wir gerne wieder bei euch.
Jane Mitchinson & Lawrence Mullins, March 2016
Hello, this Jane Mitchinson and her husband Lawrence Mullins. We would just like to pass on how happy we were with our rental experience from Wild-Rider. The vehicle a Jimny was terrific. It went everywhere we wanted to and was totally reliable and comfortable. Your representative Eduardo was great, he was extremely professional, made all the paperwork easy, and supplied us with a number of helpful tips and suggestions, which ultimately proved to be invaluable. Anyway thanks for the great experience and we will happily recommend your company to anybody. Thanks again.
Lisa Sanabria, February 2016
We are back home from our vacation, and had a great time. I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with the service from Wild Rider. I chose your company after having a bad experience with another company during our last trip to CR, and after reading many online reviews. I’m pleased to say that everything went just as you promised. We had such good service from Eduardo (I hope I have his name right). He was so patient and friendly with us, when we were late coming into the airport, and again late getting to the last hotel. He might have told you that we were quite flustered after being told that our reservation was canceled due to overbooking, and that’s when my husband left his phone in the car. Eduardo came right back to give it to us. Please tell him a big thank you. We really appreciated his patience and help. Thanks again!
Christian Schmelz, Januar 2016
Wir wollten noch einmal DANKE sagen für den Mietwagen und vor allem dafür, dass das so unkompliziert und schnell ging, nachdem unsere andere Buchung bei einem Mietwagen-Onlineportal unerfreulicherweise nicht geklappt hatte. Wild Rider war quasi unsere letzte Rettung, indem wir spontan bei dir noch einen 4x4-Geländewagen für einen fairen Preis bekamen! Und - auch nicht zu vergessen - dein Mitarbeiter Jose war supernett als er uns abgeholt hat und auch sehr aufmerksam, so z.B. als er alles mit dem Wagen vorbereitete, während wir bei dir noch am Schreibtisch saßen.
Jason Yuan, January 2016
Thank you again for the great service and dependable car last week during my trip to Costa Rica. I have a friend Erwin, who is visiting in December who also needs to rent a car while he is out there. I copied him to this email so you guys can connect and you can give him a quote for a Bego. @Erwin- Meet Thorsten, he and his company has the best rates in CR.
Nathalie Hutcheon, November 2015
Thanks so much - we are home safely and getting settled into normal life again. Your service was great and we appreciate all that you did for us. We will recommend you to anyone needing a car in CR and will provide a reference on Trip Advisor once I get online to write it... Have a great day and thanks again!