Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles. The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental and get written proof of the coverage to be presented at the counter at the time of rental. Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival. NOTE: Written proof should be obtained from the credit card company on official letterhead noting they will specifically extend LDW coverage in Costa Rica.To waive AVIS’s LDW customer must agree on PDW or ALI.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) Purchase relieves customers financial responsibility for damage to or loss of the Avis vehicle as a result of an accident or theft. Theft protection is included in the purchase of LDW. This coverage does not include loss of license plates, accessories, tow service, fines and loss of keys, nor windshield/tires/rims damage. (protection for windshield/tires/rims damage may be purchased at the rental counter).
If LDW/PDW is declined, then Additional Liability Insurance (ALI) will be MANDATORY for all car groups. Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) or Partial Damage Waiver (PDW) can only be declined with written proof of collision coverage with credit card. NOTE: Written proof should be obtained from the credit card company on official letterhead noting they will specifically extend LDW coverage in Costa Rica.
PDW is the minimum protection required for the Avis car in Costa Rica. It is MANDATORY, unless the customer is authorized to use credit card coverage. PDW must be obtained at the rental counter.
Additional coverage may be available. Check at the counter upon arrival.
Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.
Addendum to Rental Agreement for US Residents - At the time of rental all USA residents will be required to sign a separate addendum that acknowledges their responsibilities for care of the car and mandates that, should there be any damage issues upon return to the USA, you may deal with an American based company to handle these issues. This may alleviate the need for international trips or phone calls back to the country of origin.