About Tricolor Car Rental


Leading car rental in Costa Rica with more than 25 years of experience

Born in 1984, Tricolor Car Rental. has more than 25 years of experience providing a trusted rent a car service in Costa Rica for travelers around that visit our beautiful and exotic beaches and mountains. 4 wheel drive is our specialty but we provide a variety of vehicles according to your needs

T.T. Tricolor Car Rental was born from the dream of a man who wanted to mix his passion for cars with the smile of the tourist. Years passed and in 1989, proceedings began with the ICT (Costa Rica Tourist board) for the Tourism Declaration, followed by the approval of the Tourism Contract.

T.T. Tricolor Car Rental began operations on September 24th, 1991, with a rent a car fleet of only 20 units. It was founded by three family members with their president being Mr. Alvaro Fonseca Zayas-Bazán. It was temporarily located in San José, Barrio California, between Central and Second Avenues on 21st. Street. By January 1992, it was moved to a building on 17th Street between 8th and 10th Avenues, with sufficient space to accommodate the car rental fleet with a small display. At that time, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental specialized in 4x4 vehicles.

In 1993, due to increased demand, car rental fleet of new vehicles was enlarged and another office at Paseo Colón added. T.T. Tricolor Car Rental made the decision to deal more directly with tourists in Costa Rica in order to give more personalized service. In 1994, with an increase in small hotels called "Bed and Breakfasts", T.T. Tricolor Car Rental decided to seek yet another location, putting in a branch at Barrio Amón, which has the greatest concentration of such accommodations.

Due to the tourism boom in Costa Rica, by 1995, the administrative and maintenance divisions were installed on the campus of a partner at the end of Paseo de los Estudiantes with a capacity for 150 rent a car vehicles. By October 1997, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental had transferred its Central Management and Operations to the Juan Santamaría International Airport area, the main airport in Costa Rica, looking to improve complete service to its customers using the airport for arrivals and departures.

In the new millennium, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental was expanded in Alajuela, acquiring an adjacent property, remodeling the administrative offices, and beginning construction on a two-story building with a capacity of up to 280 vehicles to provide a better rent a car service. By February 2002, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental acquired a property on Paseo Colón, beginning construction of a building that would double the space for customer attention. By December 2004, the new facility was moved into. Within a year and a half, due to the wide acceptance of its customers in the area, it was necessary to expand again, greatly increasing the exhibition areas, customer service, and parking.

Since 2009, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental has gone carbon neutral by acquiring fuel-efficient vehicles. These not only generate less pollution but also save the customer money, according to certified dealers.

T.T. Tricolor Car Rental is now participating in national tourism fairs, specifically EXPOTUR, as well as international exhibitions. T.T. Tricolor Car Rental has participated twice in ITB Fair in Berlin, Fitur in Spain, and Tourist Market in Los Angeles in the United States, gladly representing Costa Rica.

Throughout these years, T.T. Tricolor Car Rental has always endeavored to satisfy its customers and make friendships. T.T. Tricolor Car Rental will continue working under its philosophy of "Being better day by day in service and friendship".

We are listed at www.visitcostarica.com, the official site of Costa Rica.

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