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Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements
do i need a motorcycle license?

Yes.

can i use only an international driver’s license?

No, an International driver’s license is NOT VALID unless you also carry your original motorcycle license.

Reservations
Can I reserve a motorcycle before I arrive in Tamarindo?

Yes! We strongly encourage all of our clients to reserve their bike(s) before arriving in Tamarindo.

can i rent a moto without a reservation?

Yes, but we can’t guarantee that we will have a bike available for you. And you must contact us BEFORE coming by since we work BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

What do I need to do to reserve a bike?

You need to give us a specific pickup & return date & pay a deposit of %30 of the total rental cost.

How do i pay the reservation deposit?

The payment of the reservation deposit is made via Paypal.

what is the reservation cancellation policy?

Full refund of the Reservation Deposit up to 30 days before the pickup date. Less than 30 days to pickup date, the Reservation Deposit is Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable & your dates cannot be changed.

Payments
Can I pay my rental with a Credit Card?

Yes, via Paypal.

what currencies do you accept?

We only accept the following currencies:

• US Dollars

Colones

does the rental fee include everything?

Yes, the Rental Fee includes EVERYTHING, there is NO EXTRA cost.

if i return my moto early, do i get a refund?

No, there are no refunds on early returns.

do i have to leave a damage deposit?

Yes, you must leave a damage deposit for each bike rented.

can i pay the damage deposit with a credit card?

Yes, via Paypal.

Insurance
Do I have to purchase Full Coverage Insurance?

No, but we encourage you to do so.

What kind of Insurance do I have if I don’t purchase the Full Coverage Insurance?

Without the Full Coverage Insurance, the Renter is protected for Third Party Liability ONLY.

What happens if the moto gets stolen & I don’t have Full Coverage Insurance?

Without the Full Coverage Insurance, the Renter is fully responsible for all damage to the motorcycle including Loss & Theft for up to the replacement cost of the motorcycle.

What is covered with the Full Coverage Insurance?

With the Full Coverage Insurance, El Gringo’s Rentals Tamarindo is responsible for all damage to the motorcycle ABOVE the Deductible amount, including loss & theft.

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Where do I pickup my moto?

You can pickup your moto BY APPOINTMENT at our location in Villareal. See our Contact page for details.

Can I stop by your shop without an appointment?

No, we work BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, please call, send us a text or an email to arrange an appointment BEFORE coming by.

Can you deliver the moto to my hotel?

During the “Regular Season” (March 16 to October 14), we may be able to bring the moto to you for free if you are in Tamarindo. If you are outside of Tamarindo we may charge a fee to deliver. During the “High Season” (October 15 to December 14 / January 2 to March 15) and the “Peak Season” (December 15 to January 1), we do not deliver.

tamarindo area
can i rent a motorcycle for a few hours only?

No, Our minimum rental period is 48h.

can i get out of Costa Rica with the motorcycle?

No, the motorcycle cannot leave Costa Rica.

Is there a KM restriction?

No, but we do have a ZONE restriction. The motorcycle must stay within the boundaries as shown below.

Tamarindo Map Zone
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do you provide helmets?

Yes, we provide one or two helmets free of charge, as per the client’s needs.

do you provide a surfboard rack?

A few of our XR150l  can be equipped with a surfboard rack, please upon reservation, and know that we can’t guarantee that we will have a moto with a surfboard rack available for your dates.

do you provide a lock?

No, but motorcycle theft is relatively rare. At night, we recommend that you park the motorcycle in a secure area.

do you provide any riding gear?

Other than mandatory helmets & reflective straps, no.

do your bikes come with a surfboard rack?

Most of our bikes can be equipped with a surfboard rack. Please let us know upon reservation if you need a surfboard rack.

do your bikes come with a luggage rack?

Yes, all our bikes have a factory installed rack on the back where you can tie up some luggage.

general
which airport is the closest?

There is the Tamarindo Domestic Airport, 5 minutes outside of Tamarindo and the Liberia International Airport, 45 minutes from Tamarindo.

do you rent atv’s?

No, we do not rent quads.

do you rent semi-automatic moto or scooters?

No, we do not have semi-automatic motos or scooters.

do you rent off-road vehicles or side-by-side?

No, we do not rent off-road type vehicles.

how much does it cost to fill up the tank?

The tank cost approximately $10-12 to fill.

how many KM can i do on one tank?

Approximately 250km on one tank.

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