We put together a Motorcycle Rental Guide to help with your motorcycle rental in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Our guideline covers Questions to Ask before the rental, the , Motorcycle Handover and Return.
Questions to Ask
Always make sure to compare like for like, i.e. motorcycle model, equipment, mileage allowance, insurance, breakdown cover and additional services such as delivery and opening hours for pick-up and return. Generally, the motorcycle rental depends on the bike’s running costs, i.e. the depreciation, insurance, servicing intervals, tire consumption and price of spare parts of the individual rental motorcycle.
Who services the rental motorcycles? Safety is paramount in motorcycling. For that reason our motorcycles are maintained at an authorized dealer. We adhere to the highest maintenance standards set by the manufacturer and don't shy away from the costs to keep our rental motorcycles permanently in tiptop condition.
How old are the bikes? To ensure first-class service, Motorbike Trip only offers the latest models. Rental motorcycles cover high mileage in short periods of time. A rental motorcycle with high mileage is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it’s been carefully maintained.
What does the insurance cover? Third party insurance is mandatory in Costa Rica and covers damage to others. We do not offer Theft Insurance if the motorcycle is stolen. We strongly recommend you take out the maximum insurance coverage to avoid a mishap turning into a major expense.
How much will an accident cost? The insurance excess, also known as insurance deductible is the amount of the claim the rider has to bear. As a rule of thumb, the higher the value of the motorcycle the higher the excess.
What happens in case of a breakdown? Make sure to find out what countries are covered. Our rental motorcycles are covered within a 25 kilometer area. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, our breakdown service will take you and the bike to the next garage. If the bike cannot be repaired locally, we take you back to Tamarindo at no cost and provide a replacement vehicle.
What time for bike pick-up and return? Depending on your travel schedule, you might be arriving very early or late. At Paradise Moto Rental, you can pick up and return your motorcycle outside of office hours. We guarantee to be on time.
It is in the interest of the rental company and the rider to mark down all damages. Take your time to look at the bike and indicate all damages. Ensure all safety-relevant devices such as indicators, horn and lights are working. Also check the fuel level, front and rear brake for lever travel and inspect the chain tension. Verify that the tires are in good condition and ask when the tire pressures were checked. Our rental motorcycles go through a detailed check before and after each rental. Be it the tires, brakes, clutch, engine fluids, chain, electric system or accessories - our checklists don't leave anything to chance. If the rental motorbike isn't in 100% working order, it won't be rented.
Familiarize yourself with the electronics of the bike, the locking mechanisms and find out the best way to get the bike on and off its stand. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Only sign the paperwork, once you are happy with everything. You should receive a copy of the rental contract. To ensure a smooth return, confirm the location and time when you bring back the motorcycle.
After having enjoyed your rental motorcycle, it is time to return it at the agreed location and time. Together with Paradise Moto Rentals, you will check through the motorcycle. Damages can happen. We recommend being honest about it. Rental companies know their bikes inside out and being untruthful about damages will only create an uncomfortable situation. If everything is on order, you should receive written proof. This will protect you from any future claims such as missing fuel.
Following the above steps helps avoid any pitfalls when renting a motorcycle. Please do not hesitate to contact Motorbike Trip in case of questions or further information.
Have a safe journey!!