Collision Damage Waiver–Theft Protection (CDW-TP) is not insurance. The rental location requires CDW-TP protection to rent a vehicle, unless you present written proof that your credit card provides collision and theft protection in Costa Rica or purchase Alamo Protection Package (APP) which includes CDW-TP. If you purchase CDW-TP, the rental company contractually waives your responsibility for all or part of the cost of damage to, loss or theft of the vehicle during the rental period in Costa Rica, after the deductible, unless you invalidate the coverage as provided in the rental agreement.
A deductible of up to 2,000 USD for CDW depending on car class, and a deductible of 2,000 USD for Theft Protection will apply.
Please be aware that most auto insurance policies from outside Costa Rica do not provide coverage in Costa Rica. Liability insurance purchased on third party travel website are not an acceptable form of coverage. Employees of the local rental car company are not qualified to evaluate the adequacy of the customer's personal auto insurance coverage. The renter should contact their insurance company prior to arrival with any questions regarding their specific coverage. Further, if the renter provides acceptable proof of current coverage in Costa Rica and declines both CDW-TP and APP, the renter is responsible for the full value of damage to or loss of the vehicle and an additional authorization in the amount of 1,500 USD will be held on their credit card at the time of rental.