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Nomad America Blog 2016-10-21T16:38:03+00:00
312, 2016

Into the Wild

A 4x4 road trip from San Jose to the Osa Peninsula with Nomad America Since Costa Rica emerged as the global leader in ecotourism in the early 1990’s one area of the country has stood out among the rest. While tales of over-development in other parts of the country have been well documented, the Osa peninsula, which juts out from the south western mainland into the Pacific has managed [...]

2411, 2016

The Nomad America Guide to White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

White knuckle thrills and chills! In mid 2015, after a morning spent white water rafting with his family President Luis Guillermo Solis proudly thrust a document into the air and shouted the phrase “For Costa Rica!”. The paper in question was a decree to prevent dams being built on the Pacuare and Savegre rivers for a minimum of 25 years. In passing this law President Solis became an instant [...]

2310, 2016

The Nomad America Guide to Costa Ricas Best Scuba Diving Sites

The Nomad America Guide to Costa Rica's Best Scuba Diving Sites Jacques Cousteau: explorer, aqua-lung inventor, marine expert, conservationist and leading authority on all things sub-aquatic once famously stated,  “From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” This quote was one of his many [...]

1709, 2016

The Nomad America guide to Crossing the Nicaragua – Costa Rica Border

Border Crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua – a nation as famous for it's contributions to art, literature, poetry, and diverse cultural traditions as it is infamous for it's periods of political turmoil and oppressive dictatorships that spurred the revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Although older generations still bare psychological scars from the  violent unrest of decades past, for younger generations the troubles of a bygone era are confined [...]

409, 2016

The Nomad America Guide to Costa Ricas Top 5 Festivals

Lagarteada Festival For the The Nomad America Guide to Costa Ricas Top 5 Festivals let's start with one of the least well known but definitely one of the craziest parties on the Costa Rican calendar. Google the word “syncretism” and you'll find it described as the act of combining opposing religious beliefs to form a new system. It came in handy for the Roman Catholics during their campaign to convert the [...]

1008, 2016

Attention Coffee Lovers – The Nomad America Guide to the Costa Rican Coffee Experience.

What's rich, hot, dark, arousing and will keep you awake all night? Yes, we're talking about coffee,  and if you're reading this then it's a safe assumption that you are already in, or at least toying with the idea of visiting one of the planets most revered coffee producing destinations – Costa Rica. The tale of the Costa Rican coffee industries humble origins begins in the 17th century Meseta area; an [...]

508, 2016

7 Places to Visit in Costa Rica with Kids

Costa Rica is an extremely family-friendly country and traveling to Costa Rica with kids is a truly enjoyable experience. You will find a variety of places when it comes to adventure trip with children in Costa Rica. This amazing country has a lot to offer: beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, jungles and rainforests! The choice might seem overwhelming, especially if you want to plan your trip with kids in advance and choose your [...]

408, 2016

Renting a Toyota FJ Cruiser in Costa Rica

There are a lot of travelers in Costa Rica from all around the world. All the visitors are different and have different travel plans. Some are young backpackers traveling by bus and staying in hostels, some are families staying in resorts in one area without much exploration, some are adventure seekers going to ATV tours or renting powerful vehicles, some are surfers, some just want to stay at the beach during [...]

408, 2016

Pura Vida and Tico Slang you really don’t have to know when Traveling to Costa Rica – but might be fun!

Even if you speak Spanish, Costa Rican Spanish might seem different to you. Local people have their own slang and expressions that are difficult to understand to everyone who is not native to Costa Rica. However, don’t get discouraged! The more you make effort to speak Spanish with locals and participate in conversations, the more information you will get about the country. It is very useful to learn some top Costa [...]

308, 2016

Jeep Rental Costa Rica

Reasons for a Jeep Rental Costa Rica Have you already planned your vacation to Costa Rica? Or maybe you are just choosing your travel destination and Costa Rica is one of your travel choices? Choosing Costa Rica for your vacation can’t go wrong. This amazing country has so many things to offer, so many activities and positive experiences waiting for you! If you an adventure seeker who likes to explore places [...]

2907, 2016

The Nomad America Guide to Costa Rica’s Best Volcanoes

The Nomad America Guide to Costa Rica’s Best Volcanoes With over 60 extinct and/or dormant volcanoes and six active ones it's easy to see why Costa Rica is one of the world's most coveted destinations for volcanologists, seismologists and geographers seeking to gain a wider understanding of the mechanics behind these awe-inspiring natural wonders. Since it's almost biblical eruption in 1968 the lion’s share of the limelight has focused on Arenal [...]

1607, 2016

Ollie’s Point Surf Trip

Ollie's Point - Ex Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was, and remains, many things to many people. Among military historians North is considered a leading military affairs commentator and bestselling author. Ask a retired Reagan era spook and they may talk of a rogue special forces operative who went off reservation on a freewheeling Colonel Kurtz style Central American Jungle walkabout. Ask a former Nicaraguan Sandinista the same question and [...]

805, 2015

Camping in Costa Rica – Tips, maps and Adventures!

Camping Costa Rica - Camping Tips in Costa Rica For true nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, camping in Costa Rica is a definite must-do. The opportunity for awe-inspiring views and wild diversity is available to anyone who visits, and the best way to get an up close and personal experience is by camping in Costa Rica. Camp directly in the rainforest, on desolate beaches or in view of active volcanoes! [...]

805, 2015

Camping in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country with the largest concentration of biodiversity on the planet. With over 50 micro-climates one can visit in a few hours there are virtually limitless opportunities for new camping experiences. Camping in Costa Rica can be in dense tropical rain-forests, dry grasslands of the North, overlooking beaches on rocky cliffs or finding our tent in foggy high altitude mountain peaks. Check out our Costa Rica Campsite map [...]