Nomad America Reviews

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“Every night was a new beachfront, lakefront, jungle canopy experience that was better than the last. Can’t recommend booking with Nomad America enough!”

Joe Fontaine

U.S.A.

“We travelled to remote beaches, pristine jungles, across mountains and rivers and having such a great vehicle to do it in made the whole adventure relaxing and fun. I can not recommend these guys highly enough. Perfect! PURA VIDA!”

David Fennings

U.K.

“This company is not only about renting a car. Its about a wild ride you will never forget. Hands down, best trip of my life.”

Tobias Margreiter

Austria

“It was our best holidays ever! Beautifull landscape of Costa Rica help a lot of course. but It was so great to visit this country with all the freeedom that Nomad america allows.”

Pauline Loren

France

“This was by far the coolest trip I’ve ever been on and it is all thanks to the amazing team at Nomad! From the beginning, they were nothing but helpful in answering our questions and providing us with extra tools to make sure we could plan our customized trip. Luis even drove the car from San Jose to meet us at the Libera airport. I would absolutely go through this company again, nothing but positive things to say.”

Katie Morris

U.S.A.

“By far the best experience I have ever had dealing with a rental car company. Fabio was incredibly helpful during the whole process, even supplying us with a local phone in case of an emergency! If you’re looking for the best way to experience Costa Rica at your own pace this is it. The vehicle didn’t have any problems and the roof top tent was extremely easy to set up.”

Taylor Burke

Canada

“I can’t imagine this trip of any other way. The staff of nomad is great, the map of campsites is very good, you can do a travel almost without planing anything. It was the best trip I’ve made so far. Pura vida!!”

Jorge Silva

Portugal

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” This was by far the coolest trip I’ve ever been on and it is all thanks to the amazing team at Nomad! From the beginning, they were nothing but helpful in answering our questions and providing us with extra tools to make sure we could plan our customized trip. Luis even drove the car from San Jose to meet us at the Libera airport. I would absolutely go through this company again, nothing but positive things to say.

Driving the car and setting up the tent was much easier than expected, it was a breeze to set/close camp when we were ready to move on to the next place. I loved having the car because it meant we could go at our own pace and no tour guides needed. 

Places we camped:
– El Castillo: Free camping with amazing views of Arenal. No facilities onsite but there the Soda Cafe Lago is directly across from the campsite. Follow signs for Pizza Johns when driving in.
– Restaurante Turin: Very quite, restaurant, showers/bathrooms onsite, beautiful views with river. Lots of space if you are travelling with a group.
– Brasilito Lodge: Right on the beach, amazing views. In the morning we left the hostel and drove onto the beach to enjoy our morning, go for a swim and hang out on the beach for the day.

Places we went:
– Rio Celeste National Park Hike: Very easy hike, the water is an incredible color of blue. Definitely need to go for a quick swim
– Cerro Chato Hike / Lake: Amazing, this was a really hard hike but totally worth it. Will take a few hours, bring extra water and snacks. Would recommend going in the morning before the trail gets crowded.
– La Fortuna Waterfall: A bit touristy but very pretty, won’t spend more than an hour there
– Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: This was one of our last hikes and after doing Cerro Chato, this was a breeze. It felt a bit commercialized but a good experience nonetheless, your entrance ticket is a good way to support the forest. 

– Katie Morris

There is a reason why Nomad America only has 5 stars… they are simply amazing! The only regret I have about my trip to Costa Rica is not camping for longer. We had the Toyota 4Runner and actually weren’t even supposed to have this vehicle–I guess people were late returning with the car we were supposed to have, so we got bumped up to the 4Runner. No complaints because it was one sick car! Additionally, all the gear we got was top notch… I’m seriously going to look into some of the stuff they had to add to my personal collection.

My boyfriend and I were absolutely exhausted from traveling all the way from Panama and decided to spend the night at the Nomad Station in Alajela (beautiful and quiet place btw) for the first night. Luis was so kind and let us stay on the property, and even took one night off the total cost.

It was awesome getting to know Fabio and Luis. They run a reliable and fantastic company. I would 100% recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica. Thank you guys so much for making the last part of our trip so wonderful! I truly feel like we have friends in Costa Rica now 

– Frances Dorsal

“Thank you @nomad_america for providing such a wonderful service! It allowed for a truly unique experience. One that my family will never forget. The SUV, that our daughter named Niki, was comfortable and reliable, and made it possible for us to trek to places we otherwise would not have been able to. She drove us through rivers without hesitation or issue to get us to Corcovado. The tent set up was not only incredibly comfortable for all 3 of us, but also the fastest and easiest set up and break down we have ever experienced, allowing maximum time to enjoy other facets of our adventure. The equipment provided (all cooking gear, hammocks, sleeping bags, cooler, head lamps, a map, local cell phone, and more that I’m sure I am forgetting) made it easy for us to have such a wonderfully rich experience. You guys really hit all the marks! We were all a bit sad to have to return her. And we cannot say enough about the kindness and warmth of your staff. Luis made my family feel right at home as soon as we arrived. My partner and our daughter had never experienced being in a foreign country and being surrounded by a completely different culture, speaking a different language. Luis made this transition an absolute breeze. We will absolutely be return customers and look forward to reconnecting again. Pura Vida!
– Ashley Woodall

“The only way to explore Costa Rica. We got to experience all there was to offer from the rainforest and volcanoes, to the cloudforests and coffee of Monteverde, and surf spots all along the Nicoya Peninsula. Whether climbing steep unpaved roads, crossing rivers, or just barging down a secluded beach to post up camp for the night there was nothing the Defender couldn’t handle. We were well stocked on amenities, and had a great itinerary mapped out when we landed thanks to super helpful local knowledge and guidance from the Nomad team. The vehicle also gave us an incomparable vantage everywhere we went, so. many. sunsets. Not only that, but everynight was a new beachfront, lakefront, jungle canopy experience that was better than the last. Can’t recommend booking with Nomad America enough!”
– Joe Fontaine

“These guys really go way beyond the call of duty to make sure you have a great trip. When there was a problem with our paperwork crossing into Nicaragua, Fabio literally drove to the border that day and sorted it out for us. Their cars are great, they come loaded with everything you would need for an incredible adventure, and the customer service is amazing. Can’t recommend it enough.”
– Tristan Martin – U.K.

“We were so lucky to come across Nomad America! This is by far the best way to travel Costa Rica. We were able to do so much more than we would have, had we stayed somewhere else. As far as set up goes, super easy, took so more than a minute! Everyone was beyond helpful, we could call at any time if we had a question. We definitely had the coolest ride everywhere we went!”
– Eleonore Küehn – U.S.A.

“If we had only one word to say about our nomad america trip it would be : AMAZING !!
It was our best holidays ever ! Beautifull landscape of Costa Rica help a lot of course. but It was so great to visit this country with all the freeedom that Nomad america allows. We had the toyota prado just for two of us, it was perfect.
Furthemore, Luis and Fabio are fabulous and very friendly. They advice us for all our road trip, they came to pick us up at the airport and they hosted us at their base camp the day we arrived. They are very accomodating 😉 If you hesitate, do not anymore, go for it !!!”
– Pauline Loren – France

“We just finished our 8 day trip in Costa Rica WITH our KIDS!….3 BOYS ages 6, 3, and 2. We had an absolute blast with the Hilux and we’re able to cover a ton of ground! The guys at nomad were great to work with, we had originally booked the defender but they suggested a Hilux would be better with the kids. It was very helpful of them and even saved us money. When my husband lost his wallet they were willing to bend over backwards to get money to us and pay for things to keep our adventure going. If you’re thinking of doing this give it a shot! Even if you don’t Camp the entire time the vehicle is fun and worth it! Thank you from the Plumley Family!”
– Jaqueline Kaminsky Plumley – U.S.A.

We had the Land Rover Defender (the white one) and it was amazing. We went to Costa Rica with no plan and arrived at around 4 PM. As the sun was about to set and we had no clue where to go the guys from Nomad America recommended a nearby beach around 1,5 hours away and gave us a few tips for the first days in Costa Rica – it was perfect!

We spent around 10 days in total in the country and drove almost 2.000 kilometres. I especially loved the Nicoya Peninsula. We were there during the rainy season and little creeks became rivers – perfect for an off roader life the Defender. It was heaps of fun! We slept at the most amazing beaches and woke up to the sound of waves, birds and the occasional howler monkey – an adventure I will never forget 😀

Make sure to get the complete package. We had a cell phone, a portable wifi router, spearfishing gear, hammocks etc.

– Sebastian Canaves – Germany

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