After using our camper vans and 4X4, some of our customers wanted to share with you, their thoughts about our service.
I needed to be in San José for work on the weekend, so I came in on Monday grabbed this camper van for a few nights. I took it to Jacó and then on the ferry to the Nicoya Peninsula (Santa Teresa), and it was perfect. Park on the sand at the beach, walk wherever you need, and spend the next night in a different city. So much flexibility.
The bed was comfortable enough, the curtains were helpful, and most of the amenities were sparse, but efficient and easy to use. The shower was a little weak at times, but the flexibility of being able to go wherever I wanted to made it all worth it.
The van even handled the tremendously bumpy and pothole-filled “roads” of Malpais/Santa Teresa, so I’m pretty confident it can go most places in Costa Rica. I’ll rent a campervan again I’m sure.
Savanah – USA
Una experiencia Genial. Nos entregaron las llaves en el aeropuerto y las devolvimos igual. Muy buen servicio. Al principio desconfiábamos un poco por dormir en la calle. Pero no tuvimos absolutamente ningún problema. Los chicos siempre estuvieron muy dispuestos a ayudarnos y aconsejarnos con toda la ruta. Algún problema que tuvimos; lo solucionaron eficientemente. Las camper están muy bien pensadas y acabadas con muy buena calidad.Vienen equipadas con todo lo necesario y muy limpias. Recomiendo 100% este tipo de vehículo para recorrer Costa Rica. Eso si mínimo 15 días para poder aprovechar bien el viaje ya que el desplazamiento es lento y agotador. Pero por suerte todavía quedan sitios por donde circular y poder ver el paisaje. Florian y su compañero son muy cosmopolitas y entregados con su proyecto. Ésto se ve en el trato y los detalles. En horabuena por vuestro gran trabajo.
No lo dudéis es una gran opción.
Francisco – España
My girlfriend and I traveled to Costa Rica back towards the end of September for two weeks. Prior to leaving, we did a lot of research on hostels and transportation options and found many options to be pricey – well, until I found out about Costa Rider campervan.
The van is nice, but I would definitely suggest mixing up the sleeping options by staying a few nights at hostels or hotels. We found many places during the down time of the season ranging from $30 to $50 a night for a couple. We spent roughly 50% of our time in hostels/motels.
Our trip started in San Jose and traveled north to La Fortuna (we highly recommend the Essence Arenal hostel) and around to the cloud forest in Monte Verde. From there we traveled all the way (only 4-5 hour drive) to Playa Negro (south of Limon), Puerto Viejo (anyone know about the huge sloth sanctuary?!), and into Playa Punta Uva where we hiked trails in the Manzanillo National Park. We then attempted to go to the Tortuguero National Park but the trips were limited due to off-season for tourism, so we headed back to La Fortuna to hike their National Forest near Arenal Volcano.
Overall, the vehicle handled well. There are some blind spots, so be cautious of all of your surroundings when making turns and backing up. Also, these guys thought of EVERYTHING when it comes to preparation. They included eating utensils, a mat for showering, a laundry bag, sheets for the bed, map of best places to stay/visit/driving reccomendations, and so much more. We were so impressed by how thorough the owners really were in creating this idea.
Also, returning the vehicle, we had some damages. They were very fair in making sure they were their costs were covered without slamming us with additional costs. I can’t say enough about the company, the individuals who run it, and the experience we had.