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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Reba Kahlon Mar 17, 2015 at 08:44 PM

I would like to connect with someone who is going on this trip in April. I am going alone and have never traveled with Roadscholar before. It would be nice to know who else is going. Thanks


Frances Pearson Feb 10, 2015 at 11:39 AM

There is a lot of good information to be gleaned from the variety of posts and I can see that my semi-planned trip this October will encounter some rain. But what about the temperature range? I know the temps vary according to altitude, but will I need cold weather gear? Thanks in advance for any advice and info!
Mia James Feb 10, 2015 at 02:05 PM

Costa Rica is in the tropics and while it rains, it wasn't cold when I was there in March. If you have a windshirt for sun protection and layer it with a rain jacket, you should be fine. Pack a very lightweight fleece hat (I never go anywhere without one). Also take a shawl (very lightweight) for night time breezes. You can always layer it during the day under your rain jacket if it turns nippy. I ended up buying two shawls while I was in Costa Rica when we stayed near Avenal volcano. I used it as a beach wrap and in the evening. I never needed it during the day. Hope this helps.
Frances Pearson Feb 10, 2015 at 06:46 PM

Very kind of you to respond; this helps a lot! I'm looking at windshirts and fleece hats on Ebay.
Mia James Feb 10, 2015 at 11:14 PM

My fleece hat is from Loki. It has a drawstring top and can be worn around the neck, or pulled up to make a hat. It is very light.


Premium Email Subscriber Feb 05, 2015 at 06:10 PM

I am an Illinois resident and will be going on Program 17988 to Costa Rica on March 10, 2015. Anybody else from the Chicago area going on this trip?


Carol Kelly Jan 18, 2015 at 01:21 PM

Looking fwd to visiting Costa Rica from 2;15 - 2/25. I live on Long Island and am flying on United from Newark at 9 AM on the 15th. Anyone else from LI on that flight?


Ellen Lewis Jan 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM

I'm leaving for this trip tomorrow! Really appreciate the comments below; they reassure me about my own handicaps, and they help me pack. :-) Anyone else here going on this trip?


Reba Kahlon Jan 15, 2015 at 03:53 PM

Reba Kahlon
I am going on this trip April 11, 2015. I would like to see who else is going.


Judith Viera Oct 31, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I am interested in this trip - what is the best time of year to go, weather wise?


Nancy Llewellyn Oct 02, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Leaving tomorrow for this program. Arriving not until 9:30 p.m. I do have a bad back, so it's a bit of a worry, but the posts have been a comfort to me. See you all in Costa Rica soonest!!! Nancy


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