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Jackie Johnson Nov 29, 2015 at 03:49 PM

Wife, daughter and I are doing Taste of Costa Rica Jan 16 - 24. Any fellow travelers?
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 29, 2015 at 04:04 PM

I'm going Jan 10-18.
Deb Wentworth Nov 30, 2015 at 02:58 PM

I'm on the Jan 16th trip, seeking a little respite from Minnesota winters.

Arnie Braver Nov 04, 2015 at 04:59 PM

Scheduled 4-4 to 4-12. First time for my wife and I. Anyone else going at that time? Advice?

Premium Email Subscriber Nov 03, 2015 at 04:00 PM

I'm taking this trip (solo) on Jan 10-18, 2016. Anyone else registered for this time? I'm so looking forward to the adventure AND to meeting my fellow travelers!
Deb Wentworth Nov 03, 2015 at 05:04 PM

I tried to! It's booked up for that week.
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 03, 2015 at 05:08 PM

Deb, oh that's too bad! Do they have a wait list in case someone drops out?
Deb Wentworth Nov 03, 2015 at 06:08 PM

I think so, yes - trying to determine within the next couple of days if an alternate date would work. Hope you enjoy it - it sounds wonderful!
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 03, 2015 at 08:32 PM

Good luck! I hope you make it in, if not for Jan 10, then another date!
Deb Wentworth Nov 04, 2015 at 04:40 PM

I just signed up for the January 16 trip! Hope you enjoy yours..
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 04, 2015 at 05:01 PM

Sorry I'll miss you...have a great time!

Premium Email Subscriber Oct 24, 2015 at 10:14 AM

For those who have taken this trip, what do you suggest for money? Did you take US dollars or Costa Rican colons? Did you use credit cards? Thanks in advance, Louise
Rosanne Frost Oct 24, 2015 at 10:27 AM

US currency is accepted just about everywhere. It is often harder to use Colones, but I did change for some. They like to get dollars. Credit cards were also easy to use. MC and VISA are probably best.
Premium Email Subscriber Oct 26, 2015 at 08:53 PM

Thanks, Rosanne...great info!
Mary Jo Cartoni Nov 15, 2015 at 09:51 AM

We also brought an ATM card linked to only one account, which has limited funds on deposit, to augment our cash. Didn't need it, but would use this approach again for future travel.

Leslie Flemming Oct 22, 2015 at 04:20 PM

We went in February. I took sturdy walking shoes, e.g., Merrill's, and also sturdy walking sandals. This allowed me to walk comfortably over trails but also gave some choices. You're right, crocs will not offer enough support. We didn't experience any electrical outages -- comfortable accommodations everywhere -- but you might want to be on the safe side.
Louise Kowalsky Oct 23, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Thank you for the info. Were the Merrill's waterproof?
Leslie Flemming Oct 23, 2015 at 02:17 PM

Mine are not. They're water-resistant Siren Sports. Merrill's does sell waterproof ones. And the sandals were Keen's, which are super comfortable, even with socks. Hope this helps.

Louise Kowalsky Oct 22, 2015 at 04:00 PM

There's been another posting about footwear, but I would like to know if people who participated in this program in the months of January or February, supposedly the driest months, needed waterproof hiking shoes? I don't think crocs will offer enough hiking support. Am interested in others' experiences.
Rosanne Frost Oct 22, 2015 at 04:04 PM

I went in January and sneakers and water shoes were sufficient.
Louise Kowalsky Oct 23, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Thank you. Were your water shoes something like Keen's or Tiva's? Am I correct that the sneakers were not waterproof?
Rosanne Frost Oct 23, 2015 at 01:01 PM

My water shoes are Merrills. My sneakers are Sacouney and are not waterproof. Had no problems.

Louise Kowalsky Oct 22, 2015 at 03:54 PM

Can someone tell me if I need to bring a battery pack for my husband's CPAP? Is there electricity outages at night?
Rosanne Frost Oct 22, 2015 at 04:02 PM

We did not encounter any problems with electricity, but you might want to bring one just to be safe.

Premium Email Subscriber Sep 10, 2015 at 03:19 PM

I'm going on my first RS trip 10/10/15. Excited to meet my fellow travelers soon. I arrive early Sat morning 10/10/15 at 7:30 am. Anyone else arriving early Sat morning?

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