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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?

Patricia Maniscalco Aug 07, 2015 at 03:51 PM

Thanks Christy and Roseanne for the helpful info !

Patricia Maniscalco Aug 07, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Any suggestions as to footwear ? Would hiking boots or sneakers be more appropriate? Thanks.
Christy OBrien Aug 07, 2015 at 11:00 AM

I would take both if you can, or substitute some comfortable water repellant shoe (crocs) for the hiking shoes
Rosanne Frost Aug 07, 2015 at 01:24 PM

I found good sturdy sneakers and some water shoes to be sufficient.

M. G. Jul 25, 2015 at 11:37 AM

I am considering March 12-20, 2016. Those of you who went during this time frame in 2015 - was this a good time of year to go? Any downsides to traveling to Costa Rica in March? Thank you!

Nancy Uffelman Jul 07, 2015 at 06:45 PM

I am going on this trip 10/10/15. Does anyone have any advise or suggestions as to anything special to bring?
Brenda OBrien Jul 07, 2015 at 08:23 PM

Brenda OBrien Jul 07, 2015 at 08:26 PM

Nancy, I would suggest bringing light rain gear. In the evenings it was a bit chilly, so a couple of sweaters are fine.A must is camera, not a cellphone one. the sights are amazing!

Brenda OBrien Jun 28, 2015 at 07:02 PM

went on the taste of Costa Rica trip in 2013.
What an Adventure!, the Country is Beautiful!,
if you are a Birder, Fantastic!, It is by far one of the most fun trips! People were Terrific! Pat from up north How you doing?
Brenda O'Brien

Patricia Maniscalco Jun 21, 2015 at 07:55 PM

Anyone going on this trip in August? Looking forward to meeting fellow travelers.
Karen Hoy Jun 22, 2015 at 09:48 PM

Yes, my husband and I are going. Looking forward to it, and looking forward to meeting you.
Patricia Maniscalco Jun 23, 2015 at 07:39 PM

Looking forward to meeting you Karen
kathy gorup Aug 02, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Hello, This will be my first RS adventure Aug. 22nd. looking forward to meeting fellow travelers

Shirley Erskine Jun 20, 2015 at 04:33 PM

My friend and I enjoyed this program but be prepared for some strenuous hikes. Shirley Erskine
nancy c Jun 21, 2015 at 07:08 AM

thank you for this information.

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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
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