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Ric Anderson May 26, 2015 at 04:30 PM

Greetings. I am going on the September 26th - October 6th trip. Any past participants have advice to offer? Clothes to take (or not), taking cash and how much, things to be sure to see or to pass on? Whatever information that might help the newbie would be appreciated.
Jeanne Simpson May 26, 2015 at 10:55 PM

I suggest taking light weight clothes that can be layered, and washed by hand in a sink. Take soap. I recommend shoes that can get wet and dry fast or two pairs. Take a pair of socks that come up to the knee to wear in the rubber boats. A light waterproof jacket may be needed. It did rain. I don't remember how much money I took, but it came in handy at local stores for snacks and drinks. Cash for tipping the bus driver and tour guide is handy if you feel so inclined. A flashlight is handy as rooms tend to be dark. If you use a washcloth, take something that dries quickly. Bring a couple of large plastic bags to pack wet shoes and clothes. Have fun!
Ric Anderson May 27, 2015 at 06:16 AM

Thanks Jeanne, I appreciate the advice.
Frederick Kelsey May 29, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Just returned from the trip 5/16/15. Agree with everything that Jeanne as said. Also suggest you do not need hiking boots or even heavy hiking shoes, A good pair of walking shoes is fine. For the water/beach activities, I'd suggest on open toes sandals like Teva's (Keanns get sand stuck in the toes but are great for travel and regular walking). For photos if so inclined, for the rafting, canoeing you will need a small waterproof camera and something small for the zip line. Note there is a photographer at the white water run and the zip line but not the canoeing. The best place to get some CR money is at the ATMs at the airport, there are not a lot of opportunities otherwise. You do not need a lot of CR notes. Every store we used accepted US dollars (tho calculating the exchange rate was tricky). Definitely take a robust pair of knee high socks to use with the rubber boots, you skin will thank you! Bring quick drying clothes and binoculars. It was a wonderful trip. Have a great time.

Premium Email Subscriber Apr 12, 2015 at 08:49 PM

Yes my wife and I are going -- Janelle and Max Carroll from Charlotte NC
Frederick Kelsey Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Fred and Kathy Kelsey will be going, from NH. Are you flying thru Miami? We are coming down from Boston. Looking forward to meeting you.
Premium Email Subscriber Apr 14, 2015 at 10:52 AM

No we have a direct flight from Charlotte. Scheduled to arrive in San Jose 1:29 PM. When do you arrive in San Hose.This is our first Road Scholar trip andf we are excited. Looking forward to meeting you..
Frederick Kelsey Apr 14, 2015 at 05:25 PM

Willbe arriving 1:12 local time in San Jose. This is our second Road Scholar trip, first one was in PAGE AZ and was fabulous. We are looking forward to the trip as well. This trip is in celebration of Kathy's retirement from Dartmouth College IT department. Looking forward to meeting you as well.

Frederick Kelsey Mar 30, 2015 at 02:05 PM

Anyone going on the May 6, 2015 program?

Irene Riegner Dec 23, 2014 at 03:38 PM

I'm interested in a late April or early May trip. Is this the rainy season? Bug season? Very hot and humid?
Kat McGregor Dec 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

We went in late April, and it rained some, also some mosquitos, but not enough to interfere with our enjoyment of the trip. It was a fantastic and memorable experience, especially Tortuguero.

Jeanne Simpson Oct 01, 2014 at 05:09 PM

I am also going on the Nov. 11 trip and very excited about it. It took the clothing advice of some previous posters. I am coming from Minneapolis and flying out of Atlanta to Costa Rica.

Robyn Sloan Oct 01, 2014 at 11:54 AM

My husband and I are on the Nov. 11th trip, on flights from Denver to Houston to San Jose. Anyone else coming from our direction?

Nancy Duell Mar 22, 2014 at 03:48 PM

We just got back from the March 10 tour. It was fabulous. Andres was our guide and he is wonderful. He knows every single bird by sight and sound in English, Spanish, and the botanical name. Besides his knowledge, he is a very nice person. It sounds as if RS gets only the best guides. We had no rainy days. I was nervous about the zip line but it was OK and I am glad I did it. We used bug repellent once. There were 14 of us on the tour and everyone was great. Enjoy.
Nancy Duell Mar 22, 2014 at 03:59 PM

Andres is also a great photographer. Bring your best camera.
Jane Schmidt Mar 22, 2014 at 05:07 PM

What she said!!!

David Holladay Mar 11, 2014 at 08:16 AM

Took the Multi sport trip in JANUARY. Take water proof Tiva type sandals, Gor-tex lite weight parka, boony hat, supplex type shirts and pants, only, no cotton. One pair low quarter gor-tex hiking boots.
Trina Haines Mar 11, 2014 at 06:27 PM

Thanks for the recommendations. I just ordered a couple pairs of nylon pants and some Chacos. Can't wait!

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