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Program #8577RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 22 total, 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Balmoral: San José, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable hotel located on the main walking boulevard in downtown San Jose. Within walking distance of the National Theater and Gold Museum.

Contact info:
Avenida Central, between 7th & 9th street
San Jose, 3344-1000 Costa Rica
phone: +506-2222-5022
web: www.balmoral.co.cr

Room amenities: Cable TV, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, WiFi, safety deposit box, and telephone.

Facility amenities: Conference rooms, restaurant, business center, gym, bar, tour desk, WiFi, souvenir shop, money exchange, safety deposit boxes, and casino. Airport transportation can be reserved at an additional cost.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: subject to availability
Additional nights are subject to hotel availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Selva Verde Lodge: Sarapiqui, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge built along the banks of the Sarapiqui River. Room modules are built on elevated platforms, surrounded by tropical vegetation. A large tract of private primary and secondary rainforest is accessible via a hanging bridge.

Contact info:
Chilamate
Sarapiqui, 00000 Costa Rica
phone: +5062-766-6800
web: www.selvaverde.com

Room amenities: Safety boxes, ceiling fans, phones, screened windows, and hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Meeting rooms, restaurant, and bar.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Arenal Springs Resort: Arenal, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: The newest Resort facing the Arenal Volcano is located 1 km (0.6 miles) inland away from the road circling the volcano making it one of the safest and quietest hotels in the area while offering spectacular views.

Contact info:
5 km past La Fortuna
Arenal, 00000 Costa Rica
phone: +506-2290-0798
web: arenalspringshotel.com/

Room amenities: Vaulted ceilings, large sliding bay windows, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, TV, telephone, safety box, mini-fridge, night tables with reading lamps, wardrobe, garden shower, hairdryer, covered porch with rocking chairs and coffee table.

Facility amenities: Pool with great views, swim bar, Jacuzzi, kids pool, access ramp for the handicapped and changing rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Montaña Monteverde: Monteverde, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Pacific highlands of Costa Rica (approx. 4,500 ft above sea level), just a few minutes from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 07-5655
Monteverde, Costa Rica
phone: +506-2645-5046
web: www.monteverdemountainhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has a private bath, telephone, and safety deposit box.

Facility amenities: Private forest reserve with trails, conference room, bar and restaurant, jacuzzi, and sauna.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Ramada Plaza Herradura: San José, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Ramada Plaza Herradura is nestled in the heart of Costa Rica's Central Valley. The beautiful views of the surrounding mountains are framed by the hotel's attractive tropical gardens. Four-star services and a quiet and relaxing environment are sure to please both vacationing families and the business traveler alike. San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is located 5 miles away and the downtown area is a short 15 minutes drive.

Contact info:
General Cañas Highway
5 km. South from International Airport
San José, Costa Rica
phone: +506-2209-9800
web: www.ramadaherradura.com/

Room amenities: Private bath, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, room service- 24 hrs, and Internet access.

Facility amenities: 3 outdoor pools. 5 Jacuzzis, 2 restaurants, bar and lounge, Fiesta Casino, fitness center, business center, full service spa, and beauty salon.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Additional nights are subject to hotel availability.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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