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7 Days | 6 Nights
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. 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.
Start of Program
Oct 31, 2014
Arrivals at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia. Orientation at 5pm at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa that night.
Location: Rincon de la Vieja
Nearest airport: Liberia International Airport
Transportation to site: The first program site, in Rincon de la Vieja, is located approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes minutes by car from Liberia. The Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa provides transportation services to and from the international airport (additional costs apply). http://borinquenresort.com/ Taxi services are also available at the international airport in Liberia.

End of Program
Nov 6, 2014
Afternoon departures from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia. Flights as of 12pm.
You will be staying at the Hotel Sugar Beach the night before.
Location: Playa Pan de Azucar
Nearest airport: Liberia International Airport
Transportation to site: After an early breakfast on Day 7, participants will be transferred from Playa Pan de Azucar to the international airport in Liberia.
Type: Lodge

Description: This charming mountain resort has the look and feel of a hacienda-- a feeling that is further enhanced by the property's large and well equiped horse stables. Accommodations are provided in bungalows and villas with views of the gardens and forested hillsides.

Contact info:
9.7 miles from Cañas Dulces town
Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica
phone: +506-2690-1900
web: www.borinquenresort.com/

Room amenities: Rooms are air conditioned and have private bathrooms, hair dryers, satelite TVs, telephones, mini-bars, coffee makers, in-room safes, and terra cotta floors.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, hot springs, volcanic mud pots, steam rooms, spa services, canopy zip line, stables and horses, ATVs, and trails. Some amenities are provided as an extra service and will be subject to an additional cost.

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

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact your Road Scholar program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional nights.

Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Sugar Beach is located on the beautiful, secluded Playa Pan de Azucar Beach on Costa Rica's nothern Pacific coast. The property can accommodate up to 80 guests in comfortable lodgings including rooms, suites and beach casitas. Guests arriving or departing from the international airport in Liberia can drive to and from the hotel within 1.5 hours (San Jose is approximately 5 hours).

Contact info:
Playa Pan de Azucar, Costa Rica
phone: +506-2654-4242
web: www.sugar-beach.com/

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned and have private bathrooms, ceiling fans, tiled floors, televisions, in-room safe, large picture windows, veranda, and garden or ocean views.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach access, gift shop, laundry service, and massage services.

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

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Room types and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact your program provider at 1-800-866-7111 for assistance in reserving additional hotel nights.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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