Costa Rica
Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise
Learn the story of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and extraordinary biodiversity as you explore cloud forest reserves, the Savegre River and world-class Manuel Antonio National Park.
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Program No. 20774RJ
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The Three Jewels were jewels, indeed. Excellent organization and transport, superb accommodations, great food, wonderful visits to the upper and lower Savegre River valley, great scenery, birding, hiking, and animal observation, and last, but no means least, a knowledgeable and attentive Guide. Hard to imagine a better trip!


This program is a great experience, and a good way to learn about Costa Rica. The program keeps you active but there is also plenty of free time.


What happens when a small country decides it no longer needs its army? Costa Rica did just that. Go and see for yourself the results. Happy, contented people with universal, quality healthcare, free education pre-K through University. 82% of the land in protected areas. It all combines to make for a highly enjoyable adventure.


My first Road Scholar trip! It was wonderful and exactly what I needed. It won't be my last RS trip!


Three Jewels in Paradise is a great introduction to Costa Rica, and if Edwin Rameriz is your guide, book the trip, you will not be disappointed.


As a single man, I was a bit concerned about relating to the group. No need to worry. Everyone was welcoming and encouraging - our leader, Eric Sandoval, was exceptional at creating a cohesive, cooperative team spirit among participants. Great variety of locales ... do it, you won't be sorry!


Great program,excellant food and exciting toura. The country and people were beautiful and coudn't have been nicer.


This was a fantastic program. It was our 10th RS and the best. Eric Salazar the leader was outstanding. We saw so much and learned so much. The snorkeling and rafting and swimming in the Pacific were great. The accommodations were wonderful. I loved Rafiki, the tented platforms in the jungle. The rafting and snorkeling - wow! Some of the group went ziplining and loved it. This trip was exhilarating and mind opening. Costa Rica is a really safe and beautiful country. Already thinking this is a country I might travel to a 2nd time.


The old website was better. The new one is confusing and does always match up with the catalog.


For those that want more than an ordinary vacation, Road Scholar provides entertainment, education and enjoyment.


Delightful taste of Costa Rica. Easy trip with overnight stops of two nights each of three destinations. Variety of activity and scenery. Very unique and special lodges in two places.


My husband and I recently enjoyed Road Scholar's "Three Jewels in Paradise" program in Costa Rica. We couldn't be happier with our travel experience - it was safe, fun, and educationally enriching. Our guide was absolutely fantastic, the food and each of the accommodations wonderful, and we came away from the program with enriching life-long memories. For anyone considering a trip to Costa Rica we would highly recommend this splendid program offering! L. Ross


The trip to Costa Rica was just wonderful...my husband is 85 and I am 78 and we had a wonderful time...step out of your comfort zone and enjoy life


Our trip to Costa Rica with Road Scholar was excellent. We have travelled to many places over the years, but this trip was one of the top ones. The trip combined and educational component along with fun activities. Our leader was exceptional.


Please share my evaluation with Eric Salazar. He's the best. What an amazing trip. Also, lunch at the locals home and meeting them was a very positive exaperience. Gotta get back for a birding trip. Thank you, Bert Sharpe


A good introduction for one's first trip to Costa Rica.


This program showed the natural diversity of Costa Rica from cloud forests to beach and rain forests. Lots of birds, monkeys, sloths, flowers - oh my!


My 1st Road Scholar adventure did not disappoint and truly exceeded my expectations. The Costa Rica 3 Jewels trip provided a diverse, interesting, and educational experience that was more than I had expected. I plan on taking more Road Scholar program trips in the future.

Judith B

Three Jewels in Paradise is a brilliant introduction to Costa Rica and its natural wonders. The forests! The birds! Swimming with a caiman! It was pure joy.


"Three Jewels in Paradise" was a fabulous experience for me. Our Group Leader was outstanding and every aspect of the trip was perfect.

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