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"A Taste of Costa Rica" is an excellent tour of a very interesting and beautiful country. Lecturers were very knowledgeable and entertaining and the Road Scholar guide assured a wonderful educational experience. I hope to go back to Costa Rica for another Road Scholar tour as there is much more to this fascinating country.

Planning to visit Costa Rica(our first family trip) at end of July 2016. Going to Guanacaste.

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I just spent almost 3 weeks driving around Costa Rica and yes, there are lots of mind blowing potholes, narrow lanes, no shoulders and a lot of big trucks and buses! The most amazing thing to me was the number of times I got passed by a big truck or van in a school zone! I was trying desperately to pay attention to speed zones but sometimes they changed so often and over such short distances that it was hard to keep up. No one else seemed to pay attention to speed zones but I had heard that speeding tickets were hugely expensive and that sometimes tourist were targeted. I went through a couple of land slides being cleared on the road between Ciudad Quesada and Zarcero. The very worst part of the trip was the last hour and a half trying to reach the San Jose airport and return my rental car! Chaos!! So having said all that negative stuff, you may be surprised to hear that I actually found that driving was not that difficult and I would do it again in a minute – you adjust to the style and are always aware that you had to keep your eyes on the road at all times and be prepared to slow down and leave space for those drivers who passed when it didn’t seem like a good idea. I also pulled over whenever possible to let any traffic behind me go by so that I never felt pushed to travel faster than my comfort zone allowed. I was on my own, and still felt that without my rental car, I could not have had the freedom to go where and when I wanted and I would definitely recommend a rental car to anyone travelling to Costa Rica to get the most out of your trip. Just be aware and alert!

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I will be traveling with 4 others to Costa Rica in two weeks. We arrive on December 10th. We decided to go with a car rental, but I’ve been checking on the weather lately and it doesn’t look so good. I’m a little concerned because we had included a lot of driving in our vacation. We’ll be moving every 2/3 days in different parts of Costa Rica (La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Playa Chiquita/Puerto Viejo). I was just wondering if you have any more safety advice or if you think the weather will get a little sunnier within the next two weeks.

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This was my first Road Scholar tour. The Taste of Costa Rica tour was excellent! Good educational value, fun, and excellent value for the cost. I plan to tour again with Road Scholar.

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This "taste" of Costa Rica certainly whet my appetite for another course. This country is fascinating on every level; the new and delicious fruits, the amazing mammals, massive rainforest trees, colorful birds, and friendly people. It is certainly a world unto itself.

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With a totally dynamic leader, A Taste of Costa Rica was even better than I expected. The nature walks and field trips to pineapple and coffee farms and the Butterfly Garden and the Bat Jungle were all fascinating and the white-water rafting was an exhilarating new experience.I am so glad I went.

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One of the best trips we have ever taken with Road Scholars! Costa Rica is a beautiful country full of a diverse and beautiful people and wonderful natural sights. This program gave us a taste of some of the best it has to offer. Pura Vida!

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Road Scholar's A Taste of Costa Rica exceeded my expectations! The trip took our group from the city of San Jose to Sarapiqui and the Braulio Carrillo National Park where we got to hike view birds and wildlife, to the Sarapiqui River where we were able to white water raft, then to the Arenal Mountain area where learned about and viewed a volcano. Along the way we had two wonderful river boat rides, great accomodations along with enjoying wonderful Costa Rican food. We hiked and saw so many beautiful places and learned so much about Costa Rica guided by the best tour guide I have ever encountered. This trip is an amazing adventure that I highly recommend.