Frommer's Costa Rica 2012

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 18, 2011 - Travel - 592 pages
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  • Full-color throughout, with a free full-color foldout map and a new wildlife chapter with photos. With Frommer's in hand, you'll experience the wonder of Costa Rica's amazing biodiversity, as we point out the best places to see hundreds of unique, colorful species of animals and plants.
  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Costa Rica features gorgeous color photos of the lush rainforest and the spectacular beaches that await you.
  • Personally researched by a longtime resident, it's the only truly up-to-date guide that gives you such in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. This edition also features expanded coverage of the Central Valley, the Nicoya Peninsula, and Guanacaste.
  • Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. You'll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, windsurfing on Lake Arenal, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach.

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User Review  - Luvs2Trvl - Borders

I went to Costa Rica last summer with a reputable adventure travel group. My friends and I chose to go with a group because we figured we'd never be able to put together the kind of action-packed ... Read full review

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Of the Frommer's series I've come across, this one is the best written. Read full review


The best of Natural Costa Rica
The best Day Hikes Nature Walks
The best Luxury Hotels Resorts
The best Restaurants
Costa Rica Today
Art Architecture
Tico etiquette Customs
Tips on Shopping in Costa Rica
The Lay of the Land
Responsible Tourism

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About the author (2011)

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, food critic, freelance journalist, and translator, and continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommer’s Belize, Frommer’s Ecuador, Frommer’s Guatemala, Costa Rica for Dummies, and Costa Rica Day By Day, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America.

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