Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

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Hunter Publishing, Inc, 2002 - Travel - 386 pages
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Annotation Adventure Guides are the perfect travel companion for the modern explorer. Whether you're looking to backpack around your home state or boost the number of stamps in your passport by traveling overseas, these books will heighten your travel experience. Our team of knowledgeable authors offers comprehensive introductions that cover history, geography, climate, when to go, transportation, planning and culture. Region-by-region, the books then delve into the heart of the area, with driving tours and side trips to the best museums, historic sites and shops. But the focus is on activities, and you'll learn about the best spots for diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing and more. Extensive listings of recommended tour operators, too. Select places to stay and eat, as well as regional festivals and celebrations. The definitive handbook. Looks at everything, from the various cuisines and unusual history to the enduring culture and superb beaches. Dance in the Fiesta de los Negritos, sample tapa dulce, stay in a rain forest lodge. Incredible detail on plant and animal life.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE LAND BETWEEN THE OCEANS
37
THE PEOPLE THEIR HISTORY
67
BEING THERE
83
SAN JOSÉ
119
THE CENTRAL VALLEY
167
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
195
NICOYA PENINSULA
231
PACIFICA
267
CARIBBEAN COAST
313
ZONA SUR THE SOUTH PACIFIC
343
APPENDIX
363
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