Costa Rica: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, Sep 30, 2006 - Travel - 282 pages
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This new guide to Costa Rica is an insider's guide to one of the hottest destinations in Central America. The strong focus on the rich biodiversity of the country, Costa Rican culture, and forthcoming travel trends make the Bradt guide the essential companion. A wide breadth of activities for travelers are covered: from white-water rafting, cycling, and sportfishing to assisting with turtle research, interacting with indigenous tribes and grassroots "rural tourism" initiatives. Also featured are special opportunities such as getting married in Costa Rica (a popular wedding spot) and dolphin encounters in Drake Bay. Features include: >A full range of adventure, sports, and activity options >Accommodations appealing to a broad spectrum of travelers, from eco-lodges and home stays to beach hotels and five-star resorts >Wildlife in-depth including conservation projects and national parks >New areas opening up for tourism, such as the Osa Peninsula and northwest region of Guanacaste >Key phrases in Spanish and local phrases
 

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Contents

Natural History
15
Practical Information
29
Sport and Other Activities
69
PART TWO THE GUIDE
83
Alajuela and Surrounds
105
The Caribbean
129
Northern Zone
157
Guanacaste
173
North Pacific
181
Nicoya Peninsula
207
Central Pacific
223
The South
251
Language
271
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About the author (2006)

Larissa Banting is a Canadian writer who has lived and worked in Costa Rica for over two years. Her background includes writing travel articles for newspapers and magazines, an advisory role on travel Web site discussion boards, and working as a travel coordinator.

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