Costa Rica: The Bradt Travel Guide
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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PART TWO THE GUIDE
Alajuela and Surrounds
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