Costa Rica: The Rough Guide

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Rough Guides, 1996 - Costa Rica - 387 pages
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This ultimate guide to Costa Rica takes readers to that beautiful country as few other travel guides do--from the capital of San Jose to the plethora of outdoor activities. Providing guidance on all of Costa Rica's best activities--from whitewater rafting to exploring national parks to riding with the cowboys of Guanacaste--it also offers the complete low-down on fun in San Jose, and more.

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Contents

Getting there from North America
3
Red tape and visas
10
Information and maps
16
Accommodation
26
Mail phones and telecommunications
34
PART
57
THE ZONA NORTE
177
THE CENTRAL PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN NICOYA
254
A brief history of Costa Rica
339
Landscape and wildlife
351
the tropical rainforest
361
Books
372
Language
378
Index
384
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About the author (1996)

Jean McNeil is from Nova Scotia but has live in London since 1991. She works as a publisher and researcher at the Latin America Bureau in London and is also a co-author of the Rough Guide to Central America.

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