Cadogan Guide Costa Rica

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New Holland Publishers, 2006 - Travel - 374 pages
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For such a small country, there’s a huge amount to see and do in Costa Rica - and Cadogan will guide you every step of the way. The landscape is spectacular, with volcanoes, rainforests, mangroves, coral reefs, rivers, swamps and sandy beaches. This guide has all the information you need to enjoy many different activities in the great Costa Rican outdoors: trekking through the rainforest, mountain climbing, white-water rafting, zip-lining, surfing and dolphin and whale spotting. Or spend some time in Belize’s capital city, San Josť, with its great museums, restaurants and the county's hottest nightlife. Cadogan picks out the best places to stay, visit and enjoy a cup of coffee, made from the famous grando de orro. With insightful and comprehensive sections on the country’s history, culture, wildlife and ecotourism, this guide is ideal for reading before you go, as well as accompanying you once you have arrived.

 

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Contents

History
19
Wildlife
31
Birds
42
Conservation
49
Getting Around
70
San Jose
95
The City
101
Northern San Jose
109
North of Alajuela
136
North of Heredia
142
The Northwest
159
Parque Nacional Palo Verde
174
Tamarindo
182
Samara
197
Montezuma
203
The Central
209

Valle Central
121

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About the author (2006)

Joseph Fullman is a professional travel writer who has traveled widely in Central America. He has also contributed articles to various newspapers, websites and WAP guides.

Nicola Mainwood recently returned to her first love, travel writing, after an early career spent writing technical literature. Since then she has worked on guides to London, Spain and Turkey.


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