Costa Rica For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2009 - Travel - 408 pages
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With a wealth of attractions and adventures, Costa Rica is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the Americas. Whether you want relaxation or excitement, you’ll find it. Stroll leisurely on the beach or zip through the treetops on a canopy tour. Explore urban San Jose or incredible national parks with unspoiled wilderness. Choose the Caribbean Coast or the Central Pacific Coast. Lounge beside an infinity pool or battle a billfish. Seek out exuberant nightlife or take in the lush tropical scenery. Go golfing, snorkeling, volcano viewing, river rafting, sea kayaking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. Stay in a luxurious resort or a rustic wooden cabin . . . a Mediterranean villa or an Ecolodge tent. This friendly guide clues you in, with:
  • The lowdown on how to get to Costa Rica and how to get around after you arrive
  • Details on San Jose and the Central Valley; the Guanacaste area, Costa Rica’s “Gold Coast”; the Manuel Antonio area, the most popular ecotourism destination; the Monteverde area with its misty cloud forests; and the rest of the country
  • Suggested itineraries to help you make the most of your time
  • A “Quick Concierge” section with key phone numbers, Web addresses, and other handy how-to’s for traveling in Costa Rica

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Costa Rica For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps
 

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I havent made my trip to Cost Rica yet but so far this book has been very helpful in planning the trip. I intend to take it with me for onthespot referencing. It is written by Frommers and I found ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Introducing Costa Rica
7
Part II Planning Your Trip to Costa Rica
45
Part III San José and the Central Valley
89
Part IV Guanacaste and Environs
145
Part V Manuel Antonio and Environs
181
Part VI Monteverde and Environs
233
Part VII Touring the Rest of Costa Rica
279
Part VIII The Part of Tens
353
Appendix Quick Concierge
361
Index
369
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