Costa Rica For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 8, 2011 - Travel - 408 pages
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  • Personally researched by a longtime resident, Costa Rica For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. 
  • Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. 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
  • Adventures to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, or spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage.
 

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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
Introducing Costa Rica
3
Introducing Costa Rica
7
Digging Deeper into Costa Rica
19
39
20
Deciding Where and When to Go
27
Following an Itinerary
36
Exploring Costa Rica in One Week
37
Guanacaste
161
Playa Hermosa
167
Where to Dine in Guanacaste
168
Manuel Antonio and Environs
185
Manuel Antonio
187
Manuel Antonio
193
Manuel Antonio National Park
201
Living the Lush Life on
208

Day 5
38
Days 8 9 and 10
40
Day 4
41
Having a HighOctane Week of Adventures
42
Best Costa Rica Adventures
43
Day 7
44
Planning Your Trip to Costa Rica
47
Managing Your Money
49
Transportation
50
Lodging
51
Dining
52
Cutting Costs But Not the Fun
53
Cutting other costs
54
Getting to Costa Rica
60
Getting Around Costa Rica
66
Catering to Special Travel Needs
77
Playing It Safe with Travel and Medical Insurance
85
San José and the Central Valley
93
San José
100
Exploring San José
124
Guanacaste and Environs
149
By bus
159
Central Pacific Playas
211
Monteverde and Environs
237
of Monteverde
239
Monteverde
243
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
251
La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
261
Along the Shores of Lake Arenal
275
Touring the Rest of Costa Rica
281
Montezuma
285
Montezuma
292
Malpaís and Santa Teresa
295
Exploring Southern Costa Rica
301
Osa Peninsula
305
Puerto Jiménez
311
Corcovado National Park
317
Chilling on Costa Ricas
326
Cahuita
329
Puerto Viejo
343
The Part of Tens
355
Quick Concierge
363
Index
371
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About the author (2011)

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack, mandolin, and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, freelance journalist, and translator, and continued his travels in the region. He is also the author of Costa Rica Day By Day, Frommer's Costa Rica, Frommer's Belize, Frommer's Guatemala, and Frommer's Ecuador, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer's South America.

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