Costa Rica 2006

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Fodor's Travel Publications, Sep 12, 2005 - Travel - 462 pages
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Share Caribbean sands with giant turtles, zip through the treetops on a canopy tour, or peer into the steaming crater of an active volcano. Whatever you choose to do, planning a trip to Costa Rica has never been this much fun, or this easy!

LOOK INSIDE FOR AN INNOVATIVE, NEW TRAVEL GUIDE!

Comprehensive
, up-to-date, and easy to use, Fodor’s Costa Rica 2006 remains the best resource for organizing your trip to this exotic country. Now, our 2006 edition also flaunts exclusive, new features including indispensable, customized tools for planning your trip, in addition to rich photography that illustrates the distinctive culture of the country. Plus, not only will you read the expert advice of our professional travel writers, but you’ll also review recommendations from everyday travelers like yourself, in our new “Word of Mouth” features throughout the book. Fodor's Costa Rica 2006 is designed so that you spend less time researching and more time relishing what lies ahead on your dream vacation.

Plan a perfect vacation, with these new features:

MORE coverage of hotels and activities:
From lounging at luxurious ocean-view villas to climbing high into the rainforest canopy and riding zip lines, rappelling, and hiking through nature—Fodor's Costa Rica has it covered. Our in-depth coverage includes popular outdoor activities, outfitters and tour operators plus we help you hind the best canopy tour and how beat the crowds at parks and reserves.

“Word of Mouth” from Fodors.com:
Read what fellow travelers are saying about their favorite places to explore and unwind, featured throughout the book. Then, when you return from your trip, share your opinions on Fodors.com and they may get published in our 2007 edition.

Maps and Photos:
Unique photos throughout illustrate the history and local activities, while brand-new maps highlight the top surf spots, best wildlife-viewing parks, beaches and more.

Always Up-to-date:
Fodor's Costa Rica is updated EVERY year—it's the most accurate book available!


Visit Fodors.com for travel bargains, information on local festivals, maps, vacation planning tips, more reviews and much more!

And, to view more insider secrets, visit “Travel Talk” and “Rants and Raves” at Fodors.com/forums for more recommendations from travelers like yourself.
 

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Contents

PLANNING YOUR TRIP The Nicoya Coast 179
6
Manuel Antonio National Park 293
9
CLOSE
16
The Making of a Capital 33
33
Speaking Costa Rican 63
63
Coffee the Golden Bean
76
What is a Cloud Forest?
120
A Biological Superpower
133
ADarkerSideofTourism
247
f You Like Inland
263
Diving the Deep at Coco Island
267
Getting Married in Costa Rita
303
Smart Travel Tips A to Z Central Pacific Essentials
308
Lodging Directory The Central Highlands
316
A Mosaic of Forests
325
Going Fishing?
344

Certificate of Sustainable Tourism
146
More Texan Than Tropical
166
The Ecological Blue Flag
190
Understanding Costa Ricas Climate
208
Making a Difference
233
Quintessential Costa Rica
241
Where Have All the Forests Gone?
358
MAPS
425
The Central Valley Caribbean Essentials
428
The Northern Plains
436
Domestic Flights
455
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