Costa Rica, '99: The Complete Guide with Beaches, Wildlife, Cloud Forests, Volcanoes and Trips to Panama

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Fodor's Travel Publications, 1998 - Costa Rica - 232 pages
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Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Updated each year and containing a full-color, foldout Rand McNally map, a Fodor's Gold Guide is an essential tool for any kind of traveler. Smart travel tips and important contact info make planning your trip a breeze and detailed coverage of sights, accommodations, and restaurants give you the info you need to make your experience enriching and hassle-free. If you only have room for one guide, this is the one for you.
The best guide to Costa Rica, updated every year
Sensational walking and driving tours to rugged mountains, Indian villages, and ancient ruins
A guide to the rain forests, cloud forests, and dry forests
Where to shop for handicrafts--from jade and silver jewelry and bright textiles to fine leather goods and pottery
All the sports--from windsurfing on Costa Rica's Lake Arenal to diving in Panama's Bocas del Toro Archipelago
Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget
Lavish hotels, sun-drenched beach resorts, and nature lodges
Great meals--dine on exotic seafood on a veranda or savory Creole fare in a "cabantilde
Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust
Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands
All reviews based on visits by writer-residents
12 pages of maps, vacation itineraries, and more
Important Contacts
Smart Travel Tips A to Z
Fodor's Choice
What's Where in the area
Pleasures & Pastimes
Festivals
Fact-filled chapter on national parks and wildlife reserves
How to be an eco-savvy traveler
Complete index

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Contents

Land of Pleasant Surprises
2
Exploring San Jose
15
Nightlife and the Arts
31
Eastern Central Valley
49
Arenal and the Cordillera de Tilaran
64
Northern Guanacaste and Alajuela A to Z
81
Nicoya and the Tempisque River Delta Region
96
Nicoya Peninsula A to Z
115
Coast Near San Jose
125
General Valley
139
Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Northern Lowlands
160
The Atlantic Lowlands and the Caribbean Coast A to Z
178
The Bocas del Toro Archipelago
196
Nicoya Peninsula
210
San Jose 18
227
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