eBook The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0241013844
  • ISBN-13: 9780241013847
  • DDC: 917.286045
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 496 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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The new Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the definitive travel guide to this incredible country, with expert information on everything from magnificent national parks to lively cultural festivals and wild beaches. An in-depth field guide with stunning color photography explores Costa Rica's incomparable wildlife, and easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around, and up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops ensure that you won't miss a thing, no matter your budget. Discover Costa Rica's highlights. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica includes detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout the country, from turtle-watching in Tortuguero to surfing in Santa Teresa, hiking and zip lining through the Monteverde cloud forests to exploring the breathtaking biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Inside this Book.
Title Page.
1: Introduction to Costa Rica.
2: Where to Go.
3: Author Picks.
4: When to Go.
5: 23 Things Not to Miss.
6: Itineraries.
7: Wildlife.
8: Basics.
9: Getting There.
10: Getting Around.
11: Accommodation.
12: Food and Drink.
13: Health.
14: The Media.
15: Holidays and Festivals.
16: National Parks and Reserves.
17: Outdoor Activities.
18: Travelling with Children.
19: Studying and Volunteering.
20: Travel Essentials.
21: San José.
22: Central San José.
23: Barrios Amón and Otoya.
24: El Pueblo and Around.
25: Los Yoses and La California.
26: San Pedro.
27: Parque La Sabana.
28: Escazú.
29: Arrival and Departure: San José.
30: Getting Around.
31: Information.
32: Accommodation.
33: Eating.
34: Drinking and Nightlife.
35: Entertainment.
36: Shopping and Markets.
37: Sports and Outdoor Activities.
38: Directory.
39: The Valle Central and the Highlands.
40: Alajuela and Around.
41: Sarchí and Around.
42: Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco and Around.
43: San Ramón.
44: Reserva Bosque Nuboso Los Ángeles.
45: Zarcero.
46: Parque Nacional Volcán Poás.
47: La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
48: Heredia and Around.
49: Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo.
50: Cartago and Around.
51: Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú.
52: Valle Orosí.
53: Turrialba and Around.
54: Monumento Nacional Guayabo.
55: Limón Province and the Caribbean Coast.
56: The Guápiles Highway.
57: The Turrialba Road.
58: Puerto Limón and Around.
59: Parque Nacional Tortuguero.
60: Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Barra del Colorado.
61: Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere.
62: Cahuita and Around.
63: Puerto Viejo De Talamanca.
64: The Southern Caribbean Beaches and Manzanillo.
65: Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo.
66: Bribrí and Around.
67: Sixaola and into Panama.
68: The Zona Norte.
69: La Fortuna and Around.
70: Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal.
71: El Castillo.
72: Laguna De Arenal.
73: North of La Fortuna.
74: San Carlos and Around.
75: The Far North.
76: The Sarapiquí Region.
77: Guanacaste.
78: Cañas.
79: Parque Nacional Palo Verde and Around.
80: Cordillera De Guanacaste.
81: Liberia and Around.
82: Northwestern Guanacaste.
83: Northern Nicoya Peninsula.
84: Central Nicoya Peninsula.
85: The Central Pacific and Southern Nicoya.
86: Monteverde and Around.
87: Puntarenas and Around.
88: The Southern Nicoya Peninsula.
89: South of Puntarenas.
90: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio and Around.
91: The Zona Sur.
92: San Gerardo De Dota.
93: San Isidro De El General.
94: Parque Nacional Chirripó.
95: The Costanera Sur.
96: Palmar.
97: Buenos Aires and Around.
98: Península De Osa.
99: Golfo Dulce.
100: Towards the Panama Border.
Landscape and Habitat.
Conservation and Tourism.
Small Print.
About the Authors.
Map Symbols.