Costa Rica Pocket Adventures, 1st Edition

  • Bruce Conord
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  • ISBN-10: 1588436071
  • ISBN-13: 9781588436078
  • DDC: 917.286045
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 418 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This guide contains all the practical travel information you need places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, travel advice, emergency contacts and more plus condensed sections on history and geography that give you good background knowledge of the destination. Plus, this edition is now in full color throughout. The authors are fascinated with the destination and their passion comes across in the text, which is lively, revealing and a pleasure to read. Sidebars highlight unusual facts and tell of local legends, adding to your travel experience. Detailed town and regional maps make planning day-trips or city tours easy. Adventures covered range from town sightseeing tours and nature watching to sea kayaking and organized jungle excursions. Travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation may want to sign up for language classes or take a course on traditional regional cooking these cultural adventures will introduce you to the people and afford you a truly unique travel experience. We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners never before turned, helping you learn about the world in a new way - Adventure Guides make that possible. "I am here in Costa Rica in an internet cafe and had to take the time to tell everyone what a good book this is. It really gave us everything we needed to plan our trip and now that we are here, we use it to find just about everything. If you have not visited Costa Rica yet, get a copy of this book and come on down -- it is fabulous." -- PURA VIDA!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Author Profiles.
1: Introduction.
2: How to Use this Book.
3: Costa Rica at a Glance.
4: Top 20 Spots.
5: Suggested Destinations.
6: Surfing Safaris.
7: Wild Windsurfing.
8: Fantastic Fishing.
9: Gay & Lesbian Travel.
10: Travel Essentials.
11: The Land between the Oceans.
12: Geography.
13: Environment.
14: Flora.
15: Fauna.
16: The People, Their History.
17: History.
18: Modern Times.
19: Being There.
20: Culture & Customs.
21: Food & Drink.
22: Alternative Accommodations.
23: Getting Around.
24: Learning Spanish.
25: Sports.
26: Money Matters.
27: Safety & Crime.
28: Health, Special Concerns.
29: Communications.
30: Just in Case.
31: Handy Hints.
32: San José.
33: Orientation.
34: Adventures on a Shoestring.
35: Day-Trips, Tours & Local Adventures.
36: Shopping.
37: Nightlife.
38: Places to Stay.
39: Places to Eat.
40: The Central Valley.
41: East of Town.
42: West of Town.
43: Coffee Country.
44: North by Northwest.
45: Arenal Area.
46: Monteverde.
47: Liberia & Guanacaste.
48: National Parks.
49: Nicoya Peninsula.
50: Northern Peninsula.
51: Central Peninsula.
52: Southern Peninsula.
53: Pacifica.
54: Puntarenas.
55: Jacó.
56: Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park.
57: Dominical.
58: Uvita & Playa Ojocha (Playa Tortuga).
59: Talamanca Mountains.
60: San Isidro de General.
61: Chirripó National Park.
62: Caribbean Coast.
63: Braulio Carrillo National Park.
64: Rara Avis Reserve.
65: La Selva & Sarapiquí.
66: Tortuguero National Park.
67: Barra Colorado & Parismina.
68: Puerto Limón.
69: Cahuita.
70: Puerto Viejo.
71: Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.
72: The Frontier – Panama.
73: Zona Sur, the South Pacific.
74: Osa Peninsula.
75: Panama or Bust.
Useful Websites.
Rainy Day Reading.
Spanish Vocabulary.
Transportation Schedules & Fares.