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My Favorite Costa Rica Moments.
The Best of Natural Costa Rica.
My Favorite Hikes.
The Best Beaches.
The Best Bird-Watching.
Spotlight: The Resplendent Quetzal.
The Best Adventures in & on the Water
The Best Adventures on Land.
The Best Views.
The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts.
My Favorite Boutique Hotels & Small Inns.
The Best Ecolodges.
Chapter 2: Strategies for Seeing Costa Rica.
Chapter 3: The Best Costa Rica Itineraries.
Costa Rica Highlights.
The Best of Costa Rica in 2 Weeks.
Undiscovered Costa Rica.
The Best Costa Rica Adventures.
Costa Rica with Kids.
Chapter 4: San José & the Central Valley.
My Favorite San José Moments.
The Best of San José in 1 Day
San José & the Central Valley in 3 Days.
Spotlight: Black Gold.
San José with Kids.
Irazú Volcano, Cartago & the Orosí Valley
San José's Best Adventures.
San José Shopping A to Z.
San José Restaurant Best Bets.
San José Restaurants A to Z.
San José Hotel Best Bets.
San José Hotels A to Z.
San José Nightlife & Entertainment A to Z.
San José Fast Facts.
Chapter 5: Guanacaste.
My Favorite Guanacaste Moments.
Best of Guanacaste in 3 Days
Best of Guanacaste in 1 Week.
Spotlight: Hot Spot.
Guanacaste with Kids.
Guanacaste's History & Culture.
Palo Verde National Park.
Guanacaste Adventures in & on the Water.
Guanacaste Beaches A to Z.
Guanacaste Adventures on Land
Guanacaste's Best Golf Courses.
Playa del Coco & Playa Ocotal.
Playa Hermosa & the Papagayo Peninsula
Playas Flamingo & Conchal & Nearby Beaches
Guanacaste Fast Facts
Chapter 6: The Nicoya Peninsula.
My Favorite Nicoya Peninsula Moments.
The Best of the Nicoya Peninsula in 3 Days.
The Best of the Nicoya Peninsula in 1 Week.
Spotlight: The Spectacular Sea Turtle.
The Nicoya Peninsula with Kids.
Nicoya Peninsula Adventures in & on the Water.
Nicoya Peninsula Beaches A to Z.
Nicoya Peninsula Adventures on Land.
Malpaís & Santa Teresa.
Nicoya Peninsula Fast Facts.
Chapter 7: The Northern Zone.
My Favorite Northern Zone Moments.
The Best of the Northern Zone in 3 Days.
Spotlight: Anatomy of a Cloud Forest.
The Best of the Northern Zone in 1 Week.
The Northern Zone with Kids.
Northern Zone Adventures in & on the Water.
Northern Zone Adventures on Land.
The Northern Zone's Best Hikes.
The Northern Zone's Best Bird-Watching.
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí.
Northern Zone Fast Facts.
Chapter 8: The Central Pacific Coast.
My Favorite Central Pacifi c Coast Moments.
The Best of the Central Pacifi c Coast in 3 Days.
The Best of the Central Pacifi c Coast in 1 Week.
The Central Pacifi c Coast with Kids.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Chirripó National Park.
Central Pacific Coast Adventures in & on the Water
Spotlight: Surfi ng Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.
Central Pacifi c Coast Beaches A to Z.
Central Pacifi c Coast Adventures on Land.
Best Bird-Watching on the Central Pacific Coast.
Jacó & Playa Herradura.
Dominical & the Coastline Southward.
Central Pacifi c Coast Fast Facts.
Chapter 9: The Southern Zone.
My Favorite Southern Zone Moments.
The Best of the Southern Zone in 1 Week.
The Southern Zone with Kids.
Corcovado National Park.
Spotlight: Meet the Monkeys!
Southern Zone Adventures in & on the Water.
The Southern Zone's Best Bird-Watching.
Puerto Jiménez & the Southern Osa Peninsula.
Golfi to & the Golfo Dulce.
Playa Zancudo & Pavones.
Southern Zone Fast Facts.
Chapter 10: The Caribbean Coast.
My Favorite Caribbean Coast Moments.
The Best of the Caribbean Coast in 3 Days.
The Best of the Caribbean Coast in 1 Week.
Spotlight: Reggae & Dreadlocks.
The Caribbean Coast with Kids.
Caribbean Coast Adventures in & on the Water.
Caribbean Coast Beaches A to Z.
Caribbean Coast Adventures on Land.
Puerto Viejo & Southward.
Caribbean Coast Fast Facts.
Chapter 11: Costa Rican History & Culture.
The History of Costa Rica.
A Timeline of Costa Rican History.
Spotlight: A Glittering Past.
The Lay of the Land.
Costa Rica in High & Popular Culture.
Eating & Drinking in Costa Rica.
Chapter 12: The Best Special Interest Trips.
Organized Adventure Tours.
Outdoor Activities A to Z.
Learning Trips & Language Classes.
Volunteer & Educational Trips.
Chapter 13: Guide to Costa Rica's Flora & Fauna.
Flowers & Other Plants.
Chapter 14: The Savvy Traveler.
Before You Go.
Tips on Accomodations.
Useful Phrases & Menu Terms.
Posted January 2, 2012
I bought several other Frommer's tour guides in the past.
This is not bad, but not the best one I read.
It has a lot of information, which is good, very goos pictures and good maps, and nice recommendations for tours and places to eat.
He has some very good tips too. (where you need to arrive early, where you need guide tour and where not, etc)
Nevertheless, I found the structure too repetitive and messy.
The problem is that he divides the country in several areas (which is good), but within each chapter he repeats too many times the same tours, sites and information. For instance, you can find the same visit to Volcan Arenal in :" Northern area 3 days visit, Northern area one week visit, Northern area with kids, Northern area outdoor activities, etc."
I think that he should concentrate the information in a much simpler way, the book will be thinner (and less heavy, this intended to be a backpack thing) and much faster to grab the information you are looking for.