Insight Guides: Costa Rica

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Insight Guide Costa Rica is a full-color, comprehensive travel guide to Central America’s most popular destination, a country famous for its natural environment. Each chapter is illustrated by stunning travel photography that gives a vivid portrait of contemporary life in Costa Rica. Be inspired by our Best of Costa Rica section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on what makes Costa Rica unique: its indigenous plants and birds, volcanoes, ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Costa Rica is a full-color, comprehensive travel guide to Central America’s most popular destination, a country famous for its natural environment. Each chapter is illustrated by stunning travel photography that gives a vivid portrait of contemporary life in Costa Rica. Be inspired by our Best of Costa Rica section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on what makes Costa Rica unique: its indigenous plants and birds, volcanoes, extreme sports, and art and crafts.

With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Costa Rica’s history, from the early Amerindians through the arrival Columbus and colonialism, up to more peaceful modern times. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read.

A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions which make up this small but varied country, from the bustling capital of San José to the exquisite beaches of its Pacific and Caribbean coastlines to the vast grasslands and volcanoes of the north.

A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels, eco-lodges, and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051635
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 608,687
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy MacKinnon is a freelance writer and editor based in San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica and a regular contributor to the Tico Times. Like many of the migrant birds she takes pleasure in observing, she migrated south from Canada.

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Table of Contents

Best of Costa Rica
The Happy Medium
Coast to Coast
 
History
Decisive Dates
Before Columbus
Conquest
Colonialism and Independence
Modern Times
 
Features
The People of Costa Rica
The Rise and Fall of San José
National Parks
The Sports Scene
Big Fins and Fresh Fish
Tico Cooking
The Fruits of Costa Rica
Coffee
 
Photo Features
A Passion for Plants
Sports: Going to Extremes
Potters, Sculptors and Goldsmiths
Birds: Wings of Wonder
Mountains of Fire
 
Places
San José
The Central Valley
The Central Pacific
The Northwest
The Northeast
The Caribbean Coast
The South
The Central Pacific
The Northwest
The Northeast
The Caribbean Coast
The South
 
Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
EATING OUT
ACTIVITIES
A–Z
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    COSTA RICA

    III went there it was completly.... INSANE TO LET GO!! Fantastic people, beaches, charities, shops..... Everything was awesome! I stayed at a hotel with a pool on a frosty day! Then i went to the van and we drove away! Haha. We went to a house of my moms friend and It was half hidden in the jungle although we loved it. Fantastic it was! Costa rica rocks! We had to move apartments and my new friend came over (disguising thier names as Addela, Chloe, and Jacob.) Continue next result.

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