Lonely Planet Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is brimming with rainforests, wildlife, volcanoes, and beaches, and this award-winning guide has all the facts you need for an adventurous trip. Find out about responsible traveling, where to spot a sloth, explore coral reefs or raft wild rapids, and -- no matter your budget -- how to enjoy all this magnificent country has to offer.
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Overview

Costa Rica is brimming with rainforests, wildlife, volcanoes, and beaches, and this award-winning guide has all the facts you need for an adventurous trip. Find out about responsible traveling, where to spot a sloth, explore coral reefs or raft wild rapids, and -- no matter your budget -- how to enjoy all this magnificent country has to offer.
  • Written by the award-winning travel writer and naturalist Rob Rachowiecki, this is the bestselling guide to Costa Rica
  • Extensive notes on flora, fauna, and nature reserves, including a 36-page color wildlife guide with detailed descriptions
  • Information on nature tours and outdoor activities such as bird watching, hiking, horse-riding, rafting and sailing
  • Information on restaurants, accommodation, and transport options for a range of budgets
  • Coverage of wildlife and white-water rafting, coral reefs and volcanoes
  • 54 maps of cities, town, regions, and parks
  • Comprehensive email and web site directory
  • Spanish-language section

Rachowiecki's guide has been revised to provide the most concise and contemporary information to this Latin American wonderland. Sun-drenched beaches, steamy jungles, smoking volcanoes, rugged mountains, and a host of dazzling native birds and wildlife all await your visit. Color photos.

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One of the most dependable series available, Lonely Planet's guidebooks are packed with essential information and accurate maps and are written with enough character that they are also good reading for armchair travelers. The series is now popular with travelers of all sorts, although backpackers and adventure travelers have long relied on Lonely Planet's guides because of the wide range of destinations offered. Whether you want to relax on the beaches of Thailand, roam the Australian outback, or explore the deserts of Iran, Lonely Planet has a practical, thorough guidebook for your destination. For dangerous or less-traveled regions, we highly recommend Lonely Planet's guides because they provide crucial information in an easy-to-use format, making it possible for travelers to handle the difficulties of language, customs, and transportation. In countries with unfamiliar alphabets, the guides include the names of cities and sights in both English and native characters, and glossaries are provided to help travelers with menus. The series offers lodging and restaurant options for all budgets, but the main focus is on getting a good deal for your money. With good writing, a wealth of valuable information, and beautiful color photo sections, Lonely Planet's guides are hard to beat.(Julie Carr)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864427601
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2002

    Overrated

    We used this book and we also used Explore Costa Rica by Harry Pariser. We found that Harry's book was much more complete, fun to read, and accurate. Lonely Planet can sometimes be overrated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2002

    I HATE IT !

    it's clueless, stupid !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    This book helped on our trip to Costa Rica

    Recently we spent a month travelling around Costa Rica. This guidebook helped us explore the country from top to bottom. We may retire there someday, so we wanted to see the whole country.

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