The Perfect Companion for the Authentic Costa Rican Experience
A tiny slip of a nation wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica boasts some of the planet’s most precious natural resources and an amazing variety of one-of-a-kind adventures. Explorers discover the best trails to the peaks of Cerro Chirripo; birders learn where to spot quetzals and bellbirds; botanists seek out rare orchids and bromeliads; and surfers find the best waves. In this guide, you'll find up-to-date information on everything from zip-lining and jungle night walks to surfing and spelunking, from fine-dining and high-end shopping to coffee tours and regional crafts, as well as:
Expert travel advice and essential planning information on what to bring, local etiquette, safety considerations, useful words and phrases, and even driving tips
In-depth discussions of the various regions, their unique characteristics, and the best (not necessarily most well-known) attractions and accommodations that each has to offer
A comprehensive overview of the nation’s astounding flora and fauna
Thorough descriptions of specific animal and bird species
A rundown of key national parks, wildlife refuges, and other protected zones
With full-color photos, maps, and insider recommendations, Traveler’s Companion® Costa Rica will immerse you in the splendor of Costa Rica, inspiring you in the planning stages and guiding you throughout your exploration of this incredible Central American Paradise.
About the Author
Maribeth Mellin is an award-winning journalist and the author of several travel guides on California, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Her travel articles appear in leading journals including Travel and Leisure and the Los Angeles Times. She resides in San Diego, California.
Christopher P. Baker is the author of numerous best-selling guidebooks to Cuba, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas. He is an award-winning travel writer and his work has appeared in more than 150 publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Palm Springs, California.