Costa Rica For Dummies

Costa Rica For Dummies

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Personally researched by a longtime resident, Costa Rica For Dummies is an easy--to--follow, down--to--earth guide for planning and enjoying a terrific trip to a fascinating country. With Costa Rica for Dummies in hand, you'll discover rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. Our author reviews restaurants and hotels in every price category and recommends adventures to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, or spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage. Costa Rica For Dummies allows you to experience the wonder of Costa Rica's amazing biodiversity, as we point out the best places to see hundreds of unique, colorful species of animals and plants.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations , maps (some col.)
  • 0764584413
  • 9780764584411

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing Costa Rica. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Costa Rica. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Costa Rica. Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go. Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Five Great Options. Part II: Planning Your Trip to Costa Rica. Chapter 5: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Getting to Costa Rica. Chapter 7: Getting Around Costa Rica. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests. Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Part III: San Jose and the Central Valley. Chapter 11: Settling into San Jose. Chapter 12: Exploring San Jose. Part IV: Guanacaste and Environs. Chapter 13: Going for Gold in Guanacaste. Chapter 14: Exploring Guanacaste. Part V: Manuel Antonio and Environs. Chapter 15: Enjoying Magnificent Manuel Antonio. Chapter 16: Living the Lush Life on the Central Pacific Coast. Part VI: Monteverde and Environs. Chapter 17: Visiting the Cloud Forests of Monteverde. Chapter 18: La Fortuna and the Arenal Area. Part VII: Touring the Rest of Costa Rica. Chapter 19: Seeking Solitude in Southern Nicoya. Chapter 20: Exploring Southern Costa Rica. Chapter 21: Chilling on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Myths about Costa Rica. Chapter 23: Top Ten Costa Rican Moments. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.
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About Eliot Greenspan

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, freelance journalist, and translator, and continued his travels in the region. This is Eliot's first For Dummies title. He is also the author of Frommer's Costa Rica, Frommer's Belize, Frommer's Cuba, and The Tico Times Restaurant Guide to Costa Rica, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer's South America.
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