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Costa Rica

Creator: Matthew Firestone, Carolina Miranda, César G. Soriano | 2010-11-01

Complemented by easy-to use, reliable maps, helpful recommendations, authoritative background information and up-to-date coverage of things to see and do, these popular travel guides cover in detail countries and regions around the world ...

About this book
Nobody knows Costa Rica like Lonely Planet, and our 9th edition helps you build the perfect itinerary. Whether that "s whitewater rafting down the R o Reventaz n, sunbathing in laid-back Montezuma, quetzal-spotting in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, or swaying to reggaet n at an open-air bar in Cahuita “ you decide. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In this Guide: Essential highlights chapter showcases the very best of Costa Rica Tailored itineraries for easy trip planning Unique Green Index helps you step lightly on your travels



414 pages

Costa Rica

Creator: Les Beletsky, Priscilla Barrett, David Beadle | 2005

Here is all the information they need to find, identify and learn about Costa Rica's magnificent wildlife.

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

About this book
Most travelers to Costa Rica want to experience its lush tropical forests and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, hummingbirds and hawks, monkeys and big cats, frogs and toads, crocodiles, and snakes. Here is all the information they need to find, identify and learn about Costa Rica's magnificent wildlife.



48 pages

Costa Rica

Creator: Tracey West | History - 2008-09-01

Introduces the history, languages, geography, education, and culture of Costa Rica.

Publisher: Lerner Publications

About this book
Pack your bags! We're headed to Costa Rica. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore Costa Rica's beaches and tropical rain forests, listen to the marimba, and try a plate of gallo pinto. A special section introduces Costa Rica's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world.



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  • Destination Press

    Costa Rica: The Complete Guide: Eco-adventures in Paradise

    Book (Destination Press)

    Rating (53 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Destination Press

    Awesome book!!

    I have several other guidebooks to Costa Rica. I find this book to be different than the others in that this book reads differently. I read the entire book in one sitting because it was so interesting and gave me a "feel" of Costa Rica rather than just tidbits of information. I know this because I traveled throughout Costa Rica on 3 separate trips in 2012 as my partner and I will be moving to a piece of property we bought at the entrance of Cabo Blanco. Though we were able to navigate some interesting and remote areas of Costa Rica without this guide, it would have been that much better if we had this book during those trips. We're going to the Corcovado area in April and appreciate the information in Kaiser's guide as he includes up-to-date information that we haven't seen in the other guide.The photographs in the book are beautiful and the area maps are also great. Kaiser also provides great cultural information for the traveler, which we will definitely use on our... 5/5 June Martin "June Bug" (san francisco, ca) - See all my reviews, February 17, 2013

    Best of the CR guide books

    0 5/5 Mojo Snakes (Pensacola, FL) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Costa Rica: The Complete Guide: Eco-adventures in Paradise (Paperback) By far the most current, complete, and relevant of any of the Costa Rica books available, in my opinion, and I own all the popular ones on the market. A quick overview of the book was all it took to realize its value.Wish I had found it sooner as I leave for CR in 2 days. Although it is voluminous, it is not too large to pack. Highly recommend! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 3, 2013

    Invaluable Guidebook

    My wife and I have just returned from 2 weeks in Costa Rica and had a fabulous time. We used James Kaiser's book to plan the trip as well as a reference during the trip and found it enormously helpful. Right away I could tell that his sensibilities were in line with ours. He focused on presenting an authentic and complete experience of Costa Rica. We followed his recommendations for visiting some of the less touristed places as well as the not-to-miss sites such as Monteverde. Cahuita on the south Caribbean coast and Rio Celeste up north are two such recommendations that we particularly enjoyed. He also provided some very practical and useful information on driving, eating, transportation and money as well as an overview of the history and culture of the country. And his photography of this beautiful country gave us images to dream on as the trip grew near. I emailed James as I was in the planning stages, on a whim, telling myself not to count on a reply, but he replied the very next... 5/5 Linda V. Messinger - See all my reviews, March 2, 2014
    List Price: $22.95


  • FrommerMedia

    Frommer's EasyGuide to Costa Rica 2014 (Easy Guides)

    Book (FrommerMedia)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    FrommerMedia

    Good information

    0 3/5 Kumachan (jefferson, NY) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Frommer's EasyGuide to Costa Rica 2014 (Easy Guides) (Paperback) This guide had a lot of useful and accurate information, but an index would have been invaluable when I was trying to find information in a hurry. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 19, 2014

    Arthur Still Is "The Man

    0 5/5 Barry D. Elfant (Walnut Creek,CA) - See all my reviews, April 8, 2014

    Helpful Information

    0 4/5 Darla (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Frommer's EasyGuide to Costa Rica 2014 (Easy Guides) (Paperback) The Frommer's Easy Guide contains helpful information to make your trip more comfortable, easier, and more enjoyable.I am glad to have it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 7, 2014
    List Price: $10.95


  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Costa Rica 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)

    Book (Fodor's)
    List Price: $24.99


  • DK Travel

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica

    Book (DK Travel)
    List Price: $25.00


  • Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Travel Guide)

    Book (Lonely Planet)
    List Price: $24.99


  • National Geographic

    National Geographic Traveler: Costa Rica, 4th Edition

    Book (National Geographic)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    National Geographic

    Best for those looking purely for activity/tour suggestions

    I got this from Amazon Vine in advance of a trip to Costa Rica (which I took last week). The trip was a prearranged adventure tour, and we also added in some extra activities for our "free" time. However, the areas that we visited (Tortuguero and La Fortuna/Arenal) are included in this book. The book is selectively informative, alternately going into lots of detail about what you can expect at a certain place and then turning around and having whole paragraphs just bouncing back and forth between "highlights" that are distinguished by being in bold text. It is mostly helpful, though, if it suits your needs for helping you learn about the country and/or plan a trip there on your own. You will certainly get a taste for it by reading the chapters and looking at the pictures. If you, like me, already have a trip planned out, this will probably be less helpful. To be honest, I left it at home and didn't feel like I was missing anything.This book is best if you... 3/5 Ryan Winkleman (CA) - See all my reviews, December 10, 2013

    Very good guide to Costa Rica

    0 4/5 HardyBoy64 "RLC" (Rexburg, ID United States) - See all my reviews, November 8, 2013

    I expected more from National Geographic

    0 4/5 Amazon Customer Since the 1990's "hyper-obser... (West Coast) - See all my reviews, December 31, 2013
    List Price: $22.95


  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week

    Book (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
    List Price: $12.99


  • Toucan Maps Inc.

    Waterproof Travel Map Of Costa Rica

    Book (Toucan Maps Inc.)

    Rating (59 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Toucan Maps Inc.

    This is the map you want to buy if you are coming to Costa Rica

    0 5/5 Noel Urena Chacon "Noel Ureña" (Costa Rica) - See all my reviews, March 27, 2013

    Great guide

    We should have bought this map before we planned our trip. We went there for our honeymoon and we had a blast. The roads there are, hmm, different... Street names are rare, but between local directions and this map we at least made it close to where we wanted to be. This has a lot of great features like where activities are located with specific icons, blown up areas of popular destinations, and as it says it is waterproof (great for a rainforest no?).If we had bought this before we planned our trip it would have given us a general idea of what to do where without spending a lot of time online researching. First, let me say that while 3G and GPS signals are strong, we had more issues with the software and directions not being up to date (or correct for that matter) and it's good we brought a physical map as a backup. We ended up ditching the GPS and relying on the map only because it was easier and better. So, my advice, skip the GPS from the start and just buy this... 5/5 Paul G. (Oregon) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Waterproof Travel Map of Costa Rica (Map) We should have bought this map before we planned our trip. We went there for our honeymoon and we had a blast. The roads there are, hmm, different... Street names are rare, but between local directions and this map we at least made it close to where we wanted to be. This has a lot of great features like where activities are located with specific icons, blown up areas of popular destinations, and as it says it is waterproof (great for a rainforest no?).If we had bought this before we planned our trip it would have given us a general idea of what to do where without spending a lot of time online researching. First, let me say that while 3G and GPS signals are strong, we had more issues with the software and directions not being up to date (or correct for that matter) and it's good we brought a physical map as a backup. We ended up ditching the GPS and relying on the map only because it was easier and better. So, my advice, skip the GPS from the start and just buy this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2012

    Really good map

    0 4/5 Lisa Cheever - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Waterproof Travel Map of Costa Rica (Map) It is durable and accurate and will be used in return trips. It gave a sense of where we were, where we wanted to be and what the relationship was between places and roads. The wiggles and joggles were accurate and the printing was nicely clear. Bring a map with you. It was hard to find a good one there. Even if you have GPS which we did we referred to this well appointed map. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 26, 2013
    List Price: $12.95


  • Avalon Travel Publishing

    Moon Costa Rica (Moon Handbooks)

    Book (Avalon Travel Publishing)
    List Price: $21.99


  • Travelogue Adventures

    Two Weeks in Costa Rica

    Book (Travelogue Adventures)

    Rating (58 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Travelogue Adventures

    Insightful and Cogent

    0 5/5 Alexander - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Two Weeks in Costa Rica (Kindle Edition) This is a good travel book for people who like to read about the kind of things that really happen on trips. The authors do a good job of describing their transition from city-folk to near locals, something that lots of people dream about. I especially enjoyed their description of how easy it is to get around Costa Rica, as long as you are willing to embrace the idea that not everything will go according to plan. The book is really well-written with a clear narrative and lots of action. It maybe lacks some of the crushing drama one so often finds in travel books these days, but I prefer to count that as one of its primary charms. Two Weeks in Costa Rica presents an account of a trip anyone might take, and does so with a breezy, intimate voice. Recommended. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 27, 2012

    A Fun Read for those Preparing for a Trip to Costa Rica

    0 5/5 Lauren S. Kahn (McLean, VA USA) - See all my reviews, April 12, 2013

    Good to read this before you go

    0 4/5 Susaninacloud (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Two Weeks in Costa Rica (Kindle Edition) This book is like going out to dinner with friends who have recently returned from Costa Rica and who are telling you many interesting stories about their trip. I am traveling to Costa Rica soon and am glad I read this. It gave me a sense of familiarity with a country I have not yet visited. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 30, 2013
    List Price: $9.99


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