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Fodor's Costa Rica (Fodor's Costa Rica)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Costa Rica!

•Updated annually, Fodors Costa Rica provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Costa Rica features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Costa Rica.

•Experience Costa Rica like a local! Fodors Costa Rica includes unique photo-features that impart the countrys culture, including driving the Orosi Valley Loop, hiking the Arenal Volcano, taking a canopy tour, lounging on the beach, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Includes 8-page color insert and over 30 maps

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Updated annually, "Fodor's Costa Rica" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available. The 2009 edition includes unique features that impart the country's culture, including driving the Orosi Valley Loop, hiking the Arenal Volcano, and more. 8-page color insert and 30 maps.

Synopsis:

Costa Rica has become one of the most popular destinations for American travelers seeking natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. Fodor's full-color guide shows off the splendor of Costa Rica like no other guide.

Synopsis:

Relax at the most tranquil beaches, explore the lush cloud forests, embark on a white-water rafting adventure, walk right up to the edge of steaming volcanic craters, or spot one of the many exotic species of birds that inhabit this paradise–Fodor's Costa Rica 2008 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best –"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We frequently update our Costa Rica guide, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best–so you know you're seeing the real Costa Rica.

- Includes unique, color photos that illustrate the country's history and local activities and a full-color pullout map of Costa Rica.

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

Table of Contents

Planning Your Trip

Be a Fodors Correspondent ............ 3

About This Book ............ 6

Whats Where ............ 7

Quintessential Costa Rica ............ 12

When to Go ............ 15

If You Like ............ 16

Great Itineraries ............ 19

Costa Rica

Chapter 1: San José ............ 23

Welcome to San José ............ 24

San Jose Planner ............ 26

Exploring San José ............ 28

Where to Eat ............ 41

Where to Stay ............ 48

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 57

Shopping ............ 60

San José Essentials ............ 63

Chapter 3: The Northern Plains ............ 115

Welcome to Northern Plains ............ 116

Northern Plains Planner ............ 118

Northwest of San José ............ 120

The Arenal Volcano Area ............ 126

Monteverde Cloud Forest Area ............ 142

Caño Negro Refuge Area ............ 160

The Sarapiquí Loop ............ 163

Northern Plains Essentials ............ 175

Chapter 4: North Pacific ............ 179

Welcome to North Pacific ............ 180

North Pacific Planner ............ 182

Far Northern Guanacaste ............ 184

The Nicoya Coast ............ 200

The Tempisque River Basin ............ 258

North Pacific Essentials ............ 264

Chapter 5: Central Pacific ............ 267

Welcome to Central Pacific ............ 268

Central Pacific Planner ............ 270

The Southern Nicoya Tip ............ 272

Inland ............ 289

The Coast ............ 292

Central Pacific Essentials ............ 332

Chapter 6: South Pacific ............ 335

Welcome to South Pacific ............ 336

South Pacific Planner ............ 338

The Central Highlands ............ 340

Valle de El General Region ............ 345

The Coast ............ 354

The Golfo Dulce ............ 367

The Osa Peninsula ............ 379

The South Pacific Essentials ............ 401

Chapter 7: Caribbean ............ 403

Welcome to The Caribbean ............ 404

Caribbean Planner ............ 406

The Northern Lowlands ............ 408

The Northern Caribbean Coast ............ 413

The Southern Caribbean Coast ............ 425

Caribbean Essentials ............ 452

Chapter 8: Ecotourism Costa Rica—Style ............ 455

Understanding Costa Rica ............ 467

Costa Rica at a Glance ............ 468

A Brief History ............ 469

Wildlife & Plant Glossary ............ 471

Menu Guide ............ 477

Vocabulary ............ 481

Essentials ............ 487

Transportation ............ 488

On The Ground ............ 501

Index ............ 531

About Our Writers ............ 544

Costa Rica In Focus

Driving the Orosi Valley Loop ............ 99

Arenal Volcano ............ 132

Canopy Tours ............ 144

Choosing a Beach ............ 201

Manuel Antonio National Park ............ 315

Corcovado National Park ............ 393

Tortuguero National Park ............ 416

Maps

Costa Rica ............ 10-11

Downtown San Jose ............ 30-31

Where to Stay and Eat in Downtown San Jose ............ 44-45

The Central Valley ............ 74-75

Alajuela ............ 85

Arenal Volcano ............ 130

Monteverde and Santa Elena ............ 151

The North Pacific ............ 186-187

Liberia . ............ 197

Tamarindo & Playa Langosta ............ 226

The Central Pacific ............ 276-277

Jacó ............ 299

Quepos & Manuel Antonio ............ 313

The South Pacific ............ 342

The Caribbean Coast ............ 410-411

Tortuguero ............ 415

Cahuita ............ 432

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ............ 440

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019564
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Cantor, Joanna G.
Editor:
Taplin, Adam
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Costa rica
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 1.14 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Updated annually, "Fodor's Costa Rica" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available. The 2009 edition includes unique features that impart the country's culture, including driving the Orosi Valley Loop, hiking the Arenal Volcano, and more. 8-page color insert and 30 maps.
"Synopsis" by , Costa Rica has become one of the most popular destinations for American travelers seeking natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. Fodor's full-color guide shows off the splendor of Costa Rica like no other guide.
"Synopsis" by , Relax at the most tranquil beaches, explore the lush cloud forests, embark on a white-water rafting adventure, walk right up to the edge of steaming volcanic craters, or spot one of the many exotic species of birds that inhabit this paradise–Fodor's Costa Rica 2008 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best –"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We frequently update our Costa Rica guide, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best–so you know you're seeing the real Costa Rica.

- Includes unique, color photos that illustrate the country's history and local activities and a full-color pullout map of Costa Rica.

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

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