Costa Rica For Dummies (Dummies Travel 4th Revised edition)
By: Eliot Greenspan (author)Paperback
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* Personally researched by a longtime resident, Costa Rica For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. *Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. Details on San Jose and the Central Valley; the Guanacaste area, Costa Rica s Gold Coast; the Manuel Antonio area, the most popular ecotourism destination; the Monteverde area with its misty cloud forests; and the rest of the country *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.
Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack, mandolin, 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. He is also the author of Costa Rica Day By Day, Frommer s Costa Rica, Frommer s Belize, Frommer s Guatemala, and Frommer s Ecuador, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer s South America.
Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing Costa Rica 7 Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Costa Rica 9 Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Costa Rica 19 Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go 27 Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Five Great Options 36 Part II: Planning Your Trip to Costa Rica 47 Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 49 Chapter 6: Getting to Costa Rica 60 Chapter 7: Getting Around Costa Rica 66 Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations 71 Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 77 Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 83 Part III: San Jose and the Central Valley 93 Chapter 11: Settling into San Jose 95 Chapter 12: Exploring San Jose 124 Part IV: Guanacaste and Environs 149 Chapter 13: Going for Gold in Guanacaste 151 Chapter 14: Exploring Guanacaste 173 Part V: Manuel Antonio and Environs 185 Chapter 15: Enjoying Magnificent Manuel Antonio 187 Chapter 16: Living the Lush Life on the Central Pacific Coast 208 Part VI: Monteverde and Environs 237 Chapter 17: Visiting the Cloud Forests of Monteverde 239 Chapter 18: La Fortuna and the Arenal Area 259 Part VII: Touring the Rest of Costa Rica 281 Chapter 19: Seeking Solitude in Southern Nicoya 283 Chapter 20: Exploring Southern Costa Rica 301 Chapter 21: Chilling on Costa Rica s Caribbean Coast 326 Part VIII: The Part of Tens 355 Chapter 22: Ten Myths about Costa Rica 357 Chapter 23: Ten Costa Rican Moments 360 Appendix: Quick Concierge 363 Index 371
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