Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Costa Rica  The Complete Guide Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9781940754017
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Destination Press
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From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee plantations, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide puts the very best of Costa Rica at your fingertips. Blending detailed travel tips with beautiful photography, this guidebook offers so much more than just restaurant and hotel reviews. Fascinating chapters explore Costa Rica’s unique history, culture, food, ecology and wildlife. “Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Cultural Misunderstanding” helps visitors avoid common—and potentially embarrassing—mistakes. Discover what makes Costa Rica one of the world’s most amazing destinations. Soar above the cloud forest on a zipline at Monteverde. Spend the night at a deluxe ecolodge next to Arenal Volcano. Soak in the tropical beauty of Costa Rica’s world-class beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park. Plan the perfect Costa Rican vacation! Filled with travel tips to save you time and money Over 300 beautiful color photos Over 30 detailed maps Fascinating chapters on History, Culture and Food Informative guide to Wildlife and Ecology 1% of profits are donated to environmental organizations working to preserve Costa Rica's biodiversity for future generations Printed on sustainable FSC paper

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780967890487
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 495
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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Describes points of interest and discusses the history, culture, and wildlife of the region.

Moon Costa Rica

Moon Costa Rica Author Christopher P. Baker
ISBN-10 9781612388663
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 650
Language en
Publisher Avalon Travel
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Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it's surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, such as Sweet Retreats, Best Beaches, and Adrenaline Rush. Complete with details that range from where to surf to which spots are the best for seeing wildlife, Moon Costa Rica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: San José The Central Highlands The Caribbean Coast The Northern Zone Guanacaste and the Northwest The Nicoya Peninsula Central Pacific Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula South-Central Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica Author Fiona Reid
ISBN-10 0801449057
Year 2010
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher 秀和システム
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University

Fodor s Costa Rica

Fodor s Costa Rica Author Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN-10 9780804143738
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Fodor's Travel
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's Costa Rica shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Nicoya Peninsula, Selvetura Park, Corcovado National Park, Turrialba, Playa Carrillo and Manuel Antonio National Park · Coverage of San Jose; The Central Valley; Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands; Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula; Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast; The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific; Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast

Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica

Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781743213674
Year 2012-11-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count butterflies and orchids in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, have a fresh cup of coffee amid San Jose's Spanish-colonial buildings, or kayak past dolphins in the Golfo Dulce; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Costa Rica and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, landscapes, wildlife, shopping, and more Over 40 color maps Useful features - including Wildlife Guide, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids Coverage of San Jose, Central Valley, Central Pacific Coast, North and Monteverde, Caribbean Coast, Peninsula de Nicoya, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalize your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travelers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colorful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Costa Rica guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nate Cavalieri, Adam Skolnick, and Wendy Yanagihara. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Author Nate Cavalieri
ISBN-10 1742202225
Year 2012
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher
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Monteverde, Arenal, the coastal rainforest of Manuel Antonio we've selected the most iconic sights and incredible places to you can enjoy the real Costa Rica with the minimum of fuss.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Author Wendy Yanagihara
ISBN-10 1742208894
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 551
Language en
Publisher
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Comprehensive and inspirational guides with thousands of detailed listings, reviews and recommendations for travellers with a sense of adventure and exploration

Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica

Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica Author Andrew P. Miller
ISBN-10 9780739174616
Year 2012-08-17
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books
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Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde, by Andrew P. Miller, examines the use of ecotourism as a development strategy in Costa Rica and its applicability to other Central American states. Ecotourism provides an important environmental check on industry, giving the environment a voice by making its preservation an economic necessity due to the number of people who derive their income from it. The move away from agriculture to ecotourism is a natural fit because many of those who are engaged in agriculture have extensive knowledge of plants and animals that can be utilized by the ecotourism industry. The use of ecotourism as a development strategy is distinctive. For ecotourism to succeed, it must preserve the natural environment, but it must do so in a way that does not preclude growth in other sectors of the economy. Miller shows how the successful pursuit of foreign direct investment coupled with Costa Rica’s immense biodiversity and its attractiveness to tourists is key to understanding the success of the Costa Rican economy. Many of the preferences that ecotourists have for a vacation destination also help create an amenable atmosphere for business. These factors include: political and social stability, high quality of life, low levels of corruption, economic freedom, high levels of education, and a suitable infrastructure. The most important part of this research is its development of strategies based upon the Costa Rican model that would be useful for other states in the region. When looking at whether states can replicate the development strategy of Costa Rica, environmental sustainability is an important concern. Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica is an essential text for students and scholars interested in Latin American politics and history, development studies, and environmental sustainability.

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica Author Richard Condit
ISBN-10 1400836174
Year 2010-11-08
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike. The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered. The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together Covers almost 500 species 438 high-resolution color photos 480 color distribution maps and two general maps Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

Wild Costa Rica

Wild Costa Rica Author Adrian Hepworth
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131666062
Year 2008-11-30
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher The MIT Press
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An exploration of the most biologically diverse country on the planet, with more than 200 stunning color photographs.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780982517239
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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Stunning photographs showcase the wondrous landscape of Joshua Tree National Park in this unique guidebook. Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a desert getaway that boasts some of the most dramatic and unexpected scenery in the Southwest. This edition features updated information on park and local attractions, hotels, and restaurants, as well as a newly expanded section on the geology of the park. Fascinating chapters discuss the park's history, geology, and wildlife along with a guide to desert wildflowers and maps of more than 20 of the best hikes in the park. An indispensable guide for outdoor enthusiasts, rock climbers, and vacationing families on a budget, this beautiful guidebook will enhance any traveler's collection.

Costa Rica Handbook

Costa Rica Handbook Author Peter Hutchison
ISBN-10 1903471060
Year 2001
Pages 453
Language en
Publisher Footprint Travel Guides
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Aimed at intelligent and imaginative travelers of all ages and budgets, Footprint travel guides are synonymous with discovery and adventure. Each one assumes the journey-taker wants to escape the crowd and still experience the spirit of each country.-- "A Foot in the Door" summarizes the highlights of a trip, the characteristics of a country, and what to expect-- "Essentials" is a comprehensive survival inventory -- what to do in the event of a snakebite or what a shake of the finger may suggest-- "The Travel Zone" explains a locale in terms of its history and background, points the reader to sights in and around the area, and includes full listings and directories of services-- Footprint's fully indexed maps in both color and black and white are designed by its own cartographic team-- Lively, enlightening, respectful prose by writers who are hip to what's happening-- Compact size designed to fit into the traveler's pocket or bag-- Special travelproof construction with sturdy polyurethane binding that resists heat, humidity, and cold-- Provides a 16-page color section on the wildlife of this natural paradise-- Contains full details on ecotourism including information on bio-reserves-- Region-by-region coverage from San Jose to the southern Caribbean including how to budget time when it's tight