The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

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Practical travel guide to Costa Rica featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Costa Rica, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Costa Rica, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.


The Rough Guide to Costa Rica covers: San José, The Central Valley, The Central Pacific, The Northwest Mainland, The Northwest: Nicoya Peninsula.


Inside this travel guide you’ll find:


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER
Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Costa Rica, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Volcán Barva to family activities in child-friendly places, like Manuel Antonio National Park or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Monteverde Cloud Forest.


PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS
Essential pre-departure information including Costa Rica entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES
Carefully planned routes covering the best of Costa Rica give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE

Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL

Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for kayaking, turtle-watching or exploring rainforests and untouched beaches.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS

Rough Guides' rundown of Osa Peninsula, Pacific Coastal Path, Punta Uva, Manzanillo’s best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Costa Rica, even in a short time.


HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS 

Written by Rough Guides’ expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Costa Rica, matching different needs.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Costa Rica, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Ujarrás and the spectacular Corcovado National Park.


COLOUR-CODED MAPPING

Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in San José, Tortuguero National Park and many more locations in Costa Rica, reduce need to go online.


USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT 

With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839058769
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 9/15/2022
Pages: 448

Series

This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences


  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 


Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page

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