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Lonely Planet Costa Rica
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0864423667, Paperback)Many Costa Rica guides provide hotel, restaurant, and arrival information, but Lonely Planet's stands out from the pack. Written by Rob Rachowiecki, an award-winning travel writer and naturalist, this guide delves into Costa Rica's flora, fauna, and nature reserves like no other. Rachowiecki's Costa Rica includes a 36-page color wildlife guide, contacts, and details on outdoor activities from kayaking to scuba diving, and bird watching to surfing. There are 54 maps of cities, towns, regions, and parks, plus a comprehensive e-mail and Web site directory, and scads of eating and accommodations options, from budget to upscale. With its rainforests, wildlife, volcanoes, and beaches, Costa Rica is among the most beautiful destinations, and Rachowiecki's guide prepares you to explore and enjoy.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:00 -0400)
The authors provide useful background information on Costa Rica including information on the local religion, sites of interest and things to watch out for - such as the 35,000 known species of insects! Insider tips are given on the best surfing, diving and snorkelling.
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