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The Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica has consistently received rave reviews since its debut in 1994.

A narrow bridge separating the Caribbean from the Pacific, and North America from South America, Costa Rica is a wonderland of rumbling volcanoes, dense forests, and wildlife as diverse as anywhere on earth. The Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica introduces you to this peaceful nation's people, history, and natural beauty and guides you through every corner of the country, paying particular in-depth attention to its national parks and reserves.

For the Active Traveler...

T
he Moon Handbooks Costa Rica provides all the information essential to planning for travel to and throughout Costa Rica, including:

Complete accommodations listings and reviews, including recommendations for nature lodges, camping, and special hotels worth the extra mile

  • Comprehensive getting there information, including every possible option for special interest tours and charter package vacations, plus complete listings and details of tour companies and organizations offering programs for everyone from birders to bicyclists... and  more!
  • Everthing you need to know about getting around by air, bus, car, taxi, bicycle, hitchhiking, or organized excursion tour
  • Comprehensive sections on visas and officialdom... arts and entertainment... recreation... food and drink... services... health and safety... money... communications... tourist information... and more!
  • Regional chapters covering the entire country plus complete regional information on sightseeing, where to stay, where to eat, entertainment, shopping, etc.
  • A comprehensive language section, including Costa Rican colloquialisms and an essential Spanish Phrasebook.
  • And much, much more!

For the Armchair Traveler...
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n addition, the Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica offers the most complete section on wildlife, conservation, and ecosystems, written in the erudite and entertaining style that has helped earn author Christopher P. Baker "Best Travel Guide" awards from both the Publisher's Marketing Association and the Society of American Travel Writers for the first edition of the Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica.

The Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica provides:

  • A detailed 70-page exploration of Costa Rica's rainforests, cloud forests, tropical dry forests and other ecosystems, with separate sections on The Land... Flora & Fauna... and Conservation... as well as detailed sections on History... Government... The Economy... and the Costa Rican People and Society.
  • Fascinating sidebars on such topics as Costa Rica and the Sandinista Revolution... Prostitution... How the Motmot Got its Tail... Plate Tectonics: A World in Upheaval... Sharks in the Rio San Juan?... and Turtle Watching. 
  • Plenty of detailed information for the active vacationer, including an entire chapter devoted to Outdoor and Recreational Activities. 



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"T here are numerous Costa Rica books on the market, but if only one comprehensive guide were to be
chosen, this compact and thick paperback should be the item."
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"Moon Publications have become known for their well-written and exceptionally informative guides. Their new Costa Rica Handbook by Christopher P. Baker is no exception... This should be the choice for eco-tourists to Costa Rica."
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