Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Author: James Kaiser
Publisher: Destination Press
ISBN: 9781940754017
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Travel

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

Frommer s Costa Rica

Author: Nicholas Gill
Publisher: Complete Guides
ISBN: 1628873388
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Travel

Has amassed a loyal following of millions who have successfully used its guides for more than 60 years.

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

Author: Matthew Firestone
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781742203287
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Travel

Hightlights some of the best sights, activities, and experiences in Costa Rica, offering itineraries organized by region, theme, and length of trip.

The mammals of Costa Rica

Author: Mark Wainwright
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123325404
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

From the raucous mantled howler monkeys and the charismatic white-nosed coatis to the elusive jaguar, The Mammals of Costa Rica offers authoritative accounts of the fascinating creatures of the neotropics. With more than four hundred spectacular illustrat

Fodor s Costa Rica

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 9780804143738
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Travel

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

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America

Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400889860
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Nature

A groundbreaking photographic field guide to almost all of Mexico's butterfly species and many of Central America's This is a revised second edition of a groundbreaking photographic field guide to the butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers more than 2,000 species and features over 3,700 large, gorgeous color photographs, the very best images available, accompanied by authoritative facing-page text. This second edition includes more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names. And range maps, field marks, and host plants are included for all Mexican butterflies. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see. A revised second edition of a groundbreaking guide, featuring more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names The first complete guide to Mexican butterflies Covers almost all of Mexico's more than 1,700 species, plus many Central American species, including more than two-thirds of those in Costa Rica Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies Beautifully illustrated with more than 3,700 color photographs that highlight key identification features Range maps, field marks, and host plants for all Mexican species Authoritative facing-page text An invaluable tool for field identification

Insight Guide Costa Rica

Author: Paul Murphy
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group
ISBN: 0887291376
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Travel

One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Costa Rica. This 298-page book includes a section detailing Costa Rica's history, 8 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the spectacular plant life to the best coffee in the worldallegedly, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus 283 impressive photographs and 7 maps, including a National Parks and Reserves map.

Wild Costa Rica

Author: Adrian Hepworth
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131666062
Release Date: 2008-11-30
Genre: Nature

An exploration of the most biologically diverse country on the planet, with more than 200 stunning color photographs.

Birds of Mexico and Central America

Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher:
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173019091695
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Birds of Mexico and Central America is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Written and illustrated by Ber van Perlo, this handsome work covers more than 1,500 species. Information on key identification features, habitats, songs, and calls is included as are distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence. Enhanced with ninety-eight color plates, the book provides illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as well as the juveniles of each species. Illustrations appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Comprehensive and highly portable, this guide is a must for any birdwatcher visiting the region. More than 1,500 species described and illustrated Information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls Distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence Illustrations of all plumages for each species 98 color plates, which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference Comprehensive and highly portable A must for all birdwatchers visiting the region

Frommer s 97 Costa Rica

Author: Eliot Greenspan
Publisher: Frommer
ISBN: 0028611403
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Travel

Offers information on travel, accommodations, restaurants, shopping, sights, and cultural activities.

Explorer s Guide Oaxaca

Author: Paige Penland
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581571028
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: Travel

A complete guide to the Mexican city offers thorough coverage of the region, from the Pacific Beaches to the Northern Sierras and the Oaxaca Valley, and Including detailed road-trip itineraries. Let Oaxaca’s wonders welcome you to this sophisticated Spanish colonial capital. Oaxaca is a kaleidoscope of colors and cultures, a place of pale green cantera stone churches, sweeping plazas with brightly clad dancers, and markets redolent with the scent of freshly ground chocolate. Enjoy impressive museums, fine restaurants, and fantastic galleries, then head up into the pine-forested mountains, cloud forests, and colorful deserts, studded with ancient ruins, indigenous villages, and incredible ecotourism opportunities. There’s so much to see and do, but be sure to save some time to soak up the sun on Oaxaca’s 300 km/186 miles of Pacific beaches and bays. More than 100 photographs and detailed maps round out the package, making this guidebook an indispensable resource. Ándale!

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development Second Edition

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597268577
Release Date: 2008-08-18
Genre: Nature

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition—the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa—and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country’s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Her useful case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.