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America’s #1 bestselling travel series Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.More annually updated guides than any other series16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guidesOutspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itinerariesDozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition),Frommer's Costa Rica features gorgeous color photos of the lush rain forest, the amazing array of wildlife, and the spectacular beaches that await you. Personally researched by a longtime resident, it's the only truly up-to-date guide that gives you such in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You'll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, windsurfing on Lake Arenal, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. With Frommer's in hand, you'll experience the wonder of Costa Rica's amazing biodiversity, as we point out the best places to see hundreds of unique, colorful species of animals and plants. You'll even get a color fold-out map!List of Maps.What’s New in Costa Rica.1 The Best of Costa Rica.2 Costa Rica in Depth.3 Planning Your Trip to Costa Rica.4 Suggested Costa Rica Itineraries.5 The Active Vacation Planner.6 San José.7 Guanacaste: The Gold Coast.8 Puntarenas& the Nicoya Peninsula.9 The Northern Zone: Mountain Lakes, Cloud Forests& a Volcano.10 The Central Pacific Coast: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.11 The Southern Zone.12 The Caribbean Coast.Appendix A: Fast Facts, Toll-Free Numbers& Websites.Appendix B: Glossary of Spanish Terms& Phrases.Appendix C: Costa Rican Wildlife.Index.Frommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Expert advice on the best bird-watching, diving, surfing, and other adventures to get your adrenaline pumping.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.