Lonely Planet Costa Rica

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In just the introductory pages, we are given a national map, a detailed list of top attractions in the country, and a breakdown of possibilities by desired activity. A section on etiquette and customs for the first-time visitor covers everything from tipping to avoiding topless sunbathing.

There is then a seasonal advisory, by month, both of interesting occasions and possible travel difficulties.

Of particular interest to the economy-minded foody is a very deep analysis of dining spots, by area, with specialties, prices, and décor. Similar treatment is given to places to stay, which often overlap with places to nosh.

This very thorough volume covers national parks and protected areas, contact information for a plethora of embassies, customs regulations, vaccinations, insurances, and disease prevention precautions.

What women can expect in terms of approaches and how to deal with them is covered. The sex trade and some serious warnings are offered as well.

In-country transportation delves into air routes, bus services, and so on.

This is an extraordinarily educational, thoroughly researched travel book. It would be advisable to buy and read it carefully well before going to what is obviously a richly fascinating country.

Be sure you buy a magnifying glass to go with this excellent, minisculely-fonted resource.

Reviewed By:

Author Lonely Planet • Ashley Harrell • Brian Kluepfel • Jade Bremner
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 544 pages
Publisher Lonely Planet
Publish Date 2018-10-16
ISBN 9781786571762
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Issue Mar-19
Category Travel


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