Monday, 15 April 2019

REVIEW: Lonely Planet Costa Rica travel guide

Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Costa Rica travel guide. Centering yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks, hiking, biking or ziplining. Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas - your only limit is your return date. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!

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Lonely Planet writer Brian Kluepfel explains why he loves Costa Rica. "We New Yorkers never really ease up. In Costa Rica, there's no choice. I learned to surf. I enjoyed a gallo pinto breakfast with rich, dark local coffee. And I found lots of people living the expat dream: yoga practitioners, organic farmers, surfer chefs and mountain bikers. As a birder, i was amazed daily i picked one hotel because two trogans were perched on a branch outside, and my raft tailed a cormorant down raging rapids in Sarapiqui. But my favorite moment was when a new Tico friend texted me: "Hey, man, you're in Costa Rica. Relax!"

TOP 10

1. Mal Pais & Santa Teresa
2. Parque Nacional Tortuguero.
3. Volcan Arenal & Hot Springs.
4. Parque Nacional Corcovado.
5. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.
6. White-Water Rafting.
7. Southern Caribbean Coast.
8. Wildlife-Watching.
9. Montezuma.
10. Bosque Nuboso Monteverde.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica:

- 53 colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

 Coverage Includes: San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa

Curator: Ashley Harrell

Writers: Jade Bremner, Brian Kluepfel

Discover this fascinating country with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cost Rica, and begin your journey now!

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