This best-selling guide is your essential travel companion, whether you want to hike the rainforest or unwind on Playa Tamarindo's warm sands. With tips from our expert author, get ready to peer into the crater of a smoldering volcano, spot the resplendant quetzal and raft some of the tropics' most thrilling white water.
* dining and lodging options for every budget, from cheap sodas to jungle resorts
* details on Costa Rica's famed national parks and wildlife reserves
* thorough coverage of activities and tours, including the best of outdoor adventure and ecotourism
* 54 easy-to-use maps