Peer into the crater of a smoking volcano, spot rare birds from high above the rainforest canopy and raft some of the most thrilling white water in the tropics. Whether you aim to observe endangered sea turtles in Tortuguero or unwind on the warm sands of Play a Tamarindo, this award-winning guide is your essential travel companion. lodging options to suit every budget, from beachside cabinas to remote jungle lodges. 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 detailed maps.