Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Costa Rica  The Complete Guide Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9781940754017
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Destination Press
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From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee plantations, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide puts the very best of Costa Rica at your fingertips. Blending detailed travel tips with beautiful photography, this guidebook offers so much more than just restaurant and hotel reviews. Fascinating chapters explore Costa Rica’s unique history, culture, food, ecology and wildlife. “Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Cultural Misunderstanding” helps visitors avoid common—and potentially embarrassing—mistakes. Discover what makes Costa Rica one of the world’s most amazing destinations. Soar above the cloud forest on a zipline at Monteverde. Spend the night at a deluxe ecolodge next to Arenal Volcano. Soak in the tropical beauty of Costa Rica’s world-class beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park. Plan the perfect Costa Rican vacation! Filled with travel tips to save you time and money Over 300 beautiful color photos Over 30 detailed maps Fascinating chapters on History, Culture and Food Informative guide to Wildlife and Ecology 1% of profits are donated to environmental organizations working to preserve Costa Rica's biodiversity for future generations Printed on sustainable FSC paper

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780967890487
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 495
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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Describes points of interest and discusses the history, culture, and wildlife of the region.

Moon Costa Rica

Moon Costa Rica Author Christopher P. Baker
ISBN-10 9781612388663
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 650
Language en
Publisher Avalon Travel
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Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it's surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, such as Sweet Retreats, Best Beaches, and Adrenaline Rush. Complete with details that range from where to surf to which spots are the best for seeing wildlife, Moon Costa Rica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: San José The Central Highlands The Caribbean Coast The Northern Zone Guanacaste and the Northwest The Nicoya Peninsula Central Pacific Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula South-Central Costa Rica

Fodor s Costa Rica

Fodor s Costa Rica Author Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN-10 9780804143738
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Fodor's Travel
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's Costa Rica shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Nicoya Peninsula, Selvetura Park, Corcovado National Park, Turrialba, Playa Carrillo and Manuel Antonio National Park · Coverage of San Jose; The Central Valley; Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands; Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula; Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast; The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific; Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

Lonely Planet Costa Rica Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 1786571129
Year 2016-10-03
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Costa Rica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Snorkel the teeming reefs off Manzanillo, explore some of the globe's best wildlife-watching destinations, or dig into Costa Rican culture and cuisine in San Jose; all with your trusted travel companion.

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica Author Fiona Reid
ISBN-10 0801449057
Year 2010
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher 秀和システム
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University

Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica

Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781743213674
Year 2012-11-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count butterflies and orchids in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, have a fresh cup of coffee amid San Jose's Spanish-colonial buildings, or kayak past dolphins in the Golfo Dulce; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Costa Rica and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, landscapes, wildlife, shopping, and more Over 40 color maps Useful features - including Wildlife Guide, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids Coverage of San Jose, Central Valley, Central Pacific Coast, North and Monteverde, Caribbean Coast, Peninsula de Nicoya, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalize your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travelers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colorful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Costa Rica guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nate Cavalieri, Adam Skolnick, and Wendy Yanagihara. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica Author Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group
ISBN-10 9780199720033
Year 2008-02-20
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

Joshua Tree The Complete Guide

Joshua Tree  The Complete Guide Author
ISBN-10 9781940754277
Year 2016-05-24
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a desert getaway that boasts some of California’s most dramatic scenery. From hiking to Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide features in-depth information on the park’s attractions, plus Fascinating chapters on history, geology, ecology and wildlife bring the park to life. Detailed maps showcase over 20 of the park’s best hikes. An indispensable guide for outdoor enthusiasts and travelers on a budget, Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide puts the best of Joshua Tree at your fingertips.

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica Author Richard Condit
ISBN-10 1400836174
Year 2010-11-08
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike. The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered. The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together Covers almost 500 species 438 high-resolution color photos 480 color distribution maps and two general maps Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Author Nate Cavalieri
ISBN-10 1742202225
Year 2012
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher
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Monteverde, Arenal, the coastal rainforest of Manuel Antonio we've selected the most iconic sights and incredible places to you can enjoy the real Costa Rica with the minimum of fuss.

The Birds of Costa Rica

The Birds of Costa Rica Author Richard Garrigues
ISBN-10 0801479886
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Comstock Pub Assoc
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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--

Butterflies Moths and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica

Butterflies  Moths  and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica Author Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN-10 9780292779433
Year 2010-08-25
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher University of Texas Press
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels and wildlife viewing, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates are illustrated by over 180 stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.

A Guide to the Birds of Panama

A Guide to the Birds of Panama Author Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN-10 0691025126
Year 1989
Pages 534
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology