Costa Rica: The Complete Guide

Ecotourism in Costa Rica (Color Travel Guide)

Author: James Kaiser

Publisher: Destination Press

ISBN: 1940754011

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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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

Moon Costa Rica

Author: Christopher Baker

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631211404

Category: Travel

Page: 600

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This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and detailed maps to help with trip planning. 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

Frommer's Costa Rica

Author: Nicholas Gill

Publisher: Complete Guides

ISBN: 9781628873887

Category: Travel

Page: 640

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Frommer's Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what's worth your trip and what's not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip.

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

Author: Matthew Firestone

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742203280

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Hightlights some of the best sights, activities, and experiences in Costa Rica, offering itineraries organized by region, theme, and length of trip.

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: 秀和システム

ISBN: 9780801449055

Category: Nature

Page: 267

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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

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide

Grand Canyon National Park

Author: James Kaiser

Publisher: James Kaiser

ISBN: 194075433X

Category: Travel

Page: 316

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Discover the best of Grand Canyon in this award-winning, full-color travel guidebook. Fully updated for 2018! From hiking to biking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide helps you make the most of your time in the park. Whatever your interests—hiking the Bright Angel Trail, riding mules to Phantom Ranch, watching sunset from Hopi Point, relaxing at a historic lodge—this gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips. Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations. Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. Detailed maps make travel planning easy. From Havasu Canyon's stunning waterfalls to incredible day hikes on the North and South Rims, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guidebook you'll need. Filled with tips to save you time and money! Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Full-Color Travel Guide) Winner: Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Travel Guide)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica

Author: Christopher P. Baker,Penguin Books Ltd

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405377577

Category: Costa Rica

Page: 336

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The DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Costa Rica has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you.

National Geographic Traveler - Costa Rica

Author: Christopher Baker

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218281

Category: Costa Rica

Page: 272

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This dazzling, fully updated guidebook, written by a Central America travel expert, covers all the main cities, towns, and regions of Costa Rica, helping travelers negotiate one of the world's leading destinations for eco-travel.

The Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Richard Garrigues

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780801479885

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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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"--

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

Author: F. Gary Stiles,Alexander Frank Skutch

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 511

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Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution

A Guide to the Birds of Panama

With Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras

Author: Robert S. Ridgely,John A. Gwynne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025124

Category: Nature

Page: 534

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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

Essential Surfing

Author: George Orbelian

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0961054808

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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Essential Surfing is the standard reference on surfboard design and equipment. Detailed breakdowns and direct correlations between surfboard design features and surfing performance explain what, why and how surfboard design features influence the surfer’s ride. In depth surfboard design information was compiled over decades of research testing board designs in various wave types and sizes with experienced surfers, surfboard design professionals and material manufacturers. In addition to an overview of surfing equipment the book also provides the reader with an understanding of elements critical and unique to surfing that should be considered by surfing enthusiasts before entering the water. Essential Surfing empowers the surfer with experience based information that typically takes years of involvement in the sport to learn.

Amphibians of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Twan Leenders

Publisher: Comstock Publishing

ISBN: 9781501700620

Category: Amphibians

Page: 544

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"Field guide to all 206 species of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, caecilians) known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders. Includes photographs, range maps, morphological illustrations, descriptions of key field characteristics, and natural history information"--

Birds of Central America

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Author: Andrew C. Vallely,Dale Dyer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184151

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region’s landscape, climate, and biogeography. The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world. Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America 260 beautiful color plates Range maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreads Up-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliography Special focus on geographic variation of bird species

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica

Author: Richard Condit,Rolando Pérez,Nefertaris Daguerre

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836178

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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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

Fodor's Costa Rica 2016

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1101878940

Category: Travel

Page: 624

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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 Arenal Volcano, Selvatura Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park, Playa Carrillo, Turrialba, Nicoya Peninsula, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve · 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 Oso Peninsula and the South Pacific; Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast

Nature's Paradise

Costa Rica

Author: Douglas Goodell,Marco Saborio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983813200

Category: Nature

Page: 194

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Nature's Paradise celebrates the boundless natural wonders of Costa Rica, spanning many different parts of the country in different seasons. This photo essay showcases the photographers favorite examples of flora, fauna, and special locations, and strives to highlight the variety of scenic viewing opportunities available to travelers. The majority of the photographs were taken in wild, natural settings; only select, rare subjects, such as the big cats, were photographed in captivity. Included are a few tips on photography, as well as information on where the subjects are located.