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//-->BIOLOGICAL CLOUDFOREST RESERVEMONTEVERDE1/4 km1/4 miNWaterfallRio TrailChomongo TrailTosi TrailRoble TrailG. Powell TrailPantanoso TrailEntrance andInformation CenterW. GuindonTrailEl Camino TrailBridgeMonteverdeCOSTA RICABosqueNubosoTrailLa VentanaSan JoseManuel AntonioEntranceMANUEL ANTONIONATIONAL PARK1/4 km1/4 miNEntranceSenderoEl Perezoso(Perezoso Trail)Principal TrailEspedillaSurPACIFICOCEANSendero MiradorPunta Serrucho(MiradorTrail)LagoonayaPlayantonioelAnuaMPlaPlPlayas GemelasTrailyasGePuntaCatedralPunta CatedralTrailmelasCosta Rica2010BY ELIOT GREENSPANWiley Publishing, Inc.Published by:WILEY PUBLISHING, INC.111 River St.Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774Copyright © 2010 Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. All rights reserved. No part of thispublication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted underSections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permissionof the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the CopyrightClearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978/750-8400, fax 978/646-8600.Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Permissions Department, JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201/748-6011, fax 201/748-6008, or online athttp://www.wiley.com/go/permissions.Wiley and the Wiley Publishing logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.and/or its affiliates. Frommer’s is a trademark or registered trademark of Arthur Frommer. Used underlicense. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Wiley Publishing, Inc. is notassociated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book.ISBN 978-0-470-48217-9Editor: Jennifer ReillyProduction Editor: Heather WilcoxCartographer: Andrew MurphyPhoto Editor: Cherie Cincilla, Richard FoxDesign and layout by Vertigo Design NYCGraphics and prepress by Wiley Indianapolis Composition ServicesFront cover photo: Costa Rica: The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) peering out from leaf© Dieter Herrmann/Mauritius/PhotoLibraryBack cover photos, left to right: White Faced Capuchin monkey in tree waiting to steal food © TravelibPrime/Alamy Images; Tourists walking on suspension bridges in Monteverde Canopy, Monteverde, SantaElena, Costa Rica © Jan Csernoch/Alamy Images; Profile of a couple and a young man running on thebeach with surfboards © Masterfile; Resplendent Quetzal taking wild avocado to nest, San Gerardo deDota Cloud Forest, Costa Rica © Keith and Rebecca Snell/DanitaDelimont.com/Alamy ImagesFor information on our other products and services or to obtain technical support, please contact ourCustomer Care Department within the U.S. at 800/762-2974, outside the U.S. at 317/572-3993 or fax317/572-4002.Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print maynot be available in electronic formats.Manufactured in the United States of America5 4 3 2 1List of Mapsvii11THE BEST OF COSTA RICAThe Best of Natural Costa Rica2The Best Beaches7The Best Adventures8The Best Day Hikes & NatureWalks11The Best Bird-Watching13The Best Destinations for Families15The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts17The Best Moderately Priced Hotels19The Best Ecolodges & WildernessResorts20The Best Bed & Breakfasts & SmallInns21The Best Restaurants22The Best Views24The Best After-Dark Fun25The Best Websites About CostaRica272COSTA RICA IN DEPTH28Costa Rica Today29Looking Back at Costa Rica31Art & Architecture34The Lay of the Land36Costa Rica in Popular Culture:Books, Film & Music39TICO ETIQUETTE & CUSTOMS41Eating & Drinking in Costa Rica42TIPS ON SHOPPING IN COSTA RICA463PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO COSTA RICAHealth63Safety65Specialized Travel Resources66Sustainable Tourism68SUSTAINABLE PROPERTIES INCOSTA RICA68RESOURCES FOR GREEN TRAVEL7048When to Go48CALENDAR OF EVENTS51Entry Requirements52Getting There & Getting Around54PLANNING A COSTA RICAN WEDDING59Money & Costs61THE VALUE OF THE COLON VS. OTHERPOPULAR CURRENCIES61WHAT THINGS COST IN COSTA RICA62Staying Connected71Tips on Accommodations73 [ Pobierz całość w formacie PDF ]