Written by the authors of our award-winning Yucatán Adventure Guide, this book offers comprehensive coverage of Costa Rica and its people. Travel to the major national parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. Explore the island's vibrant history, culture and wildlife. Firsthand advice on travel in the country's various environments - mountain, jungle, beach, city. Plant and animal life, archeology, history, attractions on and off the regular tourist path. Staggering detail. Lively text and plenty of interesting art. Over 40 maps. Color photos.