Lonely Planet Costa Rica
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Once again the folks at Lonely Planet have created a compendium of wonderfully interesting and useful information for visiting Costa Rica. Authors: Matthew Firestone, Guyan Mitra and Wendy Yanagihara. Softcover, 592 pages, color photographs and black-and-white maps. Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd.; copyright 2008. Guidebook presents the whole of Costa Rica, from deserted beaches and rain forests to restaurants and festivals of San Juan. Updated edition provides expanded eco-conscious travel listing as well as volunteer and learning opportunities. Special color wildlife section helps you spot and identify your favorite rain forest dwellers. Adventure travel section presents opportunities for surfing, kayaking, diving, hiking and other activities. Lodging, entertainment, sights and activities are noted in the maps in an easy-to-find format; new ''our pick'' designation calls out quality establishments. Stashable book measures 7.75 x 5 x 1 in. and weighs in at 17 oz.