This dazzling guidebook, written by Central America travel expert Christopher P. Baker, covers all the main cities, towns, and regions of Costa Rica, helping travelers negotiate one of the world's leading destinations for eco-travel. Travel tips for San José, Nicoya, and Guanacaste are all fully revised and updated for this latest edition. The book outlines detailed city walks and regional drives, complete with maps and reservation information. Also included are features on geography (life in the lowland rain forest and volcanoes); Costa Rica's diversity of wildlife (butterflies, marine turtles, and snakes); and adventure activities (white-water rafting and sportfishing).
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER is a travel writer, photographer, and lecturer, with a particular interest in the Caribbean and Latin America. He is the author of four books on Costa Rica and is responsible for the travel app ¡Pura Vida! He wrote for the National Geographic Traveler guides Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Panama, as well as the fascinating and award-winning travel diary Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling through Castro's Cuba . Baker—winner of the Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalist of the Year 2008—writes regularly for publications such as the Robb Report and National Geographic Traveler magazine. He has lectured for the National Geographic Society (broadcast live on National Geographic); he has been featured in USA Today and on ABC, CBS, and Fox, as well as many other radio and TV broadcasts. He is the National Geographic Expeditions guide for Costa Rica, Panama, and Cuba.