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Frommer's Costa Rica 2004 by Eliot Greenspan
Publisher : Frommer
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One of the top adventure tourism destinations, Costa Rica is known for its ecosystem variety, adventure operators, and lodging options. One can spend a day at the beach and then explore a rain forest. Frommer's makes it easy, with detailed, practical coverage that encompasses isolated waterfalls, 850 species of birds, turtle nestings, and world-class botanical gardens.


Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Costa Rica, 5th Ed) by Rob Rachowiecki
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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Many Costa Rica guides provide hotel, restaurant, and arrival information, but Lonely Planet's stands out from the pack. Written by Rob Rachowiecki, an award-winning travel writer and naturalist, this guide delves into Costa Rica's flora, fauna, and nature reserves like no other. Rachowiecki's Costa Rica includes a 36-page color wildlife guide, contacts, and de...


Lonely Planet Costa Rica Spanish Phrasebook (Phrasebooks) by Thomas B. Kohnstamm
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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In Costa Rica, it's impossible not to get caught up in the feeling of Pura Vida, 'pure life'. So whether selecting from the huge range of traditional dishes, dancing the merenge at a fiesta, or cheering a toro brava, 'fighting bull', this book will help you get into the swing.

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The Darkest Jungle : The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Raceto Connect the Seas by Todd Balf
Publisher : Crown
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In 1854, Isaac Strain, an ambitious young U.S. Navy lieutenant, launched an expedition hoping to find a definitive route for a canal across the isthmus of Panama. For hundreds of years, the Dari‚n isthmus had defied explorers; its unmapped wilderness contained some of the world's most torturous jungle. Yet Strain was confident he could complete the cr...


The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica (12th Edition) by Christopher Howard
Publisher : Costa Rica Books
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Wall Street Journal
"You'll get the insiders' low down for living and investing in Costa Rica from this GREAT BOOK." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lonely Planet Panama (Panama, 2nd Ed) by Scott Doggett
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Beyond the spotlight cast on Panama's famous canal awaits a sophisticated capital, lush rainforests and pristine beaches. This in-depth guide shows you where to go salsa dancing all night, glimpse resplendent quetzals or relax at a secluded mountain retreat.

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Insight Map Costa Rica: Fleximap Plus Travel Information by American Map Corporation
Publisher : American Map Company
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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal by Anne Vipond
Publisher : Ocean Cruise Guides
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Globe and Mail, national newspaper, Toronto
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Fodor's Costa Rica 2004 by Fodor's
Publisher : Fodor's
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Volcanoes, rivers prime for white-water adventures, unspoiled beaches, world-class surfing, abundant wildlife, and virgin rain forests ? Costa Rica caters to all types of travelers. Whether you are seeking an adventure or a relaxing vacation you will soon discover why Costa Rica is one of the hottest destinations in the Western hemisphere. Be sure to pack your F...


Moon Handbooks: Costa Rica 4 Ed by Christopher P. Baker
Publisher : Avalon Travel Publishing
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From Book News, Inc.
First edition of a guide to a lesser-known region by the people who gave us an alternative to the five-star hotels. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica by Mike Parise
Publisher : SurfPress Publishing
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Mike Parise has surfed for over 30 years. He traveled and surfed in many continents until he found his heaven, Costa Rica. He first wrote the Guide for himself while gathering information in preparation for his first trip to this wave-packed surfer's dream. He then decided to offer it for sale and it quickly became a surf travel classic. When not working on this...


Moon Handbooks Honduras by Christopher Humphrey, Chris Humphrey
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Where else but in Honduras can you find a seamless blend of powdery soft, palm-lined beaches, untouched coral reefs, Mayan ruins, cobblestone colonial villages, dense jungle, monkey-filled forests, and the nicest people this side of paradise? Honduras's appeal is gaining tourist attention, but it's a slow process. You can still wander small villages and be treated wit...


Moon Handbooks Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks: Nicaragua, 1st Ed) by Josh Berman, Randy Wood
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Since its creation in 1973, the award-winning Moon Handbooks series has become a top choice among travelers who want a completely unique experience, a new perspective -- and a few new stories to tell. Want to know about your destination's history, culture, and social issues? Looking for the lowdown on recreational opportunities, dining and accommodations options...


National Geographic Adventure Costa Rica by National Geographic
Publisher : Rand McNally & Co
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Adapter Kit: Belize: A Traveler's Tools for Living Like a Local by Lan Sluder
Publisher : Avalon Travel Publishing
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Passionately written by authors who have taken the plunge themselves, the exciting new Adapter Kit series helps travelers extend their journey and live like the locals in select international destinations. Adapter Kit: Belize author Lan Sluder introduces the most scenic and interesting regions in the country, presents different housing options like thatched beac...


Explore Costa Rica by Harry S. Pariser
Publisher : Manatee Press
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"...(differs) from the others in its naturalist-oriented cosiderations of outdoors activities and unusual offbeat adventures...mention of transportation challenges and unusual accommodations leads the visitor away from well-worn paths."

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Adventures in Nature Panama (Adventures in Nature Series) by William Friar, Bill Friar
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Adventures in Nature: Panama highlights only the most interesting places and activities for adventure travelers. Author William Friar gives you vivid scenic descriptions-from the cool highlands to the lowland tropical forest-along with tips on getting around and a wide variety of accommodation options. You'll also find details on the country's conservation effor...


Fodor's Belize & Guatemala 4th ed. by Fodor's
Publisher : Fodor's
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No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Belize and Guatemala give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fod...


Footprint Central America and Mexico 2004 (Footprint Central America and Mexico, 2004) by Peter Hutchison
Publisher : Footprint
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The only guide that covers Central America and Mexico in one portable package, this Footprint handbook provides comprehensive travel information for all seven countries of Central America, plus coverage of Mexico including Baja California, the Yucatan, and Mexico City. Enabling the traveler to get off the standard trail and experience much more of each country, ...


The Rough Guide to Guatemala (Guatemala (Rough Guides)) by Iain Stewart
Publisher : Rough Guides
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Excerpted from Rough Guide Guatemala (Rough Guides) by Rough Guides, Mark Whatmore. Copyright © 1998. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
Where to go

Whilst each region has its own particular attractions, it is to the Maya-dominated western highlands that most travellers head first, and rightly so. The colour, the markets, the fiestas, the culture, and ab...


Adventures in Nature Belize by Richard Mahler
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As the first title in a new series, "Adventures in Nature," this book focuses on Belize's natural resources. For each attraction, it supplies directions for getting there, outfitters, accommodations, and the like. The useful appendixes give information on travel basics, climate, cuisine, currency, entry/exit requirements, immunization, transportation, sugges...


Potholes to Paradise: Living in Costa Rica - What You Need to Know by Tessa Borner
Publisher : Silvio Mattacchione
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Tico Times, November 1st, 2001
Part diary, part travelogue, part advice column, Borner artfully walks readers through every step of their relocation to Costa Rica

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In Focus Guatemala: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture by Trish O'Kane
Publisher : Interlink Pub Group
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Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala are the main focus of these new, brightly colored travel books. Moving away from the usual tourist spots, these books provide an in-depth look into the heart of the land and people of these Caribbean countries. Uniform in design, the books are divided into chapters describing the history, politics, culture,...


Costa Rica Map by
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ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, has published detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions, and cities around the world since 1985. The company's titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, including the first commercially available travel map of South America.

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Guatemalan Journey by Stephen Connely Benz
Publisher : Univ of Texas Press
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Most books on Guatemala concentrate on either the country's nightmarish political situation or its mysterious Maya past, making it difficult for readers to get any clear idea of contemporary daily life. Fulbright scholar Benz spent two years doing such ordinary, day-by-day things as shopping for food, buying a motor scooter and standing in the same adminis...


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