Costa Rica Handbook
by Christopher Baker
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Where another travel magazine might review a guidebook, photo.net brings you the guidebook. Thanks to an arrangement with
Moon Publications, we are able to
make over 100 pages of this excellent book available on the Web, illustrated
with 91 photographs by Philip Greenspun.
Note: if you have a specific question and can't find the answer here
or in Philip Greenspun's story then
post a question in
Rica Q&A forum.
Christopher Baker's Costa Rica Handbook is part of the
Moon Travel Handbooks series that I've enjoyed in many other corners
of the world including New Zealand and New Mexico.
Strong points of the book include the following:
I think the book was well worth the $17.95 I paid for the May 1994
edition. Moon Publications has on-line ordering
information or you can
order from amazon.com
- 100 pages of introductory material on the history, politics, and
ecosystems of Costa Rica (more or less what you see above)
- Another 100 pages of practical general-purpose tips
- 350 pages more of region-by-region coverage, illustrated with 75
maps and containing accurate phone numbers for just about every
organization or business you'd ever want to call.
- Useful information on learning Spanish in or moving to Costa Rica.
If you are doing an independent public bus-based trip, you might find
the Lonely Planet guide helpful, but in general everyone I know who
has tried both prefers the Moon guide.
Text copyright Christopher Baker. Photographs copyright Philip Greenspun.