By Bruce Conord, June Conord
Written by way of the authors of our award-winning Yucatán experience advisor, this booklet bargains accomplished assurance of Costa Rica and its humans. shuttle to the most important nationwide parks and preserves hike in rain forests. discover the island’s brilliant historical past, tradition and flora and fauna. Firsthand recommendation on go back and forth within the country’s a variety of environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal lifestyles, archeology, background, points of interest off and on the general vacationer direction.
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Let’s hope that, as the process is fine-tuned, the certification process will get better and even more hotels will respond to the demand for environmentally responsible practices. ” n National Parks, Reserves, Preserves & Refuges Only in one spot is there today some of the wildlife that was formerly everywhere in the northwest.... Here are the puma and manigordo, deer, peccary, tepiscuintle, pizote, kinkajou, chulumuco, kongo, carablanca, and miriki. The jaguar and tapir are already extinct....
The large Lake Arenal offers world-class wind surfing, and Río Corobici features an easy raft float. n Beaches The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach... like a minuet of slender elderly virgins, adopting flippant poses. ~ William Manchester The beaches (playas, pronounced PLY-yahs) of Costa Rica are as diverse as the country itself – you’ll find a mixed bag of soft white sand, black volcanic sand, pebble beaches, brown or gray gritty sand, muddy mangroves, rocky outcroppings, soft lapping waves, roaring surf, hidden reefs, spectacular dawns and breathtaking sunsets.
Some charters are now flying direct to Liberia’s new international airport, making it convenient if you’re going to Guanacaste or Nicoya. Way to Go n 35 Regional airlines connect to various small airports around the country from either Juan Santamaría, the main airport in San José, or Tobias Bolano in the Pavas suburb. See the Cross-Country Flights section on page 101. Recommended Operators Any good US travel agent can make advance arrangements with a number of reputable tour wholesalers such as Tico-owned Nature Tours (% 800/444-3990), based in Louisiana, who have many years experience in Costa Rica.