The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by colour photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Costa Rica has to offer. This travel book surpasses other guides in that it incorporates essential information in an easy-to-carry and easy-to-read format that is attractive and useful at the same time. It provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction to Costa Rica by concisely highlighting the region's 'must see' areas in a practical and user-friendly format, thus encouraging the tourist to make the most of his/her available time. All the essential information you need to get around an unfamiliar region is compacted into useful and practical 'At-a-Glance' sections at the end of each chapter. The fold-out map of Costa Rica is ideal for tourists and visitors. In addition to the main map of Costa Rica, which highlights scenic routes, it features 12 detailed area maps and 7 town plans.
After an academic career, Rowland Mead has been a full-time writer for the last 10 years. He writes on wildlife and travel topics, specializing in the Spanish-speaking countries. His latest books include the Globetrotter Guide to Iceland and two volumes on English Cathedral Cities.