Frommer's Costa Rica '98

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Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Costa Rica's tourist industry saw double-digit growth almost every year. Visitors should find a more hospitable welcome and even a bargain or two this winter, as reputable tourist facilities consolidate their positions and the fly-by-night operators are forced out. Several new golf courses are slated to open soon, as are new resorts, including a Melia and a Marriott.

Costa Rica is one of the world's top adventure/eco-tourism destinations, with lots of protected areas, knowledgeable bilingual guides, ecosystem variety, adventure operators, and lodging options. Because of its size and diversity, you can spend one day at the beach and the next deep in the rain forest. And Frommer's make it easy to enjoy the adventure, with detailed, practical coverage that encompasses isolated waterfalls, 850 species of birds, turtle nestings, monkeys in the trees, world-class botanical gardens, and fantastic diving at Isla Coco.

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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommerís, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommerís. Your guide to a world of travel experience.

Choose the Only Guide That Gives You:

  • The best ecolodges, with tips on bird-watching, diving, and other adventures to get your adrenaline pumping.
  • Outspoken opinions on whatís worth your time and whatís not.
  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
  • The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

About the Author:

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily for the Tico Times and other local media, and continued his travels in the region. He is also the author of Frommer’s Costa Rica & Belize from $35 a Day, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America, and is co-author of Frommer’s Cuba.

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