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Costa Rica For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Eliot Greenspan

By Eliot Greenspan

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See Chapter 19. ߜ La Pecora Nera (Puerto Viejo): I’m not sure that a tiny surfer town on the remote Caribbean coast deserves such fine Italian food, but it’s got it. Your best bet here is to allow yourself to be taken on a culinary roller-coaster ride with a mixed feast of the chef’s nightly specials and suggestions. See Chapter 21. The Best Beaches With more than 1,200km (750 miles) of shoreline on its Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica offers beachgoers an embarrassment of riches. ߜ Playa Tamarindo: Although it’s on the verge of becoming a little too overdeveloped, crowded, and chaotic, Tamarindo is still one of Costa Rica’s best beaches.

Some come to just crash on a beautiful beach and unwind, others want to experience the wonders of the tropical rain and cloud forests, and some come to partake in an adventure or two. If you want, it’s easy to combine one or more of these options into a perfect and personalized vacation. But first you’ll want to know a little something about the country’s geography and what each destination has to offer. Seeking the center: San José and the Central Valley Unless you’re flying in and out of Liberia, San José will serve as a default hub or transfer point.

The whole operation is run by the very dependable and experienced Costa Rica Expeditions. See Chapter 20. ߜ Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge (Golfo Dulce): This new lodge is by far the best option on the Golfo Dulce. Set in deep forest, the individual bungalows here are a beguiling blend of rusticity and luxury. See Chapter 20. ߜ Selva Bananito Lodge (inland from the Caribbean coast): This is one of the few lodges providing direct access to the southern Caribbean lowland rain forests. There’s no electricity here, but that doesn’t mean it’s not plush.

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