Lonely Planet's Costa Rica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Find the perfect wave in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, canoe through thick jungle in Parque Nacional Tortuguero, or hike around Volcan Arenal; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Costa Rica:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak
NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel
Improved planning tools for family travelers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids
What's New feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas our writers have uncovered
NEW Accommodations feature gathers all the information you need to plan your accommodations
Color maps and images throughout
Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
Covers San Jose, Central Valley, Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal, Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica, Peninsula de Osa, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Costa Rica, our most comprehensive guide to Costa Rica, is perfect for discovering both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences.
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