By Bruce Conord, June Conord

Written by way of the authors of our award-winning Yucat?n experience consultant, this publication bargains entire insurance of Costa Rica and its humans. shuttle to the main nationwide parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. discover the island’s shiny historical past, tradition and flora and fauna. Firsthand suggestion on go back and forth within the country’s quite a few environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal existence, archeology, historical past, sights off and on the average vacationer direction. marvelous aspect. full of life textual content and many fascinating artwork. Over forty maps. colour pictures.

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Moving to a beautiful country with a low cost of living can be perfect, for some, but for others it can disastrous. Do a great deal of in-depth research before you decide to move to Costa Rica. A ■ Considerations ? Costa Rica is cheaper than the US for everyday living. The cost of things – fruits, vegetables, meats and most unprocessed food, mass transportation, medical care and most housing – is lower. For fixed-income retirees, dollars can stretch farther in Costa Rica than in the US. At the same time, automobiles and insurance can be more expensive, restaurant costs are comparable, and housing in especially desirable enclaves can be just as costly as some communities in the States.

So remember, if you are concerned, when accommodations are chosen, small is beautiful. 50 n Environment However, CST’s green leaf approval does help travelers choose hotels that are at least attempting to follow ecological practices, especially those located in urban areas. 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....

And of course the ones that attract the most attention are the rafting rivers that have made Costa Rica famous in adventure travel. There are Class III-IV+ rapids on the these rivers: Sarapiqui, Parrita, Pascua (V), Peñas Blancas, Toro, Reventazón and, our all-time favorite, the Pacuare. 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.

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