There’s (almost) nothing more exciting than planning your next journey. Snuggled in your couch on a rainy weekend with a map spread out over the floor and a guidebook in your hand, the adventure starts before you even leave home.
Although we provide a lot of useful information about our favorite Costa Rica destinations here, a guidebook is still an essential travel tool. The best choice is one that is comprehensive, up to date, and also covers off-the-beaten path destinations. After a lot of research, we found exactly what you need.
Our favorite Costa Rica guidebook: The Rough Guide to Costa Rica by Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the definitive travel guide to this incredible country, with expert information on everything from magnificent national parks to lively cultural festivals and wild beaches.
An in-depth field guide with stunning color photography explores Costa Rica’s incomparable wildlife, and easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around, and up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops ensure that you won’t miss a thing, no matter your budget.
This Costa Rica guidebook includes detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout the country, from turtle-watching in Tortuguero to surfing in Santa Teresa, hiking and zip lining through the Monteverde cloud forests to exploring the breathtaking biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula.