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Costa Rica Guide Books

These are guide books I recommend to buy for your trip to Costa Rica, as they will prove to be useful. Each of the books below you can find at Amazon. I provided some details below beside each book and the link of the page where you can find it.
Buy itCosta Rica National Parks and Preserves - A Visitor's Guide   Buy it here
by Joseph Franke

Offers whole profiles of 40 national parks, preserves and remarkable geographical and biological diversity for travellers who love adventures. You will find descriptions of hikes, water trails, information on the park's attractions, history, and more. The book is great for visitors who want to learn more about Costa Rica's lesser known parks, and is a good supplement with a travel guide.

Buy itThe New Key to Costa Rica  Buy it here
by Beatrice Blacke and Anne Becher

The authors created this book with a special focus on ecotourism that will help you discover the diversity of Costa Rica. The book cover reservers, parks, fishing, viewing wildlife, diving, and much more. Blake also includes detailed information about hotels, business, restaurants, etc and even information about the owners

Buy itMoon Handbooks: Costa Rica   Buy it here
by Christopher P. Baker

A comprehensive book with suggested strategies of travel and must-see sights. Includes maps, photograhs, details for outdoor adventures and more. This book is great for any budget. There is another new edition that will be on bookshelves in September 2007
Buy itThe Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide: Costa Rica   Buy it here
by Les Beletsky

The colorful illustrations document 350 of Costa Rica's most common species as well as endangered animals. There are three sections: The first introduces you to neotropical ecosystems., the second section decribes the animal's familes (this section is for anyone that want to learn more about such things). and the third section is full of pictures you can use to identify the animals you will see in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica, Rain Forest ToursLonely Planet Costa Rica   Buy it here
by Mara Vorhees

Provides a wealth of information from the heights of the Monteverde cloud forests to the local lore and beach scene. A very handy book for travelers with a budget. Maps of towns provide reference points and directions to destinations that you wish to visit. Includes prices listed next to the hotels/hostel that you may want to stay in.
Costa Rica, Rain Forest Tours Fodor's Costa Rica 2007   Buy it here

This book gathers its information from local writers to find the best activities and attractions. Offers information that will help in planning a trip to Costa Rica. Includes unique illistrations and photos of Costa Rica's local activities with a full color map.

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