A guide to the biologically and geographically diverse parks of Costa Rica profiles fifty four national parks and preserves, including information about hiking and nature trails and the environmental wonders of each region Original....
|Title||:||Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves: A Visitor's Guide, Second Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||495 Pages|
|File Size||:||573 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves: A Visitor's Guide, Second Edition Reviews
Too old an edition for a lot of current accuracy about visitor centers, etc.
(From Planeta Journal) - One of the first guidebooks to focus on the parks and preserves, this book is now in its second edition. It's an invaluable resource for visitors who'd like to get to know Costa Rica's lesser known parks and includes trail directions, dozens of hikes and descriptions of local flora and fauna. The new, second edition of this book includes five new national parks and preserves, plus updated and expanded descriptions of all 40 of Costa Rica's protected areas.
This book is great for what it is. It's much better than most travel guides for specific park info. It includes maps of trails, information on getting to the parks, whether the park itself has accomodations available, and wildlife/ecosystem information for each park.
I chose this book to because it had the most pertinent info on hiking through CR's national parks. I just got back from my trip and I found it very helpful. You would definately need another guide book to supplement it (eg: lonely planet ect.) because it has very few large maps of the area and costa rica can be a confusing place to navigate.
This book provides very little practical information. I purchased this book hoping it would contain more info on the parks than the standard Costa Rica guidebooks. I was sadly disappointed. The other guide books such as The New Key to Costa Rica and Moon's Handbook provide as much and in some cases more info on the parks than this guide. Plus they provide all the other information such as hotels, restaurants and transportation.