Moon Costa Rica

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/3/2015
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing

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This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and detailed maps to help with trip planning.

Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it's surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, such as "Sweet Retreats," "Best Beaches," and "Adrenaline Rush." Complete with details that range from where to surf to which spots are the best for seeing wildlife, Moon Costa Rica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Coverage includes:
San José
The Central Highlands
The Caribbean Coast
The Northern Zone
Guanacaste and the Northwest
The Nicoya Peninsula
Central Pacific
Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula
South-Central Costa Rica

Author Biography

Christopher P. Baker was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He received a BA in geography from University College, London, and masters degrees in Latin American studies from Liverpool University and in education from the Institute of Education, London University.

He began his writing career in 1978 as a contributing editor on Latin America for Land & Liberty, a London-based political journal. In 1980, he received a Scripps-Howard Foundation Scholarship in Journalism to attend the University of California, Berkeley.

Since 1983, Christopher, the 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, lecturer, and tour guide. He specializes in Cuba and Costa Rica, about which he has written six books apiece, including Moon Cuba; his most recent coffee-table book, Enchanting Costa Rica; plus the Costa Rica Pura Vida! travel app. He has contributed to more than 150 publications worldwide, including CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, and The Los Angeles Times. He is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.

Christopher has been profiled in USA Today, appears frequently on radio and television talk shows and as a guest-lecturer aboard cruise ships, and has spoken at the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, and on National Geographic Live. He is a National Geographic Resident Expert and leads tours of Costa Rica and Panama, plus Colombia and Cuba for National Geographic Expeditions, as well as group motorcycle tours of these destinations for MotoDiscovery and Motolombia.

Christopher promotes himself through his website: christopherpbaker.com.

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