The rough guide to Costa Rica is the essential guide to Central America's premier ecotourism destination. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Costa Rica's highlights. In-depth accounts of the all the remote beaches, active volcanoes and wildlife-rich parks, plus how to get the most out of the spectacularly sited capital, San Jose. Practical tips for exploring the outdoors, from trekking in the lush cloudforest reserve at Monteverde to rafting down the rivers of Valle Central. Reliable reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink. Insightful background on wildlife, politics and culture.