and reserves: Costa Rica has a larger proportion
of its territory protected by national parks than any other
country in the world. This section includes a map of the
parks and reserves in Costa Rica, which links to their descriptions.
is a set of links that don't fit easily into any of the other
categories on the travel Costa Rica website.
maps: There are several
online maps of Costa Rica in this section, as well as information
on where to buy paper maps to help you plan your travel.
tour companies: Although
we have always traveled independently in Costa Rica, we have included
the recommendations of some of our friends for tour companies.
online newspapers: There
are two newspapers in Costa Rica that publish web versions, one in
English and one in Spanish.
have read all or part of dozens of books about Costa Rica and have
included an extensive bibliography, and our recommendations for paper
online guidebooks: One
of the most important assets while traveling in Costa Rica is a good
guide book. You can get a sense of what some of the guides offer
in this section.
translator: The babblefish translator at AltaVista is a valuable
resource if you want to write, fax or e-mail to someone in Costa
Rica who may not read English.
converter: This converter will tell you how much your dollars,
pounds or yen are worth in Costa Rican Colones. The exchange rate
is kept very current.
what to take: Some
of the recommendations in this section might surprise you if you
are a first time traveler to the tropics.
Safety: Tips on how to have a safe fun
trip to Costa Rica
Driving and Car Rental: Help deciding whether
a rental car is right for you, and tips for saving money and safety if
some suggestions for
travel in Costa Rica and some essays on random stuff
Our top ten list...What
do you want in a bike...The
big screwdriver... Plastic
bags... round rock roads... Tico
rules of the road... Where to buy
post cards... killer cashew... Where
not to ride and how to