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The Costa Rica travel and vacation guide website is a companion to the Toucan Guides waterproof travel map.

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ButterflyHome to detailed information about all the adventures shown on the map from canopy tours to butterfly gardens.  Descriptions of the rain forest, turtle nesting beach and volcano National Parks include maps, hours, hiking trails and what to do. 


OrchidEvery tourism location page automatically maps out hotels, activities, and other parks in the same region so you don't have to search around for them.

OrchidThe Costa Rica Guide covers practical information on weather, safe travel, money, airfare, rent a car, health, and packing for Costa Rica, and we round it out with fun sections on food and Costa Rican recipes, pictures, and travel stories.

Morpho ButterflySo whether you’re considering travel to Costa Rica on an all inclusive tour, an ecology expedition to spot animals, a surfing safari, real estate shopping or you just want a relaxing vacation on the beach, pick a topic from the menu on the left and welcome to the Costa Rica guide…

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Hi folks --
I have just returned from my trip to Costa Rica cycling with my 13 year old daughter. We had a blast! People were extremely friendly and kind (and incredulous that we were on bicycles). We started out... Thanks again

Ray, Thanks for the info. I'll definitely check out those links. It's encouraging to have a stranger take interest and help out. Pura vida,

 We just got back from Costa Rica. We had 4 sets of maps in our car and yours was our main map. My wife and I were struck by the major inconsistencies between maps, especially the free ones like from Europcar rental car. We had others, but yours is much more accurate.
Your map has a more emphatic classification of road types (major vs. minor vs. dirt). This is welcome and very helpful.
Thanks for the great maps.
—R.L., USA

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica in September and was surprised out difficult it is to find comprehensive information on the Internet. Thank you for creating a site, that isn't trying to sell something, and provides a great deal of information!

I went to Costa Rica with two maps in hand and hopes of backbacking around the Pacific Coast. Like Vermont, Costa Rica can be rather wet. Within two days of hiking, the first map was torn and soggy. The second map was like it was out of the box. I can't stress the importance and practicality of a waterproof map enough. I found this one to be accurate, detailed and above all, higher quality than I've ever experienced. It was a pleasure to order from Toucan guides as well and I've purchased an additional map for my brother.
from review—C.O. Patten, Vermont

I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your website.  I am moving to Costa Rica in January to teach English in a rural primary school, and your website has been almost the sole source I have consulted in researching my soon-to-be home (and certainly the most useful). 
Keep up the good work.
S. L. J.

one of the best costa rica sites!! thank you so much for all the very valuable information you included on your web site. my boyfriend and I are planning on spending 32 days there is august and this has answered SO many questions. thanks!!

Hi folks --
I have just returned from my trip to Costa Rica cycling with my 13 year old daughter. We had a blast! People were extremely friendly and kind (and incredulous that we were on bicycles). We started out... Thanks again

Thank you so much for your thorough web page on traveling Costa Rica. It is very helpful. Thanks again for all your time...your invaluable advice, and your great website.

Great site! You provide an invaluable resource for folks interested in Costa Rica. We are retired and are considering a move to CR. We plan to visit CR in the near future and are trying to learn as much as possible before we visit. You have done a lot to fill many holes in our knowledge.
—P.T., Florida U.S.A.

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