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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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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!!

Do you publish maps for any other countries? You certainly should. A map format like yours is a real gem! helpful for amenities and attractions along the way… Your format is so unique, it should be copyrighted.
Keep up the great work!

Brilliant. Awesome cartography by the way. Practically art. When I first opened the map I was trying to figure out by what people meant by a waterproof map. I was going to have my wife laminate the map when I noticed the map wasn't really wearing thin in the creases like a typical map. Then I realized that it really is a plastic map, not just laminated. Brilliant. Now I just have to figure the best places to hike and ride next month.

—T.L., Florida 

You've been a ridiculously invaluable source of information.
—K.B., Canada

Ray, I have been following your responses on the lonely planet site and have been very impressed at how detailed and helpful you have been with information. I just wanted to send you a direct email to express my gratitude. Your website is very helpful.
—B. & R., Canada

Dear Ray,
I got your map (a couple of days ago, but was very busy)! WOW!!! Seriously, this is a cool map! I love the material, and from what I saw, it is VERY detailed. In fact, you are the only map I have seen of Costa Rica that has the road between San Pablo de Turrubares and Orotina! All the other maps show no road, while it is a great road in real life! Ray, this is really great, well done.
I can put a link to your online site on our webpage, as a recommended map of Costa Rica. Also, when I get an opportunity to recommend a map I will always recommend yours.
Pura vida,
—Neta T., Owner-La Finca Que Ama, San Pablo de Turrubares, Costa Rica

What a nice site you offer about Costa Rica. Thank you. I don't see how you are gaining income from this info. It appears that you are just doing it to offer info gratis to the general public. It's a very informative site. Do you have a fee for answering questions about Costa Rica? [No, we don't.]

Just got back from 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Your map was GREAT! It got doused by a leaky waterbottle before we even got off the plane in San Jose, and it still stayed together for the whole trip. It totally saved us in San Jose proper, and was very easy to follow for our cruise to Quepos, then up to La Cruz. Your website was extremely helpful in planning our trip. Everything you had to say about the roads and the drivers was absolutely true. Thanks a lot! Pura vida,
—Diane, Boulder CO

I want you to know how great the map is that we bought from you. We went off into the boonies but felt as if we knew where we were from the detailed map.
S.H., Arizona

fyi, *any* of my future purchases thru amazon or b&n will be done thru the links on your site. happy to do what i can to support u guys.

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