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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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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.

your website is awesome!! I am planning a trip with my boyfriend in January & your site is just what I was looking for!! I just wanted to say thank you!

Wow!! What a bloody good website - thanks for all the info.. cheers
—S.S., Australia

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,

You have got the most INCREDIBLE website

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

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.

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

Thank you for putting together this great site. I've been doing a LOT of research on CR recently in preparation for our (my husband and I) first trip to Central America. We're very excited about it and I have found the information included in your site to be extremely informative. You are welcome to our photos, should we take any decent ones, once we return. Thanks again and keep up the good work! S.L. Portland, OR

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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