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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.

Hi there
I just wanted to say what a great website you have!! There is so much information and I am truly inspired!! I am really looking forward to my trip to Costa Rica...
—A.W., Australia

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.

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.

We're leaving for Costa Rica on Tues. and I can't believe I just found your site. Nice to know that we are on the right track. Thanks for the insights
—K.A., Canada

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!

Thanks SO much for your advice and allow me to say that you did an excellent job on your site. Nothing really compares . . . . . . .
—F.F., U.S.A.

Wow, thank you guys for sending the helpful information!!! I want to tell you how much I enjoy your website! Once again, thank you very much!!!! You have helped tremendously!
--M.H., USA

Hi, I enjoyed looking at your reviews of books related to Costa Rica. We have recently published the following book that you may want to include. Thank you,
—W. Z., Mountain Gem Publications

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

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