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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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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

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.

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

me alegro ver un sitio tan bueno como el suyo. la verdad es que es muy, pero muy elegante. me parece una obra de amor. mil gracias, arigato.....
—H.G., Japan

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,

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.

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 

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.

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

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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