Costa Rica Guide e-mail this info
The Costa Rica travel and vacation guide website is a companion to the Toucan Guides waterproof travel map.

Costa Rica Pictures

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…

Costa Rica Animal Pictures

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

Ok, so you might need a guide book and a bird book as well but this map goes a long way to provide a Costa Rica map and guide book wrapped into one. I would have paid $100 for this map twelve years ago just for the information about paved roads, something that most map makers are reluctant to include since those roads change so quickly in a place like Costa Rica. Indeed, I headed off to San Jose in March of 1993 with my bike in a box and only a vague idea of road quality around the country. My trip went fine and I discovered some pretty interesting unpaved roads as well. But you are always at an advantage when you have current information. And this map has it as of January 2005 (and should be good for 3-4 years). Besides current road quality and surface status Krueger-Koplin has included detailed listings and locations of beaches, parks, reserves and refuges, butterfly gardens, canopy tours, fresh water fishing locales, surfing and scuba schools and more. How many times have you found yourself trying to plot all these locations on a map from your guidebook? This already has it done for you. As far as I know no other Costa Rica map goes this far.
Headed out on your bike or bird watching in the cloud forest? Not to worry. The "polyart" (plastic) this map is printed on will withstand afternoon downpours, morning drizzles and bike grease as well. This map isn't perfect but I've not seen anything comparable for the active traveler to Costa Rica. Just wish I'd had it twelve years ago. . .
from reviews—R. Price, Colorado

[I received] your map yesterday. It is truly superb! If you would like to create a 'special' of some kind, I would be happy to recommend this map in my newsletter. It is EXCEPTIONALLY good.
—Scott Oliver,

[I] Miss Costa Rica. Went there just before it got hot in the late 80's and early 90's.
Anyway, wanted to congratulate you guys on that mouseover that shows relative rainfall in different sectors around the country. It is rare that I see something new on the net, especially from the smaller sites (e.g. - versus Amazon, Yahoo, etc).
Keep up the great work!

My husband and I are going on vacation for a week in December, and I've been looking for info on Costa Rica. Your site has been the most enlightening and enjoyable.
—L.K., USA

Doug Houston, the staff and crew of "Doug Houston Outdoors" would like to take this opportunity to extend your sincere appreciation for your extra efforts in making our trip a complete success.Our trip for the show had an exciting and fun filled adventure.
Thanks again for your cooperation and participation.
—Teresa C. Stanford, Marketing Director

Hello! I just had to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed your web site! You both seemed to love traveling there...I'm doing my research to travel there later this month and found your site most helpful! I loved your Screwdriver and your cashew story- too funny! Thanks again for your time and effort on putting this info on the web.

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

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

You are a great resource and I can only guess how many people you have given excellent advice to about Costa Rica. I hope your website continues to do well! I checked out your “No cost things you can do to keep alive” page and I’d like to submit writings and/or pictures upon my return. I will also make all further Amazon and Barnes & Noble purchases through your website. It’s the least I can do! Mil gracias,
—B.S., U.S.A.

Discover Costa Rica

Free Custom Vacation Planning


Costa Rica map
Costa Rica Beaches, Town, Park, Reserve, Volcano and River search

Active Adventures
Waterfall Rapelling, Surfing, White Water Rafting, Snorkelling and Zip-Lines. Adventures of a lifetime
Inclusive Vacations
Relax with a cool drink (included of course) under a palm tree on a perfect tropical beach
view trips...
Wildlife and Nature
Costa Rica is rightly famous for its wildlife and ecological diversity. Plans optimized for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
see suggestions...