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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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Ray, Thank you for much for your response. I have been having a h--- of a time trying to determine the best route. Your directions look perfect! Pura vida
—B.B.



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



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.




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 Amazon.com reviews—R. Price, Colorado




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



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



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



Hola, antes de nada quiero felicitaros por vuestra página web, es muy interesante y muy útil para personas que como yo estamos pensando hacer un viaje por Costa Rica.
—M.L., Madrid Spain



You have got the most INCREDIBLE website
THANK YOU !!!
—C.O.



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 Amazon.com reviews—R. Price, Colorado

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