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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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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 





Dear Ray,
I got your map (a couple of days ago, but was very busy)! WOW!!! Seriously, this is a cool map! I love the material, and from what I saw, it is VERY detailed. In fact, you are the only map I have seen of Costa Rica that has the road between San Pablo de Turrubares and Orotina! All the other maps show no road, while it is a great road in real life! Ray, this is really great, well done.
I can put a link to your online site on our webpage, as a recommended map of Costa Rica. Also, when I get an opportunity to recommend a map I will always recommend yours.
Pura vida,
—Neta T., Owner-La Finca Que Ama, San Pablo de Turrubares, Costa Rica



Thanks so much....the map is great. It will be very helpful to us on our trip. If you don't get your money, let me know, and I will mail you a check. :)
—L.L., USA



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.




Your Costa Rica Map is FANTASTIC!!!
I am a Tourism Teacher avid adventure traveler. I am most impressed with your new Costa Rica map that just arrived. It is so thoroughly researched and organized. It gives an excellent overview of the national parks, preserves and other local highlights at a glance.
—D.P., 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.
—D.S.



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




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.
—D.S.



Just got back from 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Your map was GREAT! It got doused by a leaky waterbottle before we even got off the plane in San Jose, and it still stayed together for the whole trip. It totally saved us in San Jose proper, and was very easy to follow for our cruise to Quepos, then up to La Cruz. Your website was extremely helpful in planning our trip. Everything you had to say about the roads and the drivers was absolutely true. Thanks a lot! Pura vida,
—Diane, Boulder CO



Thanks for your help and that website!!
Thanks again for your generosity in constructing the website and constant vigilance with Thorn Tree. I've read the section on "no cost things" and will keep all in mind.
—M.L., Canada

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