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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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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

What a nice site you offer about Costa Rica. Thank you. I don't see how you are gaining income from this info. It appears that you are just doing it to offer info gratis to the general public. It's a very informative site. Do you have a fee for answering questions about Costa Rica? [No, we don't.]

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

The CR-map has arrived here on Friday and we are now busy studying its plentiful geographical information. So far this map gives better details than any other CR map we have seen.
Thank you so much.
E.L., Germany

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.

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

You have a great and informative website. I travel to Costa Rica in November (first time, solo trip) and am trying to read as much as possible..your website is quite informative. I plan on going back and back again for information!
—Thanks! T.S.

[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!

[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,

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

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