As a Costarican I found this book, not only poor in knolodge of our country but terrible misleading the tourist market. I wish nothing happens to any of the people who read this book and try to hired prostitutes in Costa Rica. If this is the case please blame this man in San Francisco not our country. I considered the book sick and really do not contributed to anybodies benefits. I talk to a friend of my in Costa Rica who give an interview to Mr Itiel and he told me that he was very sorry he waisted his time with this man.
Costa Rica is beautiful full of nice people who will show you our country, and will make you feel welcome, not because you have some $$ but because in Costa Rica we love people from everywhere.
Some of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica is in Manuel Antonio where we have a gay and lesbian resort call Casa Blanca, please if you come to our country meet the people of Costa Rica, not the people of Mr Itiel. I'm ashamed of this book, and I'm gladd I did not espend the money in buying but I read it because someone give to me.
As we say in Costa Rica "nos encanta la gente" and Pura vida don't mean nothing an less you conserve your "vida" Life