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Frommer's Costa Rica [With Pocket Map] Paperback – Nov 15 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 566 pages
  • Publisher: Frommer; Fol Pap/Ma edition (Nov. 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118027523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118027523
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.5 x 20.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #585,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Product Description

From the Back Cover

  • Hundreds of color photos
  • Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout
  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
  • Insider tips from local expert authors

About the Author

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, food critic, freelance journalist, and translator, and continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommer’s Belize, Frommer’s Ecuador, Frommer’s Guatemala, Costa Rica for Dummies, and Costa Rica Day By Day, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America.

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Used it almost every day during my trip. It even had information on the small city i was at. So well worth it
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2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, not comprehensive Dec 2 2012
By Liz - Published on
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Perhaps it's just difficult to write good guide books on Costa Rica due to the ever-changing landscape of the country, but this is literally the worst guide book I've ever used in my travels and I go on 2 international trips per year. Prior to this book, I bought Moon Costa Rica which was equally as terrible so I returned that one in hopes that this would be better and it's still not. I don't know who is writing these good reviews, but I bet they are people who get the book for free through Amazon to review and then have never been to Costa Rica.

I was doing a lot of research on Costa Rica prior to receiving this book and a lot of the places/companies I've read about are either not in the book at all, or mentioned in passing as a one-liner. Including the gorgeous hotel I stayed at in the Arenal Volcano National Park (Arenal Manoa), which was not even mentioned in this book and yet has 481 reviews on TripAdvisor with an average rating of 4.5. I really think this book tried to mention as many places as possible. It reads like a list of mentions of various hotels and restaurants. Once in a while there is a more detailed description but this book really lacks the detail you would need to decide between 2 or 3 places. It justs lists the 3 and you have to go do further research to make educated decisions. Some of the suggestions are very outdated. One of the restaurants it mentioned in Brasalito is a shell of a building now, makes me wonder if this "updated for 2012 version" was actually updated at all.

In the case of the 2 guide books i bought for Costa Rica, i think i was better off with no guide book at all and just doing my own research on TripAdvisor. We luckily had Wifi at most hotels and restaurants in Costa Rica and relied quite heavily on the TripAdvisor app for our nightly restaurant selection.
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely worthless July 20 2015
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Completely worthless. We left it somewhere intentionally because it was so worthless. Don't waste your money. Spent 2 1/2 weeks in Costa Rica and the book did exactly 0 to help.
5.0 out of 5 stars great May 12 2014
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great book to read before my trip, great information, helped me to map out my trip, a must have read for travel
4.0 out of 5 stars seems like a great book Sept. 24 2013
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bought the year old version to save a few buck i'm sure the info is basically the same. got here in time for my trip
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3.0 out of 5 stars Are there any reviews from non-Vine members? July 9 2012
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What is up with all of the glowing reviews from Vine members, many who have not even been to Costa Rica!

Out of the 21 reviews, 20 are from Vine members, the only 1 star review coming from someone that actually paid for the book.

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