- Paperback: 792 pages
- Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 5th Revised edition edition (Sept. 8 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1566916089
- ISBN-13: 978-1566916080
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 19 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,403,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Moon Handbooks Costa Rica Paperback – Sep 8 2004
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The latest in the batch of Moon Handbooks releases proves again that Moon is one of the finest travel series around. What sets Moon apart from most guidebooks is the attention to detail, and more importantly, a respect for the topic.
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(12/06) I traveled to Costa Rica in June, with a group of 32 people that included 15 eighth graders. This book was very helpful, and has since been used by four coworkers who decided to travel there after seeing my pictures. One coworker is buying retirement property there!
Some of the info in the book also turned out to be suspect. For example, we were surprised to find that one resort the author heralded as a "must see" - complete with a detailed description of its lakes, fountains, restaurant, and cabins - had in reality never been built. Seems the Costa Rican government wouldn't allow it because it was an ecological disaster. We found several such strange inconsistencies in the book, as if the author relied on slick promoters as much as his own experience when putting together the narrative.
The book did the trick for us, we had a great and flawless trip using it, but felt like our options were limited. I have liked the other Moon guides I've used, but next time I'd probably buy Lonely Planet. It all depends on the author.
If you want a super book to guide you to the great spots of CR, then this is it.
The maps aren't good enough for general navigation but this isn't a map book. Just get a copy of the International Travel Maps (ITMP Publishing) and get this book to make your vacation plans.
Moon Publishing and always they are 5 star. I have found the information
in them to be accurate and directions easy to follow. An added bonus is
that some are written with a note of humor which makes the book more pleasurable to read. I recommend them to anyone who is travelling with the suggestion that they read the book before beginning a trip and then
take the book along during the trip. Also, the size of the books are
easy to hold in a plane, train or car and they pack easily into suitcases