I am a huge fan of the Rough Guide series of books. This was super helpful when I travelled through Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. I am pumped to check out the rest of the countries in Central America. This book wet my appetite for more! Highly recommended!
I found that the perspectives shared gave unwanted views of places and countries. This book almost made me not want to travel - instead I picked up the Lonely Planet Guide (written with a much better attitude).