Book Description: Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor’s Costa Rica shows off the splendor of country’s stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide. Expanded Coverage: New hotel and restaurant reviews in top beach towns, in and around the national parks, in San Jose, and beyond. Fodor’s Costa Rica 2013 has 54 newly updated maps and over 250 color photos. Illustrated Features: Look for richly illustrated guides of surfing the Salsa Brava, sport-fishing off the Pacific coast, canopy tours in the cloud forests, turtle-nesting tours in Tortuguero, and bird-watching in the rare tropical dry forests of Guanacaste. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An illustrated “Biodiversity” chapter guides readers through the country’s varied landscapes and helps plan a vacation based on particular activities or topography. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Costa Rica offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from eco lodges to sports outfitters. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.