By Bruce Conord, June Conord
Written via the authors of our award-winning Yucat?n experience advisor, this ebook deals entire assurance of Costa Rica and its humans. shuttle to the most important nationwide parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. discover the island’s brilliant historical past, tradition and flora and fauna. Firsthand suggestion on go back and forth within the country’s numerous environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal existence, archeology, historical past, points of interest off and on the usual vacationer course. unbelievable element. vigorous textual content and many fascinating artwork. Over forty maps. colour photographs.
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Central Pacific Coast BOCA BARRANCA: The closest surf beach to San José, this is a river mouth with excellent access. 2 miles south is Puerto Caldera, with Jetty Break, a good left near a sea wall. JACÓ: Jacó can get some rough surf and closes out when it is over five feet. Inconsistent good beach break. South of Jacó is Playa Hermosa and a few other nearby spots with strong beach breaks and good waveforms. Waves are best on rising tides. Farther south there are many isolated point breaks all the way to Quepos.
Costa Rica has been described as the “poster child” for ecological protection for Land Between the Oceans n Climate 46 n Environment the world, and with that label comes a great deal of responsibility – and public scrutiny. Costa Rica boasts 25% of its land area dedicated as “wildlife protected,” and is rightfully proud of its remarkable national park system. Its conservation effort is important because of its unique position in the north-south corridor between the two larger American landmasses.
While you are there, remember to respect both them and the environment. After all, you may be on vacation, but they live there. S INFORMATION SOURCE To get general information and brochures about Costa Rica, call the Tourism Hotline (% 800/ 343-6332). com, and a host of commercial sites (see page 365). ■ Measurements Measure twice, cut once. ~ carpenter’s rule Costa Rica remains on Central Standard Time year-round. Weights, measures and temperatures are metric. Gasoline is sold by the liter and distances are measured by kilometers.
Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord