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Whether you want to experience incredible wildlife, scuba dive in crystal-clear waters or savor a cup of world-famous coffee, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. Inside you’ll find a detailed guide to the country’s animals, terrain and flora as well as information on local conservation efforts.
Home to some of the world’s happiest people, Costa Rica offers visitors the promise of Pura Vida. With sun-drenched beaches, lush valleys, abundant wildlife and countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why Costa Rica is considered to be paradise.
Our regularly updated guide brings Costa Rica to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.
– our pick of Costa Rica’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
– a detailed guide with information on animals, terrain, flora and conservation
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
– color-coded chapters to every part of Costa Rica, from Guanacaste and the Northern Nicoya to the Caribbean, San José to the Southern Zone
– our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Travelling through central America? Look out for our DK Eyewitness guides to Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean.
From the Publisher
Welcome to Costa Rica
Explore Costa Rica’s wealth of wildlife, misty rainforests, awe-inspiring volcanoes, white sand beaches, and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you navigate the very best Costa Rica has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling around Costa Rica easy, whether you want to visit beachy yoga retreats, catch perfect point and beach breaks off Playa Negra, savor the full bean-to-cup coffee experience in the Central Highlands or spy an elusive jaguar on a guided jungle tour. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time—whether you’re staying for two weeks or just a few days.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show how to experience Costa Rica your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to discover fascinating wildlife, take the perfect photo, adventure outdoors, taste world-class coffee, shop indigenous crafts, spot some of the country’s 900 bird species, traverse inspiring landscapes, sample mouth-watering cuisine, get involved in local sustainability projects and hit the best beaches.