Harry S. Pariser's guides are the most authoritative and comprehensive in the travel buiness, offering information found in nowhere else. Humorous, lively, informative, educational, and detailed, Explore Costa Rica offers useful tips, maps, photos, websites, illustrations, and charts to enhance the text. Full information is included on hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, inns, rustic lodges, and in local homestays. Complete background information covers Costa Rican history, environment, where and when to go, and how to get there. Activities covered incude hiking, birdwatching, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, fishing, rappelling, kayaking, canopy tours, golf, and ballooning. Pariser also includes frank, up-to-date commentary on Costa Rican life and issues, as well as a brief guide to Spanish terms and phrases.Explore Costa Rica , 5 was published 2006 under ISBN 9781893643550 and ISBN 1893643557.