This is Costa Rica advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what's not worth your time.Whether you plan to hike through rainforests (and cloud forests), windsurf on Lake Arenal, bathe in geothermal pools or head to sun-soaked beaches where sea turtles nest, our expert has your back. A seasoned journalist, Nicholas Gill offers opinionated, no-punches-pulled advice on how to smartly explore this exhilarating country. Frommer's Costa Rica contains: Dozens of stunning, full-color photos throughout Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map Strategic itineraries , including for families and short stays, so you can make the most of your time Authentic experiences to help you appreciate Costa Rican culture, food, nature sights and customs like a local Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences--and advice on the ones not worth your time and money Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you're traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury About Frommer's: There's a reason that Frommer's has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer's.