Costa Rica is much more than a verdant paradise. It's a land of diverse landscapes and cultures. This collection of regional guides under the Zona Tropical Publications imprint reveals unknown facets of Costa Rica and helps travelers understand what makes this country so unique. In this volume, the authors introduce Guanacaste, a place of world-renowned surf spots and great natural beauty. It is a country within a country, with its own distinct climate, culture, and identity. The cradle of the nation's folkloric traditions, it is also the place that witnessed the rebirth of the last tract of tropical dry forest in the Americas. Includes a colorful fold-out map of key tourist destinations.
María Montero is a journalist and poet who contributed to Ojala's recent publication Cocos Island. Luciano Capelli has produced award-winning books about the culture and natural history of Costa Rica.