Ulysses Costa Rica

Author: Stéphane Guimont-Marceau
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9782894642924
Size: 17,42 MB
Format: PDF
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With over one quarter of its magnificent scenery protected by parks and reserves, Costa Rica has a well-deserved, international reputation for its ecotourism opportunities. This guide takes you from the dense rainforest of Monteverde with its cascading waterfalls and fascinating fauna, through the marshy jungle of Corcovado and Tortuguero, to the tropical dry forest of Santa Rosa and on further to the beaches of Manuel Antonio. Discover Costa Rica's natural and cultural splendors with Ulysses through a host of exciting outdoor activities and a variety of informative strolls through the country's charming villages and cities. In this guide you will find detailed descriptions of all the attractions, including numerous national parks and reserves, star-rated so you can spot the must-sees at a glance. There are suggestions for a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking and canopy tours to rafting on the Pacuare and Reventazon rivers and scaling impressive Mount Chirripo. You will find comprehensive reviews of hotels and restaurants, from family-style "cabinas" and humble "sodas" to luxury hotels and gourmet dining establishments as well as nearly 40 maps and city plans to steer you on the right course.

Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Author: James Kaiser
Editor: Destination Press
ISBN: 1940754011
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee plantations, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide puts the very best of Costa Rica at your fingertips. Blending detailed travel tips with beautiful photography, this guidebook offers so much more than just restaurant and hotel reviews. Fascinating chapters explore Costa Rica’s unique history, culture, food, ecology and wildlife. “Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Cultural Misunderstanding” helps visitors avoid common—and potentially embarrassing—mistakes. Discover what makes Costa Rica one of the world’s most amazing destinations. Soar above the cloud forest on a zipline at Monteverde. Spend the night at a deluxe ecolodge next to Arenal Volcano. Soak in the tropical beauty of Costa Rica’s world-class beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park. Plan the perfect Costa Rican vacation! Filled with travel tips to save you time and money Over 300 beautiful color photos Over 30 detailed maps Fascinating chapters on History, Culture and Food Informative guide to Wildlife and Ecology 1% of profits are donated to environmental organizations working to preserve Costa Rica's biodiversity for future generations Printed on sustainable FSC paper

Costa Rica In Pictures

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822511687
Size: 15,80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the land, people, government, and economy of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Alive

Author: Bruce Morris
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588433237
Size: 14,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A travel guide to Costa Rica. It explores daytime activities, from sightseeing and swimming to shopping and beachcombing, as well as the nightlife, from mild to wild. There is advice on where to stay and eat, and an A-to-Z reference at the end provides a comprehensive list of useful contacts.

A Visit To Costa Rica

Author: Mary Virginia Fox
Editor: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781432912819
Size: 16,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An introduction to the land, culture, and people of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica

Author: Tracey West
Editor: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822594161
Size: 16,73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduces the history, languages, geography, education, and culture of Costa Rica.

The History Of Costa Rica

Author: Monica A. Rankin
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379440
Size: 13,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation. * A chronology of important events from the pre-Columbian era to the present * Biographical entries of important personalities * A glossary of important terms * A bibliographic essay of contemporary works on Costa Rica

The Life Of Costa Rica

Author: Benjamín Villegas Jiménez
Editor: Villegas Asociados
ISBN: 9588156009
Size: 16,22 MB
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The 'rich coast' of the conquistadores remains an abundant land both geographically and in humanity - here is a vibrant democratic society flourishing in spectacular natural settings. Native photographer Calderon shows the true life of the country in spontaneous photographic moments-over 300-like the smiles of its children, colorful processions, the indefatigable tenacity of everyday Costa Ricans at work and play set in a variety of urban, rural, historical and natural scenes.

Female Prostitution In Costa Rica

Author: Anne M. Hayes
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415979374
Size: 12,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic, social, and political development. In the periphery of Puntarenas, the development of prostitution reflected a less stigmatized view of sexual commerce than that of the highlands, where prostitution, although legal, threatened the tenets of liberal nationalism based on racial homogeneity and family values. Women of the highlands were encouraged to reproduce the nation's "more European" stock of workers and to ensure the legal transference of property through legal church marriages - both part of a design to stabilize the coffee exporting project. By contrast, prostitutes and other working women of Puntarenas, many immigrants from the "less European" populations of neighboring regions and most in concubinage, were freer to do what the law prescribed - register as prostitutes in legitimate trade. Such regional disparities reveal weaknesses in traditional explanations of Costa Rican exceptionalism, which have rested on the premise of cultural homogeneity and have reflected the realities of only one region of the country. The book advances an alternative explanation for the development of the nation's more democratic institutions, situating Costa Rican exceptionalism in the nation's free labor system, of which the labor prostitute in Puntarenas provides an example.

The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author: Jay M. Savage
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226735375
Size: 12,17 MB
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World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.