Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica

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Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica
by Jonathan Runge & Adam Carter
paperback, 616 pages

Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica explores the "Switzerland of Central America" with its trademark critical, witty and cosmopolitan eye. Geared toward the more sophisticated and savvy traveler of any age who avidly avoids the tourist swarms, Costa Rica is a natural addition to the Rum & Reggae arsenal - and the first Rum and Reggae guide to the other side of the Caribbean.

Renowned for its Pacific beaches, rainforest and nature preserves, active volcanoes, tropical wildlife, friendly people and lack of an army, Costa Rica is an exotic and safe escape from a chaotic and unpredictable world. And Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica makes it easy - covering not only the best of San Jose, the capital, and the popular destinations of Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste, Monteverde and Arenal - but also exploring the incredible beauty of the relatively unknown Caribbean coast, the Osa penisula and the lesser traveled parts of the Central Valley.

All the information and recommendations a smart traveler needs to know are in these pages; from "before you go" necessities, Costa Rica superlatives and Rum & Reggae's recommendations for hotels, resorts, wildlife and Costa Rica's abundant recreational activities—to restaurants, fun watering holes, the famous National Parks and, of course, the beaches. Rum & Reggae even takes a look at the Spanish language schools, which are a magnet for students from around the world. At long last, visitors to the land of the Tico can have an invaluable resource and friend in Rum & Reggae’s Costa Rica.

About the Authors

JONATHAN RUNGE is the author of 18 travel books: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2007), Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2006), Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica (2006); Rum & Reggae's Brazil (2005); Rum & Reggae's French Caribbean (2005); Rum & Reggae's Grenadines, Including St. Vincent and Grenada (2003); Rum & Reggae's Virgin Islands (2003); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2002); Rum & Reggae's Jamaica (2002); Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2002); Rum & Reggae's Dominican Republic (2002); Rum & Reggae's Cuba (2002); Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i (2001); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000 (2000); Rum & Reggae: The Insider's Guide to the Caribbean (Villard Books, 1993); Hot on Hawai'i: The Definitive Guide to the Aloha State (St. Martin's Press, 1989); Rum & Reggae: What's Hot and What's Not in the Caribbean (St. Martin's Press, 1988); and Ski Party!: The Skier's Guide to the Good Life, co-authored with Steve Deschenes (St. Martin's Press, 1985). Jonathan has also written for Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Out, Skiing, Boston, and other magazines.

ADAM CARTER is a Chicago-based Cubs fan who spends his summers vending beer at the ballpark. While waiting for the Cubs to finally win the big one, he has obtained a masters degree in International Relations. Merging this background with journalism, Adam served as the Cultural Arts Reporter for a Washington, D.C. paper, The Hatchet, and while working for the U.N, he traveled to Columbia to write articles about their internal refugees. His articles have been published in Worldview Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He currently writes for Filosophy Magazine as he works on his first novel. Adam has an unchallenged thirst for travel and has seen just about every corner, nook, and cranny of the globe. This is Adam's second book with Rum & Reggae - he was also a major contributor to Rum & Reggae's Brazil.