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In cooperation with Moon Handbooks, CentralAmerica.Com offers background information taken from Moon's award-winning guide to Costa Rica. This represents only a small portion of their comprehensive guide book and we highly recommend that you take a copy of this fine guide with you to better understand and appreciate Costa Rica and it's people.
This excellent handbook is available from most fine bookstores or online at, Barnes & Noble and other internet book stores.

The following topics from Moon Handbooks Costa Rica are featured on this site.
The Land Ecosystems Fauna History Arts and Culture National Parks

From exploring mist-shrouded Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve marveling at Arenal Volcano's spectacular eruptions to visiting artisan cooperatives and Indian reserves, Moon Handbooks Costa Rica is the guide to the best this country has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights provide you with real judgments so you can decide where you should go, stay, and eat-without hassles or regrets.

Practical information includes maps, photographs, illustrations, and suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights, plus essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets. Complete with details for enjoying an array of outdoor adventures, such as bicycling, bungee jumping, surfing, sport fishing, wildlife viewing, and off-road driving, Moon Handbooks Costa Rica gives you the tools you need to create a personal and memorable experience.
Moon Handbooks Costa Rica
“America’s finest travel guidebook series . . . extensively researched, engagingly written, intelligently indexed, and packed with helpful maps and sidebars.” — Money magazine

Author Biography
Christopher P. Baker was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. After receiving a B.A. (Honours) in Geography at University College London (including two Sahara research expeditions and an exchange program at Krakow University, Poland), he earned master's degrees in Latin American Studies from Liverpool University, and in Education from the Institute of Education, London University. He began his writing career in 1978 as Contributing Editor of Latin America for Land & Liberty, a London-based political journal. In 1980, he received a Scripps-Howard Foundation Scholarship in Journalism to attend the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1983, he has made his living as a professional travel and natural-sciences writer. He has been published in more than 150 publications worldwide, including Newsweek, BBC's World Magazine, National Wildlife, Islands, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, and Writer's Digest. For seven years, Christopher was also president of British Pride Tours, which he founded. He has escorted group tours to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, England, and Cuba. Christopher is also a consultant to Intel and other international corporations. He appears frequently on radio and television talk shows, and as a guest-lecturer aboard cruise ships throughout the Caribbean and farther afield. Christopher is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and has been honored with several awards for outstanding writing, including—four times—the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and the 1995 Benjamin Franklin Award for "Best Travel Guide" for Moon Handbooks Costa Rica from Moon. In 1993, he was named "Best Travel News Investigative Reporter." His other books include Moon Handbooks Cuba, Moon Handbooks Havana, and Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba. He has also contributed chapters to books by Frommer's, Travelers' Tales, Time-Life Books, and Writer's Digest. He lives in California.

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