By Eliot Greenspan
Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's Costa Rica gains beautiful colour photographs of the luxurious rain woodland, the fantastic array of natural world, and the unbelievable shorelines that look forward to you. individually researched by way of an established resident, it is the in simple terms actually updated consultant that offers you such in-depth assurance of this fast-changing nation, with prompt lodgings in each cost classification. you are going to stopover at rugged wasteland preserves and sleepy seashore cities, extraordinary orchid gardens and mineral scorching springs on the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures right here to fit every age and talents: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a cover journey, taking a dip in a jungle swimming gap, recognizing playful spider monkeys as you hike via lush foliage, windsurfing on Lake Arenal, or staring at endangered sea turtles nest at the seashore. With Frommer's in hand, you will adventure the sweetness of Costa Rica's awesome biodiversity, as we indicate the simplest locations to determine countless numbers of precise, colourful species of animals and vegetation. you are going to even get a colour fold-out map!
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5 When to Go Costa Rica’s high season for tourism runs from late November to late April, which coincides almost perfectly with the chill of winter in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The high season is also the dry season. If you want some unadulterated time on a tropical beach and a little less rain during your rainforest experience, this is the time to come. During this period (and especially around the Christmas holidays), the tourism industry operates at full tilt—prices are higher, attractions are more crowded, and reservations need to be made in advance.
The country’s 9333). First week in January. biggest marathon runs through the Fiesta of Palmares, Palmares. Perhaps mountains, from the outskirts of the largest and best organized of the Cartago to the outskirts of San José. traditional fiestas, it includes bullfights, May 17. a horseback parade (tope), and a wide July range of concerts, carnival rides, and Fiesta of the Virgin of the Sea, food booths. First 2 weeks in January. Puntarenas. A regatta of colorfully decFiesta of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, orated boats carrying a statue of Guanacaste.
On mailed gifts, the duty-free limit is $200. Be sure to have your receipts or purchases handy to expedite the declaration process. Note: If you owe duty, you are required to pay on your arrival in the United States, either by cash, personal check, government or traveler’s check, or money order, and in some locations, a Visa or MasterCard. 25 To avoid having to pay duty on foreignmade personal items you owned before you left on your trip, bring along a bill of sale, insurance policy, jeweler’s appraisal, or receipts of purchase.