Whether you’re zip-lining through cloud forests, relaxing on a wellness retreat, or swimming with manta rays, discover the real pura vida with Moon Costa Rica. Inside you’ll find:
Flexible, strategic itineraries designed for backpackers, beach-lovers, adventure travelers, honeymooners, wellness-seekers, and more
The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and scuba-diving, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion
Top activities and unique experiences: Rappel down a waterfall, raft over rapids, explore mysterious caves, and cliff-dive into river pools. Admire the forest floor from the middle of a hanging bridge, take an aerial tram to lake, volcano, and ocean views, or hike to the summit of Mount Chirripó, the highest point in Costa Rica. Relax under the sun on a pristine beach, snorkel with sea turtles in the warm turquoise water, or soak in a volcanic mineral pool. Watch the sunrise with a cup of flavorful local coffee, fill up on fried plantains at a traditional soda, and shop at a neighborhood mercado
Insight from Cartago local Nikki Solano on how to experience Costa Rica like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid crowds, and respectfully engage with the culture
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Background information on Costa Rica’s landscape, history, and cultural customs
Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for international visitors, families with kids, seniors and LGBTQ travelers
With Moon’s practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Costa Rica your way.
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