Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count butterflies and orchids in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, have a fresh cup of coffee amid San Jose's Spanish-colonial buildings, or kayak past dolphins in the Golfo Dulce; all with your trusted travel companion.
All the must-see sights and unmissable experiences
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Local experts recommend what not to miss
Itineraries make planning your trip simpler than ever
Coverage includes: Planning chapters, San José, Central Valley, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Península de Nicoya, Central pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa