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Costa Rica travel guide

Costa Rica - Central Pacific Coast (Chapter)

10th Edition Oct 2012

This is the Central Pacific Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica guidebook.

Stretching from the rough-and-ready port of Puntarenas to the tiny town of Uvita, the central Pacific coast is home to both wet and dry tropical rainforests, sun-drenched sandy beaches and a healthy dose of wildlife.

  • watch troops of monkeys, lazy sloths and gliding brown pelicans at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
  • maps
  • ride the waves (or learn how) on the beaches of Jacó, Playa Hermosa and Dominical
  • transport
  • listen to squawking pairs of rare scarlet macaws flying overhead at Parque Nacional Carara
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Puntarenas, Parque Nacional Carara, Playa Herradura Area, Jacó, Playa Hermosa, Playa Esterillos, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around, Quepos, Manuel Antonio Village, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Matapalo, Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, Dominical, Escaleras, Uvita, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Ojochal Area.

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