Costa Rica - Central Valley & Highlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Central Valley & Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica guidebook.
It is on the nontouristy, coffee-cultivated hillsides of the Central Valley that you’ll find Costa Rica’s heart and soul. This is not only the geographical center of the country but also its cultural and spiritual core.
- paddle down the cascading rapids of the Río Pacuare near Turrialba
- peer into the crater of Volcán Irazú and walk around its edge
- learn the history of chocolate at San Isidro de Heredia, stuffing your belly with goodness, and meet rescued toucans and sloths
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Alajuela & the Northern Valley, Alajuela, Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, Atenas, Grecia, Sarchí, Zarcero, Bajos del Toro, San Ramón, Heredia Ar-ea, Heredia, Barva, San Isidro de Heredia, Cartago Area, Cartago, Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú, Valle de Orosi, Turrialba Area, Turrialba, Monumento Nacional Arqueológico Guayabo.
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