Whether you want to experience incredible wildlife, scuba dive in crystal-clear waters or savour a cup of world-famous coffee, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. Inside you’ll find a detailed guide to the country’s animals, terrain and flora, as well as information on local conservation efforts.
Home to some of the world’s happiest people, Costa Rica offers visitors the promise of Pura Vida. With sun-drenched beaches, verdant valleys, abundant wildlife and countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why Costa Rica is considered a kind of paradise.
Our updated guide brings Costa Rica to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighborhoods. DK Eyewitness Costa Rica is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
Inside DK Eyewitness Costa Rica you will find:
- A fully-illustrated top experiences guide: our expert pick of Costa Rica’s must-sees and hidden gems
- Accessible itineraries to make the most out of each and every day
- Expert advice: honest recommendations for getting around safely, when to visit each sight, what to do before you visit, and how to save time and money
- Color-coded chapters to every part of Costa Rica, from Guanacaste to Northern Nicoya, the Caribbean to San Jose
- Practical tips: the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay
- Detailed maps and walks to help you navigate the region country easily and confidently
- Covers: San José, Central Highlands, Central Pacific and Southern Nicoya, Guanacaste and Northern Nicoya, Northern Zone, The Caribbean, Southern Zone
Travelling through Central America? Try our DK Eyewitness guides to Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean.
About DK Eyewitness:
At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.
"Known… for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way." — Chicago Tribune
"The best option… Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life." — The Philadelphia Inquirer