- Taschenbuch: 566 Seiten
- Verlag: Frommer; Auflage: 2012. (15. November 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1118027523
- ISBN-13: 978-1118027523
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 2,5 x 20,6 cm
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Frommer's Costa Rica [With Pocket Map] (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. November 2011
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- Hundreds of color photos
- Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout
- Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
- Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
- Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
- Insider tips from local expert authors
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, food critic, freelance journalist, and translator, and continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommers Belize, Frommers Ecuador, Frommers Guatemala, Costa Rica for Dummies, and Costa Rica Day By Day, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommers South America.
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The hotel and attractions information was very accurate in terms of descriptions and pricing. I was a little let down by some of the recommended restaurants, in particular Stella's Bakery in Monteverde and El Patio Latino Bistro in Manuel Antonio. Both restaurants were overpriced and had mediocre food in comparison to some of the other recommendations in this book and previous history with Frommer's guides.
I also thought that the book needed more maps, in particular of Manuel Antonio National Park, the Monteverde Cloud forest, and the town of La Fortuna. We only visited three destinations, so I'm sure there are plenty of other places where the maps are lacking.
One big attraction that was left out of the guide in Monteverde is the Sloth Sanctuary. This was one of my highlights in the area and the proceeds go towards a noble cause-the sloths.
Overall, this is a good book but it does not hold up to the Frommer's standard. I would buy it again, but Tripadvisor is a great help to fill in the gaps.
I was doing a lot of research on Costa Rica prior to receiving this book and a lot of the places/companies I've read about are either not in the book at all, or mentioned in passing as a one-liner. Including the gorgeous hotel I stayed at in the Arenal Volcano National Park (Arenal Manoa), which was not even mentioned in this book and yet has 481 reviews on TripAdvisor with an average rating of 4.5. I really think this book tried to mention as many places as possible. It reads like a list of mentions of various hotels and restaurants. Once in a while there is a more detailed description but this book really lacks the detail you would need to decide between 2 or 3 places. It justs lists the 3 and you have to go do further research to make educated decisions. Some of the suggestions are very outdated. One of the restaurants it mentioned in Brasalito is a shell of a building now, makes me wonder if this "updated for 2012 version" was actually updated at all.
In the case of the 2 guide books i bought for Costa Rica, i think i was better off with no guide book at all and just doing my own research on TripAdvisor. We luckily had Wifi at most hotels and restaurants in Costa Rica and relied quite heavily on the TripAdvisor app for our nightly restaurant selection.