Tárcoles, Costa Rica: Crocodile Safaris, Birding Tours, and More

Tárcoles offers many recreation options and wildlife viewing opportunities. Take a zipline tour of the jungle canopy, enjoy a thrilling crocodile safari in the estuary, or keep an eye out for the more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the area. In addition to sharing tour information, author Christopher P. Baker recommends where to stay and eat in Tárcoles.

Discover Costa Rica

Despite its diminutive size, Costa Rica is a kind of microcontinent unto itself—one sculpted to show off the full potential of the tropics. The diversity of terrain is remarkable.

Costa Rica’s Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú

The slopes north of Cartago rise gradually to the summit of Volcán Irazú. Read about hiking the trails to see the volcano’s five craters—including the Diego de la Haya crater—and discover information on local restaurants and accommodations.

Discover Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Sparsely settled, Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast extends some 200 kilometers. Author Christopher P. Baker shares information about the area and tips for planning your time, whether you’re looking to surf, explore the rainforest, or simply enjoy the slower pace of life.

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a 110-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, including Puerto Limón, Tortuguero, Barra del Colorado, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and Manzanillo. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, including sightseeing highlights maps to make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is […]

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is a 97-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, including Highway 2 to Santa Cruz, Playas del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, Junquilal, Nosara, and Southern Nicoya. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. […]