Costa Rica For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Eliot Greenspan

By Eliot Greenspan

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Playa Herradura is home to a large and luxurious Marriott resort, featuring the area’s only 18-hole golf course. On the hills above Playa Herradura sits Villa Caletas, one of the country’s top boutique hotels. Meanwhile, toward the southern end of this coast lies the funky little surfer town of Dominical, which is the gateway to Ballena National Marine Park and several barely discovered beautiful beaches. Visiting the cloud forests of Monteverde Monteverde sits high on the mountainous spine that runs down the center of Costa Rica.

Tacos, tamales, and empanadas (turnovers) also are quite common. Making an evening and full meal out of a long list of bocas is easy and enjoyable. Costa Rica has a wealth of delicious tropical fruits. The most common are mangoes (the season begins in May), papayas, pineapples, melons, and bananas. Other fruits include the marañón, which is the fruit of the cashew tree and has orange or yellow glossy skin; the granadilla, or maracuyá (passion fruit); the mamón chino, which Asian travelers will immediately recognize as the rambutan; and the carambola (star fruit).

Get the most for your accommodations dollar by booking into one of these fine establishments: Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Costa Rica 11 ߜ Hotel Grano de Oro (San José): San José boasts dozens of old homes that have been converted into hotels, but few offer the luxurious accommodations or professional service that can be found at the Grano de Oro. See Chapter 11. ߜ Hotel Le Bergerac (San José): This classy little hotel has been pleasing diplomats, dignitaries, and other discerning travelers for years.

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