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Reading List: Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been a popular destination for Central American travelers for centuries. We encourage travelers to read before they go, for inspiration and in anticipation.

 

https://i2.wp.com/img2.imagesbn.com/images/101750000/101756880.jpgCarroll L. Henderson. Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica. Standard guide to the fauna of the country.

Richard Garrigues. The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide. Standard, portable guide to the birds, complete with pictures and maps.

Barbara Ras and Oscar Arias. Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. Read about the gorgeous savannas and jungles from the best of Costa Rica’s local writers.

Harvey Haber. Costa Rica’s Stories: Tales from the Hot Tropics. A treasure trove of stories about the people and lifestyle of the country.

Enrique Jaramillo Levi. When New Flowers Bloomed: Short Stories by Women Writers from Costa Rica and Panama. Self-explanatory, a great collection of stories. 

J.R. Eagle. Costa Rica: The Wild West of Surfing. Suspenseful and addicting story of an American surfer—part romance, part mystery, part survival tale.

https://i2.wp.com/photo.goodreads.com/books/1223619749l/1958749.jpgTatiana Lobo. Assault on Paradise. A sweeping depiction of swashbuckling adventure set against the dark backdrop of Conquistadores and Church in the early 1700s.

Carmen Lyra. Cuentos de mi Tía Panchita. A collection of folktales, published in 1920.

 

 

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