Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Nicoya Peninsula, lose yourself amid the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf your way down the Pacific Coast, or witness the awesome splendor of the Arenal Volcano erupting at night. Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You'll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the San Jose; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Costa Rica's intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Costa Rica vacation. Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.