This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip.
While you’re in the midst of predeparture planning, check out the following recommended titles to start developing your sense of Costa Rica.
Pin this image Naturalist in Costa Rica (Dr Skutch) – an icon among bird-watchers, Skutch weaves his philosophies into his beautiful descriptions of flora and fauna in this enchanting memoir and natural history guide.
Pin this image Green Phoenix (William Allen) – an absorbing and inspiring account of the author’s efforts, alongside American and Costa Rican scientists and activists, to conserve and restore the rainforest in Guanacaste.
Pin this image So Far from God: A Journey to Central America (Patrick Marnham) – the winner of the 1985 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award gives an insightful and amusing account of a leisurely meander from Texas to Panama.
Pin this image Traveler’s Tales Central America (eds Larry Habegger and Natanya Pearlman) – a collection of striking travel essays on the region from renowned writers such as Paul Theroux and Tim Cahill.
More travel literature reading lists for other destinations can be found on lonelyplanet.com.