Insight Guides: Guatemala, Belize and The Yucatán

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Insight Guide Guatemala, Belize & the Yucatan is an essential guide to this colorful region, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan section highlights the area’s unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best hotels and restaurants.

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Overview

Insight Guide Guatemala, Belize & the Yucatan is an essential guide to this colorful region, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan section highlights the area’s unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best hotels and restaurants.

Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into certain aspects of this part of the world, looking at Mayan ruins, Guatemalan textiles and eco-tourism in Belize. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative, guides you around the entire region, from Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands and Belize’s Barrier Reef to Chichén Itzá, one of the greatest Maya cities.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051093
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 424,959
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

UK-based Iain Stewart has been visiting the Maya world since the early 1990s and has written over a dozen guide books and numerous newspaper articles about the region. He returns most years in search of yet more archeological ruins, national parks and cold cerveza.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best of Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan
Introduction
The Maya World Today

History
Decisive Dates
Maya Roots
Guatemala: Introduction and Modern History
Belize: Introduction and Modern History
The Yucatan: Introduction, The Maya in the Yucatan, and Modern History

Features
Regional Cuisine
Outdoor Adventure
Highland Life
Guatemalan Wildlife
Flora and fauna of Belize
Belize’s Barrier Reef
The Coast of the Yucatan
Tourist Trap – or Paradise?

Places
Guatemala Introduction
Guatemala City
Antigua
The Western Highlands
The Pacific Coast
The East
Petén
Belize Introduction
Belize City
Northern Districts
The South
The Cayes
The Yucatan Introduction
Northern Yucatan
The Caribbean Coast
Campeche and Chiapas

Travel Tips
Transportation
Accommodations
Eating Out
Activities
A-Z
Language
Further Reading

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