It illuminates the dizzying diversity of this country that's at once Caribbean and Central American, guiding you along roads less traveled without neglecting top tourist attractions. You'll find little-known Mayan ruins, unexplored villages, and secluded nature reserves as well as hip hotspots and hotels. It's replete with advice for adventure addicts and inspiration for your own explorations of reefs, cayes, waterfalls, and winding jungle trails.
Read the back-story on Belizean history and contemporary culture to get under the skin of this eclectic nation. Bask in natural beauty from emerald mountains to the sapphire shores of the Caribbean. Visit the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve for spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving. Meander Belize's districts, each with its own identity,
natural wonders, and microclimate. Reserve luxe lodgings or camp out so you can see-and hear-day breaking over the rainforest. Dine in San Pedro's five-star restaurants or try zingy street fare in tiny towns; fall for the irresistible rhythms of Garifuna music or embark on an exciting side trip to Guatemala or Mexico.
You'll find invaluable information on safety, climate, and currency; a crash course in Creole; detailed maps and travel info; tips to help you find the best crafts, drums, chocolate, and more-everything you need to have an amazing vacation in this fascinating country is right here.
About the Author
Kate Joynes-Burgess is a travel writer, political analyst, and photographer.
She was a lead contributor to Time Out: Mexico City & the Best of Mexico, and her work has been featured in Mayan World, Travel+Leisure, The Spectator, and the International Herald Tribune.