Explore what feels like your own private island at Little Water Caye, near Laughing Bird Caye National Park. See chapter 8.
- Detailed maps throughout
- Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
- Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
- Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
- Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, freelance journalist, and translator, and has continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommer’s Guatemala, Frommer’s Costa Rica, and Costa Rica For Dummies, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America, and is co-author of Frommer’s Cuba. He is also the author of The Tico Times Restaurant Guide to Costa Rica and the poetry collection Map of You, Map of Me.
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1 THE BEST OF BELIZE.
The Best Purely Belizean Experiences.
The Best of Natural Belize.
The Best Diving & Snorkeling.
The Best Nondiving Adventures.
The Best Day Hikes & Nature Walks.
The Best Bird-Watching 8 The Best Mayan Ruins.
The Best Views.
The Best Destinations for Families.
The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts.
The Best Moderately Priced
The Best Budget Hotels.
The Best Restaurants.
The Best After-Dark Fun.
The Best Websites About Belize.
2 BELIZE IN DEPTH.
SPEAKING OF TONGUES.
Looking Back at Belize.
The Lay of the Land.
Art & Architecture.
Belize in Books, Film & Music.
Belizean Food & Drink.
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BELIZE.
When to Go.
BELIZE CALENDAR OF EVENTS.
Getting There & Getting Around.
Money & Costs.
Specialized Travel Resources.
SUSTAINABLE PROPERTIES IN BELIZE.
GENERAL RESOURCES FOR GREEN TRAVEL.
PLANNING A BELIZE WEDDING.
Tips on Accommodations.
4 SUGGESTED BELIZE ITINERARIES.
The Regions in Brief.
Belize in 1 Week.
Belize in 2 Weeks.
Belize for Families.
Mayan Ruins Highlights.
Belize City in 1 Day.
5 THE ACTIVE VACATION PLANNER.
Organized Adventure Trips.
Activities A to Z.
Belize’s Top Parks & Bioreserves.
Tips on Health, Safety & Etiquette in the Wilderness.
Ecologically Oriented Volunteer & Study Programs.
6 BELIZE CITY.
THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF.
FAST FACTS: BELIZE CITY.
Where to Stay.
Where to Dine.
What to See & Do.
Belize City After Dark 106 Side Trips from Belize City.
7 THE NORTHERN CAYES & ATOLLS.
THE PERFECT PLUNGE.
CHOCOLATE & THE MANATEES.
A SMALL CAYE ON THE WAY.
The Outer Atolls.
8 SOUTHERN BELIZE.
IF YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE BOTH.
GARÍFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY.
Hopkins Village & Sittee River Village.
Punta Gorda & the Toledo District.
9 NORTHERN BELIZE.
Along the Old Northern Highway.
En Route North: Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.
Orange Walk Town.
MENNONITES IN BELIZE.
The Submerged Crocodile: Lamanai.
BARRY BOWEN, BELIKIN BEER, COCA-COLA & CHAN CHICH.
CROSSING INTO MEXICO.
10 THE CAYO DISTRICT & WESTERN BELIZE.
Mountain Pine Ridge & Caracol.
11 TIKAL & GUATEMALA’S PETÉN.
SAFETY IN GUATEMALA.
SUNRISE, SUNSET 2.
SEEING THE FOREST FROM THE TREES.
Flores & Santa Elena.
12 FAST FACTS: BELIZE.
Airline, Hotel & Rental Websites.
13 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES.
14 BELIZEAN WILDLIFE.
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