The Rough Guide to Belize

The Rough Guide to Belize

by Peter Eltringham


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The Rough Guide to Belize by Peter Eltringham

The Rough Guide to Belize is the most comprehensive guide available. From snorkeling the inky depths of the coral-encrusted Great Blue Hole to hiking in the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, the inspiring full-colour section introduces all of the regions highlights. You’ll find detailed accounts on all of Belize''s major Mayan sites, plus Tikal in Guatemala, along with contextual boxes on the culture of the Mayans. This fully updated 4th edition includes in-depth coverage of all the top attractions from Belize City to the national parks and reserves, including Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Read opinionated reviews of all the best places to eat, drink, stay, and party at all price levels as well as practical accounts of Belize diverse outdoor activities from surfing and rafting to trekking and eco-tourism. The guide also takes a detailed look at the region’s history, cuisine, environment and diverse culture and comes complete with maps and plans for the entire country.

The Rough Guide to Belize is like having a local friend plan your trip.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848365124
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Various authors

Table of Contents

Colour section     1
Introduction     6
Where to go     9
When to go     11
Things not to miss     12
Basics     17
Getting there     19
Arrival     26
Getting around     26
Accommodation     31
Food and drink     34
Health     36
The media     41
Festivals     42
Sports and outdoor activities     43
Culture and etiquette     44
Shopping     45
Travelling with children     46
Travel essentials     47
Guide     59
Belize City     61
The north     91
The northern cayes and atolls     123
Cayo and the west     159
Tikal and Flores     209
The south     233
Contexts     303
History     305
Chronology of the Maya     325
Chronology of Belize     327
The Maya achievement     329
Archeology     335
Landscape and wildlife     338
Conservation     345
Humanrights and democracy     354
Ethnic Belize     356
Music     358
Dance     365
Books     366
Language     377
Kriol     379
Spanish     381
Travel store     385
Small print & Index     401

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The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guides Travel Guide Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
teekagee More than 1 year ago
I have used the Rough Guide series for trips to Europe and the Carribean. All travel books seem to sugercoat some of the "non-worthy" sites it does a better job of showing what to skip and gives an honest account of the hotels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As of now, I am pleased with this guide. I am actually going on a vacation in Belize in late February, which is why I bought the guide. It is a quite difficult to negotiate on the NooK because the Table of Contents is too vague. In hard copy, it would be easier to mark or highlight things you might want to go back to numerous times. The maps are way too tiny on the Nook to bother with also. I really wish I had just ordered it in hard copy. I will write a more complete assessment AFTER my trip, since I will then know how accurate the information is that is presented in the book.
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