Belize: The Rough Guide

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Rough Guides, Limited, 1999 - Travel - 265 pages
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The Rough Guide to Belize is a complete and in-depth guide to the places, activities, people, customs and history of this fascinating Central American country. The full-colour ''Things Not to Miss'' introduction shows the country''s highlights in a series of inspirational full-colour page spreads. There are accounts of all of Belize''s major Mayan sites, plus Tikal in Guatemala, along with contextual boxes on the culture of the Mayans. There are also full accounts of Belize''s diverse outdoor activities - from surfing and rafting to trekking and eco-tourism. Practical coverage provides all the details you need to get around and find the best places to eat, sleep and drink - from bustling Belize City to the remote beaches, lakes and mountains.

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Contents

Getting there from the UK and Ireland
7
Red tape and entry requirements
13
LIST OF MAPS
16
Health
19
Accommodation
26
BELIZE CITY
45
Arrival and orientation
51
Bermudian Landing
66
Altun
157
The Manatee Road and Gales Point
158
Tobacco Range Cayes and Columbus Reef
165
Orange Walk
179
San Pedro
190
Caye Caulker
197
THE BAY ISLANDS
202
PART THREE
215

Orange Walk
72
THE NORTHERN CAYES AND ATOLLS
88
Belize Zoo 116
15
San lgnacio 125
132
Chapter divisions
135
Belize City
144
TIKAL AND FLORES
146
Chronology of the Maya
231
Belmopan
233
Archeology
237
Conservation
244
San Ignacio
252
Site of Interest
260
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About the author (1999)

Peter Eltringham is a leading authority on Central America, spending several months each year in the region and contributing articles to newspapers and magazines. As well as writing the original edition of this title - then The Rough Guide to Guatemala and Belize - he has co-authored Rough Guides to Mexico, Central America and the Maya World.

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