Central America on a Shoestring

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Lonely Planet, 2007 - Travel - 788 pages
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Dig into history along the Ruta Maya, zip through the rain forest canopy or spend the day searching out that perfect hammock spot by the beach. Adventures are born every day in Central America. And this comprehensive guide - with expanded Yucatan and Chiapas coverage - gives you the tools to avoid spending an arm and a leg on the journey ofa lifetime. Explore More - expanded do-it-yourself features help you create your own adventure beyond the 'Gringo Trail'. Get Lost - detailed language and cultural coverage and more chan 120 maps means you'll never get lost... unless you want to. Immerse Yourself - volunteer as a game warden, stud Spanish, or simply learn how to extend your stay. Culture Club - candid local interviews reveal the true nature and spirit of the isthmus' No.1 natural resource - its people.
 

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Contents

Destination Central
10
Getting Started
19
The Culture
27
Mexicos Yucatán Chiapas
34
Isla Mujeres
42
Cozumel
51
Palenque
57
MEXICO DIRECTORY
70
Copán Archaeological Site
372
Gracias
378
Travesía Baja
385
Around La Ceiba
399
BAY ISLANDS
406
Utila
419
Guanaja
426
SOUTHERN HONDURAS
433

TRANSPORTATION
87
ANTIGUA
101
THE HIGHLANDS LAGO
113
Santa Catarina Palopó
119
San Marcos La Laguna
126
Santa Cruz del Quiché
132
Belize
215
TRANSPORTATION
222
THE NORTHERN CAYES
230
NORTHERN BELIZE
236
Río Bravo Conservation Area
238
San Ignacio Cayo
244
Dangriga
250
Around Punta Gorda
257
El Salvador
264
TRANSPORTATION
274
AROUND SAN SALVADOR
289
Santa Ana
295
Ruta de Las Flores
301
Carr del Litoral
307
Beaches near La Unión
313
TRANSPORTATION
338
AROUND TEGUCIGALPA
350
Siguatepeque
356
Parque Nacional Cusuco
363
AROUND MANAGUA
468
Ocotal
479
NICARAGUA
499
CARIBBEAN COAST
512
Bilwi Puerto Cabezas
519
Costa Rica
526
TRANSPORTATION
536
Around San José
550
Parque Nacional Braulio
556
Parque Nacional Cahuita
564
Sixaola
570
La Fortuna Volcán Arenal
579
Parque Nacional Palo Verde
585
las Baulas
596
TRANSPORTATION
646
AROUND PANAMA CITY
664
YALA
700
Central America
719
Transportation
736
Health
744
Language
752
Glossary
759
Index
769
World Time Zones
786

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Dr. Reid specializes in the education and treatment of children with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. He teaches courses on mainstreaming, cognitive strategy instruction, and special education methods. His current interests include functional assessment, treatment of attention-deficit disorder, and strategy instruction. He has done extensive work in the area of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the schools. Dr. Reid received the Jeannie Balilies Award for contributions to child mental health research. Dr. Reid also serves as a consulting editor and field reviewer for a number of special education journals.