Central America on a Shoestring

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Lonely Planet, 2001 - Travel - 808 pages
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Poised at the convergence of two continents, Central America lures the intrepid traveler with a centuries-old weave of unique cultural and environment forces. Whether you aim to explore ancient Mayan temples or worship the sun on Caribbean shores, climb to the summit of a smoldering volcano or dive amid spectacular coral reefs, this indispensable guide is your ticket to affordable adventure. Covers; Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. * hundreds of options for saving money on the road *the best spots for scuba diving, wildlife watching, jungle trekking and language study *detailed coverage of the region's national parks and wildlife reserves *up-to-date air, bus and ferry routs and schedules, including border information *110 detailed maps, including major Mayan archaeological sites

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Contents

FACTS ABOUT CENTRAL AMERICA
19
REGIONAL FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
30
Suggested Itineraries
37
Embassies Consulates
44
Post Communications
52
GETTING THERE AWAY
84
GETTING AROUND
96
GUATEMALA
103
Comayagua
348
San Pedro Sula
354
EL SALVADOR
433
439
439
Parks Protected Areas
440
Business Hours
447
East of San Salvador
465
City Center 456 San Miguel
483

Flora Fauna
109
Parks Protected Areas
111
Language
115
Guatemala City 132133
132
Orientation
141
Antigua 142143
142
Activities
147
Entertainment
153
Lago de Atitlan
155
Santa Catarina Palopo
159
San Pedro La Laguna
165
Santa Cruz del Quiche
174
Quetzaltenango Xela 178 Chiquimula 213
181
Huehuetenango
190
Santa Lucia
196
Women Travelers 260
205
BELIZE
253
Post Communications
259
Belize City
264
Caye Caulker
273
HONDURAS
305
Geography
312
Parks Protected Areas
313
Post Communications
319
EL SALVADOR
325
de Fonseca
488
NICARAGUA
497
Geography
505
Parks Protected Areas
507
Tourist Offices
511
Area Monumental
525
COSTA RICA
577
Parks Protected Areas
584
Government Politics
585
Newspapers
591
Getting Around
597
Central Valley
612
Monteverde
622
Quepos
677
PANAMA
685
Facts about Panama
686
Geography
693
Parks Protected
694
Facts for the Visitor
699
Panama City 714715
714
LANGUAGE
777
GLOSSARY
785
INDEX
794
MAP LEGEND
808
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Schechter graduated from NYU's film school. He has a M.A. in teaching English as a second language.

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