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Adventuring in Belize: The Sierra Club Travel Guide to the Islands, Waters, and Inland Parks of Central America's Tropical Paradise

ISBN: 9780871565921
Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children
Edition: illustrated edition
Publication Date: 1994-03
Number of pages: 371
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Only Two Hours by plane from the United States. Belize is the perfect destination for travelers who want to interact with unbridled nature in the tropics. Here are vast tracts of rainforest and mangrove swamps, the greatest reef system in the Western Hemisphere, more than 170 low-lying islands (or cayes), dazzling white sand beaches, and the "Blue Hole"-made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Here, too, is a dazzling array of wildlife-tapirs, ocelots, jaguarundis, margays, monkeys, crocodiles, and manatees, as well as the only jaguar and howler monkey preserves in the world.

Belize has set aside nearly one-third of its land mass as nature reserves, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries, and this comprehensive guidebook provides all the information travelers will need for enjoying its rich natural heritage as well as its many historical attractions. Features include:
-- A thorough guide to travel, lodging, and food: resorts, retreats, hotels, guest houses, campsites, restaurants, rental cars, and bus services
-- Comprehensive information on outdoor recreational opportunities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, sea kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, camping, and hiking
-- Reviews of dive charter operators, boat and yacht charters, dozens of islands, and scores of underwater dive and snorkel sites
-- Descriptions of every readily accessible national park, with local site information, descriptions of flora and fauna, recreational opportunities, access, and accommodations
-- Historical background and directions for visiting every major Mayan site, including Tikal, nearby in Guatemala
-- Tips on language, visa requirements, currency, climate, health concerns, and much more

"A wonderful book ... packed with practical information for the scuba diver, adventurer, and nature lover."

-- Therese Bowman Rath, President, Belize Audubon Society

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