The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guides) by Peter Eltringham

By Peter Eltringham

The tough advisor to Belize is the final word commute advisor to this distinctive kingdom, with transparent maps and precise assurance of the entire top sights, from the attractive, sun-washed cayes to the hovering Mayan pyramids. observe Belize's highlights with attractive images and vast info on every thing from the country's brilliant Barrier Reef - the longest within the Western Hemisphere - to its mist-shrouded jungles. locate special useful recommendation on what to work out and do in Belize, hoping on updated descriptions of the simplest hotels, lodges, spas, and eating places for all budgets. "The tough advisor to Belize" additionally gains full-colour sections that includes Belize's most suitable underwater existence, plus its historical Mayan pyramids and websites. discover each nook of Belize with extra basic maps than the other guidebook. utilize a while in the world with "The tough advisor to Belize".

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T Some history By the late sixteenth century, British buccaneers, attracted by Spanish treasure fleets, began to take advantage of the cayes of Belize as bases for plundering raids. Ever the opportunists, they began to cut valuable logwood (a source of textile dye) in the coastal swamps, and built a settlement at the mouth of the Belize River, constructed by consolidating the mangrove swamp with wood chips, rum bottles and coral. In the 1700s, Belize Town gradually became a well-established centre for Baymen (as the settlers called themselves), their families and their slaves, though the capital of the Bay settlement remained off the coast on St George’s Caye.

146 for details of the Ix Chel Wellness Center. Medical resources for travellers Whether you’re a frequent traveller or this is your first trip to the tropics, check the listings below to find the latest travel health advice from the most reliable providers. By far the best source for a comprehensive assessment of health risks is the website of the Centers for Disease Control in the US; no matter where you live, check here first. au. Lists travel clinics in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

59 ✱ The Belize Zoo Take a day-trip from the city for close-up sightings of the animals and birds of Central America, notably Panamá the harpy eagle. 63 ✱ Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Just a short ride from the Zoo, experience monkeys, crocodiles and plentiful bird life in their natural habitat, on an overnight trip. 64 48 ̆ Scarlet Macaw, Belize Zoo 1 BE L IZ E CITY | Belize City he narrow, congested streets of BELIZE CITY can initially seem daunting and unprepossessing, even to travellers familiar with blighted urban centres.

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