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Belize Travel Resources

Guidebooks and other references:

Guidebooks include the usual publishers, such as Lonely Planet , Rough Guides, Frommer's, and the like. Check the publishing date, because many publishers go years between editions. The Fodor's guide is updated annually, and Moon Handbooks Belize was updated in 2007. Both are written by authors who know the country well and have covered it for years, so either is a good bet.

Understanding Belize: A Historical Guide and Belize: A Concise History are good for those who want deeper understanding of the country's history.

Several guides to diving and snorkeling in Belize come out on sporadic schedules. Again, check the publication date.

Web sites:

The official tourism site is www.travelbelize.org. It maintains an excellent list of affordable, independent lodging choices at its Toucan Trail link ( www.toucantrail.com).

The Belize Hotel Association ( www.belizehotels.org) lists its member hotels and resorts.

Belize First ( www.belizefirst.com) is run by the author of several books on Belize and is an in-depth guide to the country.

Belize Forum ( www.belizeforum.com) is a message board with discussions about different topics.

Belize Journeys ( www.belizejourneys.com) has articles about Belize that are more in-depth than what you find in mainstream travel publications.

Belize by Naturalight ( www.belizenet.com) is a good basic portal with varied resources.

Belize News ( www.belizenews.net) has links to all local media outlets.

For Placencia information and accommodations, see www.placencia.com.

The San Pedro Sun newspaper on Ambergris Caye maintains an online version at www.sanpedrosun.net.

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