Leightweight hardback. Blessed with a tropical climate, abundant wildlife and a varied landscape, it´s easy to understand the appeal of this beguiling region. This handbook will guide you from monumental Mayan ruins, through hypnotic fiestas, to sparking submarine adventures. Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including jungle-shrouded ruins, basking in crystal clear cayes, historic churches, delicious cuisine, and exploring volcanic cones. Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from birding spots in Belize to forgotten cities of ancient civilizations. Comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape. Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget. Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences from idyllic Caribbean waters to awe-inspiring caves.