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Lonely Planet Belize (Country Travel Guide) Paperback – October 1, 2008

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  • Series: Country Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 3 edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174104703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741047035
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hopelessly out of Date - Do yourself a favor and skip this travel guide - jump straight to the Rough Guide to Belize The Rough Guide to Belize 5th (fifth) edition Text Only. We just returned from a month in Belize (July & August 2011) and the Lonely Planet Guide is a waste of time. And, is not time for Lonely Planet to provide a truly useful Index? We all know that Lonely Planet's Index has been and remains quixotic. If you want to investigate a particular site, hotel, shop, or restaurant, you must first already know what district in which to find what you are looking for. Well, if it your first time to Belize, how are you supposed to know this information? Yes, LP does provide maps to help you sort all this out, by why do we have to bother? Rough Guide is a much more intuitive and thus highly user-friendly. While we are on the subject of maps, the LP maps contained within the Belize guide are just barely useful. Why do we have to buy an additional LP map kit?

I have been a great fan of Lonely Planet and have bought dozens of their guides over the years. When there were very few choices of useful guides, LP was the way to go. But, now the choice is clearly the Rough Guide series.
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Just back this morning from a 4 day first time trip to Belize.
I have used the Lonely Planet guides for other countries so when I was planning a trip to Belize from Guatemala City, I tried to find another guide. I was getting tired of misinformation, incomplete maps, and snarky comments of the authors. I didn't find anything, so I ended up with the LP guide again. Most things were helpful, but others were misleading. For example, I really enjoy carved wooden pieces so I followed the LP's advice to visit the Hattieville Prison gift shop. In the book it talks about the high quality items for sale as well as the great variety of pieces carved by the inmates and sold in the shop. There were only about 10 items on display, they were poorly crafted and overpriced. I feel like I wasted a whole morning of my short trip on a wild goose chase.

Some of the maps were incomplete and it's frustrating when you're trying to find something and all you get is a little arrow at the edge of a map with a distance notation. Come on! How hard would it be to add a few more map pages? Cut some of those little information boxes out. They're a waste of space anyway. I wish Fodor's was available here. Next time I'm back in the states, I'm grabbing a copy.
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Maybe it was my mistake but I did not realize this used book was 8 years old. Many of the restaurants and hotels and other things advertised no longer exist. BUt otherwise I love the Lonely Planet travel guides
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By traveller on September 12, 2011
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The information in this book is out dated and should not be on the market...there is a new one coming out that you should wait and purchase.
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This guide is the worst e-guide I have ever seen. There are no page numbers. The index doesn't give locations where you can find the topic and index titles ARE NOT interactive. How are you supposed to find the items listed? The Rough guide is much better. You can follow along the road you are traveling--much like the AAA triptychs plus many of the accommodations and points of interest are interactive. Rough is best.
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I have used Lonely Planet for many trips and have found the guidebooks helpful in the past. This one however does not have one single listing for lodging or restaurant. Frankly this is what I bought it for. The book has nice information for someone who is THINKING about going to Belize (culture, infrastructure etc) but not for someone who has already done some homework. I have been to Belize 3 years ago and gave my guide book away so I just wanted to get an updated one with lodging and restaurant listings and this one has neither. A complete and total waste of my money. I'm not quite sure what the point of this one is.
I wanted to note that this was the kindle edition I had purchase so maybe the actual paper one is different.
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This book was Ok, not as informative as Fodor's guide. It also has very small print that was hard to read even with my strongest reading glasses on. I'd hoped it would be more of a brochure - quick reference guide _ but basically had the same information as Fodor's, just not as complete.
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We just returned from two weeks in Belize. We had no plans and a sketchy outline of our tour destinations. Reading about each part of the country gave us a framework and turned us on to some unique things that we otherwise would have missed. Upon arrival in each part of the country or on a particular island or Caye, we were able to identify accommodations meeting our budget, find delicious and entertaining dining spots, and made our way through the transportation system to get to wonderful activities!

Our trip-without a plan-included jungle tours, Mayan ruins, Rastafarrian islands, "off the grid" destinations, and deluxe accommodations on the island of San Pedro! 14 different modes of transportation were experienced and we were able to mix and mingle with the locals instead of directing our trip towards tourist stops along the way.

On the final leg of our journey, there was an older version of the Lonely Planet book in our hotel room next to the Bible! Someone else thought it was a valuable resource as well and left it behind, dog-earred with notes in the margin!

Whatever our next destination is...we will definitely pick up the Lonely Planet guide before we go!
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