Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Belize, with spectacular diving and snorkeling sites, exotic wildlife, and fascinating Mayan ruins, as well as a side trip to Guatemala's Tikal. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Ambergris Caye to Placencia
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
Useful FEATURES on cuisine and ecotrips
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip.
About the Author
Lan Sluder is an old Belize hand. The author of more than a half dozen books on Belize, Sluder has helped thousands of travelers plan the vacation of a lifetime in this fascinating little English-speaking country on the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He also has advised many people on the pros and cons of new life in Belize. Among Lan Sluder's Belize books are Fodor's Belize, Living Abroad in Belize, Adapter Kit: Belize, Belize Island Guide, Easy Belize, San Pedro Cool and Belize First Guide to Mainland. Sluder is also founder, editor and publisher of Belize First Magazine -- web edition at www.belizefirst.com. A former business newspaper editor in New Orleans, where he won a number of New Orleans Press Club awards, Sluder has contributed articles on travel, retirement and business subjects to publications around the world, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Where to Re-tire, Globe and Mail, Bangkok Post, The Tico Times, Newsday and Caribbean Travel & Life. In addition, he also authored the travel guides InFocus Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Frommer's Best Beach Vacations: Carolinas and Georgia and co-authored several editions of Fodors's The Carolinas & Georgia.