By Lan Sluder
The main entire and authoritative consultant to the attractive islands of Belize, together with Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and the offshore cayes and atolls. This 200-page ad-free consultant, new in 2010, is by means of Lan Sluder, writer of greater than part a dozen books on Belize. it really is full of candid info on motels, eating places, excursions and actions at the cayes. Bonus 40-page part on residing, retiring, operating and purchase estate in Belize.
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Ask at your hotel for specific directions, and even then you probably will have no luck. A new pedestrian walkway and bridge to the site was planned but has never been constructed. Marco Gonzales is one of several mostly difficult-to-get-to sites on the island. Other small Maya sites on the island, which you can visit on boat tours to the North End, include Chac Balam and Santa Cruz. To see larger, much more impressive Maya sites, you’ll have to go to the mainland. Day trips to Altun Ha, Lamanai, Tikal and other sites are offered by several tour operators on the island.
Reportedly, three of Belize’s five types of wild cats, the marguay cat, jaguarundi and the ocelot have been seen at the north of the island, but 60 not, at least in recent times, the jaguar, though some island residents say jaguars have been spotted on North Ambergris. There are several kinds of sea turtles that come ashore on Ambergris Caye, mainly on the North End, the most common being the loggerhead. Around the island you may see the common iguana and also its smaller cousin, the wish-willie, or the Central American basilisk, frequently called the Jesus Christ lizard for its ability to run lightly across water.
The narrow beaches of Ambergris are not fertile territory for shelling, but shells can be found in the shallow water just off the beach. Whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea, though more common farther south off Placencia, are occasionally seen off Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. For detailed information on the natural history of Ambergris Caye, pick up a copy of The Field Guide to Ambergris Caye by R. L. Wood, S. T. Reid and A. M. Reid, may be available at shops on the island. CREEPIE-CRAWLIES, BUGS AND BEES Mosquito control efforts keep the mozzie problem to a minimum in San Pedro Town and the hotel areas to the south of town.
Belize Islands Guide: Guide to Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and the Offshore Cayes and Atolls of Belize by Lan Sluder