When you’re thinking about taking a vacation to a place you’ve never visited before, what’s one of the first things you do? Research. This may involve internet searches and a visit to your local library or bookstore.
Many travellers are drawn to Belize for its tropical climate and beautiful natural wonders, including its reefs, jungle and Caribbean flavour. The Ultimate Belize Bucket List, a new travel book by Larry Waight, has become a number-one seller, demonstrating Canadians’ desire to get away from it all by visiting Central America.
Published in Canada, the “Travel Bible for Belize” includes unique and must-see activities and adventures for those visiting Belize. Waight, a native Belizean, spent four years writing the guidebook, according to BreakingBelizeNews.com. He worked in the tourism industry for more than two decades and has a pulse on what makes his country so inviting. He currently lives in Montreal.
Waight has over 100 tips for travellers, including a bit about the country’s history and some hidden gems that are absent from competing guidebooks. He highlights some of the biggest attractions, such as the El Pilar archeological site, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, and the ancient Maya metropolis of Xunantunich.
The author also spotlights Belizean culture with information on artists such as Walter Castillo and Pen Cayetano.
In addition to enticing foreigners to the country, Waight hopes his fellow countrymen will use his book as an inspiration to explore their homeland.
The Ultimate Belize Bucket List is available in 40,000 bookstores worldwide as well as online at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers. Proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund for Belizean students and to promote sustainable tourism.
Want to visit Belize? Check out some top attractions:
- Ambergris Caye, a popular area for snorkelers and divers
- The Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most incredible dive sites
- The Hole Chan Marine Reserve, a hot spot for stingrays, eels and sharks
- Caye Caulker, a remote island with bountiful water activities
- The Cayo District, featuring several ancient Mayan sites
- Placencia Peninsula, an area with beautiful golden sand beaches
- Lamanai and Altun Ha, other ancient Mayan sites