Guatemala Books and Travel Guides

Guatemala : A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
Guatemala is the most "Indian" of Central American nations, and Mayan culture permeates many aspects of language, dress and artistic expression. "Guatemala in Focus" is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this wonderful country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.
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Guatemala : Adventures in Nature
Guatemala is a paradise for nature-loving travelers, with 33 volcanoes, tropical jungles, highland pine forests, grassy savannas, cactus-studded deserts, black-sand beaches, crystalline lakes, and whitewater rivers--plus Mayan ruins, Spanish colonial cathedrals, and a bustling capital city. This guide offers basic travel information on restaurants, accommodations, and other practical matters. 8 pages of color photos, 50 b&w photos.
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Lonely Planet Guatemala, Belize & Yucatan LA
From the resorts of Mexico's Caribbean coast to the highlights of Guatemala to Belize's off-shore islands, this all-purpose guide offers thorough coverage of the "lands of the Maya." Expert advice is given on all the best locations, along with detailed background information on all the Mayan sites. color. 68 maps.
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The New Key to Guatemala
Richard Harris has the uncanny ability to tell his readers the important facts, allude to the interesting titbits and list the necessary information that travelers need, all while knowing what to discard as irrelevant - an excellent writer's skill seldom mastered by most travel guide writers. You can't go wrong with his guide to Guatemala.
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Belize and Northern Guatemala: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide
An impressive first edition, not as much a tourist's guidebook as a naturalist's handbook. Color illustrations document native birds, mammals and reptiles. The author provides a brief eco-history of the region as well as background on environmental threats and conservation. Excellent!
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