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William Friar
Panama, Avalon Publications, 2008 (500 pages, $19.95)
- Friar provides great trips for travelers exploring his native Panama.This second edition includes tips such as the 14-day Outdoor Adventure and Six Days for History Buffs.
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Rob Sangster and Tim Leffel
Traveler's Took Kit: Mexico and Central America, Menasha Ridge, 2008 (550 pages, $22.95)
- Everything you need to know to eat well, stay healthy, travel safely, save money and have a ball! This book is a recommended overview of nine countries which allows readers to compare places and choose what best suits particular interests. It's best suited to travelers who are learning about the region's wonderful diversity.
g Book of the Year Award Winner!

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Peter Hutchison
Mexico and Central America Handbook, Footprint, 2006 (1,320 pages, $24.95)
- The Handbook looks better than ever. This 16th edition of this guide provides reliable information about general tourism as well profiles of national parks and reserves in Mexico and Central America. This is a terrific guide.

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BELIZE


Joshua Berman
Moon Belize, Avalon Publications, 2007 (700 pages, $17.95)
- Berman makes Central America fun again for the eco traveler. This guidebook helps travelers enjoy a diversity of attractions, including diving, sea kayaking and archaeological sites in Belize.
g Conversation with Joshua Berman
g 2007 Book of the Year Winner
g Conversation with Joshua Berman
b Author website: Joshua Berman

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Peter Eltringham and contributors
Rough Guide to Belize, Rough Guide, 2008 (415 pages)
- Top notch guide to Belize. Includes Tikal and Flores in Guatemala

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COSTA RICA


Beatrice Blake
The New Key to Costa Rica, Ulysses Press, 2009 (507 pages, $19.95)
- One of our all-time favorite books now enters its 18th edition. The classic eco guidebook highlights environmental conservation, biodiversity, cultural heritage and responsible tourism. The current edition highlights agrotourism, community-based tourism and conservation efforts in Costa Rica's rural countryside.
g Conversation with Beatrice Blake
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b Author website
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b Top 10 Travel Books - Transitions Abroad

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Harry Pariser
Explore Costa Rica, Manatee Press, 2007, (614 pages, $22.95)
- Latest edition of this eco guide to Costa Rica. Color photos and traveler tips, such as getting to Tortugero on your own, are first rate. The book has detailed coverage of smaller operations and community initiatives.
g Conversation with Harry Pariser
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Bruce and June Conord
Adventure Guide to Costa Rica, Hunter 2002
- Highly recommended


Peter Hutchison
Costa Rica Handbook, Footprint Handbooks, 2002
- This guide distinguishes itself with beautiful photos and a healthy respect for the needs of the ecotourist. Well-researched and well-written, the book is highly recommended. Independent travellers will find practical advice and tips for all budgets, organized tours will find good local information to get the best from their stay.


Anacristina Rossi
La Loca de Gandoca (The Crazy Woman from Gandoca), Educa Publications, 1999
- This Spanish-language novel is a mediation on the dangers of tourism development masquerading as ecotourism. Set in rural Costa Rica, the book attacks sham ecotourism as well as government and NGO bureaucrats reluctant to take a stand. Funny, sad, savvy and highly-recommended.
b Top 10 Travel Books - Transitions Abroad


EL SALVADOR


Beth Kephart
Still Love in Strange Places, W.W. Norton, 2002


GUATEMALA


Iain Stewart
Rough Guide to Guatemala, Rough Guides, 2002
- Well-researched guidebook provides practical advice on treks to highland areas and volcano climbs. The maps are well designed and cover every region. As a bonus, there's coverage of Honduras' Bay Islands and Copan. Excellent!


HONDURAS


Chris Humphrey
Moon Handbooks: Honduras, Moon Publications, 2006
- Honduras appears to have it all -- great beaches, virgin forests, coral reefs, archaeological sites and colonial towns -- but it takes a good guidebook to figure out where to go. This third edition provides all the needed traveler tips as well as informative sidebars that explain the changing culture.
g Conversation with Chris Humphrey
g Excerpt: Honduras' Sierra de la Botija
g Excerpt: Parque Nacional Montaña de Celaque
b Top 10 Travel Books - Transitions Abroad

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John Soluri
Banana Cultures, University of Texas Press, 2005
- History of environmental change in Honduras

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Eric Burnett Timar
Tegucigalpa, Eric Burnett Timar Publications, 2002
- Sold at Tegucigalpa's Metromedia and Guaymuras.


Mark Bonta
Seven Names for the Bellbird: Conservation Geography in Honduras, Texas A&M University Press, 2003
- Few books document the challenges and merits of including locals in conservation. Bonta, a university professor and former member of the U.S. Peace Corps provides a frank account of biodiversity conservation and birding in of the most mountainous regions of the Americas.
g Excerpt: Conservation Geography in Action

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NICARAGUA


Joshua Berman and Randall Wood
Living Abroad in Nicaragua, Moon, 2006 (350 pages, $17.95)
- This book is Planeta.com readers' choice for 2006 Travel Book of the Year. What makes it a top choice is the practical iinformation on managing your expenses, finding the ideal community to live and buying a home in Nicaragua. There is also a special focus on how and where to volunteer and participate in sustainable community work.
g Conversation with Joshua Berman
b Author website: Joshua Berman
b Author website: Randy Wood

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Randy Wood and Joshua Berman
Nicaragua, Avalon Publications, 2008 (457 pages, $19.95)
- Third edition. This guidebook provides history and environmental lessons galore for those exploring Nicaragua. Directions and tips are superb.
g Conversation with Joshua Berman
b Author website: Joshua Berman
b Author website: Randy Wood

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Paige R Penland, Gary Chandler and Liza Prado
Nicaragua and El Salvador, Lonely Planet, 2006 (520 pages, $19.99)

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PANAMA


William Friar
Panama, Avalon Publications, 2008 (500 pages, $19.95)
- Friar provides great trips for travelers exploring his native Panama.This second edition includes tips such as the 14-day Outdoor Adventure and Six Days for History Buffs.
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Darrin DuFord
Is there a hole in the boat?, Booklocker, 2006 (185 pages, $13.95)
- Tales of travel in Panama without a car
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Sarah Woods
Panama: The Bradt Travel Guide, Bradt Travel Guides, 2005 (340 pages, $21.95)
- This book provides in-depth coverage of Bocas del Torro and insight to understanding this unique cultural and environmental hotspot.

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Jorge Ventocilla, Heraclio Herrera and Valerio Nunez
Plants and Animals in the Life of the Kuna, University of Texas Press, 1995
- A comprehensive mosaic - one of the best books of its kind and an excellent resource for anyone interested in Panama.
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