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Central America on a Shoestring travel guide

9th Edition Oct 2016


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With turquoise seas and lush forests, magnificent Maya ruins, bustling markets and flourishing farms, Central America is packed with opportunities to chill out – or thrill out. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Central America on a Shoestring, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!

 Inside Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring:


  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, current events
  • Over 90 maps


Covers: Mexico’s Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and more

Book details

ISBN: 9781786571113 Language: English

Authors: Steve Fallon, John Hecht, Paul Harding, Lucas Vidgen, Tom Masters, Tom Spurling, Mara Vorhees, Bridget Gleeson

768 pages, 96 pp colour | Dimensions: 128mm x 197mm

Next edition due: Oct 2019

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