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latin america FAMILY-FRIENDLY In this boom-time market for family travel, Central America offers top hotels to call home when exploring the great outdoors. carla hunt belize + costa rica = R 38 september 2012 “Re-conquering” ancient Inca cities in Peru, cruising among the Amazon wildlands, and heading offshore to explore the Galapagos Islands sit firmly on the wish list of family-friendly destinations. However, in closerby Belize and Costa Rica, travel agents will not only be able to offer clients involving and adventurous family experiences among the reefs, ruins and rainforests, but the broadest selection of lodgings, activities and services to be enjoyed by the very young, as well as the young at heart. some say it’s better in belize On Belize’s southern coast near Dangriga, Jaguar Reef Lodge is situated on a 7-mile sand beach and provides an ideal location from which to easily access many of Belize’s natural wonders, including wildlife-filled rainforests, Mayan ruins, cave systems, rivers, waterfalls and the bar- rier reef. The resort accommodates its guests in either deluxe thatchroof cabanas or spacious 2-bedroom/2-bathroom suites overlooking beach and sea. The main lodge building provides tour arranging facilities, a gift shop and a spacious bar and restaurant with beach views, while amenities include the Butterflies Spa, two pools, a tiki bar, a hot tub, a spacious bar and restaurant, and complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, snorkel gear and Hobie cats. Families have a great roster of guided adventure tours to choose from: soar above the jungle on the largest zipline in Belize; hike to a Mayan site and swim beneath jungle waterfalls; cruise the Sittee River to spot crocodiles, turtles and manatees; snorkel along the world’s second longest barrier reef; and hike in the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve. Those tours are included in the family package listed below, but

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2012

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Omni Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: Adventures by Disney
Disney Fantasy
Atlantis, The Bahamas
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Great Kid-Friendly Resorts
Mexico with Kids in Mind
Belize + Costa Rica = Family-Friendly
Ancestry Travel: Family Roots & Routes
Hotel-Free Stays for Ski + Beach Escapes
Kidding Around in Asia
It's All in the Family Israel

Recommend September 2012