Still unscathed by mass tourism, this friendly and stable Central American country is attracting growing numbers of ecologically-minded travellers. Its Mayan ruins are some of the finest archaeological sites known. The Belizean rainforest is home to a wealth of rare animals, birds and plants. Here you will find the world's only jaguar reserve. Off the coast of Belize the second largest barrier reef in the world offers superb diving and fishing, and unspoilt beeches. The new editon of this guide details all these attractions and provides an introduction to the nation, its people, culture and customs, its past and present. Meb Cutlack was born in Australia and travelled as a reporter and TV journalist. In 1981 he visited Belize and was so impressed that he sold up and moved there. In 1984 he started the weekly Tuesday Beacon , a conversation and tourism newspaper which in 1990 became the monthly Belize Review .