I actually used the Belize section with a purchase of the "Central America" Frommer's guide. I'm sorry to read some of the negative reviews because I personally thought the Frommer's Belize was great! I think my experience was more positive than others because while I use Frommer's as a "guide," I don't rely on it as my travel bible. Maybe that's what some people expect it to be, but I personally think you should ALWAYS supplement your travel information from different sources. For starters, information will almost always be out of date so you should not expect the prices to be exactly what's listed in the book. Do you REALLY think they go back to those same hotels and try the same activities year after year? NO! They simply slap a new date on the book and reprint it. You and I both know that hotels change their prices literally from day to day, so if you pay more than what's listed in the book it shouldn't be earth-shattering. It's also not earth-shattering to discover that tour operators can change their prices on a whim. Some may cut a deal and charge you less while others try to make up the difference for a small group and charge more. Some tour operators create new businesses between Frommer's releases while others go out of business. What Frommer's does is makes you aware of some of the most popular tourist options available and an approximate price range you can expect. I always inquire directly with the hotels and tour operators on the price before anything is booked. When I was planning my trip to Belize, I used Frommer's as my "guiding light" to tell me what options were available. I supplemented my research by utilizing [...] for other recommendations. I also found both of my Belizean hotels (one in San Ignacio and one on Ambergris Caye) by researching and booking through my credit card's travel services. My San Ignacio hotel wasn't even listed in Frommer's. For my meals, I always ask locals where they like to go to eat. Sometimes those restaurants are listed in Frommer's, sometimes they're not. At the end of the day, I'm sure that Frommer's taught you a little bit more about the country and what it has to offer than if you hadn't read it at all. Think of Frommer's as your "jump-off" point to tell you what's out there. If you conduct research from other sources and corroborate your information, you'll be well-informed. If you don't want to put in any effort to research your options, you're better off hiring a travel agent who can arrange everything and give you exact pricing.