how to get there:
placencia and kanantik
are about a 21/2-hour drive from belize city. for ramon's village and victoria house, contact the resort for transportation information.

guatemala
where to stay:
jaguar inn
, tikal national park; (502) 926-0002; www.jaguartikal.com. basic amenities and cheapest prices within the park. $48.
jungle lodge hotel, tikal national park; 011-44-1268-541732; www.global-travel.co.uk/tour41.htm. air-conditioned luxury, with pool, in the jungle. from $245.
how to get there:
the closest major airport is in guatemala city. from there you'll catch a short flight to flores, then take a 45-minute van or bus ride to tikal. visit the web sites listed above for details. it's often easier, especially on a first visit, to join an organized tour, which would include airport transfers.

honduras
where to stay:
anthony's key resort
, roatan; (800) 227-3483; www.anthonyskey.com. a favorite of divers, with comfortable rooms. anthony's travel desk can assist with transportation. from $99; dive packages available.
bay islands beach resort, roatan; (800) 476-2826; www.bibr.com. lots of pretty people around the trendy pool and bar. contact the hotel for information on travel to the island. $100-$120; dive packages available.
hotel maya vista, tela; www.tela-honduras.com/html/ mayavista.htm. mountainside resort with top-notch restaurant. from $100.
what to do:
for a day trip to the village of miami, call garifuna tours at (504) 448-1069 or visit www.garifuna-tours.com.
how to get there:
american airlines serves san pedro sula, on the mainland; from there, there are plenty of flights to roatan.