Unit 5: Latin America | Cultural Geography
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Chapter 11: Middle America
- CentralAmerica.com—Info and photo galleries for Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Panama, and Guatemala.
- Mexico—Official tourism site. Great destination guide.
- MexOnline—Travel destination site. Describes some of the culture, and has short articles on historical events and people.
- National Geographic: Discovering Mexico—Four National Geographic Photographers and some writers journal their trip across four major regions of Mexico.
- Visit Guatemala—Covers a lot of information and pictures of Guatemala. Great destination guide.
- Travel Belize—Official tourism site. Good destination guide. Useful information, links, and more from the Belize Tourism Board
- Government of Belize—Lots of info under “About Belize” plus a link to tourism site.
- El Salvador Impressive—Official tourism site. Many things to discover.
- Let's Go Honduras—Great pictures and information. See "What to Do? / Where to Stay?"
- Nicaragua.com—Travel and destination guide covering various aspects on the country
- Consulate General of Nicaragua—Lots of great info.
- Costa Rica—Official tourism site. Great info and destination guide.
- The Panama Canal—Official Site of the canal company. Has an interesting gallery of past and present photos and a fascinating history of the canal’s construction.
- Visit Panama—Official tourism site. Good info. Destination guide a bit short.
The West Indies
- Caribbean Travel — Official site of the Caribbean. Database of all the Caribbean Islands and a few other countries. Under each is a brief overview of the country including essential or interesting facts and a link to the country’s tourist site.
- Caribbean Islands—Database of all the Caribbean Islands and a few other countries. Under each is a brief overview of the country including essential or interesting facts and a link to the country’s tourist site.
Chapter 12: South America
The Caribbean Countries
- Official Travel Guide to Colombia— Includes list of places to visit, including the Amazon Jungle
- CIA The World Factbook: Colombia — Information on Colombia’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more
- Embassy of Colombia in Washington — Some good info and links to tourist sites.
- Venezuelatuya.com — Official tourism site. Great information (including flora and fauna) and a nice destination guide.
- Think Venezuela (Online Tourism Directory) — Very thorough site which covers almost every area of physical and human geography in Venezuela. Good photo gallery too.
The Guiana Highlands
- Guyana—Official tourism site including facts, history, galleries, and much more.
- Suriname Tourism - Contains much great information. A nice destination guide.
The Andean Countries
- Embassy of Ecuador in Washington D.C. — Lots of great info.
- Ecuador.us —U.S. based Ecuadorian online directory operated by an Ecuadorian.
- CIA The World Factbook: Peru—Information on Peru’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more
- Peru Tourism Bureau—Traveling ideas in Peru, including the one-hundredth anniversary
- Lima, Peru—Tourist information to one of South America’s cities, plentiful with Spanish colonial architecture and buildings
- Bolivia Web—Travel guide with descriptions and histories of regions/cities plus much information on Bolivian society and some on the government.
- Geographia: Chile—Brief overviews of the history, culture, and major attractions of the country.
- Visit Chile—Official tourism site. Very good destination guide that includes natural wonders and the flora and fauna.
The Rio De La Plata
- El Sur del Sur—Official tourism site. A great deal of information on the history and culture of Argentina and the land itself (including flora/fauna, geography, etc.).
- Patagonia-Argentina –Patagonia is a region covering the southernmost part of South America. Nice tourism site.
- Argen Tour— Great website about Argentina. Contains city info, history, culture, weather, and much more.
- Visit Uruguay—Mainly short descriptions of regions and cities. Some photos.
- CIA The World Factbook: Paraguay—Addresses Paraguay’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more
- Brazil Tour—Official tourism site. Some good information. Find Destination guide using search box in upper right.
- CIA The World Factbook: Brazil—Information on Brazil’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more
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