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Pleased With Belize

April 05, 1998

We read with delight your story on Belize ("Eco-Luxe in Belize," March 8). We just returned from an 11-day trip to Ambergris Cay, Placentia and Gallon Jug. Your description of the diversity of wildlife is true--it is stunning.

We enjoyed our stay at Rum Point Inn (you didn't mention it!), telephone (800) 747-1381, just north of Kitty's Place near Placentia. It has its own dive- and snorkel boat. Paddling the calm, mangrove-studded rear lagoon was the most peaceful experience. The food was very good, and the unique concrete-dome cabanas very comfortable. Bicycles, kayaks and a Hobie Cat are free to guests.

We also fell in love with the jungle resort of Chan Chich Lodge, tel. (800) 343-8009, near the Guatemalan border at Gallon Jug. Service and food were first-class. We observed more than 100 bird species, howler and spider monkeys, coatimundis and peccaries while strolling trails in this private preserve.

We are already thinking about where to go on our next visit to Belize. It deserves our support for its efforts toward preserving increasingly scarce habitats

JOHN and VICKI HOFFNER

Diamond Bar

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