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NAFTA
North American Free Trade Association
Economic union which includes Mexico, US, and Canada
The Greater Antilles
Include the four large islands of Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti, DR), Jamaica, and Puerto Rico
The Lesser Antilles
700-mile concave band of islands that cross the Caribbean from PR in the north to the coast of Venezuela in the south. These islands are the peaks of submerged volcanos. Consist of the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. Some notable islands include Anguilla, Barbuda, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and Grenada.
The Continental Islands
Islands near the S. American coast. Have many characteristics of the nearby Latin American continent. Most important continental islands are Trinidad and Tobago, Netherland Antilles, Aruba, and Curacao.
The Mexican Plateau
High plateau of Northern Mexico extends from south of Mexico City to the US-Mex border. Largest landform of Middle America.
FONATUR
Fondo Nacional De Fomento al Turismo
Northwest zone of Guadalajara and the coastal regions of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta receive over _____ percent of the visitors to Mexico.
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Name 5 border towns which attract millions of day trippers.
Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros
Name the two type of tourism important to Baja California.
1. Ecotourism
2. Coastal resorts
Los Cabos
Region in Baja California that is one of the fastest growing destinations in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Guaymas and Mazatlan
West coast resorts and towns of Mexico.
Guadalajara
Located in Northwest region.
Second largest city in Mexico.
Name some attractions of Guadalajara.
1. Cathedral and Palace de Gobierno (Palace of the Governor)
2. The church of Santa Monica
3. Churches of San Francisco and Aranzazu
4. Hospicio Cabanas, representation of best work of muralist Orozco
5. State Library
Puerto Vallarta
most unspoiled west coast resort
site for the movie The Night of the Iguana, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Copper Canyon
ecotourism site of NW region of Mexico
Located in Tarahumara Range of the Sierra Madre
Deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon, in the US
Mexico City
Oldest city in North America.
Second largest city in the world.
Located on the site of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, in the Valley of Mexico.
Has 14th century Aztec ruins, 16th century colonial buildings, and modern skyscrapers.
Name 3 central coast resort towns of Mexico.
Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, and Ixtapa
Acapulco
Oldest central coast resort town.
Famous for cliff divers and renown beach areas.
Name 2 east coastal towns of Mexico.
Tampico and Vera Cruz

Note: These are old Spanish colonial towns on the Gulf of Mexico.
The Yucatan
1. archaeological sites and Caribbean resorts.
2. Chichen Itza and Uxmal -- Mayan culture
3. Cozumel is one of the top scuba diving areas of the world
4. Cancun
5. Merida, capital of Yucatan
Cancun
Planned destination resort.
Mexico's most popular coastal resort.
Developed by FONATUR.
Hotel row with more than 200 properties.
Merida
Capital of the Yucatan.
Region has a number of wildlife reserves, and the karst topography.
Attractions include the fortress-type cathedral; the Montejo mansion built by Spanish conqueror and found Francisco de Montejo; Museum of Archaeology, which displays Mayan artifacts.
Oaxaca
The Southwest of Mexico centers around Oaxaca.
Represents Indian culture of Mexico.
Largest Indian market -- known for its crafts of pottery, gold and silver jewelry.
Monte Alban
Archaeological site high on a mountain near Oaxaca. Composed of a huge central plaza and several tombs.
Cozumel
South of Cancun.
Snorkeling, diving, and fishing.
Laid back atmosphere.
What is the capital of Belize?
Belmopan

The previous capital was Belize City.
Name the main attractions of Belize City.
1. St. John's Cathedral - oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America.
2. The Government House
3. The Supreme Court
Name the main attractions of Belize.
1. Belize City
2. Ecotourism destinations including one of the largest barrier reefs in the world
3. Mayan ruins - major sites including Altun Ha, Xunantunich, and Lamanai
3. More ecotourism - Mountain Pine Ridge famous for orchids and wildlife
What is the capital of Belize?
Belmopan

The previous capital was Belize City.
Name the main attractions of Belize City.
1. St. John's Cathedral - oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America.
2. The Government House
3. The Supreme Court
Name the main attractions of Belize.
1. Belize City
2. Ecotourism destinations including one of the largest barrier reefs in the world
3. Mayan ruins - major sites including Altun Ha, Xunantunich, and Lamanai
3. More ecotourism - Mountain Pine Ridge famous for orchids and wildlife
Name the 5 principal destinations of interest to tourists in Guatemala.
1. Guatemala City, the capital - museums and buildings that remind the vistor of Mayan Indian history and the city's role as a colonial capital.
2. Lake Atitlan, volcano surrounded lake
3. Chichicastenango and other mountain market towns
4. city of Antigua, former capital, has fascinating colonial buildings
5. Tikal Mayan ruins - archaeological site
What is the most famous attraction of Honduras?
Copan, an ancient religious and cultural center for the Mayan Indians
What is the capital of Honduras?
Tegucigalpa, a picturesque city with winding cobblestone streets.
What central American country has the fastest growth rate of tourist arrivals since 1995?
El Salvador
What is the capital of El Salvador?
San Salvador