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Wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual: these are the first of many complimentary words that come to mind regarding our tour guide, Leonardo Diaz, in Belize. My friend and I thought it would be nice to hire a local (native) tour guide to avoid renting cars, hiring taxis, and dealing with finding all the places we wanted to go. We were concerned about using someone not associated with a tour company, but after seeing the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, I contacted Leonardo. He was responsive and answered my many questions in multiple emails. We were met at the airport by Leonardo with a sign with our name and driven to San Ignacio. We stopped for a late lunch on the way, off the beaten path in a cozy open local establishment. Leonardo stopped at an ATM and supermarket at our request before dropping us off at our AirBnB the first night. Every morning (5 total) he arrived to pick us up on time, at our agreed upon time and took us to our many destinations. He is a licensed tour guide, by the Belizean government, which required studying local flora, fauna, culture, and history. Leonardo was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and answered the many questions we asked about flowers, trees, wildlife, culture, etc. As agreed, he provided water and lunch each day, and all fees for the sites and activities we attended. There were absolutely no additional or hidden costs. We were driven around in a full-size van with air conditioning! By the end of our tour, both my friend John and I considered Leonardo a good friend, not just a guide. I highly recommend him without reservation.