Welcome to Lessons in Belize. After living in Belize off and on for the last 10 years I have decided to bring together my favorite places around the country so you can learn the in’s and out’s prior to reaching your destination. On our first few trips I noticed that we were spending the first days trying to get our bearings and figure out what we are going to do, with a guide like this you can guarentee that each minute spent in the Belize is on a beach with a drink in your hand, swinging through the jungle on a zipline, riding a horse to Xunantunich…or anything but wasting time in tour offices. Figure out what you are going to do prior to your trip and hit the ground running!
Highlighted are the main areas that we spend our time. Upon flying in to Belize City (Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)) we head towards one of our four favorite destinations. San Pedro Town is on Ambergris Caye, the northernmost destination on the map with Caye Caulker just below it. The Cayo District borders Guatemala to the West while Placencia sits on the tip of a Peninsula to the south.
Each of these destinations have a unique feel to them. San Pedro is built up and busy like an American beach destination or something you would see in Mexico with the exception of cars (Only taxi cabs and work vehicles allowed, golf carts and bicycles are the primary form of transportation around the island), Caye Caulker’s Motto is “Go Slow” and that’s exactly what you will do…get ready for a hammock and a Belikin. Placencia offers the ambiance of a peaceful fishing village that has kept a tremendous amount it’s character while tourism has slowly crept in, the world famous sidewalk holds some of the best restaurants and artists in the country. The Cayo District is home to farms, Mayan Ruins, caves, The Mountain Pine Ridge, The Capital City of Belmopan, and San Ignacio Town.
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