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GREAT Destination!!!

My friend Juli and I wanted to go to Aruba, but it was Carnivale and there wasn't a room to be had! We decided to go to Belize instead. Turned out to be one of the BEST trips ever....and much cheaper!
Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a small country on the Caribbean Coast of Central America, bordered by Mexico and Guatemala.
It is a country of extremes, also. Northern Belize is low-lying and often swampy whereas, the South is home to the Maya Mountains which is actually a fragmented plateau. Along the coast is a chain of small coral islands forms the second largest barrier reef in the world! The rainy season is between June and November and the coast is hit hard with hurricanes. Many of the buildings (very small buildings) are made of wood and are obliterated when a hurricane comes in. In 1961, Belize city was destroyed and the capital was moved inland to Belmopan. There are dense tropical rainforests in the interior which covers nearly half of the country.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small country, friendly people, fairly easy on the wallet!
  • Cons:Cities aren't the safest!
  • In a nutshell:Subtropical beauty...and the reef!!!
  • Last visit to Ambergris Cay: Feb 2001
  • Intro Updated Dec 19, 2004
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    What a beautiful place. Loved the tip with you and Patrick eating cookies and cheese and crackers. I did LOL! Sunset photo is bewitching!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 7:41 PM

    It seems that you pretty well have Ambergris figured out!! Definitely a great place to spend some leisure time. Very good tips!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 2:39 PM

    Sounds like a totally exotic destination. Glad to hear they have bicycles for rent, even if the streets are a bit bumpy. (I cycled around Hanoi and lived to tell the tale, so I'm sure I could do it in Belize, too.)

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2006 at 10:10 PM

    This was nice! Don't think I'd ever read it before.. needed a break from the incessant crap weather--it was freezing again today. What exactly is "Belizean fare"? More bathing suit pics, please! ;-) XX, E.

  • Orkaena's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2006 at 4:35 PM

    Following the sense of your comments and descriptions (even pix) Belize is a must, I like your job. ;-D)

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 1:52 PM

    Happy Birthday....Belize looks like a great place to get away from it all for awhile...

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 9:02 PM

    Never visited the Caye's but really enjoyed an excursion inland from Belize City. The wildlife was fantastic!

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 1:55 PM

    This place looks fantastic! Paradise indeed! =)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2005 at 4:42 AM

    Belize sure looks like a tropical paradise. Perhaps we should look into it the next time we need a winter getaway. Did you happen to see Papa Smurf there. He's MIA. Hugs. Lori.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 5:29 AM

    Sorry you are a picky eater! We also enjoyed the cave tubing in Belize... something for next time :)

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