Belize What to Pack

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Belize What to Pack

  • Sunscreen

    Caye Caulker What to Pack

    Mosquito repellent is a must here!!!Mosquitos will come and get you if you do not wear it at night!! A must, must No fancy clothing here.. just swimsuit/sandles/shorts/tank tops Any and all medical supplies you might think you need. They do have it here on the island but it would be a lot cheaper for you to bring your own.

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  • Underwater Cameras

    Caye Caulker What to Pack

    If you don't have a camera or videocamera that you can use under water, you should concider buying an Aquapac or something similar. It's a waterproof "pocket" where you can put your camera and take pictures down to 2 metres under water. There is so much to see in the sea here, so you should really have something for take pictures under water. How...

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  • What to bring ashore

    Depends on what activity you are planning on doing, for cave tubing we needed swim wear, a change of clothes for after the tubing, a towel to dry off and water shoes to walk from the parking area to the tube launch. You have to cross the river at one point so don't wear good shoes Sunscreen is essential for me in Caribbean ports Bug...

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  • Batteries and Cigarettes are hard to...

    Watershoes, large beach towel for the day trips. Chapstick Underwater camera for diving, snorkeling, cave tubing (need a flash for caves)Plenty of batteries for digitals and an extra memory card if you take photos like I do. Small binoculars for the river trips to see the small wildlife. American cigarettes are hard to find so buy them at...

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  • Mosquito coast

    You can buy repellant almost anywhere in the country but Belize was once called the Mosquito coast for a reason. Some of my friends have slept under netting but I never have. Malaria is a very limited problem now (Idon't even take med.'s while in Belize but I have for other areas of the world) Sand fleas are a problem in some areas also.

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  • Pack for the tropics

    I would try to avoid bring a ton of luggage -- packing light is the way to go. Make sure you bring plenty of SOCKS! For walking around in the jungle I just wore shorts and tank tops, but several other people were more comfortable with lightweight pants. Make sure to bring a pair of sturdy walking shoes, and another pair that can get all muddy and...

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  • general tips

    whatever you prefer. most people take a car or a bus to their location so you wont have to worry about lugging it around LONG PANTS AND SHIRTS no matter the weather. you`ll need it if you go into the rainforest or want to lay on the beach. a bathing suit, sandals, sneakers. its a casual country so dont bring fancy clothes. we went in november and...

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  • What to Bring

    Prescription drugs camera and films, batteries Snorkeling gear, binoulars ... though most dive operators have diving and snorkeling gear to rent. Passport, visa (if applicable), personal items, spare eyeglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, cash, traveller's checks, credit cards.

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  • Sunscreen, Lightweight clothes, &...

    We had everything in two carry-on bags each (we are not back-packing types). Bags with wheels don't work well in sand though. We also had a soft side cooler in one of the bags for use in the car - we could keep lunch and drinks there. Light-weight long trousers (not jeans they are too heavy), & light weight shirts or T-shirts and hats. I found...

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  • Prepare to pay the price if U don't come...

    plastic bags for wet clothing and swimwear comfortable shoes to do a lot of walking around the island, if you have waterproof military boots if you plan on doing the cave tour on the mainland sunscreen of course underwater camera, since you will pay at least 40Bz on the island bug spray, they tend to come out when the breeze is calm or towards...

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  • Travel light but be prepared

    light weight and easy to carry light weight, light colors, hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, bathing suits, a towel, sandals and sneakers sunscreen and insect repellent (with DEET), consider treating your dry clothes with Permethrin to repel mosquitoes snorkel gear day pack

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  • Be prepared for rain

    Traveling light is always a good idea when going by boat or small plane.Surprisingly though they didn't say anything about all the luggage that we had. Casual clothing, shorts,t-shirts, and sandals.There is a sand everywhere and water puddles in the rainy season.Take along a waterprouf poncho just in case. You will be glad you did. Take cameras...

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  • Overall Suggestions for the Cayes

    If you're going kayaking or if you'll be out snorkeling/diving, put your things inside garbage bags and put the garbage bags in your luggage/backpack. You'll be happy to have dry clothes in the evenings after a few hours in the kayak. Good sport sandals or watersocks to wear in the water. I have a wacky looking tan on my feet from wearing my...

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  • Things to bring

    Try to fit all of your packing into one, carry on for ease and speed of travel. Pack an extra back pbring home to put the trinkets you buy there, or better yet ship them! Bring mosquito repellent with the highest percentage of Deet as possible, as the mosquito nets are not sufficient and tend to block any breeze while trying to get some sleep in...

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  • Trouble with Ticks

    Long (light coloured) pants and long sleeve shirts. Be sure to tuck your pants into your socks so the ticks cannot crawl in. Also a wide brimmed hat helps. Bug JuiceBe sure to bring copious amount of 95% deet if you plan on a jungle trek... the ticks are unreal. After applying this corrosive juice to your body, be sure NOT to touch anything...

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  • Useful things

    pack soft bags if you are travelling by internal flights Hiking bootsSnorkelling gearWraparound sunglassesa hat Any prescribed medicationanti-histamine (for bites)sunburn cream/aloe verasun protection BatteriesCameraFilmwaterproof bag (for cameras thick pair of socks of you are going hikingLong sleeved shirts for eveningsThick linen pants for...

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  • Gifts for kids

    I always like to bring items for children in my travels. Not expensive things, but things that are easy to pack and of true value to others:- Reading Materials- Pencils- Pens- Clothes- etc...If unsure who you should give these to, try Chena @ Clarissa Falls Resort who has become a distributor to needy children in the schools in the district.

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  • Things not to forget

    If you want to put on a nice dry feeling set of clothes every now and then, you might want to pack some things in airtight plastic bags. The humidity is very high and clothes feel sticky even fresh from the suit case. Sun glasses, and light weight synthetic shorts that will dry quikly. Bug spray, dont for get the bug spray. You may even want to...

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  • Protect from sun and bugs

    No matter where you are in the country, it's important to consider the sun and the insects. While hiking, wear long pants to protect your legs from scrapes and to keep insects from getting too full on you. They WILL bite right through your clothes, so don't neglect to apply insect repellent too! Bring a light jacket or sweatshirt for cool...

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  • Packing List

    No matter how you get to Belize, there are a few things that everyone should take with. The first, and most practical is a Nalgene water bottle. Available at most sporting goods stores, Nalgene bottles seal well, they are practically indestructible (you can drop them, kick them etc and they won't break... I wouldn't advise trying to run them over...

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  • Packing List

    Barefeet, tee-shirts, and shorts is the typical island dress code. Ambergris Caye has a long dry season that extends from March through May. The other 9 months average 50 inches of rain. Average temperature is 80-94 degrees. Underwater photo equipment is fun, if you plan on diving. The visibility is extraordinary and you'll get some great shots...

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  • it's hot

    backpack comfortable walking sandalsi brought a rain jacket, but never needed itlight clothes, to avoid mosquitos mosquito repellent at dusk, or just sit next to a high powered fan.SunscreenAloe Vera, for when you burnAdvil for when you burnbandaids for cuts, or blisters.Don't forget your vitamins camera, film, underwater camera would be...

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  • Packing List

    Duffel bag. I would recommend light colored clothing that can breath: shorts, t-shirts, hat, etc. A long sleeve button down shirt is good to have, it really helps with the sun. Good walking sandals, and sunglasses. Insect repellent and sunscreen. Don't leave home without either. You will definetly want an underwater camera if you go to the reef.

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  • Packing List

    A regular suicase will do if you are going to be in just one or two places, but if you are moving around a lot, an internal frame backpack is a good choice. Pack light in the cloting department, it is always fairly warm in the tropics.

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  • Packing List

    An in frame backpack is very handy unless you are going to a resort where someone else will carry your bags from the airport/water taxi. The islands do not have paved roads and niether does the jungle so your little wheels will not do you any good. Hiking boots for the mainland, sandels for the beach. If you will be hiking in the jungle long pants...

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  • Packing List

    Backpack, duh :). You can travel with a suit case though, so if you're a real city slicker don't worry :). Take some sandalls! It is bloody hot and humid in the summer... don't worry the scenery and nightlife make up for the heat. Also, take swiming cloths and snorkling equipment Some cameras don't like water so be careful :).

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  • Packing List

    : Belize is a very informal country, with a very casual life-style. Unless you are invited to a Government function, please leave your 'After Five' attire at home. Leave your jewelry and expensive watches at home because you will not need them. If you must have a watch, bring an inexpensive watch that is suitable for diving and hiking. If you are...

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  • Packing List

    One backpack and a daypack. Sandels, shorts, shortsleeve shirts and swimtrunks.Take a wide brim hat and don't forget your sunglasses. Take some good sunblock !!! Bullfrog is the best I've found for lasting in the water. It works.Aloe vera gel for soothing the burn. Take one or two disposable underwater cameras as well as your normal camera so...

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  • Packing List

    If you Go on Ian Anderson's Black Hole Drop, make sure you wear Long Pants, and hiking boots. There might be doctors on some of the Cayes, and then again there might not. Better bring elementary medical supplies, like band aids, etc, if your prone to using those sorts of things. Electric runs the same voltage as in the States, so this is not an...

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  • Packing List

    small U don't need alot of clothes the expression is no shirt no shoes no problem and they mean it. Family Travel bring all U need as they are more expensive there No problem getting batteries but they are expensive SUNSCREEN AND LOTS OF IT!!!! Pack light, if U want to bring your dive gear thats ok but most places have high quality rentals

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Belize Hotels

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  • Seaside Cabanas

    We were so happy with our stay at Seaside Cabanas; we've only been back for a week and we're already...

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  • Blackbird Caye Eco-Resort

    PARADISE. A true vacation. Fabulous scenery and beautiful diving. You feel taken care of by the...

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  • Black Rock Lodge

    Negroman Road, San Ignacio, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Ramon's Village Resort

    This place is beautiful with thatched roofs and beautiful grounds. They have a great bar and all the...

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  • Chabil Mar Villas

    Placencia Peninsula Rd, Placencia, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

    Hopkins/Sittee River Road, Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Super Palm Resort

    Mile 46.5 Western Highway, Belmopan, Belize

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Thatch Caye Resort

    9 miles off the coast - South Water Marine Reserve, Cocoplum Chain, Dangriga, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge

    Machaca Hill, Punta Gorda, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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