Monkey River is a tiny village about an half hour boat ride south of Placencia. The village is home to approximately 30 families. Dive shops in Placencia offer tours into Monkey River town and then up the river into the jungle where howler monkey roam. After hurricane Iris they have gotten more scarce but the trip up a jungle river is engaging regardless.
Ocean Motion (mid way down the sidewalk) or Nite Wind (right on the corner by the main dock) both offer tours with experienced guides. If you're lucky you may get a trip through the mazes of the Mangroves.
Warasa offers drumming, drum-making, dancing lessons or you can do a combination...their prices are very reasonable, and the surroundings (under a lovely thatch palapa) are beautiful. Ray, the teacher, is very patient and friendly, and makes the experience lots of fun - it's amazing how much you can learn in a short time. It's a warm family-owned...more
Machaca Hill, Punta Gorda, Belize
Good for: Couples
Gomier’s Restaurant & Soy CentreAlejandro Vernon Street, Punta Gorda, Toledo District, BelizePhone: +501-722-2929 Cell: +501-620-1719e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a great little place that deserves to be more known! Gomier makes his own soy milk, tofu, and soy sausages. This is awesome food! His soy ice cream is to die for and so are his...more