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Belize Highlights

  • Pro
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    EGitan says…

     Beautiful, not a tourist trap, much to see and do. Wonderful people! 

  • Con
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    africaking says…

     Bad coastal regions, far too touristy in areas 

  • In a nutshell
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    epicult says…

     Recommended, if you like adventure-driven travel 

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Caye Caulker

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480,947,17

Belize City

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245,495,24

Placencia Village

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97,123,22

San Ignacio

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173,419,20

Ambergris Cay

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225,401,0

San Pedro

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74,190,56

Belmopan

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31,61,4

Hopkins

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52,85,5

Corozal

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13,18,0

Xunantunich

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43,105,0

Altun Ha

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12,63,0

Dangriga

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11,24,5

Lamanai

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22,77,0

Seine Bight Village

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2,1,3

Crooked Tree

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24,47,0

Punta Gorda

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8,17,6

Monkey River Town

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1,2,0

Tobacco Cay

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3,9,0

Benque Viejo

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6,18,0

Coco Plum Cay

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Blue Creek Village

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0,3,0

Santa Elena

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Orange Walk

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2,1,3

Ontario Village

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14,24,0

Cockscomb Range

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7,13,0

Burrell Boom

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4,5,0

Caye Caulker

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Belize City

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Placencia Village

  • Jake's Purple Space Monkey

    Placencia Village Restaurants

    We found the Purple Space Monkey to be very satisfying. We ate there for breakfast and enjoyed scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast, fry jacks, and orange juice, which all tasted great. We also used their WiFi and it was fast and reliable. We enjoyed live music while eating there for dinner. The nachos were great as well as the chicken teriyaki...

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  • Chabil Mar Villas

    Placencia Village Hotels

    Placencia Peninsula Rd, Placencia, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • SCUBA

    Placencia Village Sports & Outdoors

    Brian Young is a local Belizian who had a very respected dive shop with local dive masters. The other dive shop which was run by New Yorkers and they were not appreciated by the local populace. They also offer snorkeling, Mayan ruin, river tours, fishing etc. Whale shark tours are also one of their specialties. Brian's wife supplies lunch to...

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San Ignacio

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  • Caves and Tubing

    San Ignacio Things to Do

    One of our two prime objectives of staying in the San Ignacio area was to explore a Mayan cave. The particular one that we wanted to see was Actun Tunichil Muknal (known as ATM or 'Cave of the Crystal Maiden') because of the skeletal remains of Mayan human sacrifices still there as they have been for the last 1100 years. Accordingly, the evening of...

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  • Black Rock Lodge

    San Ignacio Hotels

    Negroman Road, San Ignacio, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hannah's Restaurant

    San Ignacio Restaurants

    Hannah's ingredients are for the most part organic. They apparently have their own farm from which they get their meat and eggs. You can definitely taste the quality. Also they have fantastic breakfasts. Great waitstaff- one of our favourites was "Mercy" One of the best hamburgers I've ever had!

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Ambergris Cay

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  • Jambel Jerk Resturant

    Ambergris Cay Restaurants

    I checked out the Jambel Jerk Restaurant after my morning out snorkelling. I was quite hungry and did not want to wander far for a good place to eat. The Jambel did the trick. I am fond of Jamacian food in general and this place was just a short walk from my hotel. To my pleasure the food was good and they serve Red Stripe beer, which is a Jamacian...

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  • SCUBA

    Ambergris Cay Sports & Outdoors

    There are several dive shops on the island, take your pick. They will take you out for diving or snorkeling. One place that we went was Mexico Rocks. It is a shallower area, 8-15 feet, and the water is quite clear teeming with beautiful fish.

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  • Snorkeling with White Sands Dive Shop

    Ambergris Cay Sports & Outdoors

    White Sands Dive shop was our logical choice for our snorkeling trip since it was conviently located just steps away from our hotel. We choose to do an afternoon 1/2 day trip of snorkeling to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley which cost $55 US including transportation and gear (if you have your own snorkel gear the price is $45 US).The shop also has...

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San Pedro

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  • Caliente's

    San Pedro Restaurants

    Caliente's is right on the beach, so you're able to eat your food and enjoy the sea at the same time. Everything on the menu is DELICIOUS!!!!! It's a family run restaurant and the staff is related in some way. The service is very laid back and they always have a smile on their face. As soon as you walk in the door, you are thought of and treated as...

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  • Ramon's Village Resort

    San Pedro Hotels

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

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  • Best little boutique in San Pedro

    San Pedro Shopping

    What a surprise to find this Balinese inspired women's boutique. The mild whiff incense is the the first thing that greets you as you open the door to a retreat from the dusty main street in San Pedro. Colorful fabrics from Bali fill the store from floor to ceiling. The owner is also the designer and was great in helping me find my perfect dress...

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Belmopan

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  • Mopan River Resort

    Belmopan Restaurants

    Mopan River Resort's food is outstanding! Miss Pam, as gracious husband Jay likes to call her, has bookshelf after bookshelf in their hacienda devoted to cooking. She loves to cook, took a culinary course in Bangkok, and has taught her Belizean cooks international cooking. The cook staff excels in Belizean burritos, Belizean tostadas and homemade...

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  • Jaguar Paw

    Belmopan Hotels

    Off Mile 37, Western Highway, Cave Branch River, Belmopan, Belize

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Belmopan's Best

    Belmopan Restaurants

    Our final meal on this leg of our trip was at the Bull Frog Inn in Belmopan as we were headed southeast on the Hummingbird Highway, after finishing up with the Belize Zoo and Guanacaste National Park. The Bull Frog Inn is quite a nice establishment, located on the eastern edge of Belmopan's 'ring road' - we and our accompanying friends liked the...

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Hopkins

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  • Hamanasi Resort

    Hopkins Restaurants

    Hamanasi is one of the two big resorts near Hopkins. It is beautiful but very removed from the local community. It seemed like most of the people staying there were unaware that the Setlement day festival was coing on near by. The food here was excellent and at least slightly inspired by local fare but it was basically American fare.

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  • Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

    Hopkins Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • A slice of jungle on the side

    Hopkins Off The Beaten Path

    While many visitors to Hopkins don't get out this way, a visit to the nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a terrific way to leave the beach behind and explore the wild jungle, for a different view of Belize. It is about 30 minutes from the village. Check out my recommendations of things to do there and enjoy while you're taking a break...

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Corozal

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  • Heaping chicken chow mein for cheap

    Corozal Restaurants

    It's a hole-in-the-wall, and doesn't even look like much of a restaurant from outside, but has a huge order of chicken chow mein for cheap. Note that the prices on the wall may not be correct. For example, the wall says chicken chow mein costs BZ$6.50, but just plop down a BZ$5 and tell them you want chicken chow mein and they only charge you five...

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  • Best ice cream in Corozal

    Corozal Restaurants

    Bright blue exterior, cheery green interior, and right on the seawall. We only got ice cream, but it was amazing ice cream. Order an amount of ice cream, then pick as many flavors as you want to pack into the container you chose. Peanut butter and chocolate ice creams together.

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  • Beware of Skeleton Town

    Corozal Warnings and Dangers

    Corozal is not that big of a town, but you should be aware of Skeleton Town, which is where all the local trouble (like stabbings) take place. The Northern Highway runs through the west side of town. Skeleton Town runs along the east side of that Northern Highway, from about two blocks north of the bus station (don't worry, the bus stop is safe)...

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Xunantunich

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  • Ball Court.

    Xunantunich Things to Do

    There are two ball courts in the site, the main one is located between the A-1 and A-2 plazas and had a ritualistic function for the Mayas. Two teams played with a hard rubber ball using only the elbows, hips and knees, triying to introduce the ball through stone hoops attached to the sides of the ball court. It was a matter of life or death, the...

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  • Structure A-1

    Xunantunich Things to Do

    Located between Plazas A-II and A-III, this pyramid consisting of four levels were use for administrative purpouses.

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  • Royal Palace.

    Xunantunich Things to Do

    The Royal Palace is located on the A III compound, with four structures surrounding the plaza; the main building is the restored Royal Palace the place where the ruler lived. The building can be climbed and offers a magnificent views of the main pyramid of El Castillo and the jungle around.

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Altun Ha

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  • Temple of the Masonry Altars

    Altun Ha Things to Do

    Temple of the Masonry Altars, Structure B-4, is the most imposing building at Altun Ha. It rises 54 feet above the floor of Plaza B. Archeologists have probed the entire construction history of this temple, determining that it was built in eight phases, the first beginning around 550 A.D. The present reconstruction is of the temple as it would have...

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  • Climb the Highest Temple

    Altun Ha Things to Do

    One of the neat things about Altun Ha is that the temples may be climbed by visitors. Karen and I climbed to the top of the Temple of the Masonry Altars, using wooden steps part of the way. The most difficult part of the climb was using some of the ancient stone steps laid by the Mayans. The steps were so high, even for a long-legged person like...

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  • Temple of the Green Tomb

    Altun Ha Things to Do

    The Temple of the Green Tomb, also known as Temple A-1, is the most imposing structure in Plaza A. It consists of a terraced platform marked by a broad stone staircase which extends about halfway up the structure to a chambered building. The temple was built during several construction periods in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. Several minor...

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Dangriga

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  • DangrigaLive.bz Website with travel info

    Dangriga Favorites

    The Dangriga Town Council has a new website (http://www.dangrigalive.bz) that has tons of information for visitors and tourists. We've got stuff about hotels and restaurants, how to travel to the nearby islands, internet cafes, and more.

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  • HOPKINS BAY RESORT

    Dangriga Hotels

    Po Box 49, Dangriga, 00000, BZ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Internet Cafe

    Dangriga Shopping

    In addition to just wanting to see what Dangriga was like while we were in the area, we had a few other reasons to pay a short visit. In Hopkins, we were unable to find any stores selling wine, no ATM machines and no internet cafes - in short, a desperate situation without wine, money or communications!Our first pass through Dangriga was in search...

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Lamanai

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  • Lamanai ruins – High Temple

    Lamanai Things to Do

    As the name suggests, this is the tallest structure at Lamanai. It was built over two phases, an initial pre-classic one around 100 BC and a major reshaping of the front in the late classic period, around 600 AD. In its earlier form it would have had masks on the front, traces of which have been uncovered and can just be made out (look where the...

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  • Evenings at the Outpost Lodge

    Lamanai Nightlife

    If you’re looking for bright city lights and all-night dancing, then Lamanai is not the place for you. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored in the evenings. Quite a few of the activities take place after dark (see my various tips for more on these) but if you prefer to relax at the lodge there’s a comfortable bar with reasonably priced drinks...

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  • Traditional food and cooking techniques

    Lamanai Local Customs

    On our visit to Indian Church we visited the local restaurant, not only to eat but also to learn something about local recipes and cooking techniques. A couple of village women showed us and another English couple how to make tamales and tortillas, our lesson accompanied by much tolerant amusement on their part and a little sheepishness on our own....

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Seine Bight Village

  • Garifuna Culture

    Seine Bight Village Things to Do

    Seine Bight a small town north of Placencia Village is home to a garifuna community. Garifuna culture is rich with dance, food and drumming. Ask around Placencia for information on attending a Garifuna Cultural night (sometimes offered at the larger hotels on the north end of the village). A brief history is told, demo's dancing and drumming and...

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  • Nautical Inn Resort

    Seine Bight Village Hotels

    Seine Bight Village, Placencia Peninsula, Seine Bight Village, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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Crooked Tree

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  • Paradise Inn

    Crooked Tree Restaurants

    the man who had opened the room had disappeared but a nice young lady had appeared in the kitchen after we had asked the man if they served meals... so I went to her to get a confirmation that she was cooking just for us and to ask at what time they served dinner: she apologized saying she wouldn't have been ready till 18.30... and when back from a...

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  • A Boat Tour of the Watery Paradise

    Crooked Tree Things to Do

    Our main reason for coming to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary was to take a guided boat-tour of the various waterways for a good look at some of the many species of wildlife to be found here. We were up at 5:30 AM on our first morning to grab a light breakfast of fruit slices, juice and coffee before we sauntered over to the boats shown here....

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  • Up the Creek, Spanish that is

    Crooked Tree Things to Do

    We had seen quite a few birds on the first part of our voyage, near the civilized part of the lagoon beside Crooked Tree Village, but we really enjoyed the trip down to the far end of the lagoon and then onward into Spanish Creek. Leny continued to impress us with his knowledge and keen eyes in picking out things that we would never have seen as we...

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