Belize’s three Lobster festivals – held throughout the month of June in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia – each have their own special events and festivities. And given their growing popularity over the years, it’s never too early to start planning for next year. Here’s what not to miss at San Pedro’s Lobsterfest – the […]
Although Belize City is no longer the administrative capital of Belize, it’s still the country’s primary transportation hub and the number one urban center for Belizeans. In a previous post, I mentioned what to explore in the city and why it’s worthwhile, while taking precautions by sticking to the main sights in town. Whether spending […]
The star of Belize’s fine dining scene, Ambergris Caye offers numerous options for couples looking for a romantic, quiet meal out under the stars. My best picks include: Casa Picasso Still a relatively well-kept secret, this charming dining establishment “where the fabulous dine artfully” is set inside a villa turned restaurant, in a quiet residential […]
One of the best districts in Belize for outdoor adventure, there’s more than enough to do in and around the area of Cayo and San Ignacio. Here are my four picks for a good dose of adrenaline and rainforest fun. Cave Tubing Belize’s signature activity, cave tubing is a memorable and fun experience. Hop in […]
Flying into Belize often means landing in Belize City. While some travelers head straight to their end destination in Belize, others stay in the city for a night, giving themselves time to rest and visit nearby attractions like the Belize Zoo or the Baboon Sanctuary. Here are my three hotel picks for the city.
Most travelers heading to Belize will pass through Belize City, on their way in from Philip Goldson International Airport and into their next stop–whether it’s the cayes via water taxi, the city itself or its surrounding river lodges. While searches will turn up lots of negative comments on the city itself and safety issues, the […]
Located in the western Cayo district and right in the town of San Ignacio, Cahal Pech Archeological Site is one of the smallest Maya sites in Belize. But don’t let its size fool you, it’s still a fascinating site to visit, and even makes for a great spot to rest in the shade. Despite its less impressive […]
One of my favorite Maya archeological sites in Belize, Xunantunich (pronounced Shoo-nan-too-nitch) is nothing short of breathtaking. Loosely translated as “maiden of the rock” or “stone woman” in Maya, it’s situated about two hours’ drive from Belize City along the Western Highway and across the Mopan River, in the village of San Jose Succotz. Its […]