Thousands of years ago, some 20,000 Maya traders lived on the island of Ambergris Caye. And although there are around 18 Mayan sites that are known of on the island, so far only Marco Gonzalez has achieved the status of an archeological reserve and is open for tourist visits.
As blessed as it is with fine dining, San Pedro offers equally tasty and affordable meals and on-the-go snacks. If you’re a Latin food lover, in particular, you’ll find your bliss at one of these local mom and pop and roadside restaurants.
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 […]