Nothing beats a local guide to show you the best of Belize. We're missing the warmth and beauty of Belize. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Markets and Mayan Ruins…
Right out of the airport, we were met by the friendly driver who took us from Belize City to San Ignacio. He taught us all kinds of things about Belize and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful landscapes we passed through in greater context. San Ignacio, our starting point in Belize, is a great, central location for anyone wishing to visit the local Mayan ruins. If you happen to be in San Ignacio on a Saturday, for sure go visit the market for an authentic experience that will bring you in contact with many of the cultures that make up Belize.
Relaxing days by the beach…
We loved Placencia Village! It's small but has a great selection of restaurants along its streets. Our accommodation was right on the sidewalk, so we spent some time looking at various wares and vendors. Sea View Suites met our needs beautifully. Finally, we finished our trip with a few days' stay at Ambergris Caye. The caye itself was more touristy than other places we visited, but it's a great base for getting out on the water to go snorkeling or diving. If one wants to view sea life, this is the place! We took two trips out - one to Hol Chan Reserve and another that took us to Swallow Caye to see manatees!
Nothing beats a local guide to show you the best of Belize…
All our van drivers in Belize were great. Not only did they get us safely from one point to another, but each one took it upon himself to be our tour guide. We learned a great deal about Belize from these gentlemen, and we saw much of the countryside as we went from one place to another.
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Cahal Pech Village Resort - night 1 of 5
Belize City to San Ignacio
Cahal Pech Village Resort - night 2 of 5
Cahal Pech Village Resort - night 3 of 5
Cahal Pech Village Resort - night 4 of 5
Tikal One Day From San Ignacio
Cahal Pech Village Resort - night 5 of 5
San Ignacio / Placencia
Cahal Pech Village Resort
Sea View Suites - night 1 of 5
San Ignacio to Placencia Village
Sea View Suites - night 2 of 5
Monkey River Tour
Sea View Suites - night 3 of 5
Lubaantun Mayan Ruin
Sea View Suites - night 4 of 5
Sea View Suites - night 5 of 5
Placencia / Ambergris Caye
Sea View Suites
Captain Morgan's Retreat - night 1 of 4
Placencia Village to Belize City
Belize City to Ambergris Caye
Captain Morgan's Retreat - night 2 of 4
Captain Morgan's Retreat - night 3 of 4
Captain Morgan's Retreat - night 4 of 4