Originally posted by SnowBubbles:
I've noticed a trend in the reporting on Belize. Most articles are highlighting Placencia and Cayo, and it appears from some other posts that tourism is really gaining momentum those areas, particularly Placencia.
There are clearly some very informed people on this site -- Marty, Lan, Pedro -- so I would like to ask if anyone knows how tourist dollars are distributed throughout Belize. Having visited, I'd guess that Ambergris attracts about 80% of the recreation dollars with the other 20% being split-up by the rest of the nation's destinations. But if these magazines are right, it sounds like 80% is too high.
What do you think?
That is really a good point. 21 years ago [ which was the first time we visited Belize] the great majority of the travellers went to Ambergris Caye. It was still a beautiful small fishing village, however there were nice hotels and guides. Many of the other areas had no real hotels, and transportation was a real challenge. When we visited in places such as Crooked Tree, we used cargo trucks, and we stayed in Belizean 's homes. Where as now, you can pick and choose what type of adventure you want to do. There are many options now in Belize. We still love Ambergris Caye, and we have many old friends there. I have to face the reality that I now have to get out of Ambergris Caye and go to Corozal Town, or Maskall to see real Belize now. I do believe many people feel the same way. One San pedrano told me he may sell out his home in San Pedro, and move to Consejo when he gets older. He said the noise drives him nuts. best-wishes, ms