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#225147 - 01/01/07 02:28 PM First-time visitor. All businesses closed Easter?!
Aliki Offline
Hi! First-time visitor to Belize.

Just booked our air tickets from NYC to Belize for 4/1 to 4/8. We plan to be in San Ignacio from 4/1 to 4/5, and then Ambergris Caye from 4/5 to 4/8.

However, just read in guidebook that businesses are all closed for Holy Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday, and that it's a holiday that rivals Christmas.

Help! Does that mean during my stay in AC on Holy Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday, there will be no restaurants open? There will be no snorkeling trips?

What have I just done...!? I can't imagine coming to AC and not snorkeling. Should we switch our itinerary and go to the Mayan ruins first? (We would have to cancel our reservations at Midas Resorts.)

Reassurance/advice/help appreciated.

#225174 - 01/01/07 04:56 PM Re: First-time visitor. All businesses closed Easter?! [Re: Aliki]
indygal Offline
You will be able to eat at a resturant and snorkle. You should book your snorkle trips prior to arriving (not ususally necessary)just so you will not worry. There will be alot of places closed but should not affect your vacation. Enjoy
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#225183 - 01/01/07 05:15 PM Re: First-time visitor. All businesses closed Easter?! [Re: indygal]
ex,why z? Offline
Your info is incorrect Aliki.

#225193 - 01/01/07 07:11 PM Re: First-time visitor. All businesses closed Easter?! [Re: ex,why z?]
Stilromin Offline
I came down last year during Easter and was able to do everything as normal, plus get a good dosage of Catholicism from a small fishing village culture. The posada on Good Friday was cool,as was Easter Sunday.
There is always the possibility that some will not want to work on the big holiday, but it's still a tourism driven economy.
Seemed like a good couple of weeks to me though, lots of water time...JMHO

#225218 - 01/02/07 01:22 AM Re: First-time visitor. All businesses closed Easter?! [Re: Stilromin]
ScubaLdy Offline
I hope you have your room reservations and Easter is a busier time here than Christmas. Lots of people from the mainland come out here then.
All the tourist places will be open, they need the business, we have had a slow year.
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