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Coming to Belize - need your help #14917
02/19/02 02:08 PM
02/19/02 02:08 PM
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andy Offline OP
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Hi! I will be coming to Belize this week and will be there for ~9 days. Can anyone recommend a route to cover the best of Belize, MUST see sites, etc? Recommendations on places to stay or eat would be great too! We are backpacking and don't mind roughing it a bit. Thanks much!

Re: Coming to Belize - need your help #14918
02/19/02 04:00 PM
02/19/02 04:00 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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That's rather a big question and not one that is easy to answer.

With only nine days, you can't see all of Belize or even a good part of it. Though Belize is not a large country, getting around takes longer than you think. I would say to pick two areas, three at most, and spend your time there. Probably most people would pick one of the cayes and Cayo district for a first trip.

For budget level travel, for the island part of the trip I'd say either Caye Caulker or Tobacco Caye. The rest of the time you could spend profitably in and around San Ignacio. There are budget places there (among the best: Aguada, Trek Stop, Martha's) and lots to do -- caving, hiking, canoeing, cave tubing, visiting Maya sites, etc.

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Re: Coming to Belize - need your help #14919
02/19/02 04:08 PM
02/19/02 04:08 PM
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andy Offline OP
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Lan thanks a million, great advice [Linked Image]

Re: Coming to Belize - need your help #14920
02/20/02 05:17 PM
02/20/02 05:17 PM

Hi Andy:

If you need some help booking your island OR inland accommodations, please let me know. I'll be glad to help.

Wendy A.

Re: Coming to Belize - need your help #14921
02/20/02 06:25 PM
02/20/02 06:25 PM
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andy Offline OP
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Actually that would be great! How can I reach you?

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