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anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? #224975
12/30/06 04:12 PM
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rapala Offline OP
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We're planning to fly into Cancun then drive down the coast to stay in Chetumal and take day trips over to Belize. Anyone know what Chetumal is like? Is it hard to find decent food there? I mean like meat and cooked veggies or is there a Walmart type store or decent grocery store? I was wondering if it's really backward or what. We wanted to be able to prepare some meals to take on outings in case the eating establishments look pretty rough. I really do appreciate advice from those who have "been there and done that". Thanks a lot!

Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: rapala] #224976
12/30/06 04:31 PM
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What a way to judge a city of 700.000 people -is there a Walmart?
it is far easier to stay in Belize-especially as the most of the main attractions are quite a fair distance from the border-also it is a real pain in the butt to have to cross both borders everyday

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Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: Pedro1] #224979
12/30/06 04:57 PM
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Taking day trips to Belize from Chetumal will not be easy and will be time consuming. Belize will also charge you every time you come over the boarder,or back. Why would you want to stay in Chetumal to visit Belize?
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Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: indygal] #224984
12/30/06 05:46 PM
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chetumal is rad. love it. big city. lots of fun. you can get there pretty easy by flying to corozal from ac then bus over...

huge city. they have everything. sure ain't backward. great food everywhere. very nice CITY not a town.

Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: Marty] #225001
12/30/06 09:11 PM
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Easy to get to Chetumal for day trip but costly...can fly then private taxi from Corozol to Chetumal and back. FUN, great time, love the MALL! McDonalds!! Burger King!! Well, I live the restaurants and bars on the beach, to die for food! Cheap! Once you're there...I go about every 6 months for the day for a mcdonalds fix and good cerveza!

Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: wonderwoman] #225021
12/30/06 11:14 PM
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real good place for medical work too. i love merida too. i could live there very easily

Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: Marty] #225085
12/31/06 05:20 PM
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Tulum rocks, about an hour south of Cancun. Playa del Carmen is great also. The Yucatan coast offers a ton of great excursions. Bacalar is pretty wild also.

You may consider staying in Mexico to see all they have to offer. Chetumal is nice but not much to offer for a traveler. You should really stick to Mexico when in Mexico and stay in Belize to see what we have to offer.


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Re: anyone been to chetumal on border of Belize? [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #225094
12/31/06 07:42 PM
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love that whole stretch. you are right. unless on an extended vacation, hard to do both justice.

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