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With the help of all you fantastic folks, we have finally decided to stay at our choice south of SP. Now, I am looking for help/suggestions on the rest of our stay.

We will be in a private home located on the beach, with a pier, about 3.5 miles south of SP. The home comes with 4 beach cruiser bikes free to use. Our kids are 13 and 14 years old and love to do stuff outside which involve nature and physical exertion. My wife is a bug magnet but they don't usually bother the rest of us very much. We love the beach, swimming, snorkeling and just about anything involving the water. I was certified back in the 70s and although my wife never has been certified, she has been diving with me, and a dive master, in Cairn, the Bahamas and several other Caribean locations including a cave dive. My kids have never been diving but are excellent swimmers and snorkelers. We've been living outside of Houston for 25 years so we are all pretty used to hot and humid... at least as used to it as anyone can get.

Here is what we are thinking we'd like to do during our stay on AC.
- Dive the reef
- Snorkel ho chan(hope I got that name right?)
- Go Fishing, deep sea I guess since we don't fly fish
- Do the zip line, cave tube thing
- Visit one of the rainforest Mayan Ruins
- Cook what we catch(fish or lobsters)with locally purchased veggies and ingredients
- Sample the local cuisine(find where the locals eat and eat there too)
- Sample some live music and Belikins.
- Let the girls shop while my son grabs a fruit juice and I down a beer/Belikin... or two.
- Become one with AC.

What suggestions do you all have with regards to our trip and doing what we like to do.

Joined: Jun 2005
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Sounds like a great plan, but don't get too tied to making plans. Sometimes time seems to slip away, and you end up spending much more time than you anticipate just sitting in a chair enjoying the scenery!

An idea that may occupy the kids and adults both: bowling at Fido's Sandbar. It may be the furthest bar/restaurant south (about 2 miles S of town?). It has 2 bowling lanes right on the beach. After you order, the kids can bowl a few rounds. It is not necessarily what I call local cuisine, but they tend to have a decent selection on the menu, a weekend barbeque and great drinks. And, there is a pool to cool of in if you get hot. We enjoy it. Check out Fido's in town for live music and a place to hang out while the girls shop.

I think the reef fishing is popular, and it seems like that is the place for snapper, etc, that you would cook yourself. The guide usually cuts the fish up, and you can either buy the cooking ingredients yourself or contact Simon on this board to deliver them before you arrive (and have the beer in the fridge and cold for you upon arrival).

Definitely do Hol Chan. We use Suya, a tour company located about 2.5 miles south. If possible, try to schedule a morning when the fishermen are out. We spent a whole morning (when we only paid for a 2-hr snorkel) tied to a fishing boat that was cleaning their catch and throwing the scraps in the water. We swam with more nurse sharks and sting rays than we could count, plus a huge sea turtle!

I can't comment on the ruins/zip line/cave tubing, as we have yet to make it off of the island!

For local cuisine and seafood cooked lots of ways, go to The Reef Restaurant. For the kids, all the pizza we've had has been good. Everyone has their favorites, but Caramba's, El Patio, Caliente and Mangos are all good for burritos, seafood, chicken, etc. for either lunch or dinner.

Joined: Jan 2005
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she said, "ho"... he he he, it's "hol"

merc, I'm from the Houston area too - you'll love SP!!!

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cakelee has some great suggestions. My kids love the zip lining/cave tubing adventure - well worth the trip. In one day you should be able to incorporate these activities along with a trip to the Belize Zoo (on the way to the caves.)

The south can be buggy so the wife should try and stay indoors during sun up and sun down - and probably use some bug protection most of the time.

The reef fishing will be the most rewarding and value for your money if you are not avid fishermen. And you can eat what you catch.

Don't miss Hol Chan.

Shopping in San Pedro is fun - the ladies are bound to find some great souvenirs and gifts.

You have a great attitude - you are going to fit right in and have a blast!

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