We plan on renting a car in Belize City & driving to Placencia, with stops along the way. Is it better to take the Manatee Hwy or Hummingbird to Dangriga? I read that the Manatee isn't paved but it sure does look like a lot shorter route.
Also, any "must see" or "must do" stops along the way? We want to be in Placencia for my birthday on Jan. 11, but will have a couple days to get there.
Thanks for all the advice thus far. This message board has been very helpful!