Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Newby #39630
05/21/01 03:44 PM
05/21/01 03:44 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 5
Schmitty Good Vibes Offline OP
Schmitty Good Vibes  Offline OP
Hi! As it says, I'm a newby to these posts. My family and I will be visiting AC for the first time, staying at Casa Coco Escondido mid June.

I took the Crusty the Clown Speed reading course but there are a few questions I still have that I didn't see posted.

Is the water O.K. at these private residences?

Do we take the hand ferry to get to our Casa, if so, what do we do about bags and bags of groceries?

Are kayaks readily available, and how is snorkeling using a sea kayak? Anybody done this?

Where can I snorkel with the sea turtles?

Cave tubing sounds great, but expensive. Any pointers?

Any recommendations for a good Mayan ruin site? Tikal is too expensive do to the size of our family - Two parents and three grown kids (well, one's a tag along).

Thank you for all the great posts!!!!! You've already helped so much!!

Many more questions to come!

Re: Newby #39631
05/21/01 04:42 PM
05/21/01 04:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 165
Dallas, TX, USA
shaygray Offline
shaygray  Offline
Schmitty, Welcome to the board! The only thing (so far) that I may be able to help you with is the cave tubing.

I did extensive homework on this because I wanted to go. I'll be on AC 6/2 - 6/10. The tours (through dive/tour places on AC) are a little expensive, but they are the cheapest way to go.

The other way to go is through the place that is in the area where the cave tubing is done (Caves Branch Jungle Lodge) and provide your own transport there. There are various ways to do that depending on your time restraints and budget.

I found that, unless you want to spend a night on the mainland, you're better off just taking advantage of one of the tour places on AC. The cheapest ways to get there on your own don't get you there when you need to be for the tours.

Like I said, I did tons of homework on this. Checked into every way possible to do it. If you want, you can email me ([email protected]) and I can give you specifics. Whatever route you go (if you do), make sure that the place you go through offers full refunds for trip cancellation due to weather. As it stands right now, some of the cave tubing isn't available due to low water levels.

Good luck!! Sharon

Re: Newby #39632
05/21/01 04:47 PM
05/21/01 04:47 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 165
Dallas, TX, USA
shaygray Offline
shaygray  Offline
Schmitty, Oops! I lied! There is something else I can help a little with.

Ruins. I suggest you do a search here on the board (upper right) for Altun Ha and Lamanai. These are both wonderful sights. You can read up on what others think of both and judge for yourself. I believe Altun Ha will be the cheapest of the two. It's a fun experience and a beautiful site. I've been there. Haven't experienced Lamanai yet.

Once again, good luck! Sharon

Re: Newby #39633
05/21/01 05:26 PM
05/21/01 05:26 PM

as to how to get the groceries there, by boat is it. there is a water taxi that runs everyother hour, but it is $5 US pp EACH WAY.

the water is fine for showering & teeth brushing, but most drink bottled water.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 129 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1