Good morning! We'll be there for our honeymoon in just over a month (!), and I have two unrelated questions:
1) Groceries. We're staying at Cocotal (about 2.5 mi north of San Pedro, I believe) for 5 nights, where we'll have a full kitchen. The driver for the hotel will stop so that we can pick up groceries when we arrive, but I understand there are several smaller markets (which specialize in different things) so I want to make sure to head to the one (or two, I suppose, if they're close) that most fit our needs.
I expect we'll be cooking about 2/3 of our own meals, since we'll be coming from an all-inclusive (and thus sick of heavy/fancy dinners!), and since many restaurants around us will be closed for the slow season. I'm a vegetarian but my fiance is not, so we'll probably do mostly vegetarian stuff and then grill up some chicken, fish, etc for him to go alongside (plus, he can get his meat fix the meals we do eat out!). I assume we can pick up chicken/fish/etc when we are in town after a dive trip or other excursion. As such, I think we'll need mostly produce and basic grocery items (rice, beans, tortillas, cheese, sandwich fixings, etc). Is there a specific place I should request we stop? Anything I should know regarding what we should expect to find in Belize and what we may be surprised not to?
2) Weather. We'll be there September 19-24 (and in the Mountain Pine Ridge from the 14th-19th). I understand that it's hurricane season, and that we obviously can't predict what might happen this far out- but barring a specific/unusual weather event, what should I expect for high/low temps, rain, etc? We live in the mid-Atlantic US, so I'm used to hot/humid summer weather that doesn't really cool off much at night. Should I bring a sweater to wear over sundresses once the sun goes down, or for overactive AC? If anyone can address similar questions regarding our time in the MPR, I'd be happy to know that too!