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#77490 - 12/22/03 12:21 PM mata chica???  
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my fiancee and i are considering going to mata chica for our honeymoon. we have some friends who went to victoria house and said the beach near there is in pretty bad shape. could anyone tell me about the beach near mata chica? (i like going on long beach walks!)
also, how secluded is the resort? we hope to feel like we are in the middle of nowhere as much as possible!
any other opinions/advice welcome...

#77491 - 12/22/03 12:32 PM Re: mata chica???  
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also, i found a map of amergris caye but the tip was cut off. how much more island is there north of mata chica? are there any more resorts north of it besides playa blanca and portofino?

#77492 - 12/22/03 01:11 PM Re: mata chica???  
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2 resorts past Portofino,Costa Maya Resort(which used to be Avalon/Casa Caribe)-a further 2 and a half miles north is a brand new resort called Salamander which only opened last week.

#77493 - 12/22/03 01:19 PM Re: mata chica???  
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I can't imagine what your friends meant by the beach being in pretty bad shape. Victoria House maintains their beach very well.

Perhaps your friends are just used to beaches like those found in Cancun and Playa del Carmen? If so, you should not expect beaches like that either up at Mata Chica.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#77494 - 12/22/03 01:30 PM Re: mata chica???  
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no kidding, vidtoria house has a great beach

#77495 - 12/22/03 05:03 PM Re: mata chica???  
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I've seen some junky looking beach trash to either side of the VH beach to be honest. Not AT the resort but close by...

#77496 - 12/22/03 05:49 PM Re: mata chica???  
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i think that is what they meant- that the beach AT the resort was very nice, but not so nearby.

#77497 - 12/22/03 06:00 PM Re: mata chica???  
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Did your friends come down here on honeymoon?and are they from boston?

#77498 - 12/22/03 06:08 PM Re: mata chica???  
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has anyone ever stayed at mata chica? i would love to hear about it.

#77499 - 12/25/03 11:20 AM Re: mata chica???  
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Mata Chica is VERY romantic.
An excellent choice for a memorable honeymoon.

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