Belize

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  • Belize - Rainforests, Ruins, And Reefs!

    Feb 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pristine rainforests, exotic wildlife, and the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world!
    Cons: Very poor infrastructure, high crime in Belize city, lots of insects!

    Summary: For a tiny country, just slightly larger than Massachusetts and with a population of less than 300,000, Belize is surprisingly diverse. Although it might still seem like a third world country, a fast growing tourist industry and the recent discovery of ... read more

  • Just returned from Belize (July 2008)

    Aug 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Maya Beach Hotel, Treetops Guest House, Carlos Snorkeling
    Cons: Banana Bank Lodge accomodations

    Summary: When planning my trip, I used epinions extensively for information about where to go and what to see and do. I am now giving back to the epinions community by telling you about our stay. My boyfriend and I just returned from a 11 day trip to Belize. ... read more

  • Rainforests, limestone caves, pine ridge mountains, and the beach!

    Jun 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: myriad of activities, such as snorkelling, ziplining, cave tubing, horseback riding, and more!
    Cons: watch out for food poisoning

    Summary: My husband and I visited Belize in April of 2007 for 7 days and 6 nights. Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. Belize ... read more

  • Belize was "UnBelizable!"

    May 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Belize is beautiful, exotic and other-worldly. great shopping. Delicious wines.
    Cons: Unless one is turned off by the apparent poverty, there are no negatives here.

    Summary: That term "unbelizable!" was taken from our tour-bus guide while we were visiting the small country of Belize (formerly British Honduras) along the Mexican coast in the Caribbean. Belize is a charming little country that will be central to the ... read more

  • Lamanai Ruins / Jungle River Cruise in Belize City, Belize

    Jan 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great guides, beautiful scenery, good learning experience.
    Cons: Arrived back to ship late, but since it was ship's tour they waited for us.

    Summary: This will be one of your favorite ports IF you book an excursion. You'll hate the place if you do not. This fact has been chronicled time and again. Do yourself a favor and book an excursion! The two most popular excursions are the Cave Tubing and the ... read more

  • Belize Mainland

    Dec 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mayan sites, and the people are universally pleasant, interesting and helpful.
    Cons: Somewhat expensive. Bad beer. Jolting roads once you get off the tarmac.

    Summary: Cahal Pech Village This is a nice place with a view overlooking the city of San Ignacio. It sits right next to the Mayan ruin of the same name. The cabanas are nice (A/C is available) but spartan. Bathrooms are clean and decent. The best part is the ... read more

  • You can Belize it or Not! ... the Theories---via Miami!

    Jan 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lush jungles, archeology, adventure, grand beaches on out islands.
    Cons: Lovely, but developing countries are not for the frail and sickly.

    Summary: Maya via. Miami -- Do you Belize? Belize: Teeth, skulls, jaguars, serpents and stellar mysticism — oh my! The surreal world of the ancient Maya, Toltecs, Inca and Aztecs are high profile civilizations that built tremendous ... read more

  • Trip of a Lifetime on Ambergris Caye

    Dec 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, location, relaxed, family-friendly and homey while being exotic
    Cons: Still a feeling of remoteness, more neighbors are creeping into this end of the island

    Summary: The time had come. I had to take my wife, my friends, my sanity, and get the hell out of Dodge. Before I lost one, possibly all of them. I had been to Hawaii. Keep it. The state of Nayarit, Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta.....thanks, but I am still waiting ... read more

  • Paradise found!

    Sep 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, friendly people, fantastic snorkeling, lots to do and very laid back.
    Cons: Food was expensive (but worth it).

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from our trip to Belize and I have to say that almost everything surpassed my expectations. We stayed at Victoria House in Ambergris Caye, which was absolutely beautiful. The property is gorgeous and very well maintained. ... read more

  • Belize, a good destination but could be expensive

    Oct 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great weather, warm water, snorkeling, diving, food, nice people and interesting tours.
    Cons: Litter in the water and on the beaches, expensive for a third world country.

    Summary: My wife and I traveled to Belize in May of 2000. We spent 8 nights at the Inn at Robert’s Grove in Placencia and 2 nights at Ramon’s Village in Ambergris Caye. We purchased a “special package” at Robert’s Grove that included 3 meals ... read more

  • Actun Tunichil Muknal, Cayo District, Belize

    Sep 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Real adventure, superb guides, airfare value.
    Cons: Overpriced jungle lodges, Belize City in general.

    Summary: Chest-deep (and Im 63!) in cool natural spring water I came upon the entrance to the ancient Mayan holy site of Actun Tunichil Muknal, discovered just two decades ago in the jungles of Belize. I was with two other travelers and a Belizean guide that h ... read more

  • Belize - Great little country

    Feb 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very friendly populace. English speaking country.
    Cons: More expensive than most central American countries.

    Summary: We spent two weeks in Belize, one in San Ignacio and the other in San Pedro. The Belizeans are very friendly and helpful and we felt very safe travelling there. We arrived in Feb during the dry season and it was very hot. On the upside, we encountered ... read more

  • GATEWAY TO BELIZE, PHILLIP SW GOLDSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Jan 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entering Belize through here.
    Cons: Having to leave Belize through here.

    Summary: Belize City has two airports. That may not seem like an important fact in and of itself. Many cities have more than one airport. Belize City however, while being the largest city in the country, only has a population of 80,000. More importantly, one ... read more

  • "COME RUNNING, EARTHRUNNINS CAFE AND BUKUT BAR, PUNTA GORDA"

    Jan 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Warm friendly place with great food.
    Cons: Really, really slow Internet connection.

    Summary: "Any Canadian's here?" The minute I called that out a knew I'd made a mistake. Of the dozen odd people grouped around the small thatched roof bar, about half put their hands up. I wasn't in a bar in Punta Gorda Belize but the Canadian Consulate or ... read more

  • " AT THE END OF THE ROAD, ST. CHARLES INN HOTEL PUNTA GORDA "

    Jan 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean, comfortable and cheap.
    Cons: No wake up call.

    Summary: "So where in PG are you staying at?" The question came from my fellow traveller across the aisle as the bus puttered down the last few miles of winding dirt road and pot holes that the Belize Government somewhat optimistically calls the "Southern ... read more

  • Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Wilderness Lodge

    Jul 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful country, very friendly people, not too touristy
    Cons: expensive to fly there

    Summary: We stayed three nights at Caves Branch and wish we could have stayed longer. The lodge is the perfect blend of rustic comfort. New sheets and towels each night did a lot to keep us from feeling too sticky at night, and the kerosene lamps made for a ... read more

  • Belize: Country without a soul

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Jungles
    Cons: Everything is overprice, watered down culture, touristy, americans own everything, average food

    Summary: I'm a 32 year old male from los angeles and over the xmas vacation, my girlfriend (25) and spent a week in Belize. We are both avid travellers and love to go to exotic, off the beaten path vacations. We were really excited about Belize, especially my ... read more

  • Make Mine Midas in Belize

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive and comfortable
    Cons: Not "fancy"

    Summary: In searching around Belize area, I discovered a very nice lodge in San Ignacio, Cayo District, Midas Lodge. I reserved a cabana for an overnight stay during a recent trip to Belize. My wife and I would have stayed longer, but we had a commitment to ... read more

  • Banana Bank Revisited

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Location and offerings
    Cons: None

    Summary: My wife and I returned to Belize, specifically to return to Banana Bank Lodge, in the jungle, and along the Belize River. If one is inclined toward horseback excursions into the rain forest, canoeing on the Belize River,cave tubing,a ... read more

  • belize is great.

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: scenery
    Cons: hot

    Summary: Me and my family traveled to belize a while back during the summer and had about the best time of our lives. We went during the summer, it was pretty hot but also beautiful outside. I absolutely loved the sites, the landscapes and the people are ... read more

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