Back in March, I traveled to Belize for 8 days. It was an amazing trip and I am excited to share some pictures of the places we visited along with some tips to make your trip to Belize memorable.
Our trip started in Belize City. All international flights arrive and depart from Belize City. This makes Belize City a launching point for any vacation whether you are seeing the interior of the country or heading out to one of the many beautiful islands. We spent two nights in Belize City, two nights in San Ignacio and then finished the trip with three night in San Pedro.
Highlights of our trip included a tour of the Lamanai Ruins, a ziplining tour, cave tubing, a visit to the Xunantunich Ruins, the Belize Zoo, snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Coral Gardens, and of course time on the beach. When planning your activities it is important to know that cruise ships visit Belize on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Tourists will notice more vacationers in Belize City and at some of the tourist attractions closer to Belize City of those days.
The Lamania Ruins take a bit of work to get to from Belize City. It took us a 1.5 bus ride and then a hour boat ride. Once there we first saw the ruins of the old sugar mill and then worked our way around the pyramids. We finished with a lunch before heading back.
The largest pyramid at Xunantunich is the 2nd tallest man made structure in Belize. Visitors can take a short hike to the top. At the top you can see the surrounding country side and the border between Belize and Guatemala.
Some of the best snorkeling I have ever experienced was just off of San Pedro. We were fortunate to snorkel at the Coral Gardens and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. We saw all types of sea life from Spotted Eagle Rays, eels, Nurse sharks, crabs, lobsters, and too many fish to name. On my next trip to Belize, I will for sure have some type of camera that can take pictures underwater.
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