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1. Posted by rejebo311 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Has anyone ever taken a trip to Belize? I want to go the June 10th - June 21st. Is that too long or too little. How are the resorts, pretty pricey$$$?

2. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Belize is very expensive for Central America, second to Costa Rica, most moderate travelers and backpackers head to Caye Caulker via Ferry from Belize City rather than more expensive and remote Placencia and San Pedro, Belize is on the Caribbean and the great Barrier Reef is a must see. http://www.gocayecaulker.com/

3. Posted by EliseB (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

My husband and I just came back from 3 weeks in Belize. It was fabulous. We didn't do resorts, we found places on line. Even so, it was pretty pricy. What part of Belize are you going to?

4. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting rejebo311

Has anyone ever taken a trip to Belize? I want to go the June 10th - June 21st. Is that too long or too little. How are the resorts, pretty pricey$$$?

We've been to Belize many times and I never get tired of La Isla Bonita...makes me want to start singing just saying that... There are so many things to see and do that you will probably run out of time. How much you spend really depends on what you want to do and where you want to stay obviously. There are overpriced accomodations on Ambergris Caye but there are some real gems also, especially in the off season when you will be there. You can book a lot online. San Pedro is only a few minutes water taxi ride from Caye Caulker and is worth a visit. If you get there, go down to the end of Coconut drive (S) about 5 in the afternoon to watch the local kids feed the crocodiles. Even if you don't like crocodiles, the interaction with the schoolkids makes it worthwhile. If you stay in the cayes for a day or so and you like to snorkel, go out to Shark Ray Alley where you can swim with nurse sharks. If you are a history/archeology buff, the mainland is the place to be. I could go on and on...
Belize Me

5. Posted by Kayaker (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Hi
We've been to Belize 3 different times. Twice we went to Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker (note the spelling of Caye) is a wonderful, laid back place. Sand streets. Great access to snorkeling. Relatively inexpensive places to stay. Nice people to meet. We found the tourists and locals to be friendly. We met backpackers from all over and the people were a lot of the fun.

We only went to San Pedro to eat lunch during snorkeling trips. From what I saw, I didn't like it. Too crowded and too noisy. There are more nice, upscale resots on Ambergris Caye and I assume a selection on the less expensive end as well. Since that area is bigger, there must be several people that think I'm wrong.

If you want to see pictures of Caye Caulker, we put several on our family web site. www.AlandSueJohnson.com

Look under trip reports / Belize

You actually have time to split the trip between two places. We did that in 2005 and it worked out well. We started in Caye Caulker and finished in San Ignacio. We got to see the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala while near San Ignacio.

I don't know about the weather in June but it might be worth checking.