I am planning on making a trip for 1 month with gf to mexico/belize/guatemala/honduras this may/june. After a winter in the snow, we're seeking beaches, sun and diving with a little temple visiting to mix things up a little.
It sounds to me like a lot to do in such a short time.
Does anyone have a suggested itinery or perhaps even a detailed blog that I could have a read of? or 'not to be missed highlights'? I already the travel guide but it's a little patchy on these areas - perhaps I can add on my return
much appreciated! greets from snowy soelden!
Mexico is a big place with a lot to see and do. You could easily spend a month there. Belize I didn't like a lot. Most who go there spend their time on an island off of the coast. Guatemala is a bit primitive and hard work travelling by bus overland away from Guatemala City. Honduras is even more primitive.
For me the not to be missed highlights are the historical sites. Mexico has some 450 opened out of 1300, with Chichen Itza not far from Cancun which has great beaches. Guatemala has Tikal which deserves a day wandering around. Nearby Flores is a nice place to stay overnight.
I would cut Belize out, but that is just me.
Yeah. Stay to the lower part of Mexico, close to the border of Belize. Tulum is my favourite ruin there, though it is very small. I could imagine it as a Mayan resort...Mark I
If it's all about water and diving for you, then just stay to the coast. Go to the Cayes, one or the other, although I suggest San Pedro. Go down to Placencia and then take the boat in Punta Gorda to Guat...There won't be much to do there. I liked Livingston, but I am constantly rebuked on this and they tell me it's a shithole now. Then it's the Bay Islands. Utila has great diving and the Bohemian vibe there is second to none. Just bring stuff for the sand fleas, which are fucking deadly. Roatan is also great, with WAAAAAYY more to do, but three times as expensive, for the most part. The vibe is also a little more urgent...for the Caribbean, that is.
This leaves where you think you want to fly home from. This is not an easy route for exfil. So where did you think you wanted to leave from?
thanks for the info!
anyone have any titbits of info on Honduras they'd like to share?
San Pedro Sula can be pretty dangerous. The rest of Honduras in all right though