I am a college freshman and I will be going to belize this august. I am going with friends and family for the first half, presumably near Caye Caulker, but the second half (wich works out to be about 6 days) I will have to myself (everyone else is leaving early).
Here is my question:
What is something FUN, ADVENTUROUS and AWESOME that I can do in that time? I am fine with just about anything. I LOVE nature, I will probably be scuba diving the first week of the trip, and I really like the idea of backpacking. Money isn't a limitation, but the cheaper the better.
I wouldn't mind going off the beaten path either.
Hi Portlanderia and welcome to TP.
You have not commented on when your travels will take place. That may help in getting quicker responses. But realize, it can take more than 20 hours for someone who can answer your request to actually reply.
If you're not leaving tomorrow, then please have patience and give our members a chance to answer.
Isa now returns this thread to it's original topic on Belize.
I am a college freshman and I will be going to belize this august.
Just to clarify, it will be mid august...
[ Edit: Edited on 23-May-2012, at 06:33 by Portlanderia ]
My apologies - I missed that.
My best friend just came back from there and had an amazing time. She loved taking a tour to the ruins (especially the Tikal ruins), scuba diving in the Blue Hole, the amazing food, and exploring some of their caves. When I go there I want to cave tubing where you float down a river through ancient caves (seeing authentic limestone and crystal formations). There are more than 200 islands right off of Belize that you can get to which would be incredible to go to along with kitesurfing, parasailing, windsurfing etc right there off of Belize.
Also, check out what events will be there when you are there in August. They have many activities and fun entertainment at different times of the year depending when you go.
If you are after some adventure, have a look at Toledo Distric (the Belize deep south). The 'main' town is Punto Gorda, only around 5000 inhabitants that includes Mayan, Garinagu, Creole, Chinese and Menonite cultures among others. From here you can access many remote villages in the Toledo district through the Toledo Ecotourism Association, such as San Jose, a Mayan community, where you can learn about the cacao harvesting process, or Barranco, a Garinagu communitiy right at the end of the road, where you can learn about the rich history of the Garinagu people.
Contact the Toledo Tour Guide Association who can put you in touch with a network of guides specializing in everything from Kayaking to Caving to Wildlief Identification and Medicinal Plants.
Hope you enjoy your Belize adventure
Belize town is a bit dingy and depressing as is nearby Orange Walk so most people who go there go to the islands off of the coast.
If you fancy something different you can go inland to Tikal (Guatemala) and explore the historic site there.
Did the cave tubing with kids, teens and grandparents...everyone loved it, although tne caves are pitch black as you float thru them. Enjoy the walk thru the rain forest and be sure to have lunch on the river...we all enjoyed a little cliff jumping as well