Been busy this morning getting ready for Saturday nights big fundraiser fashion show for Mama Vilma’s at the San Pedro fitness club. It is going to be a great party, I picked out my dress and have been wearing it around the house all morning. Luckily for Cindy and Cherie below us, my foot is still in recovery and I was not tempted to put on my high heels at 6am 🙂
Today’s post comes from – Chris Rowlands-Barber – Travel insurance expert. He highlights a short span of what to do for 4 days on the island. You could add 3 days on the mainland to get the full jungle and beach vacation experience, or just spend the rest of your week enjoying your time at the beach.
A Four day Belize Itinerary
If you are lucky enough to visit Belize in your lifetime, you might choose to just lie back and soak up the sun and the sights, rather than risk having to make a claim on that cheap holiday insurance you purchased. But Belize has a wonderful range of adrenaline-pumping activities for those who aren’t afraid to get their feet wet and their heart racing.
Here is a plan for four days of non-stop action around Belize that will give you a real flavor of what life in Central America’s northernmost country is all about.
Touch down at Belize International Airport and treat yourself to a Belikin or rum punch at Jets Bar, he is quite a character. Then enjoy the Caribbean Sea view on short Tropic Air flight to San Pedro town, you might even spot some rays or big fish on the way. As soon as you land you will be instantly captivated by its beauty, and friendly people. After settling in with a welcome drink at The Phoenix resort, you might find yourself tempted to spend hours just walking the beach or end up getting caught up at BC’s beach bar.
Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in town followed by a night of live music at one of the local San Pedro bars. There are many talented musicians and on the island and Lola’s Pub, Legends Burger House and Crazy Canucks at Exotic Caye are all great places to find them.
If you haven’t taken a swim the sea yet, your second day is a great time enjoy a water adventure, grab your flippers and head for a half day snorkel at Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Where you will get up close and personal with coral, rays, lobsters, fish and if you are lucky you might see dolphins.
For lunch indulge yourself in some local Belize food, there are many great local places around town to choose from like My Secret Deli near Belize Bank and Neri’s tacos near the south end of town . At night visit the park is also fun, there are many food stands, where you will be able to sample a variety of reasonably priced local food. Head around the corner to DandE’s frozen custard for dessert.
Adventure time and you will find many options to choose from. Celebrate 2012 with some Maya history and a trip to Altun Ha, Laminai , Cahal Pech or one of the other Maya ruins. If you are an animal lover, take a boat ride to the mainland and head up the river to Belize Zoo. Adventure lovers, try your hand at zip-lining through the trees and witness the spectacular views from a unique vantage point, before stopping in at the jungle lodge for lunch.
By the time you arrive back in San Pedro, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite. A simple solution lies at Pedro’s Pizza, eat in or delivery option available. Great thin crust pizza and they do trivia every other Thursday, live music and food special every Friday.
Your fourth day is a day to explore the island some more. Why not head south to Marco Gonzalez Maya Ruins, definitely worth seeing. If you prefer to enjoy relaxing lunch by the pool take a tropical drive to Cowboy Doug’s pool bar and Grill located in North Ambergris Caye.
Belize provides as much action, activity, serenity and splendor as you could ever wish for. And there’s no reason to hold back if you’re not as young as you used to be – travel insurance over 65 is readily available.