My Week on Ambergris Caye: It’s Been Beautiful

It’s been a hot sunny beautiful week. Every year, in about June or July, I’m reminded that there are definitely seasons in Belize. We are now in the breezy hot summer…where hots is in the high 80s during the day, the humidity is HIGH and there is a definite wind coming off the water. Once the storm season picks up a bit (though hopefully it stays way clear of Belize), the winds die down and we just get HOT…steamy hot.

Still the temperature rarely goes above the low 90s (cities in the US from NYC to Houston to Chicago go WAY above that in the summer months)…

Like I said, it’s been a pretty beautiful week and I’ve spent plenty of time out and about. Let me recap some things I’ve seen. Some of these pictures have been on my facebook SanPedroScoop.com page and many have not.

It is far and away my favorite fruit season. The trees of the mainland are bursting with mangos and avocados. We’ve been getting heaps here on the island. I love the mangos cut up in bags…oh so convenient for $2bzd.

Mango

And when those aren’t around, here are my favorite plaintain chips…straight out of Orange Walk, Belize. They come with my favorite ketchup perfect for dipping.

Plantain Chips

Speaking of fresh mangoes, I was lucky enough to eat twice at my fave lunch spot Wild Mangos.

Wild Mangos

Eating the DELICIOUS Amy’s Chef Salad…

Amy's Chef Salad at Wild Mangos

And then the Pork Carnita Mongo Burrito packed with roasted pork and herby rice. God this is good. And enough for 2-3 meals, it’s the size of a sleeping newborn. Take it home. It tastes just as good the next day.

Mongo Burrito

And while I’m talking about favorite foods, I tried the Banana Pancakes at Estel’s Dine by the Sea this week. (Please don’t think of telling any of this to my CrossFit instructor…supposedly I’m to be on some sort of ridiculous Paleo diet…l)

Estel's Dine by the Sea

Honestly…the weather has been divine and my skin color is starting to max out (insuring that I resemble a piece of fruit leather at age 45.)

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And I saw my first jelly fish of the season. These you want to stay away from. They almost look like half deflated purple balloons flating on top of the sea but with about foot long wispy tentacles trailing behind them. What a bizarre and disgusting animal.

Jellyfish

Eating has not been my only activity…but I’ll report more on that tomorrow. Have a great last Sunday in July no matter where you are.

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  • Debbie Griffith

    wild mangoes has a banana dish drizzled with a chocolate kinda sauce. mmmm good

  • Belize Blog

    I never make it to dessert! The apps and the main courses are just too good…and too big!