Snapshots from this Week – TRAVEL and Gorgeous Chaa Creek in Cayo

My week has been amazing so far.  Traveling out from San Pedro to San Ignacio – from sea to jungle in Belize.

Johnny Cake on the boat to Belize City.

johnny cake

With the cultural melting pot that is Belize on the bus.

IMG_3718 Checking in to the Lodge at Chaa Creek expecting to be staying with the eco-campers at the camp casitas…and finding out I was staying in Cottage #4…at the LODGE!  On the river!



Here are some IPhone pictures that I took at Chaa Creek – mostly on Instagram.  I thought I’d share them before I went into da bush.

The pool.

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The floor of the pool in the morning.


The path up to the bar…


The bar.


Double lime snails in my diet coke.


Gorgeous little social flycatcher chicks in a nest RIGHT by the pool…in an umbrella.



Real shoes required for heading over to the kids’ camp.


And a flower on the way over.


And then LeBron James!*



I have now taken a serious step down in the luxury department but I’m at a LOVELY and cheap Guest House in San Ignacio.

western guest

I am off to buy my food and water for my overnight stay in the Chiquibul…sleeping in hammock and hopefully seeing some scarlet macaws.  I figure I need to carb load for this trip.  First stop?  The Ice Cream Shoppe in San Ignacio.


Oh…and I’m sure another trip to the Guava Limb Cafe…the food is too delicious.



* LeBron is not actually in Belize, these are pictures he posted to Instagram from a trip to Hawaii.  But….sigh…it’s fun pretending.

  • Erik Terdal

    Great post! I’m eager to here how your Chiquibul trip goes.

    • Belize Blog

      Ha. Me too.

  • mysteryboy

    will Tony Rath be there? If so, tell him howdy! 🙂

    • sanpedroscoop

      No…I don’t think so. Would be great though. The amount that I know about what is happening over the next 2 days is shockingly close to zero. Le Bron James could be in the Chiquibul for all I know. Although Dennis Rodman is more likely.