Travel in Belize

Marie Sharp Is From San Pedro! Who Knew?

You probably did.  But I had no idea.  Here’s how I found out… Before I took my flight back to San Pedro, I caught a taxi from downtown Dangriga to the Marie Sharp factory.  The taxi driver first tried to charge me $60bzd (he waits while you tour), I got him down to $50bzd.  ButKeep reading »

Hopkins: Last Day and My Trip Home…A Different Route

So I spent my last day in Hopkins in grey, rainy weather.  Rain was predicted for days to come.  Scratch Plancenia, scratch Punta Gorda…time to come back home to San Pedro. I spent my last day eating, having cocktails and really doing lots of nothing.  I took a walk along the beach in the morningKeep reading »

All Season’s Guest House: Perfect Location For Your Stay In Hopkins

PHEW!  Back from Hopkins after catching at 6.50am bus to Dangriga.  And I see that the horrific weather has followed me to San Pedro.  Last night it rained incredibly hard in Hopkins…and it looks like it did here too.  A brief post for today until I get myself in gear! I’ve received lots of emailsKeep reading »

Hopkins: A Sleepy Village Every Way You Look at It

South of Dangriga,  after a 40 minute ride on a long dirt road, you arrive in Hopkins Village right on the Caribbean Ocean.  The sea is on one side and the Mayan Mountains on the other.  Wikipedia lists the population of tiny Hopkins as 1000 villagers but I really have a tough time believing that.Keep reading »

Nature Paradise Just a Quick Trip from San Pedro…Who Knew?

Invited by a friend, I decided to take a quick trip off Ambergris Caye.  September to November are the perfect times to get out and explore Belize.  Hotels and travel are cheaper.   And there is no better way to fight off “island fever” than a little holiday.  I took the 8am water taxi from San PedroKeep reading »