John Wall
We last visited Belize in 1996. Therefore, some of the following information might be out of date.

Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye
The islands are great!
Caye Caulker was my favorite
... but Ambergris Caye was also nice.

Transportation to the cayes ... FLY!
Why take a boat? It takes longer.
You have to get a taxi to the boat. After
is all said and done flying is probably cheaper,
quicker and more fun.

Unless you are flying directly from the
International Airport use the Municipal Airport.

Standing on the Caye Caulker
runway at the airport terminal.


The same flight will cost half as much. All of the airlines are good Island Air, Maya Air, and Tropic Air. We just showed up at the municipal airport on several occasions and were under way within 45 minutes ... without reservations.

View from our room from Ruby's Hotel on Ambergris Caye

The "Split" at the north end of Caye Caulker.

Laundry on Caye Caulker.

300 lb Jew fish

Shark near the barrier reef off Caye Caulker

Shark near the barrier reef off Caye Caulker

Manatee near Caye Caulker

"Chicken Drop" contest. It's kind of a chicken-shit bingo ... You place your money on a number and what ever number the chicken poops on is the winner.

Pine Ridge area
In central Belize the 5 Sisters Lodge, in the Pine Ridge area, is a must. Great food, nice people, a bit expensive by our normal travel standards but worth it.

It's located right on the Rio On next to a cascading waterfall. It was perfect for swimming!

Deck at 5 Sister's Falls Lodge

5 Sister's Falls

A relaxing chase lounge sits on a rock
island in the middle of the 5 Sister's Falls

Great sunset on the deck.

The Rio On

How big was it? ... We were traveling on a dirt road at about 50 mph when we saw it crossing the road ahead. We had plenty of time to come to a complete stop before we got to our furry friend.

It's okay, Caye Caulker was better. DON'T DRIVE ... FLY! The roads are bad. The airlines are cheap. AND, there's not much to see in between.
The Trade Winds is the place to stay. It's right on the
point, large, clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced.

View from near the Trade Winds.


The Mayan ruins of Caracol was
at it's population peak in 700 AD.

Maruba health spa resort

This health spa has since been the "secret square"
winning prize several times on Hollywood Squares.

Monkey River Town area

Islands close to Monkey River Town.

Entrance to Monkey River Town.

Just another great sunset.

Drinking fresh water from a wooden vine in the middle of the dense jungle.


Revised February 25, 2001
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