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Visit Belize ?

ubu
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Visit Belize ?

How far from Playa Del Carman to a border town in Belize where I can just run across the border to buy some trinkets. Are the roads very good or should I rent a jeep.

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1. Re: Visit Belize ?

I think it looks easier on the map than it actually is. Gave it a few thoughts myself. Please post if you do it. TY LIG ITS.

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2. Re: Visit Belize ?

It is at least a four to four and one half hour drive and I would most certainly get a four wheel drive. The highway is okay south of Tulum but we have not driven too much further south than that. We have friends that go to Belize twice a year and they love it, you may want to plan on overnight if you drive down.

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3. Re: Visit Belize ?

Agree, no need for a jeep and 4 to 5 hours away--the capital of Quntana Roo, Chetumal is on the border. Nothing much to see but locals cross into what is called the Free Zone in Belize to do their shopping. A huge area with some bargains and lots of junk. Also a couple of junky casinos there.

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4. Re: Visit Belize ?

I was told it's a four and a half hour bus ride from PDC to Chetumal and then you take a taxi across to Corozal which is the closest city in Belize. Long way to go for some trinkets.

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5. Re: Visit Belize ?

No reason to go to Corazol for trinkets. As I said, the Free Zone of Belize is adjacent to Chetumal and a quick trip. Chetumal is an interesting city also.

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6. Re: Visit Belize ?

If we can get an airfare deal to Cancun, we'll fly in there and take the bus to get to Belize. The northern border city in Belize, Corozal, doesn't have a whole lot of interest for tourists. There aren't any beaches, although there are some nice small hotels along the bay.

I sure wouldn't do this as a day trip. Also, very few car rental companies will allow you to take your car across the border. The roads is fine, a regular two lane highway. In Belize, it's blacktop, but not really a highway.

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