I am in the beginning stages of planning a short respite from Houston, TX to Belize. After days of research, I am still unclear as to where we should spend our time. Here is our situation: We normally take vacations to an area that spans a 4 week period (we are not tour folks, we are independent travelers).......for this trip we are limited to around 8-9 days and are considering travelling mid January - or early February. We want to go cave tubing, see the Mayan ruins (possibly Actun Tunichil Muknai – are open to other suggestions), see tons of wildlife and scenery, and whatever else is a must see. We do not scuba -- so I think our best option to see the blue hole (which is must see for me) is via helicopter............(I would appreciate suggestions as to who to hire).
My issue is trying to figure out where we should spend our time………..I’ve looked into options like The Phoenix Resort, Cayo Espanto, and other private islands…………….and am now totally confused . We are not on a limited budget and would appreciate any input offered.
We usually rent a vehicle and travel between destinations; however, this trip is stumping me. I suppose it’s because there are so many wonderful options.
Any advice that you can offer to narrow my scope/focus will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,