We will be in Belize for a (too-short) six days this fall. I have a reservation now for all six nights in Ambergris, and we were planning to do at least one day trip to the mainland.
I am wondering whether it would be better to go straight from the airport to a mainland destination (Lamanai area? somewhere near a zip line?), spend a night or two, and then head to Ambergris.
Is that a better idea than doing a day trip? Also, what mainland destination do you recommend that would not involve a ton of travel time to and from Belize City? We do not want to take a tiny plane anywhere (I know it would save us a ton of time, but we aren't gonna do it).