We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

north or south?

Toronto, Canada
11 posts
Save Topic
north or south?

Family of 5 (with 3 children under 12) planning to be in Belize for 2-3 weeks in May or Apr/May.

We are already going to Placencia/Cayo for 10 days with others, but cannot decide what is our best choice for the rest of our time.

Blue Creek and Lamanai both look good, but it doesn't seem efficient to do both. It is unlikely we will be able to go back to belize, so we are trying to get the best overview of the country as well as the best bang for our buck.

we don't mind rustic or intense, will probably drive as it seems cheaper, and are interested in everything except scuba as the kids are too young. Our budget was $300/day, but that no longer seems feasible. Our priority is variety. Open to any suggestions

Thank you,

Rachel Chang

Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
234 posts
46 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: north or south?

In Hopkins check out the Garifuna culture/food/drumming styles, snorkeling/scuba diving, Jaguar Reserve, 5 Blues Lake, hiking and numerous waterfalls:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g635532-d120850…

http://www.hopkinscabanas.com/

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g635532-d158763…

whistling_seas@yahoo.com

Orange Walk has very affordable Lamanai Mayan Ruins, Baboon Sanctuary and Cave Tubing tours, Banquitas House of Culture and a freshwater lagoon beach:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291978-d630006…

http://www.hoteldelafuente.com/index.html

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291978-d250736…

http://honeycampranch.com/hcH.htm

Toledo has the traditional Mayan villages, various smaller Mayan Ruins, waterfalls, Garifuna and Kriol drumming schools, hidden gems like Hokeb Ha (Blue Creek) cave, the Snake Cayes, Sapodilla Cayes and the Botanic Gardens:

tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g291980-Activiti…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291980-d587344…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291980-d675512…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291980-d262607…

Toronto, Canada
11 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: north or south?

Thank you,

If it comes to choosing, I gather from your reply that south offers more variety?

If only we had the means to do it all...sigh

Rachel

Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
234 posts
46 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: north or south?

Here is a list of locally owned hotels and tours in Toledo:

www.puntagordabelize.com/pg/lodging.htm

http://www.tidetours.org/accommodation

http://www.tidetours.org/home

Too many people come to Belize and only go to San Pedro and Caye Caulker (why, I don't know). Mainland Belize has SOOO much to offer.

San Ignacio, Belize
Level Contributor
4,753 posts
276 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: north or south?

Lamanai is amazing. The LOL is a great spot to stay too. Hopkins is a chill village to stay at.

5. Re: north or south?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 21 March 2015, 06:23