The wife and I are in the beginning stages of planning a 2 week vacation starting in Cancun and then making our way down to Belize and then fly back home from Belize City. I imagine we would spend 8-10 days in Belize
A little about us - were in our late 40's, have traveled to Costa Rica/Nicaragua 6 times and 3 times to the Puerto Vallarta area. We're not into super touristy activities although our main focus of this trip is to see some Mayan ruins along with some relaxing beach time, good food, and cold beers with some opportunities to socialize in the evenings.
I'm sensing that Belize is more expensive than other parts of Central America or Mexico. How much are costs for transportation/food? We are traveling on somewhat of a budget preferring to spend around $60 US per night for lodgings if possible
We would be crossing the border in Chetumal. Is there easy bus service from the border down the coast? Where should we look into staying for beaches? Is a day trip to Tikal feasible?
I know these are broad questions but I'm really just looking for some pointers so I can do some research and planning.