We've decided on Placencia - staying in Maya Beach! Now we have lots of questions:
1. RUINS: What are the best ruins to do if we're spending the week in Placencia? I'd really like to see Tikal but it seems like its just too much and too far - we're only going to be in Belize for a week and I want to ensure we have time to relax! Is it really worth the trip up there? I found a day trip to Xunantunich - would that be OK? We just want to see impressive Mayan ruins.. Doesn't have to be the MOST impressive ones! Any other ruin recommendations?
2. Caves - Is there cave tubing in the area? Are there any caves we have to see?
3. How is Monkey River? Should we go there?
4. Getting from Belize City to Placencia - we are thinking of renting a car and driving as we would like to have a car while we are down there, and think the drive might be pretty. Are we crazy? Is this safe?