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kfbanta Mar 18th, 2015 07:57 AM

Belize Honeymoon-What not to miss!
Its final, this October we're going on our Honeymoon in Belize. We couldn't be more excited. That being said, I was wonder what we shouldn't miss! There are so many things to do in Belize and so little time, so I just need your opinion on what you think we would regret not seeing or experiencing. Also, any shop or restaurant tips are appreciated as well!

A little background info; We are staying in Placencia and will be renting a 4wheel drive vehicle. We are both fairly active and love being outdoors. At home we enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, birding (well I do, he just tolerates it haha),boating and basically anything outdoors. I wouldn't mind seeing some historical culture-if its a must see. I am a very picky eater and my Fiance will eat just about everything haha. We do also love to drink a few cocktails!

Thanks in advance for all the advice. We have some ideas of what we want to do, I just wanted to hear about any 'must sees' or hidden secrets. I hate coming back from a trip and reading about something awesome that I missed or should have seen.

Thanks Again!

volcanogirl Mar 18th, 2015 10:27 AM

If you like visiting ruins, Tikal and Lamanai both have nice sites. Are you staying in Placencia the entire time? We love the snorkeling at Hol Chan, but we went from Ambergris.

hopefulist Mar 18th, 2015 03:54 PM

You can access great hiking in both the Cockscomb Preserve and the Mayflower Bocawina site; I've read there's a huge zipline now at the latter.

The Monkey River trip is popular and we loved the guide we had; here's his contact information: Jason Williams <w​[email protected]>​
My husband had a great day of fishing with Wayne Castellanos (dial 011 501 first if calling from the US):
661 1151
634 2852
I dived a few tanks with Seahorse; there was a boatload of snorkelers heading out to Laughing Bird Caye at the same time:
You can check out my blog post here:
and photos here (2012 collection).
Happy planning!

Stairgod Mar 26th, 2015 04:25 PM

We ended up in Placencia a number of years ago and were taken back by the slow life style. For years I talked about the little ice cream shop that we would go to 2-3 times per day, it was that good. We did a snorkel trip out to Laughing Bird Caye and it was great. So a couple of years ago we decided to make another trip to Placencia and the big secret was out. They even had a paved highway from the main highway. The town was very busy and there were traffic congestion. There is more than one grocery store but the ice cream shop had closed down since our last trip, not enough people eating ice cream 3 times per day. We had several meals here with no complaints. The beaches from my recall are not that great. We stayed at a resort next to Roberts the last time it is very romantic there.

I just finished our last bottle of Marie Sharps exotic sauce last night. It was an interesting tour of their little factory just keep an eye out as it was never marked very well from the road but a u turn and a 4 wheel drive will make it no problem. This is on your way to Palencia. There are a number of waterfalls on the trip with one that we gave up on after our second stream crossing when we were told it was many more miles through the orange groves. Also no one was collecting money at the gate.

I am a big fan of the Mountain Pine Reserve. We have stayed at 5 sisters which has a name change now and it was very peaceful. Look it up.
We have also stayed at Hidden Valley and this place was very cool$$. You can rent your own waterfall for the day but we found it was just as easy to hike into them and go swimming. There wasn't any people around and my bathing suit never got used. There are butterfly farms, caving and of course the Caracol ruins, and on the way back you can go swimming at the Rio Frio. San Ignacio also has changed a lot over the years but it is a great place for adventure tours. At ATM cave tour you go up against the current in an underground cave, climb up a rock wall and then you see skeletons and pottery that has been there for centuries.

Austin_Molly Mar 29th, 2015 09:14 AM

Your fiance will love Placencia if he's at all interested in seafood. Make sure to eat lots of lobster while you're in Placencia, and try some conch.

SMac Apr 2nd, 2015 08:33 PM

I was in Belize almost a year ago. You might consider an overnight in Tikal (in Guatemala). Not inexpensive, but seeing the sun come up from the top of a pyramid is a highlight for me. You will have to get a Guatemalan guide (it's a must for Tikal). On the Belize side, check out the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) tour.

Zambezi Apr 3rd, 2015 08:48 AM

Lobster is in season only certain times of the year. I believe that it opens in June and runs only for a fairly short time. There may be an online site that will give that information, if it matters to you. ZZ

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