Belize

San Ignacio: An Overlooked Gem

IMG_0021If there’s a town in Central America that I really enjoy returning to it’s San Ignacio in the Cayo district of Belize. It’s a little rough around the edges in a charming sort of way. The climate is refreshing and not too stiflingly hot like the coast. There are ruins nearby and while none of them might compare to Tikal (3 hours away) or Chichenitza, they’re still worth a visit. The town is in close proximity to plenty of jungle walks, it’s bordered by two rivers and there is enough bird life to keep an ornithologist busy for weeks. My favorite characteristic of San Ignacio is the people. It’s the kind of place where everyone says good morning and the children are well behaved.

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Gales Point

IMG_0041Years ago, on our second trip to Belize, my ex wife Lisa and I had more time to explore and made the trip to the small coastal village of Gales Point. With a population of about 500 Creole people the town is a sleepy little getaway that can now be accessed by bus from Belize City. If wildlife, culture, music and a little cashew wine are your thing then take a trip to Gales Point. read more…

The Wonders of the Mountain Pine Ridge

100_0020-1The last time I was in Belize a friend of mine, Chris,  and I took a trip into Mountain Pine Ridge in the Cayo district and were pleasantly surprised by what we found there. There were caves to spelunk in, plenty of jungle walks as well as cool refreshing pools with waterfalls that you could swim in. read more…