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West Bay, Honduras
I was able to take a short walk from my apartment up the beach to this restaurant. I had a nice lunch and the atmosphere is relaxing with great views.
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West End, Honduras
Over the years prices on the island of Roatan have risen astronomically. Most tourist restaurants are charging what many typically think of as "western" prices. To avoid spending all your hard earned cash on food, hit up the street stalls. You can...
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Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras
Most visitors to Roatan snorkel and sun themselves on the island's West Bay Beach, which can get pretty crowded (especially on cruise ships days). Get yourself some extra sand space by heading to the town of West End, just down the road and hang...
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Sandy Bay, Honduras
Maya Key Island is a special place: a private island just off the island of Roatan, Honduras, it is privately owned and funded and serves as a sanctuary for rescued and donated animals that are local to Honduras, like the macaw and the jaguar....
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West End Road, West End, Honduras
The best meal in the Bay Islands, probably in all of Honduras is the chicken plate at Creole's. Ask any local expat on the island and they will tell you about this great little beach-hut rotisserie joint. Order the quarter chicken with 2 sides and...
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Roatán, Honduras
This was a great way to get up close and personal with just a few of the exotic animals on the island of Roatan. Because we only had a few hours due to coming into port on Carnival Cruise lines, I found it easy and convenient to book online...
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Coxen Hole, Honduras
What a site to wake up to
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Carretera Principal, Sandy Bay 33166, Honduras
Tranquilseas Eco Lodge and Dive Center in Sandy Bay is a great place to relax. I love to snorkel and the coral reef is right in front of the lodge. The beach is quiet. The cabanas are set in a tropical garden. I really like the owners and the...
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Belize City, Belize
At a baboon sanctuary in Bermudan Landing, Belize, you can take a hike to learn about the local plants, and hopefully you'll meet a howler monkey or two.
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Belize City, Belize
Belize is a beautiful mix of garifuna, Mexican, Mayan and other cultures. just outside of San Ignacio are amazing maya ruins, rainforest, jaguar sanctuaries... Mountain Pine Ridge is a beautiful mountain area near San Ignacio where you go up a...
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Belize City, Belize
I've had a love affair with Maya culture and the amazing ruins in the jungles from Mexico down to Honduras for most of my adult life. I've been fortunate enough to have spent much time working and traveling among many sites. every chance I get I...
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Swing Bridge、Belize City、ベリーズ, Belize City, Belize
Sleep deprived and crossing the border from Mexico to Belize, this is how we get into a boat destined to Caye Caulker, one of Belize's little islands. Technically, we are in Central America, only a few hours from Mexico, but to me Belize feels...
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13 Cork Street, Belize City, Belize
When we pulled up to the Great House Inn, my first thought was how appropriate the name was, with its three stories and wrap-around porch. Built in 1927, the hotel is situated in the Fort George area of Belize City, only 100 meters from the...
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Belize City, Belize
On the ground floor of the Great House Inn, the Smokey Mermaid welcomes locals and visitors, with a menu that features international cuisine and fresh seafood in a garden setting. I recommend visiting for dinner when the atmosphere is romantic and...
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Belize City, Belize
There are a number of preserved landmarks in Belize City that are useful to visit if you’re interested in the history of Belize as a former English colony. St. John’s Cathedral is a beautifully landscaped church not far from the ocean and close to...
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Hudson St, Belize City, Belize
Fort Point Lighthouse guards the entrance to the harbor in Belize City. It’s a narrow, tall structure that sits right on the water, adjacent to the Baron Bliss Memorial. The memorial was erected in honor of an Englishman who never actually stepped...
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Dean St, Belize City, Belize
A turquoise façade that’s barely distinguishable as a store or restaurant hides the best fry chicken in Belize City, according to the guide I had during my visit. Look for an opening at waist level, in the windows that are covered by bars and...
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2 Marine Parade, Cork St, Belize City, Belize
Situated right next to the Great House Inn and adjacent to the Radisson Fort George, Le Petit Café is a small bakery and coffee shop serving up French-inspired pastries, coffee and dessert. Ample seating is available inside if you’re looking to...
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Belize City, Belize
Every year the bras, panties, glue guns and glitter come out for the huge September celebration Carnival in Belize City. There are two über-patriotic holidays in Belize. The first, September 10th, is to commemorate the battle of St. George's Caye...
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Freetown Rd, Belize City, Belize
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular dishes in Belize is “Rice and Beans,” usually served with stewed chicken, beef, or pork. Locals pronounce it “rice n beans with stew chicken” and it’s available almost everywhere throughout the country—from...
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Belize City, Belize
“Visitors who come to Belize should definitely take in one of the major festivals such as Lobster Fest, Costa Maya, Cashew Fest and the list goes on. The festivals are always a great way to see Belizean artists gracing the stage with their talents...
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Latin America
I did not see any red corn at the Maya site named Chacchoben as its translated named would imply. What I did see were many well restored temples and structures and what I did not see was another tourist. I find that smaller archaeological sites do...
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Sian Ka'an, Q.R., Mexico
My first mud bath in Mexico was like a a spa featured in Survivor. I never knew that white soil existed until I got to Mexico. It was a new experience for me. I enjoyed the most about it was that after I washed it off it left my skin so smooth as...
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Mario Villanueva Madrid, Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico
The month long trip to the Yucatan Peninsula was just an excuse to get away, but little did we know that we would find in this place a sense of harmony that was as new as the ruins were old. Signing a visitors book to walk into the jungle to see...
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Av de los Héroes, Centro, 77000 Chetumal, Q.R., Mexico
The capital of Quintana Roo, Chetumal is a great place to base yourself for a couple nights in order to explore some of the surrounding attractions, including several Maya archaeological sites and the Bacalar Lagoon, before jumping across the...
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Barrio Bravo, 77098 Chetumal, Q.R., Mexico
Chetumal, Mexico initially wasn't my favorite place to stop just after sunset, but an overnight was necessary before a bus would take us across the border to Belize. It rained all night and I woke up to a spider bite on the back of my thigh,...