Belize & Guatemala

Our two trips to Belize, with a side trip to Guatemala. We liked it so much we went back!

San Ignacio Belize

We have been to San Ignacio twice. Harold and I went in 2017 and we returned on a trip with our adult children in 2019. The town did not change much between the visits so this post reflects both visits. You can get to San Ignacio from Belize City by air conditioned tourist bus forContinue reading “San Ignacio Belize”

Day Trips from San Ignacio Belize Xunantunich , San Jose Succotz, Clarissa Falls and the Orange Gallery

Xunantunich Located off the western highway between San Ignacio and the border crossing to Guatemala Xunantunich is one of many impressive Mayan sites in Belize. It’s not as big or famous as Caracol but it’s much easier to get to. You can book a tour from San Ignacio but you really don’t need to. YouContinue reading “Day Trips from San Ignacio Belize Xunantunich , San Jose Succotz, Clarissa Falls and the Orange Gallery”

Flores, Guatemala

Most people go to Flores to see Tikal. We did too but we were pleasantly surprised by the town once we got there. Flores is an island which is connected to the much larger town of Santa Elena by a causeway. We traveled to and from Flores by collective from San Ignacio, Belize. You canContinue reading “Flores, Guatemala”

Flores, Guatemala – The Dance of the Dolls

Originally posted on travel adventures after 50:
We have been privileged to experience some pretty cool local festivals including New Year’s in Quito, and Fashing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and we stumbled into another one in Flores in January. We went for a walk around town and came across a big party which had spilled…

Tikal Guatemala

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We used Flores as a base for this trip. It is also possible to book a tour from Belize or to stay in the park but there are only a few places in the park. Tikal is one of the largest Mayan sites in Central America and its not…

San Ignacio to Flores Guatemala

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To get from San Ignacio to the Guatemala boarder you can take a taxi or you can take the chicken bus to Benaue Vicjo del Carmen and a taxi from there to the boarder. The general feeling was that you don’t save much by taking the bus. The owner…

Glovers Reef Atoll to San Ignacio by bus

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The boat from Glovers Atoll will drop you off  at the marina just outside Hopkins or in  Sittee River. The marina is easier unless you need to go to Sittee River.  We shared a mini van taxi from the marina. There were 8 of us plus luggage and the…

Belize Basics

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We have made two trips to Belize one over Christmas 2016-2017 and a second over Christmas 2018-2019. We did the first trip by ourselves and we took our adult children with us the second time. We only made it to a few parts of the country but here are…

Glovers Atoll Resort

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Glovers Atoll Reef is an 80 mile square ring of brilliant coral off the shore of Belize. The water in the atoll is shallow and has over 700 colourful coral patches. To the east of the atoll the ocean drops sharply down to 15,000 feet at the end of…

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