Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro

We started our day in San Ignacio. Our goal was to make the 1:30 pm ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker. The buses to Belize City from San Ignacio run about every 30 minutes but we were unable to find a schedule anywhere so we just waited until a bus showed up. We caughtContinue reading “Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro”

Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls

We did this trip with a tour company. Most of the big tour companies in San Ignacio are on the main tourist street, Burns Avenue. Maya Walk looks to be the biggest. We asked there and were told $95 US for Barton Creek and $115 US for Barton Creek and Big Rock Falls. It’s alwaysContinue reading “Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls”

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”

El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls

El Pilar is a largely undeveloped Mayan site in the jungle about 7 miles past Bullet Tree Falls. With 25 plazas and 70 major structures it’s actually three times the size of Xunantunich but very little of it has been excavated. It’s 500 m from the Guatemalan border. The tour companies don’t generally go thereContinue reading “El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls”

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…