Our plans the first night in Belize
Trip Start Dec 12, 2009
4Trip End Dec 22, 2009
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"Belize is another beautiful Central American country wedged between Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea. In fact, many people say Belize is more like an island in the Caribbean rather than a mainland country. Part of Belize's beauty is its lack of development. Roads remain unpaved, traffic lights virtually non existant, and jungle abounds along with beautiful sandy beaches.
Belize City, with a population of 70,000, is a bustling, fascinating place, the country's biggest city and former capital. Located on the east coast of Belize at the mouth of the Belize River, Belize City sits on a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean Sea. As the nation's main port, the city is a hub for cruise ships and is often a jumping-off spot for excursions to other parts of Belize, including the Cayo District's caves and Maya archaeological sites along the Macal and Belize rivers
We will be staying at The Great House:
"The Great House is located in the renowned Fort George area and is just 100 meters from the Caribbean Sea. Around the corner stands the historic Fort Point Lighthouse at the entrance to the Belize Harbor. This Belizean landmark was built in 1927 by talented local craftsmen and still retains its beauty, grace and charm. Now, this magnificent four-story colonial style residence is probably the largest classic wooden home still in existence in Belize. Originally built as a family home, this wonderful structure still provides the warmth and comfort reminiscent of the early colonial times of Belize."
The next morning (Sunday)we will leave from the Marine Terminal on an express shuttle bus to El Remate, Guatemala (about a 3 hour bus ride).