Blogs from Corozal, Corozal District, Belize, Central America Caribbean

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Woke up early today, with our first alarm yet, to pack since we didn't last night. Procrastinators for sure. It was still dark out. Weird! And raining! Awesome! Oh well. We took a cab to Tulum with our Montreal neighbors. They still have 10 more days of travel ahead. They are an inspiration for sure to travel with the little ones. It was quite the cab ride. We left at 7am with hugs from Sirena & Tina. After driving approx 50km for 2.5 hours we were all grateful to get out of that cab. It was a bouncy ride & rainy still but interesting conversation for sure. We arrived at the bus depot in Tulum & our bus to Chetumal was leaving right then, so we hugged our friends & caught the bus. After a 4 ... read more


Troebelachtig geslapen in een veel te klein kamertje, maar na een heerlijk ontbijt op de markt besuiten we besluiteloos dat we niet weten waar naartoe. Katrien wil graag terug naar Mexico. Tom wil de ielandjes gaan verkennen. Na een uurtje staan we opnieuw aan de grens met Mexico. Men roept oins om te melden dat ze de man hebben opgepakt en dat we naar de grenspolitie moeten. In het kantoortje zittern 6 8?9 politieagenten om ons te melden dat ze de dader hebben opgepakt. Ter wijl we in het kantoor zitten wordt de man, zichtbaar van streek, binnengebracht. Vreemde situarie. We worden verzocht buiten te wzhten terwijl ze de kerel fouileren tot op z'n ondergoed. Buiten wachten we samen met een andere vreemde ma, het vieze maffia-type. Blijkt dit de "vriend" te zijn van onze afripper. ... read more


Three days here now. We’ve spent the day/night in Corozal at the top of Belize. Was a picturesque town, with plenty to see and do. Also had a large market where stocked up on fruit and vege at a really good price. We gave ourselves a treat of a nice room to stay in and a meal out. We figured if we treat ourselves once a week or two, then we won’t feel too down and out, and we can stay in cheaper places for longer in order to treat ourselves down the line. So it was a great night sleep, a declisous meal and a few beers in a bar later on overlooking the sea. For a town on 9000, there were no backpackers which intrigued us, and made us quite hopeful. There were plenty ... read more
sarteneja beach
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view from nature reserve


Mirador Hotel sits right next to Corozal Bay, with a great rooftop veranda, complete with hammocks! Perfect! Mike, John and I ended up there after our long haul from Isla Mujeres the previous night. Great spot to enjoy my first Belikin beer (and work them off as it is 67 steps up to the veranda - yes, I counted!!!!) The Mirador appears to be the highest building in this garbage-clad town, and provides a great vantage point to watch the goings-on of the fisherman across the street. My room was very sweet, and I had slept like a baby the next before. Not much to this town I soon discovered. Spent my early morning (that darn rooster followed me here from Mexico) taking pics of run-down houses, Church, Clock Tower, etc, as well as watching the ... read more


Again, up with the rooster! I was out the door early to pick Mike and John up at their hotel to find our way to Corozal, Belize. After a ferry ride, and a city bus where I almost landed on a girl's lap, we were downtown Cancun purchasing our tickets to Chetemal, Mexico. TICA Bus is the way to go! Comfy, reclining seats, clean and as John put it "the A/C is up too high". After lots of laughs, storytelling, Crib, Old Maid, cookie & cracker eating, TICA pulled into Chetemal (is that a snore I hear from John a few rows back???). We then transferred onto a Belizean bus, which is basically an old school bus, and rattled down the highway to the Mexican border, tunes blasting. Our passports got stamped, and I was able ... read more


We took a chicken bus from Belize City to Orange Walk. For the first time there was an alarm on the rear door and it gave us a fright when we opened it to put our bags in. It was B$5 (US$2.50) and took less than 2 hours. First thing we saw on arrival was a ute packed with young Mennonite ladies. They were so cute. First we tried Hotel Christopher from the Lonely Planet but it did not look so great and some clever bugger left a bunch of inattentive kids in charge. So we went to the Llamanai, a relatively new place on the river side. They had a few rooms out the back of their restaurant and bar and it looked nice for US$40. We had a lovely quisadilla breakfast before going for ... read more
Santa Rita
The view from Santa Rita
A blue elephant




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