Is it better to use day trips from central area or travel around a couple days at a time?
My family, consisting of me, my wife, and our three adult children and boyfriend (mid 20\'s) are planning a week in Belize in January. We are debating whether to visit several areas for a couple of days at a time (e.g., Caye Caulker, Stann District, and Cayo District) or locate for the week in a central area (e.g., Dangriga) and visit the cayes and the inland on day trips. We definately want to experience some nice beaches, do some snorkeling and perhaps fishing, experience the native culture, and visit some Mayan ruins.
It looks like Dangriga or Hopkins might be good central area to do the day trip deal. Are the beaches there nice; and is there easy access to the reef and islands for snorkeling and fishing?
We stayed on Caye Caulker for four days and wished we could have stayed longer. Once you are out on the island it isn't hard to spend a day on a neighboring island. Maybe start with a few days on the island and plan your last two days back on the mainland checking out the national parks in the south...
How far is Caye Caulker from southern Belize? Specifically Punta Gorda? And how much did it cost you to get there?
its a pretty tiny country. We had our own car but I think it is no more than 2-3 hour bus ride up to Belize City, then you get a 5 dollar 30 minute boat ride out to the island...
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The beaches in Dangriga are not anything special. Try Hopkins or Placencia instead. Dangriga has some nice nearby sights, though. Cayo is a great place to be if you're interested in nature and sporty activities. Belize is a small country, so you can travel around easily. Be sure to pay a visit at the Belize Zoo as well.