Average cost p/day: $US45
Time frame: 3-4 days
Language: Officially – English. Unofficially – Kriol.
Currency: Belize dollar (but American dollars are widely accepted)
Belize is a little bit different to the rest of Central America as it is more of a ‘Caribbean’ country than a ‘Latin’ country. It also feels much more westernised. The official language in Belize is actually English, though the locals more often speak Kriol – a mixture of English and various African dialects.
The main reason why people go to Belize is to experince a bit of island life and to snorkel or scuba dive.
WHERE TO GO
Caye Caulker is an idyllic Caribbean island. Backpackers tend to spend their days lazing about in hammocks, drinking at outdoor bars, snorkelling/scuba diving or participating in various water sports such as kayaking and wind surfing. Snorkelling or scuba-diving is an absolute must while in Caye Caulker. You’ll see colourful corals, as well as countless fish, eels, star fish, sea urchins, sharks and sting rays…just to name a few!
Hostel recommendation – Dirty McNasties
Still on my to do list —
San Ignacio: There are some pretty incredible caves here where you can see human bones that have been there for centuries. The only drawback is that it is very pricey.