I am beside myself with excitement for our upcoming trip to Placencia, Belize. I absolutely adore Belize. There is so much to do both inland and on the coast.
|Farmers Market, San Ignacio|
This trip is more business, less adventure, and with 2 tots in tow. But, it’s Belize, which means the trip is sure to be un-Belizeable regardless of the pace.
|Chicken Drop, San Pedro|
What led us to this? If it were just the two of us, accommodations wouldn’t have been very important. But, what we found is that it’s a bit more tricky to find a place that sleeps 4 comfortably (by US standards). We found a lot of places that had a double bed and a twin bed; a tight squeeze for a family of four.
The other issue was that most of the places we could afford were right next to popular bars. Traveling without kids that would be awesome. With little ones who need to sleep, that could pose as an issue.
We found high end resorts with every amenity under the sun, for a mere $250 + a night (ouch). Others we inquired with and they quoted back prices $20-$40 higher than advertised on their websites.
|The pier at Victoria House|
We are renting a car, so we factored that into our decision. With transportation, we can drive into the villages and eat the local cuisine. Belizean food is incredible. I simply can’t get enough of it. And with a little Marie Sharps, it is absolutely addictive.