In Belize City, we arrived almost at dark, so it’s good to have an accommodation booked ahead.DAY 15: BELIZE CITY, CAYE AMBERGRIS (SAN PEDRO)
Belize’s streets are full of people selling fruit, fresh fish, crafts, and so much more. Here are some colorful characters I met while traversing small towns in northern Belize.
Ambergris Caye is known as one of the top diving spots in the world but since I’m not a diver, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would do with my 4 days there. (I briefly considered getting certified while I was there but then I remembered…I am afraid of sharks.) There are numerous fishing, diving and snorkeling trips departing daily to many of the outer islands or there are the ubiquitous hammocks dotting the shoreline. After 5 weeks of time zone hopping, I chose the hammock. I guess this was as good a place as any to recover from jetlag. I did take long walks every day to explore each end of the island and went out to dinner with my hotel-mates a few times, but mostly I just adopted the life of a beach bum for 4 days. If you haven’t done that in a while, I highly recommend it. Ambergris Caye is quite possibly the most laid-back place I’ve ever been. No one is on a schedule and the only traffic jams involve the islands’ numerous golf carts. Everyone seems to have a golf cart or a bicycle on this island and that’s all you need. There are a few cars but the golf carts are much more practical considering the narrow and sandy roads.