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HI All!
We are a family of 5, kids are 10,9,5 We are taking a trip form mexico into belize and wanted to know where to stay? i am planning 3 nights in Caye Caulker (taking boat from Chetumal) then pick up a rental car in Belize city, then heading to the Cayo district and then to Placencia or Hopkins. We are on a budget trying to keep hotel/condo to less than $150 a night.

is a car necessary or can you do this by bus?
Is the enough to occupy 4-6 days in Hopkins with kids
would Placencia have more…

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Hey... We are currently in Placencia, and tomorrow we have to leave and go stay closer to the airport... Anybody have any accommodation recommendations? The help would be very appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Ali

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Hi folks,

I want to do trekking in the rain forests of Belize/CostaRica. I have around 7 to 8 days at my disposal. Any suggestions ?
Any information on knowledgable "rough guides" or tour operators at resonable price will help me a lot.
ALso, what what will be the best time of the year to visit ?

Any information will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Krishna

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We were planning two week trip to Nicaragua this summer but went I went to buy our tickets last week the prices had gone up quite a bit. Seems like our new travel plan (based on airfares) is either Costa Rica (where we traveled pre parenthood) or Belize.

Suggestions for where to visit in Belize? We will be three (a couple in our 40s and a two year old). We have two weeks, and the ideal vacation would be split between lounging along the beach (maybe some snorkeling and diving) and spending time…

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Hi,

I'm arriving in Belize City international airport in a few weeks at 10 AM and need to reach Hopkins by nightfall, party of 3 people. I'm trying to introduce my kids to affordable adventure travel - age 13 & 17, so was planning on staying in Dangriga with airbnb but the host just canceled, so it looks like Hopkins is my only affordable option. I was planning on taking James Bus from Belize City to Dangriga.

Any suggestions on getting from Dangriga to Hopkins? I think James bus also goes…

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I'm flying into Guatemala City, spend time in Guatemala, then Belize and in the end spend 5 days in Mexico before flying back to Denmark from Cancun.
I know we will have to pay an exit fee when leaving Belize. Do you know whether you can py with US$ if needed? We will get a boat from Cae Caulker to Chetumal.

Upon arriving in Mexico do we pay a fee at the border, at the airport when leaving or will it be included in our flight (travelling with British Airways)?
Are there ATMs at the border so we…

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I spent a bunch of time hanging out in the Belize forum before my trip and wanted to note a few things that folks seem to ask about, since I just returned two days ago. First, misterbee and hopefulist have good advice and are well-informed. (Thanks, you two. I had a wonderful trip!)

Money: you don't need to change any money before arriving if you have USD. They are used interchangeably with Belize $ throughout the country, and you may occasionally get USD back as change even if you pay in…

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Hello everybody,
I'm looking to have some information about Belize. I'm looking to open a dive center anywhere in the world, and Belize look like the ideal destination. I'm wondering how is it to working over there and how life is for a family.

Thanks for your post

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I just received the following email from the CDC regarding the confirmation of the Zika virus in Belize. Be sure to take precautions if you're visiting. The organization also provide the following guide for travelers: http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/pdfs/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_travelers.pdf

Security Message: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Belize regarding the Zika…

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Does anyone know where the cheapest place in Belize to get my Padi Open Water cert? I know there are cheap ones in Utila, but I will be heading that way later in my trip and was hoping to get it before. Is there anywhere in Belize that matches prices in Utila?

Thanks!