Hotels in Puerto Cortes
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 10:59 AM Last Post By: alondziv
Sep 22, 2012 11:51 AM
Hotels in Puerto CortesMe and my friend are traveling to Honduras in January. We are going to stay in a village for a week until Friday and are then trying to find a hotel in Puerto Cortes (or somewhere nearby, on a beach) to stay for 2 nights before taking the ferry to Belize. Any suggestions on where to stay? Or what to do in Belize for a week?
Sep 22, 2012 12:35 PM
1What to do in Belize for a week?
Why are you going? Scuba Diving is a good start...
Sep 22, 2012 3:28 PM
2Jan. is peak season, which is Normally Dec to April and can get quite busy and expensive. I am doing research now to fly from North America to Cancun for a week all-inclusive (because I can extend my return flight out by a month or two, plus the return flight alone is the same price as a week A/I) - then Bus to Belize City then onto Puerto Cortes (Hon) via Water Taxi and then to La Ceiba. Returning to Cancun a month or two later for the return flight.
Belize is known for its Barrier Reef, over 450 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing, safe waters for boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling, numerous rivers for rafting, and kayaking, various jungle and wildlife reserves of fauna and flora, for hiking, bird watching, and helicopter touring, as well as many Maya ruins. Hundreds of cave systems, it also has the largest cave system in Central America.
I found countless cheap places to stay for prices from $5USD to $25USD with a short walk to the beach. Beach motels are going to always be pricier. I learned also that you can rent an apartment in Honduras for $150.
Edited by: markmcdonald
Sep 27, 2012 10:59 AM
3I made the same trip back in July 2010 going from Placencia, Belize to Puerto Cortes. Granted it wasn't high season at the time, but Placencia was pretty low key, quiet tourist spot with a nice beach. In all of Belize there is too much you can do and perhaps not enough time for one week - so you'll have to choose. I think the real jewels of belize are the Cayes and its diving. There's also Mayan ruins and good eco tourism in Cayo.
As for staying two nights in Puerto Cortes, I would only recommend it if you have no choice. Depending on where the village is situated, perhaps you could spend a night in Tela or another north coast town before going to Cortes. Just an idea.
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