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Want to go to Belize for a month. Never been before. Any suggestion where to go. Don't do water sports but like some adventure.

The Dalles, Oregon
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Here are my favorite Belize links. Happy trails!

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My photo collections with blog, travelogue, and review links: flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/collections/

My travel blog starting in 2012 (earlier ones linked with the photo collections):

http://hopefulistinlatinamerica.blogspot.com/

My descriptions and reviews on Trip Advisor:

tripadvisor.com/members-reviews/hopefulist

Guidebooks I like: Moon Handbook, Fodor’s Guide, and Explorer’s Guide.

Laminated wildlife identification cards: rainforestpublications.com/belizeFieldGuides…

A very cool checklist book for Belize for the young or young-at-heart: amazon.com/Play-Belize-Mesa-Somer/…

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Budget to midrange lodging site: http://www.belizeexplorer.com

Great island and lodging downloads: http://www.belizefirst.com

Informative transportation blog: http://www.belizebus.wordpress.com

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Shuttle recommendation: www.parrot-nest.com/belize-shuttle.html

Zoo: http://www.belizezoo.org

Great jungle camp in Cayo: http://www.belizecamp.com

Great budget lodging in Cayo: http://www.thetrekstop.com

Great value hotel with pool in Cayo: http://www.aguadahotel.com

Don't miss cave trip: http://pacztours.net/actun-tunichil-muknal/

Another, less-visited amazing cave option in Cayo: http://www.actunchapatadventure.blogspot.com/

Lodge with lots of adventures: http://www.cavesbranch.com

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Roxy Ortiz - fabulous, fun tour guide: http://www.tikalroxy.blogspot.com

My favorite hotel at Tikal: http://www.tikalinnsunrise.com

Good choice in El Remate, Guatemala: http://www.30minutesfromtikal.com/

Favorite midrange places in Flores: http://www.corpetur.com

Good value budget option in Flores: La Mesa de los Mayas, mesamayas@hotmail.com

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Great inn in coastal Garifuna town: http://www.hopkinsinn.com

Garifuna drumming center: http://www.lebeha.com

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Apartment on the beach on Caye Caulker: http://www.staycayecaulker.com/sailwinds.html

Another Caye Caulker option: gocayecaulker.com/accommodations/maxhapan-ca…

Great day snorkeling trip: http://raggamuffintours.com/hol-chan-snorkel/

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Very rustic atoll experience, cheap if you have a week: http://www.glovers.com.bz/

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A few more for good measure (2012 trip):

Great jungly place near Punta Gorda: http://www.hickatee.com

Off the beaten track diving and snorkeling, Sapodilla Cayes: http://www.reefci.com

(haven’t stayed there yet thanks to Hurricane Ernesto in August 2012)

Rental apartments in the heart of Placencia: http://www.oneworldplacencia.com

Secluded resort on N. Ambergris Caye with snorkeling from shore: http://www.tranquilitybayresort.com

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2. Re: Belize

This has been so very helpful.

My husband and I are travelling from Northern Canada to Belize in feb.

We are looking for adventure, jungle, ocean, and do not need anything fancy

It is -30 C here this morning and we need a break.

Thank you

K&J

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3. Re: Belize

Belize is a great choice - happy trails!

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4. Re: Belize

San Ignacio might be the place for you -- good selection of accommodation of all price ranges, some tour companies based in town, and good access to many activities in the region.

For "ocean", the popular destinations are Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Placencia and Hopkins, but with a month, you should consider some of the other cayes and maybe the Toledo District south of Placencia.

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5. Re: Belize

With a month, you can see quite a bit. I'd start with a few nights at Lamanai Outpost Lodge, where you can see Lamanai, and do some activities along the lagoon. Then a couple of nights at the Tropical Education Center at the Belize Zoo.

Then half a week in San Ignacio, and half a week in Mountain Pine Ridge(Hidden Valley Inn). You can do all the jungle adventures, like caves, waterfalls, and swimming in granite pools. You can also do a few ruins. Caracol is my favourite. Many people would recommend a few nights in Flores, Guatemala, so you could see Tikal.

Then Placencia, then PG, then one or more of the cayes.

Have a great time!

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