I just booked a week in Belize, flying into BZE and then staying at Roberts Grove in Placencia. We have rented a car....I have read many things about driving in Belize and it seems not to really be a problem to drive to Placencia from BZE. Is this true and does it take about 2 hours?
Also, while Roberts Grove offers various tours, they are pricy. Do you recommend and can one just drive places...the jaguar sanctuary, for example and find a tour guide? What about visiting Mayan ruins? Better to go on an organized tour or drive ourselves...there are 6 of us. Thanks for any thoughts or advice you can give...we are really looking forward to this trip and I like to be prepared and have some things planned....would be a shame to just go the the beach in a country that has so much to offer.