BELIZE & TIKAL GUATEMALA
When in Belize you can enjoy the white sand beaches of the Cayes, fabulous scuba diving and snorkeling, learn about the Garfuna culture, and explore Mayan ruins. When staying in San Ignacio you can day trip to the famous ruins of Tikal in Guatemala and see it's rival city Caracol in Belize along the Guatemalan border. We only visited Ambergris Caye which is super chill, very beautiful, lots to explore with a remote mayan ruins site, bird sanctuary, winery ... yes a winery, scuba diving and snorkeling. There is probably more, but that is all we got to. The easiest way to get around is by bike or boat.
In the picture of the pink building with spiral staircase, can you spot the dog on the roof? This dog watched planes take off at the airport.
And yes, there is a picture of the pilot adding a quart of oil to our plane before take off, LOL.
After some nice caye R&R we headed to the mainland to San Ignacio on the Guatemala border. Here are the Mayan ruins of Caracol, the city that was always at war with the great Tikal. Both were prominent Mayan cities and fierce rivals. Caracol is worth the bumpy miles of road and creek crossings. It does make you a little worried when you see the abandoned cars along the way, but the trek is well worth it. This is a significant Mayan ruins site with few visitors.
The picture of the guy under our SUV was fixing our muffler which was falling off due to the bumpy roads on the way out of Caracol.
The last beach areas we explored were Siene Bight and Placencia. Beautiful places with amazing scuba diving and bird wildlife.
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