Tag Archives: Belize

A Yoga Adventure in Belize

I was going to write about this in my San Pedro, Belize re-cap but I thought that post was long enough!  Plus my yoga adventure in Belize could definitely use it’s own post!

photo 4 (16)

We arrived in San Pedro on Sunday after already being in Belize for a few days.  The only taste of yoga I had gotten was practicing on my own, teaching Andy, or studying my manual on the beach.  So when we arrived at our hotel in San Pedro I was eager to find out the yoga schedule at their yoga studio they had advertised.  Well guess what?  “No yoga this week.” How rude!

As soon as we got to our room I fired up the wi-fi on my phone, and went searching for where I could get my fix.  I came across Ak’bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort.  I had actually stumbled upon this place when I was researching Belize, and also got a recommendation from a friend to go there for breakfast.  Perfect!

The only problem was that it was about 3 miles north of where we were staying.  It would be a $15 taxi ride or $5 water taxi.  I decided to try the water taxi.

Andy and I headed to the water taxi very early in the morning.  He was going to walk me there, I would take class, and then take a land taxi back.  I bought my ticket and waited for the boat.  It was sort of cool because I really felt like I was traveling like a local!  I was probably the only tourist on the small boat, everyone else being workers going to resorts on the north side of the island.
photo 1 (24)
After a short boat ride the pulled up to a long pier and yelled “Ak’bol!” I stepped on to the pier and took in the stunning view.  I walked down the pier to be greeted by a whole group of yogis sitting at a bar, drinking organic fruit juices and smoothies.  It was sort of funny.  It kind of reminded me of a scene in “Couples Retreat.”
photo 3 (24)
It turns out this group was at Ak’Bol on a retreat with Beach Body.  They were all fitness coaches there for a yoga and leadership retreat.  Because of this, a lot of them were beginner yogis and therefore the class was a bit beginner.  With that said, I think I can easily say this has been the most beautiful yoga setting I have experienced yet!

photo 2 (26)
If you find yourself in Belize and looking for Yoga definitely visit Ak’Bol. They have classes for $15 US every weekday morning at 9AM.

Advertisements

Belize Part Two – San Pedro & Caye Caulker

After we had a few days to wind down in Placencia it was time to head north and over to the island of Ambergris Caye or San Pedro. San Pedro is the name of the main town that sits on Ambergris Caye.

1966939_10102017624870472_621154397439619131_n
Getting There
There are two main airlines for flying throughout Belize, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. We flew Tropic Air and had a great experience with all of our flights. To get to San Pedro from Placencia we had to fly to Belize City first. All in all it was only about an hour between the two flights and the process was pretty simple.

10366228_10102017626282642_4582933030146704705_n
Where We Stayed
Exotic Caye Resort

Location
Exotic Caye is a little south of the main area of San Pedro Town but you can easily walk, bike, or drive (a golf cart) to a lot of the restaurants and shops.

IMG_2142
Accomodation
Our room had a bedroom with a double bed, a living area with a couch, table, and small kitchen. We had our own private porch looking out on to the beach. When we first arrived they almost tried giving us a room with two twin beds. When we explained we didn’t book this and simply chose “standard double” they were able to accommodate us and give us a better room (phew).

Amenities

Melt Café

This was a great little café that served breakfast and lunch. They had a great egg scramble with a pico de gallo and some the crunchiest and tastiest home fries ever! Their menu had a ton of great healthy options.

IMG_2139
Continue reading

Belize Part One – Placencia

Hi Friends, it’s been a while! I am back from an amazing week in Belize (despite a rather nightmarish travel day home – but that’s for another post). Andy and I are relaxed, sun kissed, happy, and probably a few pounds heavier. We had an awesome vacation in Belize and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. We really fell in love with this beautiful little country.

IMG_2076
We split up our trip between two different destinations, Placencia and San Pedro. We spent our first four days in Placencia, a small beach town in the southern part of the country on a small little peninsula.

We didn’t realize it before, but we arrived just in time for the start of their slower season. Busy season (or dry season) runs from December to April. The last real busy week tends to be around Easter. We really didn’t mind this at all. It was one of the most peaceful few days I think I have ever had!

Getting There

IMG_2019

Belize has two local airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.  This is a much more efficient way to get around the country and pretty affordable too.  Flights down to Placencia ran about $100 US.  Flying on Tropic Air is like a full excursion in itself.  You get an absolute spectacular birds eye view of the country.  I even got to sit co-pilot!  If this seems absolutely crazy to you, then you can look into buses, private shuttles or ferries.

Where We Stayed
Green Parrot Resort

IMG_2039
Continue reading